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09-15-2013, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Our goal is to win the cup. That's the entire reason we went into rebuild mode. What MPS fails to understand, or maybe it's a language barrier, is that "Making the playoffs" is the first milestone on the road to winning the cup. And if you are unable to pass the milestones (Or in his case, contribute to it), then those milestones become bigger and bigger. It's like that with any job or profession. Toronto is the premier team to use as an example of a team completely satisfied with just making the playoffs.

The Blues' actual goal right now is "Making it past the 2nd round", something that haven't been able to do since 2001. They can have all the cup aspirations they want, and it's a good thing they're talking about winning the cup. But so are we. And to get there you first have to make the mother***in playoffs.
I think you are missing the point.

Paajarvi is talking about the culture in the room. After leaving a losing culture (a product of being on one of the worst teams in the NHL the past 5 seasons) it was a breath of fresh air for him to be around a team who is looking to contend...not just squeak into the playoffs and make some noise.

Its perfectly understandable and not all that surprising that this created enough of an impression on Magnes that he felt a need to share it.

Good for him...I am sure that being around a contending organization (something the Oilers are years away from being) is very exciting compared to the misery he has had to endure since the Oilers brought him over.

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