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What would be a successful road trip?

View Poll Results: How many Points would be considered successful on this trip?
0-2 Points 1 1.37%
2-4 Points 0 0%
4-6 Points 1 1.37%
6-8 Points 12 16.44%
8-10 Points 36 49.32%
10-12 Points 18 24.66%
12-14 Points 4 5.48%
14-16 Points 0 0%
16-18 Points 1 1.37%
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10-03-2013, 03:54 PM
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I'm hoping we get at least 5 wins, but 6 is preferable. As long as we're at least .500%.

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10-03-2013, 05:02 PM
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Anyone who really thinks 12 points is a reasonable expectation for 9 straight road games--missing a top forward or two and as shaky as we were defensively in preseason I'm afraid is setting him/herself up for disappointment. 9 points to my mind would be very good. It wouldn't surprise me if we did less.

I don't think the Rangers as a team are quite up to speed with AV and his coaching staff's new way of doing things. I think we might suffer for that for a while. Having Callahan out for a game--two--three is not going to help and I think we can figure that Hagelin is not going to be playing until the road trip is over.

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10-11-2013, 02:48 PM
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Ok the first nine games away from home is rough...not to mention a new coach and system, and injuries to Callahan and Hagelin...although, to be fair, injuries are part of the game and other teams have them too. That's why you need depth.

That said, what would be your bottom line result for the nine games? For me, I think we need at least seven points...anything below that would qualify as a rough start. It would only be a start, I get that, but nine games is more than ten percent of the entire season....it cannot be a disaster.

Give me 3-5-1 before they return to the games played under the bridge, and I'll be satisfied. Anything above than that would be nice, anything less would put them in a hole early in the season.

What say you?
Well, this was my OP before the season and trip started....and while some of you were a little, um, OPTIMISTIC!, 3-5-1 is actually looking pretty good right now. As I said I had a feeling the new coaching staff, new style, etc., would be challenging.

Looks like Hank's adjustment to new pads, and/or his typical October slow start, Stepan trying to play himself into shape, the team spending like six months straight on the road, etc., are other factors I did not consider a week ago.

Let's keep this from becoming a disaster!

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10-11-2013, 03:47 PM
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I'm going to say making it back alive would be acceptable for me at this point.

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6-8 points given the circumstances is fine.

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10-11-2013, 04:41 PM
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At this point, after what happened in California, they would need to take 4 of the last 5 for this to be a sucecess.

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10-16-2013, 09:45 PM
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i though 4-5 would be acceptable on this trip. we are 2-4 now. win 2 out of the next 3 and we got what i had hoped for on a brutal trip. this is despite looking like an AHL team in 4 of the 6 games.

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10-16-2013, 09:55 PM
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If we can come home with 8 points, I'll be happy. Particularly given the way we started.

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If we can come home with 8 points, I'll be happy. Particularly given the way we started.
another "positive" thing is the division has gotten off to a horrible start too. ive avoided looking at the standings because of how horrible we started but we are actually tied for 4th in the division lol. devils havent won yet. washington and the flyers have been terrible.

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4 wins would be something to build on, next 2 games will really show something about the character of this team... great win 2nite,: great eam effort

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10-23-2013, 09:26 AM
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OK, so if we can beat Philly (who is in a shambles) and get a point in Detroit (or somehow do vice versa), we achieve my minimum acceptable goal of a 3-5-1 road trip. Anything less would bad.

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Espo said it himself, 5-4 is a good trip 4-5 is not so good.

<8pts is a bad trip, though at this point if they come home 3-6 I'd be happy.

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10-23-2013, 02:11 PM
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I don't see anyone who suggested 2-5 with a -18 goal differential through 7 games.

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10-23-2013, 02:13 PM
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I don't see anyone who suggested 2-5 with a -18 goal differential through 7 games.
That was my other option, damnit!



That -18 is beyond bad.

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10-23-2013, 05:00 PM
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I don't see anyone who suggested 2-5 with a -18 goal differential through 7 games.
By the time this is over, that may actually have been a better choice.

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I'm going to say making it back alive would be acceptable for me at this point.
Pretty much all I got too lirl.

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10-23-2013, 05:21 PM
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No injuries but the same record would have been preferable.

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10-23-2013, 05:29 PM
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51%+ Fenwick close and at least 3 wins is passable.

It is a pretty low bar, but I'm not sure how we'll manage 5v5 without Hagelin. Worst case scenario only the Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello line can consistently outplay the opposition.

Success: 53%+ FClose and at least 4 wins.

Number of wins from such a small sample as nine games is almost irrelevant, but level of play is important.
Bold = crucial.

A team that plays very well consistently will get lots of points.

We could have an aberration of a start, but if we stop with this massive stupidity from AV about playing Pyatt w/anybody, especially Kreider, and as a result, wind up where we should have been, with 2nd + 3rd lines:
Kreider -Miller -Callahan
Hagelin- Lindberg-Fast

trade some of the lesser pieces and try to get serious numbers out of our big guys, we could be a winning team with possibility of becoming a dominant club.

AV's system works but it requires SPEED. We need to lose guys like Zucc, who we like, but = too small to play def. We need to improve the rest of our pieces. But we really need to make the speed guys click together. Again:
Kreider -Miller -Callahan
Hagelin- Lindberg-Fast

Big improvement over what we have now.

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10-28-2013, 11:04 AM
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Ok the first nine games away from home is rough...not to mention a new coach and system, and injuries to Callahan and Hagelin...although, to be fair, injuries are part of the game and other teams have them too. That's why you need depth.

That said, what would be your bottom line result for the nine games? For me, I think we need at least seven points...anything below that would qualify as a rough start. It would only be a start, I get that, but nine games is more than ten percent of the entire season....it cannot be a disaster.

Give me 3-5-1 before they return to the games played under the bridge, and I'll be satisfied. Anything above than that would be nice, anything less would put them in a hole early in the season.

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Well, they missed my bottom line by one point...but somehow it seems so much worse than that. Did not count on SOOO many humiliating defeats.

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10-28-2013, 11:59 AM
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OK, so if we can beat Philly (who is in a shambles) and get a point in Detroit (or somehow do vice versa), we achieve my minimum acceptable goal of a 3-5-1 road trip. Anything less would bad.
HAHAHA! your vice-versa proved true!

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