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03-27-2013, 06:37 PM
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Lateralous
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Originally Posted by buckridesagain View Post
I remember a lot of Anaheim fans were pissed that the nj fans started booing J.S. when he won the smythe. To this day I truely believe that just about everyone there was not booing J.S. but were booing that a devils player was not awarded the conn smythe. Am I right devils fans?
Pretty much. We just watched the guy give up 3,3,6 & 3 goals in the 4 games we saw in person in NJ, including a fairly gigantic 5 hole in game 7 and they go and award him the MVP. It just fed into the feeling that the Devils never got the respect they deserved.

I don't get the people saying Brodeur in '03 either. He was way better in the '00 run when they played a much more wide open system under Robinson. He was absolutely lights out from game 5 of the Flyers series through those two multiple overtime goalie duels with Belfour to close out the series against the Stars. I always felt he never got the credit he deserved from that run. I guess it evened out in '03 when the system was a lot tighter and frankly there were a lot of easy shutouts. That was also the year I first remember him starting the give up flukes at the worst times.

My vote goes to Roy '93 and Giguere in '03 despite the 3 games in NJ. Hasek is probably up there as well but all of his playoff run blend together for me so I'm not sure any one year stands out.

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