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01-28-2013, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Alex87 View Post
I'm a bit young to remember (and sorry to go O/T) but had the Oilers gotten past the conference finals, do you think they would have had the horses to beat Lemieux and the Pens? From a "historical" perspective it seems like that was their time.
Yeah thats a good question but it would've been a lot of fun.

Minny and Chicago sputtered after beating the Oilers. A cup experienced team would've been harder to handle. Remembering that this Oiler club had gone 5 for 5 in respective finals and with only one of those series being close. There was still a whole lot of knowing how to win on that Oiler club. But those Hawks and Stars teams were well appointed to face us. Hard working clubs with depth that just wanted it more.

You know the weird thing? Missing the playoffs from 92-97 seemed like forever and a blackhole in memory. Yet the current slide is far worse and the abyss far deeper.

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