IMO the Red Wings 2008 were the most impressive Cup winner post lockout. The way they skated circles against a Pens team that dominated the playoffs before them, it looked like an ECHL team playing Canada's Olympic team. Though it became a little less lopsided after the first 2 games. Loved that team. Can't believe how much worse they looked with Hossa next year. Was it the Datsyuk injury that did them in?
Originally Posted by Sadekuuro
Lidstrom was injured too, and a bunch of lesser lights as well. The whole team was running on fumes by the Finals. And Hossa, while a great individual talent, didn't have any chemistry with any other top DRW players. All the physical tools you could ever want (and crazy strong wrists--he holds his stick like a sword!), but I for one was not impressed by his hockey sense at all.
Datsyuk, Lidstrom, and Hossa were all injured.
Originally Posted by EbonyRaptor
1991/92 Penguins where amazingly deep (and swept my Hawks in the SCF).
Coffey was traded to the Kings in 1991-92. Recchi was traded for Tocchet and Kjell Samuelsson.