It's easy to dismiss everything as a fluke. For two years I've been hearing the Leafs are a fluke cause of their advanced stats, and yet they keep winning. Last year and most of this year I heard the Devils' lack of goalscoring was a fluke. What's the statute of limitations on whether it's a fluke...40 games, 60? 100? Or is it just a fluke indefinitely?
Well how about this...Brodeur has been awful for 3 and a half seasons. The Devils have been in a playoff spot for 10% of that time. The winning with him is a fluke.
The thing about the Leafs...it helps when you have one of the best goalies in the NHL this season in Bernier.