Was this really necessary MH? Keep it on our board.
Detroit would of win without Raffi, and he was pretty terrible without Stevens.
Yes it was, because for some odd reason, New Jersey fans have a bias against Rafalski, and absurd comments like saying he wasn't a big part of a championship team is ridiculous. For some reason, the NJ board seems to think that if they can not make it in NJ then they can't make it anywhere. In regards to Rafalski, they expected him to be something he's not, but in the two years without Stevens/Niedermayer he put up 104 points and was a plus 4. THAT IS NOT A TERRIBLE DEFENSEMAN.