2013 New Jersey Devils (Team News, Player Discussion - Part VI)
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02-20-2013, 01:22 PM
(not that -chuk)
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How many #1 seeds have gotten to the Finals in the NBA and how many get there in the NHL? It's dramatically different, mainly because you can out talent someone in the NBA with 1-3 elite players without too much strategy. It's different in the NHL, only the goalie 'can' have that kind of effect, but it's somewhat random as to which goalie that winds up being.
There's a reason that until last year, no team seeded lower than 5 won the Cup.
There's also a reason why, until last year, only one team seeded lower than 4 won the Cup.
NHL has parity but the best teams are still far and away the best teams and make it deep in the playoffs more often than you see in the NFL or MLB.
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