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Oilers lose 3-0 ...Game Over
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03-24-2013, 12:42 AM
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Maybe. Maybe not. The only point I'm trying to make (and have made) is that elite goal tending is not ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to win a SC. It's been done many times before. It helps your chances, yes, but it can be overcome with good enough defensemen and systems in place (see: Osgood again, for the 4th time).
If you can't see this obvious point, then this is a waste of time.
Detroit also has elite players at all positions and during the pre-cap era they basically bought Cups. Look at that 2002 roster. Completely stacked.
They also haven't won since Osgood retired. In fact they haven't even been close. Detroit is almost always the exception to most rules in hockey.
The Blackhawks probably get past Phoenix last year with even average goaltending. If they had an elite goalie they win the Cup easily.
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