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04-03-2013, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by coldsteelonice84 View Post
LOL, of course not. But you can't deny this is a much different season than your average one and the lockout is the reason why. All of the teams had to deal with it though so there is no asterisk.
So if everyone has to go through the same circumstances, what makes the Hawks' case so special as to discredit it?

Other teams had lots of young guys playing during the lockout, look at the Oilers and the Wild, and they're still not doing as well as the Hawks. On the other side, I don't think a single one of the Ducks' players played during the lockout at all, and they're certainly not young, so what's up with them?

I'm really not understanding how you could make the case that this team is actually an overachieving 4-5 seed.

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