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05-03-2013, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by kenjets36 View Post
It seems to me that you would take more pride in winning your perma-ban bet... whatever the hell that is, than if the Rangers won this series.

Also, excellent observation. A team that goes down 3-0 in a series, or even 2-0, has a greater likelihood of losing. My mind has been blown.

The point is there is always a chance as long as you're not eliminated. Outliers happen. Theyre outliers for a reason. Clearly it would not be ideal for the Rangers to put them selves in a 2-0 hole. Thats stating the obvious. It's not impossible. They came back from 3-1 down against the Sens last year. It's conceivable they'd be able to come back from a 2-0 down from the Caps this year.

Also, they came back from 2-0 back against the Pens a couple years back. Lost that series due to referee interference and bias that was under a lot of pressure to hand the Pens a cup to save that franchise.
The frequency at which those outliers happen make them exceptions not the norm.

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