posted at 12/14/2010 6:38 PM EST
In Response to LOL
[QUOTE]I've never seen these boards more negative than they are right now,and It makes me want to vomit. Here we have a team that is 2 points down with two games in hand for first in the division; has the best goalie in the NHL, has no concerns about aging veterans, has no major injuries, has no cap concerns, and (not to mention) IS SCORING GOALS! Remember all that off-season talk about if we could only score goals? Now we are 12th in the NHL instead of dead-last , 1st in goals against, and people are calling for Julien's head, bergeron to be traded... It's an embarrassment to see how Neurotic Bruins fans can be, you all need to f-ing chill. Spoiled little new england fans, why don't you go watch the red-sox buy their way to a championship, or watch the corrupt and imbalanced NBA teams "compete" for a title. It's one thing to like winning, but it's another to have a standard that is so high that success is only defined by perfection. By the way we are third this week in TSN power rankings. http://www.tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nhl/
AHHHHH THE SKY IS FALLING:?!?!?! HOW WILL WE EVER RECOVER?!??! "Just for some historical perspective, Tim Thomas has a 1.51 goals against average and .954 save percentage so far this season. The best GAA of the modern era was Miikka Kiprusoff's 1.70 in 2003-2004 and the best save percentage of the modern era was Dominik Hasek's .937 in 1998-1999. "
Posted by OlsonicCreations[/QUOTE]
I think the important question is WHY are people complaining when the team is doing so well?
Where is this frustration coming from?
1) When the team wins they *sometimes* seem to be working their buts off, I attribute that to coaching. With a team as talented as they are, the strategy appears to be outwork your opponent, it will work, it saps energy. I place the blame for this squarely on CJ.
2) The inconsistent effort, as awesome as pounding Tampa and the Flyers was, how do they (effectively) lose against the Leafs, and the effort against the Flyers round 2 wasn't nearly as good as we have come to expect.
3) I feel that the team is reasonably different than it has been in the last few years, Wideman for Horton and adding Campbell and losing Begin I feel made this team a lot stronger, yet we see the same sort of inconsistency as we did last year and the year before.
4) The lack of emotion, especially when you see it from other teams. I would say the Leafs "won" that game was purely by emotion.
It's easy to call people a bunch of whiners, but I think we should look at WHY people are whining.
Make no doubt that this team is a cup contender, but it is not a team that makes their fans confident.