Greater dynasty: Gretzky's Oilers vs Trottier's Islanders
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03-16-2013, 11:02 AM
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What the hell were the 119 point Oilers doing when they LOSS to an 89 point Flames team, a series most felt the Oilers would win in 4 or 5 games?? Care to answer that? You continue to not face the facts.
Unlike the Oilers, who LOST in 7 games, the Islanders WON their series (in spectacular fashion) and a third straight Stanley Cup.
That is what seperates the two dynasties. The Islanders got the job done while Oilers were forced to deal with drug allegations after their untimely exit
Well, the Flames were 2nd in the Western conference that year. Take out the games head-to-head with the Oilers in the regular season and it's a 106 point team vs a 86 point team (Calgary beat Edmonton 9-3 in their last regular season meeting before the playoffs, btw), which is still a harder opponent to face in the Division Final than, say, that 5th seeded Rangers team led by the legendary Robbie Ftorek and rocking a tandem of Steve Weeks and Eddie Mio (or, furthermore, the completely gassed 7th seed Nordiques that the Islanders faced in the very next round).
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