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01-28-2013, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Holdurbreathe View Post
Had to at this.

Ottawa's rebuild produced a playoff team in the first year, its easy to get excited about a team like Murray has built.
An 8th place team that went out in the 1st round was considered by most to be a profound success.

If that isn't low expectations, I don't know what is.

We certainly weren't throwing ourselves off of rooftops after Ottawa's ridiculously bad start last season.

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Originally Posted by Holdurbreathe View Post
However, the fans on this board are trading players, benching players and screaming the sky is falling in after one loss. Hate to see how these fans of the Sens react if this team went into a prolonged slump.
Some fans will always run around like the sky is falling.

Overall though, I think people's expectations are muted.

We may not make the playoffs this year, we barely made it in last year.

This season is a bit of an anomaly in that any kind of slump (injury-related or otherwise) by any team can have a a dramatic effect on the playoff picture.

It's a bit of a crap shoot.

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