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Proud of last year's team: Pens and Caps now have no chance for 4 in a row.

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08-16-2010, 11:01 AM
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Proud of last year's team: Pens and Caps now have no chance for 4 in a row.

I don't even think the guys on the team last year thought of it, but knocking off the Caps and Pens last year means the Pens will likely never win 4 cups in a row, and prevented the Caps from winning the first one. And that's the hardest one to win.

I think Guys like Gomer, Gionta, Moen and Gill refused to be awed by the Caps and Pens, because they had won cups themselves.

The boys did good. Because of them, and of course all the other guys last year, 4 in a row remain the preserve of the Habs, and the wonderful Islanders after them, who deserved it. (Potvin, Bossy and Trottier on the same team at the same time? Fuggedaboudit!)

Unlike tank your way to the top Pens and Caps. Who?

Let's not even talk about 55-59, 5 in a row, that's never going to happen again.

So when we complain about cap hits, and Lapierre's yapping, and AK's maddening inconsistency, and Gomer's contract, remember one thing:

The Habs of 2009-10 helped preserve the most important record of 2 great Habs teams before them. I for one raise my glass to that!

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winning 2 straight years is becoming tough
so 4 in a row...

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08-16-2010, 11:13 AM
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winning 2 straight years is becoming tough
so 4 in a row...
You are right...but I was worried about the Pens, I thought they they had almost everything in place to pull it off. That was a massive fail for them last year, I'm not sure they'll recover from it.

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I still don't understand how the Pens can win anything when they have no wing depth at all. Their best winger is a borderline secondliner in Chris Kunitz.

I really hope they miss the playoffs.

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I still don't understand how the Pens can win anything when they have no wing depth at all. Their best winger is a borderline secondliner in Chris Kunitz.

I really hope they miss the playoffs.
I don't understand it either. this year they will have Kunitz, Tangradi (maybe) and ........ who ? Guerin is gone, Ponikarovsky is gone.

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I don't understand it either. this year they will have Kunitz, Tangradi (maybe) and ........ who ? Guerin is gone, Ponikarovsky is gone.
Their d will be better, but will get less offense from it. Staal will probably become a winger I would think.

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Their d will be better, but will get less offense from it. Staal will probably become a winger I would think.
they have alot of depth as center but in winger
thats the price to pay when you select top 5 for many years

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No team will be able to win 4 cups in a row anyway, not anymore.

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When did the Caps win a cup so they can't win 4 in a row anymore?

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When did the Caps win a cup so they can't win 4 in a row anymore?
Well to win 4 in a row you have to star with 1. If Montreal hadn't beaten Washington it's possible that they would have gone on to win the cup.

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a very random thread...

with 30 teams, parity and managing of a salary cap, it will be very hard for any team to repeat.. let alone win 3, 4 in row.

I think those dynasty days are pretty much over. I don't think our record is in jeopardy anytime soon

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Well the Pens think they can play the season like this and pick up a couple decent wingers near the deadline probably. They have been gearing up for the playoffs the last couple of years but eventually this is going to hurt their farm system.

Need better wingers ---> trade for some at the deadline--> weaker farm---> can't develop good wingers, etc.

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Why 4 in a row ?
Why not 3 or 5 ????

This thread = random ????? to me


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Why 4 in a row ?
Why not 3 or 5 ????

This thread = random ????? to me

its still better than the "sign arthyukin" thread

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So we prevented Washington and Pittsburgh from winning 4 in a row by preventing Pittsburgh from winning its 2nd one and Washington, possibly, it's first one ?

Terrible premise. It's not like Pittsburhg had won 2-3 already, they had just won one...

And to include Washington in there...

I don't even...

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All I know for sure is Philly prevented us from winning 8 in a row

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Why 4 ? Washington wasn't on a streak so why is he talking like we ended a 4 years streak ?

It would only make sense if you said : we prevented the pens from winning 2 in a row. I'm done here.

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Odd thread. All i know is I rather the team win the Cup than prevent the Caps or Pens from winning. Hell i'd take the Pens winning 4 in a row if it means Montreal won the year after.

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I was worried the Pens might win 6 in a row and beat the Habs 5 in a row...

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Well to win 4 in a row you have to star with 1. If Montreal hadn't beaten Washington it's possible that they would have gone on to win the cup.
My point is that Washington could very well win the next four cups without playing the Habs...

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lollzerbergers!

And all this time I was thinking about how the Flyers stopped our drive for 35.

Do you have a Sports Almanac from the future? Did we just stop 2 dynasties in the same year? What do you think the repercussions will be?

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That's ok... maybe I won't talk about five in a row in this thread but I'll surely think about it.

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lollzerbergers!

And all this time I was thinking about how the Flyers stopped our drive for 35.

Do you have a Sports Almanac from the future? Did we just stop 2 dynasties in the same year? What do you think the repercussions will be?
Sigh. You guys are too serious. I'm back to explain a bit. Yeah it's a bit of a wierd random idea, and of course nothing can be predicted. Leave the Caps out of it, fair enough...all I was trying to say is that for a while there I really thought the tank till you get 3 great draft pick Pens might, just might, put a run of cups together.

And the fact is, by ousting them last year, the Habs ensured that they have to start over, 2 years older, 2 years closer to when UFA problems appear again...you get the idea.

I liked your responses. And yes, I'd rather have the Habs winning cups themselves than simply preserving old records. None the less, I am proud of that team last year!


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The real hero here is Steve Smith, who, in 1986 prevented the Oilers of winning 5 in a row.

(Oilers won in '84,'85 and then '87 and '88)

On behalf on the Canadiens fanbase, we thank you Mr Smith.


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