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dulzhok 03-15-2004 10:18 PM

I see some light
 
After having a rough time over the last 7 games (1-3-2-1), I see some light in our upcoming schedule.

In the last 7 games, we've faced 4 powerhouses (OTT, PHI, DET, BOS) and they've all beaten us. We tied St.Louis in a building that we haven't won a game in the last 14 tries. We tied Calgary in a playoff-type game. Pittsburgh was the only game we were favored to win, and we won. We're staying afloat. Optimistically speaking, we got points in 4 of the 7 games.

Having completed what I think is was the most difficult part of our schedule, we are now faced with some winnable (though by no means easy) games. We have 10 games remaining, and only 2 are against teams with a record better than us (VAN and COL).

@VAN- beatable without Bertuzzi and Jovocop. Can't be considered a powerhouse right now.
@EDM- it's going to be a battle, but our chances are just as good as theirs
@CAL- see above

Hopefully we can win 2 of the 3 left on this road trip.

ANA
@NYR
CBJ
CHI
@CHI

These 5 games are the games we must win. At worst, we need 4 of the 5. All these teams are below us in the standings by a good margin. We've had problems vs Chicago this year. That's got to change.

STL- wouldn't be sweet to clinch our playoff berth at home with a win?
@COL- I hope we've already clinched it by this point. I don't know if I will be able to take it.

barrytrotzsneck 03-15-2004 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dulzhok
After having a rough time over the last 7 games (1-3-2-1), I see some light in our upcoming schedule.

In the last 7 games, we've faced 4 powerhouses (OTT, PHI, DET, BOS) and they've all beaten us. We tied St.Louis in a building we've have won a game in the last 14 tries. We tied Calgary in a playoff-type game. We're staying afloat. Optimistically speaking, we got points in 4 of the 7 games.

Having completed what I think is was the most difficult part of our schedule, we are now faced with some winnable (though by no means easy) games. We have 10 games remaining, and only 2 are against teams with a record better than us (VAN and COL).

@VAN- beatable without Bertuzzi and Jovocop. Can't be considered a powerhouse right now.
@EDM- it's going to be a battle, but our chances are just as good as theirs
@CAL- see above

Hopefully we can win 2 of the 3 left on this road trip.

ANA
@NYR
CBJ
CHI
@CHI

These 5 games are the games we must win. At worst, we need 4 of the 5. All these teams are below us in the standings by a good margin. We've had problems vs Chicago this year. That's got to change.

STL- wouldn't be sweet to clinch our playoff berth at home with a win?
@COL- I hope we've already clinched it by this point. I don't know if I will be able to take it.

i was having this exact discussion with a friend, earlier today. great post. :handclap:

sparkle twin 03-16-2004 01:19 AM

I'm sorry, but I refuse to see any kind of light until April 4, around, oh 6pm, when the Colorado game should be over. This is too nerve racking.

tulsytrid1 03-16-2004 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by nomorekids
i was having this exact discussion with a friend, earlier today. great post. :handclap:

Ditto. We are coming down to some "easier" games, so the destiny of this team lies in its own hands.

golfmade 03-16-2004 03:07 PM

One game at a time. The way the team has played we can not afford to look at games as 'easy' or to look ahead at all. Focus heavily on each team we play and work hard.

edler von real gud 03-16-2004 03:12 PM

*starts playing "Blinded by the light"* j/k, I hope you guys make the playoffs, just make sure you lose tonight. :D

dulzhok 03-16-2004 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by golfmade
One game at a time. The way the team has played we can not afford to look at games as 'easy' or to look ahead at all. Focus heavily on each team we play and work hard.

"We" can afford to :D

SmokeyClause 03-16-2004 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Koltsov
*starts playing "Blinded by the light"* j/k, I hope you guys make the playoffs, just make sure you lose tonight. :D

Hey, these points are more crucial to us than they are to you :D

jstreet 03-16-2004 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by SmokeyClause
Hey, these points are more crucial to us than they are to you :D

and I expect the Preds to come out playing like it too.

dulzhok 03-21-2004 01:27 PM

The Calgary win has given us some realistic hope.

After the deadful day in Edmonton, we should have a new found confidence. In addition, I think the fight at the will rile us up. Not that we haven't being played with emotion, but I think we'll be a little more pissed off.

Hopefully it will be the stepping stone that propels us to 5 wins (atleast 4) over these five "easier" teams.

We have no one to blame but ourselves if we can't get it done.

Joe T Choker 03-21-2004 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dulzhok
The Calgary win has given us some realistic hope.

After the deadful day in Edmonton, we should have a new found confidence. In addition, I think the fight at the will rile us up. Not that we haven't being played with emotion, but I think we'll be a little more pissed off.

Hopefully it will be the stepping stone that propels us to 5 wins (atleast 4) over these five "easier" teams.

We have no one to blame but ourselves if we can't get it done.

And remember one of Sutter's brothers Coaches' Chitcago, hhhmmm...redirecting anger and hate, maybe?...hehehe

SmokeyClause 03-21-2004 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Seven_Nation_Army
And remember one of Sutter's brothers Coaches' Chitcago, hhhmmm...redirecting anger and hate, maybe?...hehehe

If it takes that much to get fired up for Chicago, maybe we need some new leadership. The fact that we can't seem to beat them should be enough.

hillbilly 03-21-2004 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by SmokeyClause
If it takes that much to get fired up for Chicago, maybe we need some new leadership. The fact that we can't seem to beat them should be enough.

maybe several things could fire them up, but if thats the best thing, why wouldn't you use it as a coach? Not saying Trotz will, just saying if it was the best tool to fire up the troops I'd use it in a heart beat

SmokeyClause 03-21-2004 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by hillbilly
maybe several things could fire them up, but if thats the best thing, why wouldn't you use it as a coach? Not saying Trotz will, just saying if it was the best tool to fire up the troops I'd use it in a heart beat


Like I said, if it takes that much to get this team fired up we have problems at the top. The fact that a vastly inferior team has absolutely dominated the series should be enough. Now, Trotz may need to use it to motivate the troops (though I doubt it will even raise eyebrows), but if he needs to use it, I question our leadership.


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