What? You want to see the team win? Me too. However too many things have gone wrong for us this season (goaltending, injuries, etc.) that there's almost no point of trying to salvage the season. It sucks, but it's best for the team in the long term to try again next year. Last year was lots of fun, best time I've had watching this team in 7 years, but it just doesn't make any sense to try and make the playoffs this year.
Outside of Murray and Dumba, all of them look to be a bit of a project so it wouldn't matter that much.
Honestly. As great as this 4 game winning streak has been. Its means absolutely nothing if we dont take at least 2 of 3 games when we come out of the break against teams we are trying to either hop over or catch for a playoff spot.
Honestly the 4 games left on this homestand will pretty much make or break the season and determine if we are buyers(or neutral) or sellers at the trade deadline.
I hope you guys stay in it too if thats the case - two florida teams in the playoffs?
Ken Campbell will **** all over his keyboard and cry into his Habs Heroes book.
Originally Posted by panthersflames1
ya same one day soon both clubs will meet in the playoffs and a hell of a rivalry will be started.
Just imagine this guys. If somehow, someway both the Lightning and Panthers make the playoffs. Obviously the Panthers would have to stay solid to get in and the Lightning would need a serious ( but possible) run to get in.
Vancouver and Ottawa are the only Canadian teams in the playoffs right now. Ottawa isnt playing great right now and is slumping and I think is going to come back down to earth. They might fall out.
Imagine: FL and TB making the playoffs. Vancouver making it. There will be more FL teams in the playoffs than Canadian teams. Oh let the hilarity ensue.
I'm really liking the changes to the TBT Forum that Vinik has made. I think that it adds to the atmosphere big time. I'll always be partial to the cannon in Columbus, but that aside, I think the tesla coils are the best idea in the NHL. It's kinda cool.
I am disappointed the coils do not zap anybody on the ice. (Where is that Ovie gif anyway?) But that aside, it is cool. The organ setup is very nice. I stood in front of it in pregame and had a nice view of the ice. I wouldn't have an issue standing there for a whole game, either.
I would like to see it when it is all finished for sure.
I liked Oberg in the little we saw of him. Glad he finally got to play. Mikkelson is such a stud. SFY is some kind of wizard for getting him for Blair. All of our new guys have played extremely well in their roles and limited time on ice. I hope that when Pyatt and Shannon and Bergeron and Hedman return it doesn't screw up whatever it is the Lightning have right now
Also, that sequence in the 2nd where we kept the puck in the BJ's zone for like 2-3 minutes was absolutely amazing. Best hockey I've seen all year. And the Vinny to Marty goal was a real throwback beauty. Loved it. All-star break came at a terrible time.