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01-14-2013, 10:09 PM
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Maybe you should offer up a suggestion regarding the name of this thread then.
The thread is poorly named. I agree it's terrible and all these threads use the term 'tank'... they shouldn't. I don't know what the OP wrote because this thread is so old, but DA has been right on the money with his arguments.
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You sure about this season being sacrificed? You have seen emotionless coaching of the Habs since '06 and have forgotten how important coaching is with regard to results.
Dude, we're a bubble playoff team at best. Go look on the main forum, we're being compared to the Leafs and non-Leaf fans have them being better than us except for the goaltending.

Before you laugh they have Lupul, Kessel, Grabs... their forwards are actually better than ours. Neither club has a number one center though...

We aren't going to win anything. Accept it.

Take the logo off the team and look at the lineup objectively. Is it a cup caliber team? Does it stack up with Boston, NY, Vancouver, Philly, LA or Pittsburgh?

Look we're good enough to maybe make the playoffs. We might be able to pull an upset or even two. But we're not winning a cup and there's a very high probability of us missing the playoffs altogether.
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Just look at what the Kings did last season when they changed coaches and coaching philosophy. Coaches matter.
They've got tons of legit stars over there. Kopitar, Doughty, Quick ++++

They have better forwards by miles and their goaltending is every bit as good as ours is (much better actually if you go by last season.) They were seen as contenders last year and were a huge dissapointment in the first half. Then they bounced back and nobody could stop them. We're not in their league. Kopitar is among the very best forwards in the league and we don't have anyone even close to him.

Yes, we could win a cup in theory. Price could get super hot and everything could go right. You can beat an ace pair with a 7-2 in poker too and go all in... but it's a stupid bet.

That's what we do every year. We go all in with a 7-2 or 7-3. Our chip stack doesn't grow and we have fewer and fewer chances of winning the tournament. It's all been short term thinking and it's killed us.

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