Frustrated with Carolina
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06-13-2006, 10:23 AM
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Buffalo for me would be more deserving. Just for the fact that all of those players bought that team concept and the system that Ruff wanted to implement, with no real stars, though they have a pretty good goalie, they were the definition of hockey as a team sport and complete dedication.
If they would've been healthy, they would've been there. But health is also part of the luck factor you also need in order to win it all....
But agree that besides Buffalo, Canes will be up there very close....What they were able to do with a average defense, in names more than in system, is phenomenal.
Yes, Buffalo were a more team first group of guys, but why does that make them more deserving to be in the finals?????
Carolina played good hockey form October to June. I think the reward for playing good hockey for eight or so months is a trip to the finals.
I could buy into this 'lucky' crap if Carolina limped into the playoffs in 8th place in the conference or something, but......
If one team this year is 'lucky' to be in the finals (not that I think any team is 'lucky' to make the finals...EVER. You win the frickin games or you don't.) it is Edmonton. When an 8th place team only needs to face one top on the top four in their conference, that has to be considered 'luck'.....again I don't buy that either, so........
Hey look, it's Duffman; the guy in a costume that creates awareness of Duff!
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