Do the Kings win the cup with Schenn/Simmonds vs Richards/Carter?
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02-25-2013, 08:19 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
A lot of Flyer fans will say anything to make it sound like Richards and Carter had minor roles in the playoffs. Take a look at Simmonds/Schenn/Voracek's pk TOI this season. You don't see anything? That's because, unlike Richards and Carter, they never kill penalties. The Flyers have played more games than any other team in the league and play in an offensive system. The Kings take care of the defence first so while 4 goals for the Kings is huge, 4 goals for the Flyers is a necessity. Their favourite comment about last year's playoffs is saying it was all about Quick. They seem to forget Richards in game 1 vs Vancouver or Carter's 2 goals including the game winner in game 6 vs New Jersey and of course when he scored the hatty vs St. Louis it didn't count because it was a blowout.
The latest is that Voracek is elite because he has 12 points in 5 games. It's not all Flyer fans that come up with this stuff but it's quite a few of them.
Anyone who watched the playoff run knows that every player contributed. Quick was consistently the best player but every single player had moments of stardom right down to the 4th line and 6th pairing. Hockey is about the team and that's how the Kings got so far.
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