I never said the better team didn't win.
"Cute stats?" Scoring points isn't contributing?
So a slam dunk goal and a few good defensive plays late in game 7 is worth $6.9 mill?
And I see you're starting the revisionist history about Thornton already. He got better as the series went along. Either way when you're the star player and make $7.2 million, contributing usually also involves putting up points. And you have awfully low expectations for Heatley too. There are a lot of guys who are responsible with the puck in their end and can help contain the neutral zone, and they sure don't get paid $7.5 million.
I never said the Sharks as a team were bad. It's just that they have guys like Couture, Setoguchi, Clowe and Boyle to thank for winning that series. Because their three star players were busy contributing with "intangibles" instead of on the scoresheet, which last time I checked is how you win games.
I agree that our big three are all overpaid.
But, to call out Jumbo Joe in this series? C'mon! Go back and watch the OT game 3 winner. Who made that play? Jumbo. Go back and watch his steals in each game from his back-checking. Take a look at the number of turnovers (hardly any) all series.
Easy to call out our big three but it's sour grapes.
Take Datsyuk off the Wings. What do you have?
Take Heatley or Marleau off or team and we'll still beat you.
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