Lets talk tanking

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  1. surf

    surf Wheres the Reggae?

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    ok I admit I'm older than most here mid 40's and at times its hard to understand our fan base on this forum.Can someone explain to me how some started talking tank the season after game 6 or 7? The facts are we started on a brutal road trip with a new coach and a new system with several key injuries.Is it just the younger generation way of thinking? There is a wise old saying..The cream always rises to the top..Think about it.
     
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    Ail Dear Friend Pape

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    Okay we get it, some people here have a hard time with their emotions. Does this really need a new thread?

    This happens here every year. Every single year. Can we all stop trying to be the most right on a message board all the time?
     
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    cuz we were averaging a 5 goal loss the first 7 games and we looked like total ****.
     
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    surf Wheres the Reggae?

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    But does 7 games make a season? Don't people take into consideration injuries new coach ect...??
     
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    The problem is you're trying to use logic to understand HFBoards. Here, a better frame of reference is mob mentality.
     
  6. Thirty One

    Thirty One Safe is safe.

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    Because people are overreactive to what they're seeing at the present moment.
     
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    surf Wheres the Reggae?

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    I am not trying to be the most right at all..Just don't understand why people turn and give up so fast? Its a marathon not a sprint...Mods if responses get snippy lock it..It was just a simple question on a night off




     
  8. Thirty One

    Thirty One Safe is safe.

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    Exactly. It's pointless as long as I'm here.
     
  9. Synergy27

    Synergy27 I only like it when it's dimed out.

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    Although premature overreaction runs rampant here, there is more to the tank talk than that. People, rightly, point to the lack of a homegrown superstar forward (or two) and compare that to teams that have recently had success and get worried. The Rangers are a good team but not a great one, let's not overreact in the opposite direction after this recent good stretch.
     
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    Why would I browse the internet if I'm not gonna be right about everything? pls

    I made a Suck Bad 4 Ekblad avatar after like 3 games so I shouldn't really talk, hah. Wasn't serious though.
     
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    Because all those posters, many of which were new to the forum, haven't yet realized nobody wants to hear them ***** and complain and make absurd statements about a team riddled with injuries 10 games into a season, all the while with a new coach and system.
     
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    HF Boards remind of the stock market. It's driven by 2 forces. Fear and greed. When things are not going well, look out below. When things are going well, the sky's the limit. There is no logic.
     
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    Especially the trade threads. "Sell!" .... "Buy!"
     
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    Was it premature? Well, obviously.

    But to be honest in regards to tanking I don't see why people think it is such an absurd idea. This team, as constructed, will most likely make the playoffs (assuming Nash returns relatively soon). But what are they going to do there? Get knocked out in the first or second round?

    I don't see this team having the scoring talent to go up against Chicago/LA /Boston, or Pittsburgh over 7 games. I don't see the Rangers as being *very* close to a cup. Last year was such a wasted opportunity. Imagine if Richards and Gabby were playing at the top of their game...

    I hope tanking isn't the answer, but this team needs more raw talent. If it isn't going to be drafted there needs to be a trade for a legitimate goal scorer who will be here and who is young.
     
  15. SnowblindNYR

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    We had no depth last year. That's one part that people that complain about the Nash trade get right. That team was going nowhere.

    Also, LA and Boston, don't have the high end talent either.
     
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    I don't get why people still find a need to state this team ain't doing **** 16 games in. It's like people were saying there's no way the Rangers get a good PP, not enough talent, there's no way that the Rangers can play anything that's not a Torts dump and chase, not enough talent. Turns out both of those things may be wrong (still early). We don't know how good or bad this team can be, it's 16 games.
     
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    People are immature.
     
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    aofhobon, pls

    I believe the 2009 or 2010 season people had tank avatars at one point, a significant number of them. :D
     
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    If we tanked and traded Henrik AFTER we sign him to a long term deal, do you think we can load up on prospects, picks and get McDavid and win a lot of cups? Lewt's do it guys.
     
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    Can you promise me right now they are gonna win a lot of Cups? If not I am not investing my emotions in to this.
     
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    People flipping out and screaming "tank!" are no more annoying than the people who come out and say, "Where are all the doom and gloomers now?" When we win a game.

    We're all ****ing annoying.
     
  22. Hire Sather

    Hire Sather Don't punt seasons

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    Not being a smartass but I don't think the OP realizes he is doing the exact same thing as those he is complaining about, just in a positive way instead of negative.

    Its nice to follow up 2-6 with 6-2, though.
     
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    we should just pack it in. Not only didn't we win tonight, we didn't even score a goal. fire everyone!


    oh, we didn't play? hmm, just get rid of Dorsett then.
     
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    It has nothing to do with HFBoards, NY fans in general are totally irrational when it comes to sports. NY fans are all about the flashy move, the big trade, the crazy move, whether it be fire a coach for 7 bad games or trading half our core for a player like Yakupov when the team is finally starting to gel and play well.

    That's why I have trouble talking to many NY sports fans, because they are totally irrational and don't seem to have the capability to put anything into perspective when it comes to sports and their teams. I've just gotten used to it and don't make a big deal out of it, because it'll never change, and it doesn't matter where you converse with NY sports fans, they're the same people wherever you talk.
     
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    It's basic human psychology. There are other things sure like the evolution of technology and it's role in instant gratification becoming so prevalent in society. The declining family structure which gives rise to selfishness and demanding unreasonable individual satisfaction. These are all things which decrease an individuals ability to appreciate things and to instead demand more while doing nothing to achieve more. This manifests even more so in sports because we have no control over sports and because they are really inconsequential so our selfishness and unreasonable demands have no real harmful effects. People can live out power fantasies and pretend that they are dictating how the men on the screen and behind the front office desks should do their jobs

    But this post seems to have certain delusions that people haven't been making these same exact demands of sports teams for decades which they have. How many guys woke up ion a monday to discuss why "this team will never win with Randall Cunningham" or "Buddy Ryan is too much of a hot head so the team should fire him and trade half the D". Same games, different names. People made these demands over life and death gladiatorial battles centuries ago. When you look at it in that scope it kinda seems lame to complain about nerds raging on the net. But then again just because we used to be worse this does not mean that we should stop trying to be better. But there is certainly a catharsis you get when you ream out a team for not doing well.
     
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