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05-06-2007, 09:26 PM
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The definition of success

For years the Sens have been considered a team 'not built for the playoffs'. This persisted even after 2003, where we lost by 1 goal in Game 7 of ECF to the Cup winners..but we still maintained the 'choker label'.

So what will it take, xactly to finally shed the rap? Some say 'nothing but the Cup'. I assume that even if we push the ECF to Game 7 and lose, we'll still maintain our current reputation (after all, we did this in 2003, so what's different this year?).

If we boldly go where no Sen has gone before (ie: make it to the Finals), is this enough?

There are 4 possibilities:
a. Lose in Game 7 to Sabres, but still be considered a success;
b. Make it to Finals and get blown out;
c. Make it to Finals and lose narrowly;
d. Win the Cup;

Where's the threshold? Pick a to d.

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05-06-2007, 09:29 PM
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Scenario's:

1. win
2. lose, choking label re-appears, back to square one

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05-06-2007, 09:35 PM
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Losing to the Sabs in game 7 will never be considered a successful playoff. If they make it to the finals, I will be happy. If they win the cup they're golden.

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They have to make the finals atleast IMO

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05-06-2007, 09:40 PM
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I guess 'they' (Toronto Media) will be more than happy to toss the 'playoff chokers' until we reach the cup finals.

I don't know, I guess the way they go out will play a part in it. I'll be pissed if we lose in a hard fought 7 game series but more at the outcome than the effort.

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I just don't see how you can call "Eastern Conference Champions" chokers.

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It all depends on how we play. I have no rigid expectation. I just want this team to go as far as their legs and hearts are willing to carry them.

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Playing your hearts out = success, no matter where it takes you.

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I guess 'they' (Toronto Media) will be more than happy to toss the 'playoff chokers' until we reach the cup finals.


Don't kid yourself. If we are swept or blow a 3-1 or 3-2 series lead in the finals, we'll be labelled chokers by the media anyway. The question is whether we will care at that point. Personally, I'll be proud of them as long as they go down fighting, which I think they will. Having come this far, however, I sure hope they can get the job done.

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Playing your hearts out = success, no matter where it takes you.

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