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06-05-2004, 06:33 AM
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In this year of the underdog...

It's amazing how close things came to status quo. Just watched game 7 of the Canucks / Flames again (glutton for punishment, I know). Great game, going to be a classic in years down the road, though the result still sucks.

If the Canucks had killed off the penalty in overtime, then gone on to win, (which easily could have happened), this season would have been just like every other one in the past 10 years.

San Jose would have played Vancouver, while Detroit played Colorado. This means that we would have had an "old guard" team guaranteed in the final four, and with them playing either San Jose or Vancouver, chances are pretty good that they would have made the Finals as well. Both San Jose and Vancouver would have been less experienced teams up against the grizzled vets who've been there multiple times before, etc.

Which would have made the finals Detroit/Colorado vs Tampa, and again, I think either of them would have beaten Tampa.

Regardless of how the matchups eventually turned out, even if Vancouver or San Jose had advanced, without Calgary winning against the Canucks, there'd be almost no discussion of how this year proved the CBA was fine, the little teams can compete, etc.

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You're forgetting that this game should have never went into OT. Debris were thrown on the ice argtuably preventing Iginla from scoring the clincher and Cooke's tying goal was the direct result of a non-call. Atrocious job by the referees in the last minute of that game IMO.

Besides this is all moot. The better and most deserving team won. You can say that about any series, any playoffs. There's always a lot of teams that come very very close to winning/advancing. Calgary has been one team that separated themselves from the could have, should have, would have by actually doing it.

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Way to totally miss the point. Nobody said anything about "best teams", "most deserving teams", etc. Damn, Flames fans are defensive.

This year is being talked about repeatedly as a "changing of the guard", etc. The point was, with a *single goal* difference, this year would be exactly the same as every other year since 1994.

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You're forgetting that this game should have never went into OT. Debris were thrown on the ice argtuably preventing Iginla from scoring the clincher and Cooke's tying goal was the direct result of a non-call. Atrocious job by the referees in the last minute of that game IMO.
how quickly they forget. the flames went ahead 2 to 1 on a terrible call when cooke got his stick lifted into the face of Warrener. So i'd agree the officials were atrocious, but by no means in the canucks favor.

but it doesnt matter. Calls even out over the course of seven games. the flames won it fair and square.

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or San Jose just like they beat Colorado could of beaten Detroit just as well, meaning a San Jose vs Tampa Bay final, the final I would of liked to see. All of these what-ifs are interesting every playoff year.

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How did a jacket on the ice prevent Iginla from skating backwards?

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How did a jacket on the ice prevent Iginla from skating backwards?
It didn't but it prevented him from scoring the EN goal. Fact is the referee should have stopped the game right there.

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I'm a believer in destiny to a certain extent, that some things happen for a reason. I believe Calgary was meant to go to the Finals this year, witnessing some of the unbelievable bounces and puck luck they've gotten this post-season. However, its still well deserved, they have incredible heart and desire.

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