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02-10-2013, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
20% of the season has passed, after two more games, a quarter of the season will be played. Thus far, their best performance has been in a losing effort. How can fans not be disappointed with the team thus far? They entered the season with lofty expectations due to their Cup win and were expected to win and persevere, even with the injuries to Mitchell and Greene. They aren't doing that now and we're still wondering how (or when) their offense is going to start clicking.
Yes their play has not been stellar, however 17 wins and a few OTL should get the Kings into the playoffs. In 1995, Dallas made it in as the 8th seed with 42 points. As all of us saw last year, you simply need a ticket to the dance to win it all.

As Canucks and Sharks fans can attest to, winning the Presidents Trophy or even your division doesn't automatically hand you a Cup. If anything, it puts a target on your back. With a 48 game season, this isn't quite the issue likely, but pushing to win the Presidents Trophy or your division seems to tire teams out. I'd rather see the Kings get in at an 8th seed and still have gas in the tank, than bust their ass to win the Pacific and have nothing left come Playoff time.

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