You, in 2014 on the Habs
i'm glad their stats were reasonably similar. it's a good illustration of what actually makes a team competitive, and how you can't find it in a simple look-up.
On the Habs thing:
Once again, its easy to go back now that it didn't go well and paint the Habs as a tough team since the Pens didn't do well.. No one was afraid of them at all when the series started. Then after our series, Philly beat them in 5 games out scoring them 17-7 (and that's including a Habs 5-1 win). We, as Pittsburgh fans, remember these teams as so much tougher because they defeated us. Its not really even about how tough they were though, just that I couldn't be more confident that if the Pens beat Habs / Crosby produced you would easily chalk this up as one of those "weak" teams.
Actually, I just found proof that YOUR opinion suddenly changed/ you would have chalked them up as a weak team. Hence the argument that this is a cherrypicking exercise
April 25, 2010 Schmenguin wrote:viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45550&p=1290794#p1290794
montreal is tiny and soff. they aren't a team made for the playoffs. it's amazing how the caps have struggled against them.
so i'd like them to play montreal, but i think they'll play boston. washington will play philly. but i don't really have a huge preference. none of those teams are real "stay aways".
shmenguin wrote:all it does is give him one good series without any caveats in the last 5 years.
If this is how you feel, there's just no middle ground. I'd take Crosby over any player in the NHL heading into the playoffs. To paint him as ineffective in them for 5 years is just something I can't really comprehend.
"I'm just stepping away from this / done with this thread"
I said this when I felt it was leaning towards semi-personal jabs, which is really pretty silly on an internet message board so I was just going to be done with it.. then I looked back and realized I probably initiated it. I apologized and then just focused on the actual arguments