#05 | New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning | Oct 20 | L 1-4
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10-21-2011, 02:28 PM
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Seems like we are trying to minimize a loss here. It's one thing to lose b/c the team is outclassed in talent/outskilled (in terms of offense, Tampa is superior), but it's another when the team plays apathetic and doesn't even give themselves a chance to win with that effort. That kind of flatness is unacceptable, despite personnel, age, inexperience; we are raising the bar here (even as fans, in terms of our expectations), so we can expect a better game-by-game effort. Over the first 2-3 years of this rebuild, output like this could be justified "young teams are inconsistent," but at this stage NYI is accountable for putting forth a balanced effort, even if they may not be the most talented bunch.
Of coarse the team will not always be 100% consistent in their effort or be at PEAK intensity, both unrealistic, there's latitude/fluctuation; these are human beings that operate individually within a system. However, it's not asking much to see some degree of intensity on a gamely basis; and frankly, we haven't seen that.
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