Which team sweep the other? Which team just traded away their two best forwards?
Jeff Carter every single year is a non factor in the playoffs so just ignore him. Now subtract Richards and add Bryzgalov and a healthy Pronger and perhaps Richards to replace Carter + Simmonds Schenn Voracek and an 8th overall pick that could play for them? They just got more talented.
Time will tell. Maybe I should have said more talented. Better team was a poor choice of words.