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05-06-2006, 10:52 AM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Originally Posted by
Watching these playoffs, it has been very painful:
1)To watch local product
thrive with Anaheim, after losing him for nothing due to our hockey gurus Gainey & Co. misinterpreting a technicality (looks like he could have been sent to Hamilton under a different provision during the lockout and would not have been lost, like tons of teams did with their key prospects, ex: Ottawa with Jason Spezza)
2)To watch defenseman
and power forward
thrive with Sens and Avs, while
,picked before them,is probably a couple of years in the AHL away from becoming a decent NHL plumber at best.
3)To watch power fowards
(another local product),
display star potential with Sharks and Ducks, while, according to our hockey gurus here,
, picked ahead of each three (not to mention
), is not good enough to dress for one playoff game on a weak offensive team that could not score more than one goal per game for its last 4 games.
All this while the whole world (except our hockey gurus and the Montreal fans who sit with their mouth wide open and gobble up whatever their gurus throw at them)knows our key problems are and have been for a long time that our Top 6 forwards are too small and that we lack depth on defense...
If you want to ***** about something, save it for the roster players and not the prospects. Had we not traded up in 2002 we might not have drafted Higgins and you'd probably be here now whining about that so it's a waste of time to talk about what could of been in various drafts.
As a paying customer, however, you're in a much better position to whine about
- Rivet and Markov being absolutely atrocious in the playoffs
- Having our franchise winger platooned with third/fourth liners for the playoffs
- Watching a team that only hits if the other team hits them first
- Having our offensive strategy revolve around point-shots during the playoffs
- Streit somehow being able to con his way onto the roster for the whole season
I will agree with you on one thing, though: Seeing all the misguided optimism on this board following the sub-par performance we put in this past series is disturbing to say the least.
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