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02-05-2011, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by KINGS17 View Post
Most of us did set an attainable goal for the team at the beginning of last season and that was to battle for a playoff spot. They exceeded expectations, made the playoffs and scared the crap out of a good Vancouver team. How some expected that team to go from that level (while getting younger) to being cup contenders baffles me. Of course some people can only think linearly.
You missed my point.

Making the playoffs last season and scaring another team was an attainable goal, but was just the first step in a series of what should be attainable goals. At some point, this isn't going to be a young team anymore and the expectations are going to be much higher - either that or this will to continue to be a young team and the current core will have moved on.

What is that point? While it's true that this team has more potential than some of the earlier teams, they don't hang banners and schedule parades for potential. At some point, they MUST produce on the ice.

If the Kings are in the exact same place 3 seasons from now, will you still be willing to stay the course with DL at the helm? What about 5 seasons?

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