What do we do if we lose?
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05-21-2013, 02:18 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Originally Posted by
No Fun Shogun
Sure, but teams that overreact to every setback tend not to advance very far either.
Here's the facts.... we essentially blew up the team's entire depth three years ago.
We barely made the playoffs two years ago and still found a way to force a game seven OT against a significantly higher ranked and, yes, better team in the first round.
We made the playoffs last year with some ups and downs and major consistency issues and ended up getting bounced in the first round due to us being down and going up against a hot hand in the net.
We made the playoffs this year after being one of the most dominant teams throughout, easily advanced past the first round, and have had two bad games in a row in the second round.
Call me crazy, but that's an upward trajectory, especially if we end up winning this series, which I still think will be the case as it's not like winning three of five is an insurmountable task.
People are seriously acting like we're the Flames here. We have not bottomed out, we're not in need of a rebuild, and we certainly don't need to fire management and our head coach if we lose the series to Detroit just because the last few games left a bad taste in our mouths. A few tweaks need to be made and some holes need to be filled, but we don't need to tear down a wall and rebuild it, that's for sure.
And remember, this is the exact same conversation we had last offseason, too, wherein a good number of posters were huffing and puffing about the team not possibly being contenders and beginning a downward spiral as is.
It was more to how owners and fans hang onto coaches by what they have done in the past than what the current situation is: Ditka, Ozzie, Baker
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