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03-13-2013, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by g3ryder View Post
At the end of the day though, it's refreshing to have a debate with somebody who brings facts and good counterpoints. It's refreshing. Much better than some of the crap we get around here. Thanks!
Right back at you. You're probably right about the 09 team coasting a bit. This was a team, especially when Hossa signed, that was favored to win back-to-back Cups. It was literally a Cup or bust scenario. A lot of teams say that, but was it ever more realistic than with that team in recent memory?

In addition, practically everybody on the roster except Hossa and Conklin had just won a Cup. So it is quite possible that the overall team hunger wasn't exactly the same.

But without all of that said, it still comes down to executing vs potential for me, and the 2008 team executed better, both in the regular season and the postseason.

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