Vegas over rated

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  1. trellaine201

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    Mediocre start. Always felt they had almost everything go right last year. This year is different and I believe a bubble team to make the playoffs. Back to earth.
     
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    I picked them as a bottom 5 team before the season.
     
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    Yeah I don't get it.

    They sliced through the west last year no problem. 12-3 in the playoffs. What's different?
     
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    cookiefest nothing matters anyway.

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    They're still likely to make the playoffs because the Pacific is hot garbage.

    Funny thing is last summer competing for a playoff spot two years after you come into the league would be considered a huge step for a new franchise's progression.
     
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    They are barely 10 games in.

    They have played 6 of their 9 games vs the east.

    They are 2-0-1 vs the west.

    Their #2 defenseman is suspended

    They have 73 games to prove you wrong.

    This site is the dumping grounds of those hot takes and small sample sizes. Relax.

    20+ games in is always the point were you can start to see where the teams will seperate the good from bad. The Canucks are #1 in the pacific have been playing really well and finding ways to win. Horvat will be a Hart candidate and must mean they will be a playoff team this year.....please. just wait.
     
  8. HanSolo

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    Still haven't played ten games yet and we need a second thread about how Vegas isn't dominating this time around.

    Also who around here is overrating them? Seems the majority of people couldn't wait to proclaim them an illusion/fluke.
     
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    Last years team blew up the expectations for this team. We forget its their second season in the league.
     
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    Imagine a team being written off because of a 4-4-1 stretch in January without their #1 D available...

    I do think a bit of a fall was inevitable, the perception between being an expansion team and being a Stanley Cup finalist is different and teams are going to be more prepared to face them this year than they were early last year...but it's way too early to say anything about their contender status right now, especially when their #1 D isn't available.
     
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    Funny how the narrative has changed from "unfair expansion draft team with all great players" to "they suck like we all knew already."
     
  12. HanSolo

    HanSolo Vegas Strong

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    Lol exactly.

    Doesn't matter what this team is doing, people can't wait to **** on them. We might as well call a spade a spade. People hated the expansion location and haven't stopped being bitter about it.
     
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    You sure about that record?
     
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    Uh, yeah. Vegas was 12-3 against the west in the playoffs last season.

    What am I missing?
     
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    I love when people are wrong for an entire season and then come out of nowhere when they're "proven correct" 10 games into the next season.
     
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    Vegas over eated.
    Stuffed bellies too much Halloween candy.
    Silly Vegas.
     
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    They don't get the jump on everyone and they don't have to prove to everyone that they don't suck.

    I'd still consider them a contender despite the weak start. They just need to find their legs (and get Schmidt back).
     
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    Still too early to tell. I figure that they are a playoff team, we'll see.
     
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    How can they be overrated when a lot of people choose them as the team most likely to regress? I saw more people on this website call them a bottom 5 team than a cup contending one.
     
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    I don’t think much others had a different view then that lol
     
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    The reigning west coast champs are overrated... ok there champ
     
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    A lot of injuries and a suspension. If that settles down, they are top 2 or 3 in Pacific.

    It's fun to jump on the team with every loss, though. I'm sure they made your predictions look bad last year, thus the glee at their rocky start this year.
     
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    I don't know that 3 point division lead the Canucks have seems insurmountable. Pacific is just too scary this year.
     
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    They're still really really good. It's not like they're losing every game
     
  25. HanSolo

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    Because even though we had the same exact thread last week, we needed to make sure people kept kicking the Knights in the kidneys once they lost again. I mean clearly they couldn't do it after they destroyed Anaheim. But the second they don't get two points out of Vancouver then it's "let's get'm boys!"
     

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