View Single Post
Old
07-02-2011, 12:21 PM
  #37
Beef Invictus
Global Moderator
Beef Runner
 
Beef Invictus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Centreville
Country: Lord Howe Island
Posts: 41,937
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by skoods View Post
I really don't understand why fans act like we had some Oilers'esque dynasty with 17 and 18. The team was a 6, 5, 7, and 2 seed the past four years that they made the playoffs. That's hardly anything to write home about.

They were smoked by Pittsburgh back to back years (with 17 and 18 doing very little), then lucked out into favorable matchups throughout the 2010 postseason (avoiding Washington and Pittsburgh) and got to the Finals. Then, after a strong first half, the team, under the leadership of Richards, tanked and got embarassed in the playoffs (in which both Carter and Richards were nowhere to be found).

Seriously, people act as though we lost Gretzky and Messier this offseason. Neither Richards or Carter deserve the cred they get.
On paper we are now a worse team.

__________________
Down in the basement, I've got a Craftsman lathe. Show it to the children when they misbehave.
Beef Invictus is online now   Reply With Quote