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02-28-2013, 05:24 PM
Redwings 1926
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Originally Posted by Bubba88 View Post
I love this idea

Hawks made it to the WCF after winning in CGY and VAN just to get beaten by a way better team back then... the following year the won the SC will winning against VAN and SJ

IF your team is good enough, you will win.
I never said it was impossible, just that much more difficult. In 1997, the Wings had to go through St. Louis, Anaheim, and Colorado to get to the SCF. In 2002, it was Vancouver, St. Louis, and Colorado. That extra hour behind that comes with playing on Pacific time seems to have always been the straw that broke the camel's back. I am not saying it was the only reason. In many of those series, they were clearly outplayed by less talented teams, and my gut tells me that all of the travel had something to do with that.

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