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01-14-2013, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by PhillyBluesFan View Post
Not just upset but upset in the first 2 rounds of playoffs

06(the worst one)

Yes they won 4 Stanley Cups but am I the only who thinks they massively underachieved?
Upsets happen. I think that's why the opening round of the NHL playoffs is so much more entertaining than the NBA. As a Devils fan, I've had to watch similar first round exits.

In particular with 2003, Anaheim was a red hot team heading into the playoffs.

I remember going to a Devils/Ducks game ( in January 2003 and had no reason to think the Ducks were a contender. After that game, Anaheim had a 20-18-7-4 record. Afterwards they went on a tear, finishing the season 20-9-2-2 (Anaheim added some useful pieces in Sandis Ozolinsh, Rob Niedermayer, and Steve Thomas at the deadline). Some times those #7/8 seeds can be misleading if those teams were works in progress throughout the year.

Giguere frustrated Detroit in that series while Curtis Joseph was very much looking like he was 36.

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