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04-29-2013, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Roboturner913 View Post
I know it seems that way, especially when you think about '11, but those teams weren't dead at the bottom of the standings without their starting goalie. This one feels different, maybe I'm just delusional but they exhibited a little bit of pride.
The prominent one in my memory is 09-10, when they had a umpteen game losing skid, were solidly in the Taylor Hall sweepstakes (dead last at the halfway point, I think), lost Cam Ward and brought in Manny Legace, then finished strong to wind up 7th-last.

The biggest difference is that this year's team had the talent and was solidly in the playoffs then tanked, whereas that year's team sucked from top to bottom, lost players to injury, was dead-last after a significant number of games, then came back without Cam Ward.

So, comparatively, this year's team was weak down the stretch.

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