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07-29-2013, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
How does that not support my position? Kane had 8 points in 6 games. That is more points than Carter, Richards, and Gagne combined. In other words, we didn't see the same thing with Chicago in 2010 (i.e. Philly's two best offensive players didn't show up, Chicago's best offensive player did).
Because, as mentioned, Richards' and Toews' line neutralized one another. That included Kane. He didn't do anything special or different that made him stand out.

If you want to blame someone other than the 3rd paring or Leighton, look to the coach.
Quenneville completely mixed up his lines once the Flyers started to become the better team. Laviolette stuck with his guns and had the 3 best defensive forwards go against Toews, Tomas freaking Kopecky, and a Hossa who didn't do much in the series even before changing places with Kane.

You say Chicago's situation regarding their top players was different, but it wasn't. Hossa and Toews (both .89 PPG in the regular season) combined for 1 goal and 4 assists.
The difference was Leighton letting guys like Bolland and Brouwer combine for 11 points in 12 games.

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