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The fallacy of 'rust' after sweeping.

There was much bellyaching in Vancouver about the long layoff since they swept the Blues...basically saying that the Canucks would be rusty.

 

So I ran the numbers since 1987, just looking at the 2nd round where a 4-0 team went up against a 4-2 team or 4-3 team.

 

Interestingly, the 4-0 vs 4-3 matchup only came up once. The 4-0 team won the 1st game and the series.

 

4-0 vs 4-2 came up 12 times.

 

The record in game 1? 6-6

 

The record for the series? 6-6

 

Basically it's meaningless. :-)

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