#08 | New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders | Feb 3 | 3 PM | L 3-0
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02-04-2013, 08:55 AM
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Location: Deer Park, NY
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You're absolutely right, but I think this is exactly the reason why many of us react so bipolar - at least I can speak for myself. It's because we didn't expect the team to perform as well as they did until now. Therefore it feels like some kind of dream and we still fear that it has been only a hot streak. So every bad game lets us fear that we will wake up and be brought back to earth with a bang.
It's even a self-amplifying process, because when you see how "unstable" we as fans react, wouldn't you think that the players have the exact same thoughts? And wouldn't this thinking even increase the fear to see "the old Isles" again? ;-)
Check out the post-games and Hammer intermission interview, all the players find is unacceptable and they will make the changes. We have seen that already this year. This is not the same team and I personally went in expecting an 8-10 finish but I think we could be 6-10 pending on how the streaks go and if Philly completely bombs out.
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