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Rangers, Canadiens knock out Panthers: David Booth scores late ...

There are 132 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 9, 2009, titled Rangers, Canadiens knock out Panthers: David Booth scores late .... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The Panthers ' hope for the playoffs ended 30 minutes after they had won. They watched it shrivel away on a pair of laptop computers.

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Since: Nov 08

United States

#125 Apr 12, 2009
Potvin wrote:
<quoted text> At 41-41 they should feel every bit as much winners as "losers". And their best season in a long time. The team improvement is evident. GO PANTHERS!
All teams that miss the playoffs have the same fate. What do you get for being the best of the worst? NOTHING but the worst position in the draft rotation ... making it as hard as possible to improve on your lot the next season. And since we know we are losing our top talent from this season; and our prospects of picking up fresh talent are very small .... you will NOT see an improvement next year.
Potvin

Pompano Beach, FL

#126 Apr 12, 2009
Numbers_Guy wrote:
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All teams that miss the playoffs have the same fate. What do you get for being the best of the worst? NOTHING but the worst position in the draft rotation ... making it as hard as possible to improve on your lot the next season. And since we know we are losing our top talent from this season; and our prospects of picking up fresh talent are very small .... you will NOT see an improvement next year.
Uhh, you said that last year and you were dead wrong. I think its safe to say you'll be wrong again.

Since: Nov 08

United States

#127 Apr 12, 2009
I said last year, that they would not improve this year? Let's say I did.
I was right.
They still missed the playoffs, which is all that matters. And they didn't improve their draft position, either... They actually fell back quite a bit.
But I'll go ahead and state that even by your soul criteria for success (points or wins -vs- the prior year); this team will have fewer wins, and score fewer points next year.
Guaranteed.
Mark

Pompano Beach, FL

#128 Apr 12, 2009
Numbers_Guy wrote:
I said last year, that they would not improve this year? Let's say I did.
I was right.
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If you dont know that 93 pts is higher than 85 pts then maybe its time to change your name.
Louie

United States

#129 Apr 12, 2009
Mark wrote:
<quoted text> If you dont know that 93 pts is higher than 85 pts then maybe its time to change your name.
Panthers improved this season, there is no question about that. They had an exciting season and came very close to getting into the playoffs.
Now, where do they go from here? That's the real question.
Offense needs improvement. That must be the goal in the off season.

Since: Nov 08

United States

#130 Apr 12, 2009
Mark wrote:
<quoted text> If you dont know that 93 pts is higher than 85 pts then maybe its time to change your name.
Of course 93 is higher than 85 but what difference does it make? They overachieved, but still didn't make the playoffs, and their only prize for finishing 17th in the league is the worst possible draft position of non-playoff teams.

You can say that means they had a better season, but to most of us, that is the worst possible finish to a season a team can have.

After 8 straight seasons of missing the playoffs; and after 12 YEARS since they last won a single playoff game; the fact that some fans are still willing to accept and apologize for another year of futility totally blows my mind.

This team may have sucked less that last year's team, but it still sucked. Why's that such a hard concept to grasp?
Potvin

Pompano Beach, FL

#131 Apr 13, 2009
Numbers_Guy wrote:
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Of course 93 is higher than 85 but what difference does it make? They overachieved, but still didn't make the playoffs, and their only prize for finishing 17th in the league is the worst possible draft position of non-playoff teams.
You can say that means they had a better season, but to most of us, that is the worst possible finish to a season a team can have.
After 8 straight seasons of missing the playoffs; and after 12 YEARS since they last won a single playoff game; the fact that some fans are still willing to accept and apologize for another year of futility totally blows my mind.
This team may have sucked less that last year's team, but it still sucked. Why's that such a hard concept to grasp?
25 wins sucks. 41 wins is far from it. Watching the team compete hard every night and being in the playoff run at game 81 provides plenty of excitement to real fans. Not to mention the BEST Panther team in years. I wish they made the playoffs also, but If you cant appreciate the improvement in the team I feel sorry for you.

Since: Nov 08

United States

#132 Apr 13, 2009
If you can't appreciate this year was a fluke and next year will be much, much worse, I feel sorry for you.

Since: Nov 08

United States

#133 Apr 13, 2009
Also, "best Panther team in years" is really saying much, is it?

Since: Nov 08

United States

#134 Apr 13, 2009
^isn't
Potvin

Pompano Beach, FL

#135 Apr 13, 2009
Numbers_Guy wrote:
If you can't appreciate this year was a fluke and next year will be much, much worse, I feel sorry for you.
Uhh, you said that last year and you were dead wrong. I think its safe to say you'll be wrong again.

Since: Nov 08

United States

#136 Apr 14, 2009
I did NOT say that last year. You're a liar AND an idiot.

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