February 11th, 2013, 10:59 AM #11
I will panic when they are 20 games in and have only won 4/5 games. Until then, remain steadfast.
February 11th, 2013, 10:59 AM #12
I mean for as terrible/pathetic/lacking urgency/etc. etc. etc the Kings are playing...
@Col / L 3 - 1 / Other than Meltdown at beginning of 3rd, dominated that game.
@Edm / L 2 - 1 OT / Under 5 seconds away from 2 points instead of 1.
Nas / L 2 - 1 SO / Mostly dominated this game, one Quick save after Kopi goal away from 2 points instead of 1.
@Det / L 3 - 2 / Under 5 seconds away from 1 point, played well enough for 2.
Hell, I'd even argue that the 3-0 loss to Nashville wasn't a terribly played game. With the exception of the Chicago and Anaheim games, I don't think the Kings have been outplayed in any of their other eight games, and think that their record could be a lot better.
Granted, "not being outplayed" is different from outplaying or dominating, which I'd love to see the Kings get back to. And I have my qualms with certain players and these ****ing team-wide defensive meltdowns. But considering the clear bad luck this team has had, the lack of two of its three defensive defensemen all year, and its annual second half surge in recent years, I have no clue why people are genuinely freaking out right now.
February 11th, 2013, 11:00 AM #13
How about having a little more ambition than just squeaking into the playoffs?
February 11th, 2013, 11:04 AM #14
The only coach in the NHL who coached during the last 48-game season is Darryl Sutter. His team that season, the Blackhawks, had an 11-game winless streak during the regular season. They reached the Conference Finals.
February 11th, 2013, 11:07 AM #15
I came into this season very excited at the prospect of competing for the Pacific Title and being a sure-fire playoff team. It annoys the **** out of me that that isn't the case.
Originally Posted by C. Marshall
But who are you referring to, the fans or the team? If you are referring to the fans, this makes no sense, as our "ambitions" for what we want our team to be are the same as every other fan's of every other fanbase... 48-0 and then 16-0. If you are referring to the team, do you honestly believe that this is what the ambitions of this team are?
"They aren't trying" or "they don't care" are cute sound bytes, but do you guys really believe them? If you do, I'd seriously suggest finding another team. Who could blame you?
February 11th, 2013, 11:09 AM #16
The Devils were 3-5-2 after 10 games in the 94-95 shortened season, and went on to win the Stanley Cup.
Even after 30 games they were 12-13-5.
But yeah, these guys are playing good hockey, they just have to SCORE. And stop letting in soft goals.
February 11th, 2013, 11:10 AM #17
2nd to last place!!!!
February 11th, 2013, 11:10 AM #18
Also, it is time to panic. It's KFIT's Birthday. Happy Birthday KFIT!
February 11th, 2013, 11:16 AM #19
I'll pretend I didn't see this...
Originally Posted by USCKingsFan31
It seems to me that as though complacency runs rampant around here.
I'm no n00b, look at the join date
1. A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.
February 11th, 2013, 11:31 AM #20
So again, I'm confused.
Originally Posted by C. Marshall
I'm "complacent" because I believe that it isn't time to panic, for reasons I've illustrated pretty clearly?
I'm "complacent" because I believe that this professional sport that I choose to follow for fun and enjoyment should be something that I am generally positive about instead of negative and angry about because I have enough to be stressed out about in my own life?
I'm "complacent" because I believe that our team is trying and that the other team is trying, and that the other team is winning because they are getting some bounces and executing on scoring chances better? I should actually believe that all the Kings have to do is "turn it on" to win, and that they are making a conscious decision not to "turn it on"?
You act as if fan complacency has ANYTHING to do with the product on the ice. As if me sitting here watching the game on my TV tonight being "complacent" with a loss or REALLY FOCUSED ON WINNING is going to have any effect on the outcome of the game.
Trust me, if I could change the outcome of the game in our favor by doing some kind of ritualistic dance or something, I would do so gladly and even post it online for the world to laugh at and mock. But if being "complacent" means accepting that I have no control over wins and losses and just rooting hard for wins and hoping for the best for my team while understanding I don't actually have any affect, you win, I'm complacent. I guess raging on a message board is a less complacent and more productive alternative?