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12-29-2003, 05:42 AM
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Take a step back...and smile

Look at the standings. We are 3 games above .500 over a 1/3 into the season. We have played 11-12 rookies. And even without those rookies, we are still one of the youngest and most inexperienced teams in the league. We were supposed to be cellar dwellars looking up on Columbus. We were supposed to be fighting for Ovechkin. Now look at us. Up until Pitts latest purge, we were last in the league in payroll. We are in the thick of the playoff race, and we have so much room for improvement. If we cure our PP woes, we'll be in great shape for the final 40 game stretch. So let's all sit back and smile at what our team has done so far. No team has done what we've done considering the expectations/payroll/percieived talent.

Congrats Preds!

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Errr.. what he said


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Smokey, well said. As our team gets better, our expectations grow disproportionately. Sometimes it's best to stop and look at how much progress we have made and then focus on how much farther we want to go.

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I have been more impressed with the Preds this season then any team in NHL history. Trotz may get coach of the year if we make the p*******.

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to steal a line from Jim Mora...

“P*******?!! P*******?!! You’re talking about the P*******?

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Well said. Let's not forget the Preds stregnth of schedule, 10th hardest in the west, 17th overall in the NHL. from here

I'm so happy of the hard work the team has put into the season so far, go get em guys!

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Shameless bump for the Preds

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make that SIX games above 500

but uh..doesn't matter..because uh...we're moving to winnipeg soon


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it's mean giving false hopes to those canadians, they really get their hopes up, and they just go crashing to the ground.. I guess they have nothing better to do..

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I don't begrudge the Canadians, and in particular the people of Winnipeg, wanting to have a team. But I do have a problem with some hypocritical viewpoints about lack of support here when that is why the team left in the first place. The Preds have been around 5 years with hardly a sniff of playoff hockey, have had if not the lowest payroll then within about 20 funnel cakes of the lowest. And are a non traditional hockey market competing with one of the most succesful NFL franchises in that same 5 year span, in football country. And yet they draw similar numbers.

WINNIPEG JETS. * = post season appearance

Season Games Attendance
1995 - 1996 41 11,314*
1994 - 1995 24 13,013
1993 - 1994 42 13,131
1992 - 1993 42 13,545*
1991 - 1992 40 12,990*
1990 - 1991 40 12,933
1989 - 1990 40 13,106
1988 - 1989 40 12,725
1987 - 1988 40 12,681
1986 - 1987 40 13,593
1985 - 1986 40 13,694
1984 - 1985 40 12,979
1983 - 1984 40 12,399
1982 - 1983 40 12,936
1981 - 1982 40 13,383
1980 - 1981 40 13,265
1979 - 1980 40 13,296
1978 - 1979 41 8,785*
1977 - 1978 12 9,159*
1976 - 1977 40 8,578
1974 - 1975 2 10,414*

Despite the naysayers like George Plaster ...et al.
Bring a winner to this town and it will be supported. Playoff tickets will be a huge ticket here. Perhaps Mr. Plaster forgets the first season of the Oilers at Vandy?

The media needs to get behind this team to build the energy these guys deserve. What's not to love about this team? Hard working, no name, hustling lunch pail hockey. I encourage everyone to find someone who has never been to a game and offer to take them.

In reality it is not the individual fans that are the problem, more corporate interest must come front a center. I think the hard core fans of the Preds are incredible......
it will just take outside interest to make people realize what they are missing.......or what they may lose.

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