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03-28-2013, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
When I think of guys like Doug Gilmour and the 1993 Leafs, Keith Primeau on the 2004 Philadelphia Flyers, or Trevor Linden on the Canucks in 1994, for example, I can't help but be in awe at the kind of legendary status a good player or team can generate in a hockey mad market without winning or really even coming that close to winning a championship in some cases. It's as if their herculean efforts in losing well and almost delivering a Stanley Cup to a crazed fanbase can actually overshadow a player or team that actually manages to win it all in a 'quieter' market. Certainly, the legend of the 1993 Leafs is a lot greater than the Carolina Hurricanes 2006 cup win, for example, as Gilmour, Potvin, Burns were a lot more popular in the game compared to Staal, Ward and Laviolette after their big years.

Are there other examples of big market teams making a decent showing in the playoffs and having their accomplishments completely blown out of proportion?
2010 Flyers?

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