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What is "Success" for this team?

View Poll Results: How far do we have to go?
Making the Playoffs was enough 2 2.90%
Make Round 2 (Win 1 round) 6 8.70%
Make Western Conference Finals (Win 2 Rounds) 36 52.17%
Make Stanley Cup Finals (Win Western Conference) 11 15.94%
Win The Cup 14 20.29%
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05-16-2012, 12:51 PM
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I agree with Hustlechuck, but not 100%. Trotz was outcoached, but I don't think we can blame him for not changing it up for Game 2. The Preds played a very good Game 1. They sucked in the dot, and lost the game behind a stupid icing that led to another lost faceoff. The only thing Trotz and the coaching staff could do to improve that performance, IMO, was get them better in the dot. That happened in Game 2, but the rest of the game fell apart. Guys missed assignments all night.

Otherwise, yep. Very successful off-ice season with regards to hockey operations, marketing, attendance, and wooing businesses. On the ice, I was disappointed. I'm over it now, but I was certainly looking forwards to what I felt was our best shot at going to the third round I've ever seen. Who would have believe me if I had said we would beat Detroit in the first round (in 5 games, no less), but then lose to the Coyotes (in 5 games)? Not many I'd imagine.

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I think any time you're in the Conference Final you had a damn good season.

Of course, the downside is, once you're this far, it's like "God it's right there, I can smell it" and then if it doesn't come it hurts.

That being said, I think this day and age with 30 teams, winning the Cup is so rare and so special that you really have to hold onto some of the smaller successes. If it's always gonna be Cup or bust then hockey is just gonna make you miserable.

Right now the Rangers are there, and I can smell that ****in champagne and I want it so bad it hurts my soul. And if it doesn't come to be it's gonna hurt for awhile, but some time in July I'm gonna wake up and be like "you know...we had one hell of a season."

So I voted Conference Final.

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I think any time you're in the Conference Final you had a damn good season.

Of course, the downside is, once you're this far, it's like "God it's right there, I can smell it" and then if it doesn't come it hurts.

That being said, I think this day and age with 30 teams, winning the Cup is so rare and so special that you really have to hold onto some of the smaller successes. If it's always gonna be Cup or bust then hockey is just gonna make you miserable.

Right now the Rangers are there, and I can smell that ****in champagne and I want it so bad it hurts my soul. And if it doesn't come to be it's gonna hurt for awhile, but some time in July I'm gonna wake up and be like "you know...we had one hell of a season."

So I voted Conference Final.
2010 HABS ECF we lost it is a failure it is CUP or nothing to most HABS fans.

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05-22-2012, 08:59 AM
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2010 HABS ECF we lost it is a failure it is CUP or nothing to most HABS fans.
yeah well we arent the Habs.... if we had 100 years of history and multiple cups I would think we'd have a "Cup or bust" mindset too

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yeah well we arent the Habs.... if we had 100 years of history and multiple cups I would think we'd have a "Cup or bust" mindset too
Or feeling entitled to them because of history before many of them were fans.

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Or feeling entitled to them because of history before many of them were fans.
I had the pleasure of living through the 70s and loved every minute of it.

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2010 HABS ECF we lost it is a failure it is CUP or nothing to most HABS fans.
Well most of us -actually all of us- didn't live through multiple dynasties.

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Well most of us -actually all of us- didn't live through multiple dynasties.
I was born in '77, so I have lived through two (Isles & Oilers)

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I was born in '77, so I have lived through two (Isles & Oilers)


69 for me so I was born in a cup winning year for the HABS.

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