Re: One and Done
posted at 4/24/2013 8:33 AM EDT
In response to SoxFanInIL's comment:
In response to ipotnyc's comment:
In response to Bruinfaninnewjersey's comment:
6 games in 9 nights with a playoff spot already locked... how much effort would you give as a player or expect as a coach?
Well, then they should be adults and stop lying to the public about "we want to win the Northeast Division."
Admit you are playing "out the string" - there's more dignity in it.
I would like to pretend they know they would be embarrassed if they finished second and ended up playing the Rangers, so they are tanking games to finish 4th or 5th.
The problem is, this is the same gutless, fragile, pathetic excuse for hockey we have been watching since March. They aren't sharp enough to tank it on purpose... they are just legitimately this bad.
I think you're right about last night, pretty much right about the last couple months...but I think you're wrong.
It's basically the same team that's had a really good record for a few years now. If they are "legitimately BAD", it's impossible to do some of the things they've done. These guys didn't just magically lose their ability to play pro hockey. Jagr hasn't made them worse has he? I prefer to consider it a huge slump. If I didn't, I'd holler for wholesale change. I truly believe wholesale change would have far greater potential to accelerate the direction this team is in, rather than change it.