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07-27-2014, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Crosbylsmalkin View Post
i would like the give edge on the playoffs to Sakic/Foppa but then again playing in the pre-cap Colorado made it easier to succeed in the post season.
I understand the theory behind this, but playing in the Western Conference in the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s meant playing other teams with top-end defensive talent: Chicago (Chelios, Belfour), Detroit (Lidstrom, multiple Selke winners, and later Chelios), Dallas (Carbonneau, Lehtinen, later Belfour), Edmonton (Joseph), St. Louis (MacInnis, Pronger). It was a bigger minefield than the current-day Eastern Conference.

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