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04-24-2013, 10:21 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
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PHX and LA were ordinary teams too. STL and NSH which were in the Conference semis weren't exactly great teams either.
In what way was LA ordinary? They hit the playoffs as one of the better teams in the league which I called at the time. After game 2 of the playoffs I called the Kings to go all the way. That was a solid team built for playoff hockey who dominated the opposition through 4 rounds with nobody coming close to stopping them.
Phoenix, solid team concept, good goaltending, but better scoring depth on the counter than given credit for. They were one of the better scoring clubs in the playoffs, a fact people tended to ignore.
Everybody knows preds were two of the best D on the planet with one of the best goalies in net. On a club playing a solid team game.
Blues would rule in the East this season. Textbook example of teams with a focus on allround play being better than their EC brethren.
In terms of players and lineups it might be closer between conferences than it is. But in terms of coaching and team play its WC hands down.
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