: Post-Game Talk:
End of Season Discussion
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05-25-2013, 07:25 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York
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Not sure if there is another thread on this, if so it can be closed or merged.
Well it ended with a whimper, but lets not forget this was a team that was out of a playoff spot towards the later stages of the season. We had a top defenceman down for half the season and all but one playoff game. Our top two paid forwards combined for 2 goals in the playoffs, we had a stone age, inept coaching staff and we still made it to the second round on the back of our true leader Henrik Lundqvist.
I hate to say this, but I'm not even that upset right now. Obviously there was lots of pre season talk of how good this team could be with Nash Gaborik and Richards, but the way we played in this shortened season led many to believe there was still a way to go before we can give Lundqvist his cup.
Lets see what happens in the post season. Richards buy-out? Torts fired? Depth signings? Who knows, but this is a team that has won 3 playoff rounds (albeit all in 7 games) over the past two seasons, maybe this team is on to something
The team that went to the ECF is vastly different than this years team, and this years team narrowly avoided a sweep in the second round. Good on them for beating the Caps but that's not what a cup contender does.
I really dislike being the debbie downer, especially considering some of the cheery denizens of HF, but I don't think we're onto much besides some vastly talented individuals- the team itself is not contending for a cup, though.
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