The 15 most dominant playoff teams of all time

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The 15 most dominant playoff teams of all time

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon May 08, 2006 10:16 am

By Tom Layberger of SI.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/tom_layberger/05/04/playoff.teams/index.html

6. Pittsburgh Penguins, 1991-92
Coach: Bob Johnson; Captain: Mario Lemieux

The Penguins were the last sub-90-point team (87) to win it all in a non-lockout year. They came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Caps (98 points) before besting the league's No. 1 team, the Rangers (105), in six. The Pens won the last three in that series before going 8-for-8 over Boston and Chicago for a record-tying 11 straight wins. Lemieux played in 15 of his team's 21 games, scoring 16 goals and 34 points.

(Note: Ironically, the team the Penguins tied with 11 consecutive wins in a playoff year was Chicago, which had won 11 straight leading up to its series against Pittsburgh. Montreal would also win 11 in a row the following year.)
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Postby Hockeynut! on Mon May 08, 2006 12:05 pm

I can't believe they got the coach wrong.
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Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon May 08, 2006 12:36 pm

I didn't even notice that. Shame on me for six weeks!
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Postby Stevens25 on Tue May 09, 2006 12:11 am

That team was just spectacular. They could've gone down 3-0 in games to every team that playoff year and I bet they would've still won every series. It was like the destined to win the Cup. 8)
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Postby NIN on Tue May 09, 2006 9:51 am

Oh man the memories. I will never forget those teams for as long as I live. It's a really great compliment to even be in the top 10 on a list like that. It would probably be on everybodies list too, nobody can deny how dominant that team was.
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Postby HomerPenguin on Tue May 09, 2006 6:36 pm

NIN wrote:Oh man the memories. I will never forget those teams for as long as I live. It's a really great compliment to even be in the top 10 on a list like that. It would probably be on everybodies list too, nobody can deny how dominant that team was.


ESPN's "Page 2" once actually listed that 1991-92 team in a list of "most overrated teams to win their league title" or some BS thing like that. I was so angry I emailed them what must have been a 3 page list of reasons why they were flat wrong.
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