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11-08-2012, 09:37 AM
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Well Florida missed them for like 10 years in a row, I think. Couple of years away from that milestone for our boys.
That also spread across CBAs where prior to the Cap being instituted small market teams could not compete equally with big spending teams where the salary gap was $25-30 mil in talent level and player salary expenses.

So the losing streaks pre Cap World have an * to help explain the losing in some markets. Its the reason we had the last lockout to bring parity & fairness of leveling the playing field financially.

Only 1 NHL team has failed to make the NHL playoffs in a Cap World, and unfortunately we all know who that is. A shorten season does increase the odds however that this streak will be ended.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs were the second youngest team in the NHL last year.
The LA Kings were the 4th youngest team on average age and won the Stanley Cup, with only a mere .3 separation from 26.5 to 26.2 (Leafs) team last season. Age is only a number its the talent level of the players in question that make the difference.

Colorado Avalanche 25.5
Toronto Maple Leafs 26.2
Buffalo Sabres 26.4
Los Angeles Kings 26.5
Nashville Predators 26.6

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