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01-03-2013, 05:24 PM
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By that logic, anything prior to the original expansion is bush league, since those teams only played 50 regular season games and a max of 14 playoff games. Let's wipe all those Montreal championships off the books. And then they played 74 games. And then 80. The current 82-game regular season schedule was only implemented in the mid-nineties. Even when they went to the four rounds of playoffs, the first round of the playoffs used to be best 3 out of five until the mid-eighties. Asterisks for everyone!!
They also played under different rules and had harder travel. They played in a time when a Gordie Howe hat trick was something to be proud of. Not in the time of ticky tack Bettman hockey.
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