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01-03-2007, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Tbboltfan4 View Post
Although I am frustrated by this team's play, im not complaining. Just remember, not so long ago, we were the laughing stock of hockey, and in professional sports. I definitely remember watching them play every game here in DC from 1999-2003 without NEVER seeing them win until game 4 of the 2003 playoffs aganist the Caps. We have been thru far worse than this, and if we could get thru it before, we sure can do it now.
It's a completely different thing when you are the laughing stock of the NHL and when you are 2 seasons off of a Stanley Cup. Yea, we've been through far worse but not after winning a Cup just a short time ago.
We, as fans, expect more and tolerate much, much less and we all know that if this team fails to perform this year then we will once again become a laughing stock. No one here wants that.

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