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12-08-2012, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by FerrisRox View Post
Yeah, all Francis did was take the Hurricanes from bottom-feeder status to winning their division the season he signed with them then captained them to the Stanley Cup finals in 2002. How can that compete with Joseph? That crappy Hall of Famer only led the 'Canes in scoring twice in his five full seasons there. He's such a loser he only finished 2nd in team scoring twice too. What a let down.
Don't make me laugh Ferris, the Carolina Hurricanes "won" their division with 86 points in 1998-99 and were canon fodder in the first round, missed the playoffs in 2000 and lost in the first round again in 2001. That's not much of a impact before their Cinderella run in 2002.

And really, how could anybody pretend that Brett Hull, who joined the Stars and gave them a legitmate scoring winger (their best the year before was the long in the tooth Pat Verbeek) was somehow better or more impactful then CuJo? All Dallas got for their investment in the future Hall of Famer was 32 goals (in just 60 games) and a Cup winning tally bringing the franchise their first drink from Lord Stanley's mug. Pfffft... blah blah blah
How about this?

The fact that in 1996-97 and 1997-98 the Dallas Stars were 104 and 109 point teams? In 1998, the Dallas Stars scored 242 goals and made it to the third round of the playoffs before being knocked off by the cup winning Red Wings? In 1999, with the addition of Hull, they managed to score 236 goals, a difference of -6, and managed 114 points, a whopping 5 point improvement on the year before.

Hull was a big part of their cup run, but considering that Cujo came in and took us to two final four appearances and accounted for a 28 point increase in the standings, it's safe to say Cujo's addition was more of a game changer than Brett Hull.

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