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04-18-2013, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
Think you're overrating some teams, we may have overachieved in the first 40 games, but still, there's a reason most of these teams are below us.

Watch games, or at the very least boxscores, you'd be surprised by some of the names you've put as well as other names you forgot to add (example : Clowe isnt any better in NYR, but Brassard is doing great)

Outside of a few teams who have clearcut better players than us, like Pens with Malkin/Crosby, Caps with OV/Backstrom, all the other teams are more or less the same.

TO may have Kessel, Lupul and Kadri, but the later will play his first NHL playoffs, same for their goalie. NYI have JT but outside him, who will also play his first NHL playoffs, it's more or less the same. And you could do the same with pretty much every team except Pens and Caps.

Basically a bunch of decent/good teams with glaring holes.
If you think Plekanec is as good as Bergeron or that Clowe is a fourth liner and Brassard has been great than it's clear that it is you who needs to watch games, and not just focus so much on the boxscores. And sure, dismiss Kadri's production on account of his lack of NHL playoff experience (because that makes perfect sense). Of course, this would negate your mention of Gallagher as any sort of valid point vis a vis your very own concocted rule. Regardless, you could mention JVR instead for the Leafs (he of previous beastly playoff performance since that is the benchmark for your evaluations apparently) and the effect would be the same.

Point still stands. Outside of Subban and Price, we just don't have the top-end talent that most legitimately good teams have. We've overachieved thus far and will make the playoffs because it's a short season.

No need to be upset about it, let's just enjoy our lucky shot at some playoff fun.

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