Re: 10 things we know a month into the season
posted at 11/4/2009 7:44 PM EST
In Response to Re: 10 things we know a month into the season
[QUOTE] 5. You can now tack on another year to the 37-year Cup drought. I don't care how rose-colored your glasses are, you MUST admit that this year's team has NO CHANCE of winning the Stanley Cup.
Posted by TryToBearIt[/QUOTE]
Look, I'm not going to sit here and defend the way the Bruins have been playing, no question they have been playing awful and if the playoffs started tomorrow (well we wouldn't be taking part) we would be in awful shape.
You used the John Smoltz analogy so I assume your a baseball fan. In 2004 the Red Sox were pretty brutal for a stretch longer than this one. They played sub 500 ball for a long time, and after they made the Nomar trade, for about 10 games things looked like they couldn't get any worse. I remember looking at my dad and saying "I can't see how we'll even make the playoffs at this point."
5 years of watching teams go through peaks and valleys has taught me that you really can't count out a team, especially in a sport such as hockey, after a small sample of what they can do.
So many things could happen between now and playoff time. A trade could be made, a few guys that aren't buying into the system might all of a sudden start buying into the system, perhaps an adjustment on the breakout or something like that.
The point is while it looks right now like this team is going nowhere but down, to say that there is no chance to contend for a cup is premature.
Again, I am not defending the Bruins play, don't give me this, blah blah blah apologist crp, but the Red Wings (up until last night apparently) have played just as bad as the Bruins, and you would be crazy to say that they could not contend for a cup.
Its just too early to make that call, you may be right, I personally think your wrong, but regardless, we'll all just have to wait, and see what changes occur with the players, system, and team.