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02-28-2012, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Ailurophile View Post
Do. Not. Want.

Let's face it, this is a young team, with little playoff experience, especially deep runs that are both physically and emotionally taxing. They'll be lucky to make it to the ECF, let alone go to the SCF.

If this team wins the Presidents and ends up with a 1st or 2nd round elimination, all it does is give the retards on these forums ammunition to claim the Rangers are chokers and the new Capitals, or Sharks, etc, etc. It would instantly springboard this team to "Cup favorites" or a "lock for the SCF" and that is pressure this young team does not need.

The necessary moves to make this team a legitimate favorite for a deep run, were not, and could not be made this deadline. They're still missing pieces, and within a year or two that could very well be addressed from within the organization, or though FA acquisition and trades.

If they end up in the SCF, let alone hoisting the Cup this year, I will be more than pleasantly surprised.

...and no this is not nay-saying or pessimism, it's a realistic and tempered expectation of what this team will most likely do this post-season. Let's face it, this team was pegged 7th-5th best seed by most people over the summer. We should be thankful for the fact they are going to finish top2 in the East (knock on wood), and happy that although this year is almost certainly not their year, it could be as soon as next.
so you don't want the team to have too much success out of fear for what people on this board will say? seriously?

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