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04-05-2013, 10:53 AM
NYR Sting
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Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
When only 2 teams out of 30 have made it more than you, what does THAT show?
Making the playoffs doesn't mean very much when all but one postseason appearance is as a low seed. Why? Because low seeds almost never win Stanley Cups!

A low seeded playoff team is an average team. More teams make the playoffs than don't. Making the playoffs is not an accomplishment.

And it is amazing to me how people try to hold this team to the same standards as every other team.
That's bull. Even in a salary cap system, this team has a major financial advantage over nearly every team in the league. Rather than use that advantage to achieve success, they have relied on that advantage just to make up for repeated monumental failures at the managerial level. They need that advantage just to keep pace with teams that operate on fixed budgets and clubs that deal with the looming threats of attendance issues, ownership instability, or even relocation.

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