Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:57 AM
If 95-03 was not a dynasty, it was the closest thing you could have to a dynasty without being one.
3 Cup Championships in 4 Finals appearances is certaintly nothing to sneeze at
It's a slight cut below a dynasty, but it was a hell of a great run. Two things really hurt it, from a pure dynasty-standpoint:
1) Having two chances to win another Cup in 2001 (one at home), and going out with a relative whimper in both games. I give Colorado credit for getting it done, but the way they just swatted away the Devils in Games 6 and 7 like they were some annoying little housefly hurts.
2) 3 one-and-dones (two of them as a high seed) and a second-round stifling at the hands of the Rangers.
But I could think of several teams that would've killed for a run like that, so true dynasty or not, was still great to be a part of.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 13 December 2013 - 09:59 AM.
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