Kessel to Flyers
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01-11-2013, 03:20 PM
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Fact: the Bruins only won that year because they traded Kessel.
They're definitely set very well for the future with Seguin, Hamilton, and Knight, but dealing away Kessel was not the reason they won that year. That's a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. If you're referring to Seguin's heroics against TB at a vital juncture in that series and his 7 points in 13 games, then let me remind you that Kessel has 15 points in 15 playoff games with the Bruins. That's not chopped-liver by any stretch of the imagination. That said, why didn't they win in 2009-10? Why would they realize they were missing some offense as a result of collapsing from a 3-0 lead against the Flyers and then trade for Norton- a right shooting RW (sound familiar?)- before the 2010-11 season?
If you ask me, a major reason they won that year was their ability to stay healthy in the playoffs...barring the Horton concussion.
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