mband wrote:Levelheaded, your comments echo my sentiments exactly.
Cookie La Rue wrote:mband wrote:Levelheaded, your comments echo my sentiments exactly.
I guess we're all feeling the same way, right now.
Expectations ! Last year no one knew what this team was going to do. They started the season as an unknown entity to themselves and the fan base, not to mention the rest of the League. Many one goal games in their favour gave the team some confidence and of course Luongo saved their bacon on many nights.
Hard to fathom comments like "the Sedins hot streak has vanished". How many players get points every game of the season ?
7 games into the new season 3 wins - 4 losses.
Last year 7 games into the season 3 wins - 4 losses. Hmmmmm....?
levelheaded wrote: Yes, but given the success of the team last year expectations are increased.
levelheaded wrote: We shouldn't be on par with where we were last year, we should ahead of that as we are in the supposed 'elite' of the western conference.
Quite possibly true, but it happens many times throughout the year (and not just to the Nux). Saying that it's unacceptable doesn't change the fact that it happens.levelheaded wrote: Losing to bad teams is not acceptable.
levelheaded wrote: Furthermore, we haven't lost because we've been outplayed, it's because we've been completely outplayed for short stretches. That to me shows there is something inherently flawed with the team so far this season. I don't know what it is, but it's there.
levelheaded wrote: but I expect them to be point a game players, and your best players at least need to be a THREAT each night. They haven't been for the last couple of games.
levelheaded wrote: This is a team that is supposed to challenge for the northwest division title, not struggle to make the playoffs.
DonCherry4PM wrote: While I don't necessarily think that it is time to panic, I do think that there are some flaws in the team that are quite apparent and which did not seem to be there last season. This does seem to be cause for some legitimate concern.
DonCherry4PM wrote: One hopes that when a team keeps the majority of its players and makes no major changes that it will build off the successes of its last season - not start over again at square one.
smalien wrote:While I would agree that this team is not playing at the same confident level as the second half of last year, I question the expectation that this team would come out of the starting gate at the same clip it did at the end of the season.
smalien wrote:Again, what would be the expectation you are asking in reference to "building off the successes" of last year ? The Nux had a record of 37 - 19 from Dec to the end of the year. A clip of 66%. IMO that is a winning percentage that would be hard to duplicate.