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12-25-2003, 08:25 AM
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Most dissapointing team this year (so far)

What's the most dissapointing team so far this season to you?

Obviously some people will look at Dallas and Anaheim.

For me, I think it's the Columbus Blue Jackets. They are playing like garbage almost every night, yet I thought they were really gonna be something good this year. The aquisitions of Sydor, Marchant, and Letowski I was sure would improve this team, but no dice. Denis has been a bit dissapointing, I thought he'd be a bit more consistant by now.

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So far, Dallas... but they'll bounce back.

 
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So far, Dallas... but they'll bounce back.
Says who though?

But yes, Dallas by a rather rediculous margain. I expected a slow start, but not like this. Sens would be 2nd. Kinda expected the Ducks with their hangover..

Jackets? Since when were they deemed to even make the postseason? they were never a threat so they haven't suprised nor dissapointed me at all.

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Washington Capitals, when you have talent like Jagr, Gonchar, Lang and Bondra, you really should be winning more games than you are.

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Ottawa Senators or Dallas Stars.

I thought that this year, it would be the Sens year. It's not.

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Denis has been a bit dissapointing, I thought he'd be a bit more consistant by now.
How has Marc Denis been dissapointing? You want consistency?

Denis is *consistently* getting pummeled by more shots than any other NHL goalie.

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Washington Capitals, when you have talent like Jagr, Gonchar, Lang and Bondra, you really should be winning more games than you are.

But then again when you have guys like Doig, Boumedienne, Fortin and Berry covering your last 2 defence pairings, it's not a suprise...

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But then again when you have guys like Doig, Boumedienne, Fortin and Berry covering your last 2 defence pairings, it's not a suprise...
Please don't forget Joel Kwiatkowski.

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Easy....Dallas.

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But then again when you have guys like Doig, Boumedienne, Fortin and Berry covering your last 2 defence pairings, it's not a suprise...
Why did they ever get rid of Konowalchuk? Could never understand that move. Who did they get in return?

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Why did they ever get rid of Konowalchuk? Could never understand that move. Who did they get in return?
Bates Battaglia.

It was a salary dump...

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Bates Battaglia.

It was a salary dump...
Something tells me that won't be the last one either.

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Bates Battaglia.

It was a salary dump...
and Colorado's 1st round draft pick in 02....Jonas Johannson. Definitely not a salary dump

Kono and a 3rd for Bates Battaglia and Jonas.

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How has Marc Denis been dissapointing? You want consistency?
He hasn't been as good this year as he can be, though, porous D set aside.

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Ottawa Senators or Dallas Stars.

I thought that this year, it would be the Sens year. It's not.
You do of course realize that Ottawa is all of 6 pts behind last years pace at this point in time? Ottawa could have won 82 games this year, and would have still proven NOTHING, so I don't see why losing a few games (and it really isn't anywhere near as bad as people are making it out to be), proves anything either....

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caps got my vote, even though they never really looked great to begin with, i figured they'd be a bottom of the playoff picture about this time of the year, but a draft lottery hopeful? nah, never would have thought

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Aside from the aforementioned teams I thought the Oilers would be playing much better than they are now.

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Colorado. Even though they are doing as well as I expected them to do, and I did predict the injury problems they are having, I might once again mention...

When they signed Kariya and Selanne you might as well have given them the cup right then according to 90% of the posters here. It was brutal.

So for the Avs to not be winning their division, or even 1st over all is a huge dissapointment.


In my reality world of true happenings I think the Canucks are a dissapointment. Sometimes it isn't how many wins or points but how you got them. They Canucks are either going to blossom, or crash and burn big time.

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Colorado has fallen short of the mark, injuries or not, but I'd have to pin the tag on Anaheim. It's obvious that losing Kariya, Oates, and Stumpy really disrupted the chemistry on this team. That and Giguere has been ordinary.

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You do of course realize that Ottawa is all of 6 pts behind last years pace at this point in time? Ottawa could have won 82 games this year, and would have still proven NOTHING, so I don't see why losing a few games (and it really isn't anywhere near as bad as people are making it out to be), proves anything either....
Had they won all 82 games this year, they would have proven they are unbeatable, of course.

For me, Edmonton is a huge disappointment.

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Anaheim has been really disappointing. They are suffering from a serious case of Ranger-itis. Better talent doesn't necessarily translate to on-ice success. The Ducks are having problems finding a team identity and the defense has been horrible. I don't know if you can call it bad chemistry because there isn't a problem in the lockeroom. But the guys need to start buying into Babcock's system like last year. If the team continues to play like it has, the Ducks won't make the playoffs.

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the ducks...top end talent...average results.

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Washington Capitals, when you have talent like Jagr, Gonchar, Lang and Bondra, you really should be winning more games than you are.
I agree with this. They're pretty much the same team that made the playoffs last year, there's no reason for them to be near the bottom of the eastern conference.

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I agree with this. They're pretty much the same team that made the playoffs last year, there's no reason for them to be near the bottom of the eastern conference.
Commitment to defence is there problem I think. When you have Gonchar...and change, you don't really have a defence core that can match up to most clubs in the NHL. Though it is curious that the abundance of talent on some teams are underachieving so much this season.
Still, Dallas has to be the biggest fall from last season. Top of the conference one year, danger of missing the playoffs the next. Hatcher was a serious blow to the defence core, but they slightly made up for it in Numminen and the rest of the blueline should have been able to compensate. Besides, with the talent they have up front, they should be scoring more than one goal a game. That is seriously worrisome...I'm surprised more trade moves haven't been demanded by Hicks.

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For me it's been Ottawa. I know, I know they are only six points off of there pace from last year, but it's not just the wins and losses. They seem to be missing something this year. I think the team took the loss last year a lot harder than they should have and I just haven't seen the "desire" from them(save two or three games) to get to the next level.

NOTE: This is all based on personal opinion, and is not meant to defame the Sens or fans at all.

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