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allstar3970 04-09-2011 11:25 AM

Why do we do this?
 
I'm wondering what is with the strange view of this team around here?

There's this prevailing attitude that unless you lose by one goal in a close fought matchup then the reason was a lack of effort and unpreparedness. This is what's said after pretty much every loss. I know a vast majority of us have played sports competitively and been blown out with a team trying thats hardest. I just think more often with a loss we're just outplayed which is what happens when you don't have the most talented team in the world.

Same goes for individual players. Nobody has a down year or a slump around here, it's lack of effort, not caring, no hustle or all 3. what gives us the need to add this extra narrative to every single game and moment? Mind you I admit to being guilty of all of this too.

Inferno 04-09-2011 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by allstar3970 (Post 32227253)
I'm wondering what is with the strange view of this team around here?

There's this prevailing attitude that unless you lose by one goal in a close fought matchup then the reason was a lack of effort and unpreparedness. This is what's said after pretty much every loss. I know a vast majority of us have played sports competitively and been blown out with a team trying thats hardest. I just think more often with a loss we're just outplayed which is what happens when you don't have the most talented team in the world.

Same goes for individual players. Nobody has a down year or a slump around here, it's lack of effort, not caring, no hustle or all 3. what gives us the need to add this extra narrative to every single game and moment? Mind you I admit to being guilty of all of this too.

pretty much agree...we've only been blown out lke twice this year...sadly they are games that have really mattered, but it is what it is. im pretty happy with the way this season has gone, even if we miss the playoffs.

Vitto79 04-09-2011 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Inferno272 (Post 32227317)
pretty much agree...we've only been blown out lke twice this year...sadly they are games that have really mattered, but it is what it is. im pretty happy with the way this season has gone, even if we miss the playoffs.

there are so many good things. I think that's why it pisses so many people off that the same outcome may occur.

Regardless I think the team is going in the right direction

WhipNash27 04-09-2011 11:38 AM

because every player shows flashes of brilliance where it seems like they are unstoppable and then the next game they look like doo doo butter.

Plus a player who's skating as hard as he can, hitting, blocking shots, fighting along the boards for the puck, etc is can more visibly been seen to be working hard.

allstar3970 04-09-2011 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by DubiSnacks17 (Post 32227506)
because every player shows flashes of brilliance where it seems like they are unstoppable and then the next game they look like doo doo butter.

Plus a player who's skating as hard as he can, hitting, blocking shots, fighting along the boards for the puck, etc is can more visibly been seen to be working hard.

My contention is a team getting blown out 5-0 can easily look like they're "not trying out there" but most of the time I'd doubt that's the case.

The inconstancy is the curse of being a middle of the pack team. Some days you look great, some days you look bad.

WhipNash27 04-09-2011 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by allstar3970 (Post 32228017)
My contention is a team getting blown out 5-0 can easily look like they're "not trying out there" but most of the time I'd doubt that's the case.

The inconstancy is the curse of being a middle of the pack team. Some days you look great, some days you look bad.

Well it's the same concept. The team shows flashes of brilliance, so when they get destroyed they look like they aren't playing up to their full potential. If they don't look like they're really battling and such, they look like they aren't trying on that night.

hpNYR 04-09-2011 12:17 PM

Sorry but I dont look at this season as a success one ****ing bit if we dont make the playoffs. Not one ****ing bit. So ****ing naive. 16 other teams can call it a success, but we can't unless we're a part of that 16.

Blueshirt Special 04-09-2011 12:21 PM

They have trouble with teams that are fast/quick. So much so that they get a sort of glazed look and seem to be not trying when in truth they just don't know what to do about it.

Atlanta
Islanders
Habs
devs
etc

JimmyStart* 04-09-2011 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Inferno272 (Post 32227317)
pretty much agree...we've only been blown out lke twice this year...sadly they are games that have really mattered, but it is what it is. im pretty happy with the way this season has gone, even if we miss the playoffs.

Agree for THIS year. Next year I will likely be a bit more pissed off if this continues but I'll also have some expectation. Then again who knows how the summer goes maybe I won't have any again and allow myself to be surprised. (fooling yoursefl into believing the team sucks and watch it be average with a growing nucleus of youth leading to warranted expectation of future success the new way to enjoy the Rangers as opposed to thinking they are good now and in the future or just hating the team)

Puckface NYR* 04-09-2011 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by hpNYR (Post 32228627)
Sorry but I dont look at this season as a success one ****ing bit if we dont make the playoffs. Not one ****ing bit. So ****ing naive. 16 other teams can call it a success, but we can't unless we're a part of that 16.

Yea how is this season a success. Sather has had 11-12 years at the helm of this team and can't even put together a playoff contender. Complete and utter failure.

I'm assuming the OP is a younish, or newish, fan and hasn't had to suffer through the wrecking ball that has been Sather's tenure.


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