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02-03-2014, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by TheMoreYouKnow View Post
New Jersey in 2000 wasn't even the #1 seed and only had the 4th best record in the league with two other teams just one point behind them, how would anyone even compare a 103 point #2 seed to a team that wins the President's Trophy by 15 points?

Also, calling 2002 "poor competition" is a pretty funny take on it, one could just as easily say it was a more balanced league among playoff contending teams. 13 teams finished between 90 and 100 points in 2002, only 5 teams did in 2000. Meanwhile 99/00 featured a true bottomfeeder in Atlanta which won only 14 games.
So we're going to ignore the whole 26 teams with a better points percentage thing to rag on New Jersey some more - as if that establishes 2002 Detroit being in rare company?

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