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07-11-2010, 03:07 PM
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Yeah, I am sure that none hockey initiated HF board poster would see it that way.
However, the reality is more like internally and with St-Louis fans, the expectations will indeed be very high since they traded a great prospect taken in the 1st round in Eller (13th overall) plus a 3rd (Schultz) to get Halak....they will be looking for a decent return now....
I have no clue where you take your hockey notions...Do you just wake up in the morning have dreamed that crap?
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Anyone that has actually played the game will tell you that teammates, the fans and media will have great expectations given what they gave up to get Halak...PLUS, Halak just had 6 weeks of pure godness.....
Again, its a case of not knowing the game and the prevaling environment....yet, its hockey 101
If Montreal had traded a second round (say PK Subban) for a player, would we not all have increadible expectations on the acquired player?.....really, its childs play yet you do not seem to get it....
With this coming from a member of the monarchy of fail around here, I'll take that as a hint that I'm probably closer to the mark than not. Especially since I've already expanded on how I formed my opinion with respect to losing Eller (who became 5th on the list of highly touted young centres for St.Louis the day he was drafted... some are now used on the wing, of course) vs any one of the equally promising prospect/projects that actually played the full (or better part of the) season with them last year.
Even if expectations = pressure, it doesn't necessarily manifest negatively now, does it. I mean, that's what we're talking about right, pressure manifesting itself negatively in the performance of Halak and those around him? I mean, seriously Mr. "hockey 101" not long ago you were preaching that "anyone who has played the game" knows that teammates are "bros for life" and have each others' back through thick and thin, and now you submit that pressure from teammates' expectations having a negative effect on Halak is worth considering? Laughable... at best.
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