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11-28-2012, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
The Cup is not awarded to regular season play. Jersey was the best team in the playoffs that year just like LA was the best team in the playoffs last spring. They almost missed the playoffs.
Extremely valid and great point. LAK barely sneaked into the playoffs. Barely sneaked in with the roster they had at the START of the season before they even made the deadline deals they did. The Stanley Cup holds much more weight than the President's Trophy. 48-52 games is still a lot. And you're going to have to win games the same way you would over the course of 82 games. There's no guarantees. No guarantees the same way teams that are expected to make the playoffs and miss, will probably lean on the excuse that they got into one bad slump during a 48 game season and it cost them so of course they'd want an * next to the season.

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