Greater dynasty: Gretzky's Oilers vs Trottier's Islanders
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03-20-2013, 11:53 PM
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I'm not claiming that anyone who disagrees with me is stupid. I'm claiming that anyone who stops thinking at the consecutive part in an effort to keep it simple. I think it's stupid because it forces you to accept that the '55-60 Habs were a "better" dynasty than the '75-79 Habs because not only is consecutive better, but obviously more, consecutively, is automatically better. It's that simple, right? And obviously the Leafs' dynasty of '61-64 is automatically, without debate, better than the Detroit dynasty of '49-55, right, because 3 consecutive Cup trumps the fact that the Detroit squad only managed consecutive Cups once out of their 4?
Yeah, there are enough examples for me to conclude that simple counting of Cups in a row is stupid as an attempted be-all, end-all argument for comparing dynasties.
It's hard to pick between the '50s Habs and the '70s Habs. I would HOPE no one would use the 5-in-a-row versus 4-in-a-row as their decider: There's a hell of a lot more to it than that.
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