Colorado Rockies 1976 Posted November 15, 2022 Author Share Posted November 15, 2022 10 minutes ago, SterioDesign said: i understand being upset in the moment. But i personally don't quite understand how so many fans let themselves get SO angry over 2 games. When to me it was so obvious that the team was a team with new guys, new coaches, new systems, etc etc and that it would take some time to get all on the same page. Context is always very important. Plus well the team was getting their chances, the puck was just not going in. We could see that and just see the mistakes that a team learning a new system would make. Again, 7 years of rebuild may appear long when every year your only measure of success is "did we make the playoffs or not". But in context and what we started with in 2015 (almost nothing) and looking at the depth, prospects, young core and team we have now.I dont know... to me it's very impressive. And we got very lucky and dare i say we cut corners in our rebuild by winning the lottery twice and drafting guys like Bratt. For the first like... 5-6 years. We were simply not going to get any big free agents. So rebuilding was systematically going to be a long process. Plus our low risk high rewards potential moves almost all didn't pan out in the early years. Plus we mostly built through the draft... and through 7 years of drafting... considering that most prospects take up for 3-4 years before they even make the team or have an impact... and that we only get 2-3 who could actually project to make the team every year from past drafts.... again, in context it's pretty normal it took this long. And i'm not even going to get into injuries from last year. With decent goaltending last year. its very possible that we could have had the year we're having now last year. So really im quite satisfied with this rebuild personally Without this becoming a big debate...sometimes fans get emotional in the moment. That's all. After so many ugly losses the prior several seasons, starting off 2022-23 with two more was a breaking point for many... @MB3 just reiterated this. It happens. You're rather unique in that you don't seem to ever have a breaking point, and are more willing to accept losing for many seasons than most fans. Not saying that you'll just accept endless losing seasons and of course you want to see things turn around, but even more patient fans (I consider myself one of them, really) were finally starting to lose it. In a lot of ways we've actually been on the same page in that I agree that we (really, just about all of us) knew this was not going to be a quick-fix situation. I had no issues with the Devils not trying to make a big splash in UFA until landing Hamilton. I've also mentioned the luck factor with the lottery wins (and the selections...we know the Devils aren't in this position if they pick Nolan over Nico). I do think they've shown very little resistance in punting seasons...I do think there's minor tweaks they could have at least attempted last season (and I think nASS absolutely could've been canned in-season), but that's water under the bridge now...really was only so much that could've been done, given the slew of goaltending issues...and of course Jack missing extended time twice. I think it took a year longer than expected, but we're here. I'm enjoying the hell out of this. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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