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01-25-2013, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by LastWordArmy View Post
This may be true, but no team wins without a strong PP. Detroit had one of the TOP PP's last year, until that crucial date where everything went to hell for some reason. Detroit was also the best team in the league at that point. You cant win without a good PP, the stats back that up.
Los Angeles last year? Boston the year before? Both of their PP's were bad to average at best. But their PKs were better, especially in LA's case.

Detroit has definitely relied on their PP for many years, but the main reason is that their offense was their best defense. They would outshoot the opposition every night and that kept the puck out of their zone.

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