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10-29-2013, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeedDemon View Post
Just wondering here ........ with the Preds horrendous outing last season and their lack less than stellar performance so far ... is this the end of Barry Trotz??

Yeah the team lost Suter to free agency. Major blow. Their current Blueline is even worse with only 3 guys with NHL experience and one them is still injured. They look to be without their goaltending is also in jeopardy (experience wise). The 20-goal scorers are most likely a thing of the past. They look to be in good shape right now but if 6-1 bashing they took at the hands of the blues is only a sign of things to come how much will Poille and the fans put up with ??
Prior to the beginning of the year, if you were asked if being in the middle of the league in points, and by middle I mean the top half of the league (we were 15th yesterday, haven't looked this AM) would you have considered it a success? Especially after factoring in losing Josi, Fisher, and now Rinne for multiple games?

As a fanbase, we have to come to grips with reality. It is nice to want and to expect to boatrace everyone and have shutouts every game, and score 10 goals a game and have no mistakes from the bottom pair and hat tricks from the 4th line, but that isn't this team.

Anyone who expected us to be higher right now isn't being realistic. A few fortunate bounces we could be, but a few fortunate ones we didn't get we could be hanging out with Buffalo in the cellar.

And one last thing about that beating by the Blues---40 mins of that game we were ok. A 10 min meltdown caved the roof in. Also, it was the 6th game in 10 nights. That is brutal. I am surprised they played as well vs Minnesota and Winnepeg earlier in the week. Watch, they will have legs again after a few days off.

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