Yes, the results of a November game are meaningless. However, the way that a team responds to unfavourable results do mean something. When the same adverse tendencies rear their ugly heads in April it's far from meaningless. You said the same things last year early on and look what ended up happening in the playoffs. Last nights response was a sign that perhaps they can't handle adversity. They tend to fold under pressure. Chicago certainly appears to be in their heads.
If something doesn't change you can bet that the result of this season will be similar to last year.
Again, there's no evidence that is what happened. They have a mediocre goaltending performance (then and now) and last year had a horrible defense, and purely on skill they got blown off the ice.
As for responding, there hasn't ever been a team that doesn't get blown out. I'm sure we will both lose and win after a blow out this year. None of this means anything about April. We will probably get blown out in a long playoff run, and might lose or win the next game regardless. There's no evidence that this isn't a tightly knit core. There's no evidence that AV is a bad coach. There's no evidence there's no character on the club, in fact many of our guys have been cited for it. There's no evidence they don't work and try hard, again many are cited for it. The only answer here is that fans are petulant and pretty lame. Ta da.
A boring game I can handle (1st period last night). But for almost the entire team to just plain GIVE UP once the game was 3-0 is inexcusable.
They were still playing. These guys don't GIVE UP and that you think they do is childish. Wah Wah.
These are valid questions that are usually answered over time (especially the coach question) and there should be room here for the debate.
Well it's a free country (and I believe a free forum) so any question is valid. The question is whether it's substantial? And no one here has anything substantial to draw on but their own little pout fest.
Maybe instead of calling other posters names and citing their observations as laughable you could come up with some more constructive comments and some solid arguments to support your stance.
The only name I called them (tempered in the post with how I actually do respect most our posters) is a "lemming" that was part of the argument. It certainly wasn't meant to be provocative as an insult alone. The point there was obvious, there are no arguments to support their stances, it's just pure hogwash. You're accusing me of lacking a solid argument? How about finding one first, seriously...
I would ask you pure conjecture, not based on anything at all, is that substantial? Yes, you can voice any stance you want as a fan, but that doesn't make your view credible. This thread is the absolute lowest of sports discussion (admittedly a pretty non-serious platform anyway) and is just venting on an emotional level about disappointment. I get that to an extent. But like I said, just use this same topic every time, because everyone just makes the same tired remarks anyway.