Where is the bi-polar meter?
I'm as pissed off as anyone, but last Friday, a lot of people around the NHL had the Blues as their choice to get to the finals and possibly win the cup. Skip ahead just 3 games, and now you guys are saying we'll miss the playoffs?
I know we've been awful the last two games (with our #1 goalie hurt BTW), but it's not like there are only 10 games left in the season...we've only played 10 flippin' games. Almost 80% of the season is left.
I'm just going to forget the last two and a half games. They were horrible and I don't care to dwell on it because this team is better than that.
The Blues weren't going to win 6 out of every 7 games. That was an impossible pace.
Yeah, we're 8 pts. behind Chicago, but they haven't lost in regulation yet...they're ahead of everyone by a nice chunk right now, and they'll come down to earth sooner or later. We're 3 pts. out of 2nd in the conference.
Ups and downs people. Every team has them, every year.
It's not about how many games there is. Has nothing to do with it.
The schedule is rigged towards a good chunk of inter-division teams. We lose all of those and our chances of making the playoffs are in danger. Three of these teams we have always had issues beating. But say for the sake of argument that we make the playoffs. Who do we have a better chance of playing, a division rival or someone else? And say we play someone else, say the Yotes or the Sharks, just for the sake of argument, we will end up playing a division rival somewhere up the pipe and I don't care if we somehow win the President's Trophy or not this year, the bottom line is when we run into that rival, we're going down.
The point is NOT to just make the playoffs. The point is to win it all. That's what they practice all year, that's why we play games. We're not competing for statistics or to say we make the playoffs x year or didn't make it y year, NO ONE REMEMBERS THAT. All they remember is if you won it all. Or not.
As it stands, we are the only Second Six team left who has not won the Cup. And for me that is unacceptable. It should be unacceptable to the front office and unacceptable to the management and this team. But they play like garbage and they have played like garbage and lulled at the times when they needed to play the hardest. These guys know what they're supposed to do and they do not do it. They won't do it to win a Cup and they don't even try. They laid down and died in front of LA last year. No effort. No nothing except for a Chris Stewart attempt to turn the tide psychologically and that is sad. And now we're seeing more of this display. Unacceptable.
This team will NOT do what it takes to win the Cup. They flat out do not care. And their play shows it. Yeah, we shot down Detroit in Game One, but tell me, you going to count a lame duck in as a skilled adversary for us? Is that where the true level of our bar is held at? Sure looks that way.