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05-03-2013, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Toydarian View Post
Whoever survives the LAK/STL series is going to be seriously banged up.
Its unfortunate that these teams are bashing it out in first round action which would only be occurring due to how strong the west is. To think that 3 clubs in WC finished above these two in the standings is astounding.
To think that SJ are the 6th seed or Detroit 7th is uncanny.

A lot of criticism of the Oilers over the years but man it would be easier to make the playoffs in the East. You pretty much have to be a ringer to get spots in the West.

Heres something that hasn't been mentioned. 4 recent SC winners are featured in the West, 5 teams have been to the final in recent years. In the East only two of the playoff clubs have won the cup, and only two have been in a final.

One gets the sense of a lot of pretenders in the East. Montreal playing Ottawa is disguising how far each teams game has sunk as the season has progressed.

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