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01-27-2013, 11:23 AM
Florentino Ariza
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The main reason we lost to the Flyers was that the Flyers outplayed us at first and then the Penguins got caught up in their own emotions, which made them act like babies and take stupid, counterproductive penalties.

It's not about coming up with excuses for our playoff losses...there are real factors that determined why we lost when we lost. We lost to Montreal for the same reason Washington did, Halak and opportunistic goals by Montreal. We lost to Tampa Bay because we didn't have any offense. We lost to the Flyers because I actually believe they were the superior team and also because our "stars" played like selfish toddlers, that includes Crosby and Letang. In other words, you can easily point to specific reasons why we lost and they are perfectly acceptable. What do you people want, to win the Stanley Cup every year or to get to the conference final every year? What is the acceptable threshold that Bylsma has to cross in the playoffs to not be criticized, and do you believe that in any of the series of the past few years that any other factors have been more important in determining our losses than coaching ?

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