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07-07-2006, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by BigTimer View Post
Horseshoe up their *** for the first month and a half of the year. Put them first in the Eastern Conference come mid-November. Even with that head start they needed a bunch of lucky bounces... most notably Huet putting up Vezina type numbers... and that just to barely make the post-season. And of course, needed Higgins to score on pace with Ovechkin after the Olympics or else toss those 1 goal wins out the window.
Wow... Huet putting Vezina type numbers, maybe he is Vezina type material? There were doubters that Kiprusoff could repeat, and look at him now. And they needed Higgins to score on pace with Ovechkin? I guess you could say SJ needed Thornton to score on pace with Jagr and NJ needed Gionta to keep scoring goals on pace with Heatley.

It's bad that we "need" our players to perform well to see success? How else are we supposed to see success? How else is success even ACHIEVED in hockey unless your players perform?

You know your argument is lousy when you begin to knock your clutch players performing under pressure...

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