holy fucking shit. how do you not understand that hockey is not played on paper? how do you not understand that EVERY SINGLE TEAM DEALS WITH INJURIES. EVERY. SINGLE. TEAM. it doesn't fucking matter one bit if you think the roster wasn't impressive. not one bit, because they went out and WON THE STANLEY CUP. what evidence is there that the Canes take the Sens or Sabres? Hm. Sens, doesn't matter one bit, because they were eliminated in round 2. what evidence is there that the Canes beat the Sabres? Uh. Well. How about the fact that it happened?
bu bu bu but injuries!!! THEY HAPPEN TO EVERY. SINGLE. TEAM. the Hurricanes lost a top 6 winger and you haven't acknowledged that once. your retarded hypotheticals are seriously some of the dumbest things i have ever read. no one predicted Vegas to make the cup finals. no one predicted Vegas to place 3rd in the conference. THAT IS WHY THE SEASON IS PLAYED, because you simply CANNOT BASE RESULTS JUST BY LOOKING AT THE ROSTER.
and now it's evolved into they've lost their top 3 D for the whole series. Numminen played 2 games, McKee played 6, and Tallinder played 3 ... lol