Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:00 PM
Not to mention the Devils basically came within one game of winning it in '94, it wasn't as if they were some fluke team that came out of nowhere and fell off the face of the earth after.
I've mentioned this before, but what was weird about that '93-'96 stretch:
'93-'94: Devils take huge step forward, establish themselves as an elite team
'95 regular season: Devils play like '96 team
'95 playoffs: Devils play like '94 team
'96 regular season: Devils start off strong, then look like the '95 regular season team for most of the rest of the year.
Despite winning a Cup and getting to within one game of getting to a SC Final, that team was a bit Jeckyl and Hyde for those few years.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 25 May 2012 - 04:01 PM.
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