cprice12 wrote: DaDitka wrote:
cprice12 wrote:I would LOVE to see how this young team would play in the playoffs after getting swept in the first round last year. Let's see if they've learned anything.
I don't mean to sound as though I don't want to make it, I'm just not going act like the entire season is a failure if we're eliminated at any point.
I would consider this season a failure if we fail to live up to expectations...and making the playoffs was expected.
Those were YOUR expectations. (and many – many others)
My expectations were.....you saw the most offensive output you will see out of Backes and Oshie, DP is exceeding my expectations, they only ones truly letting me down (offensively) are Boyes and Bergie.
We had no business competing for a playoff spot last year (IMO), the planets aligned and now expectations are too high.
If you expected too much out of Paulie, or TJ, or Brewer, or Mason.....that's on you.
Everyone is permitted their own expectations..they are basically an opinion.
I said it at the end of last year, I said it at the beginning of the season, and I'll say it now.....making the playoffs last year was a horrible thing for this organization. Great for fans....but expectations were simply too high by media, fans, and even management.