Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:19 PM
It's what three, four years into the guy's career and he's gotten an inferior team to the NBA Finals...it's a bit soon to have the opinion that he's going to become just another great player without a ring. Yes usually you need a big man to win and it's hard to get that player drafting high in the draft with NBA free agency and the cap the way it is. But things can always happen. The Lakers didn't need to draft Shaq to get him. The Spurs got lucky - and devious - in getting Duncan. And the Jordan Bulls didn't need a big man, even the Pistons really didn't have the classic center although the two Wallaces basically combined to have the effect of one stud big man.
"The Devils have high standards, that's the difference. We have a standard to live up to every year, and a couple of teams in our area don't have the standards we do." - Pat Burns
The New Jersey Devils win Stanley Cups everywhere:
-NHL record for most road wins in the playoffs - 10-1 in '95 and 10-2 in '00
-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03