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    Default Race for a playoff spot.

    I never thought Id be thinking about this, but at this point in time, we are in a race for a playoff spot, rather than trying to find the most comfortable place to be.

    And it doesnt help that the teams we are competing with are winning. Lethbridge and PA (both teams in race for 6th place) both got a point last night of course with Lethbridge winning in a SO, and as I type this Kootenay is beating CALGARY.

    No screwing around. We are going to have to play seriously or these trades will be beyond a waste of time. We could potentially lose half our roster after this year, and if we do so by missing the playoffs, it will look very bad.

    EDIT:3-3. Looks like they are going to get at least a point...
    Last edited by Some_Arrogant_Jerk; 01-15-2009 at 10:16 PM.

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    I don't think you have to worry. The Pats are a good team and just have to get back in the groove. Not saying they will go far in the playoffs but they will make the playoffs.

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    To be honest really, I dont think either of PA, Kootenay, Edmonton, or even lethbridge are better teams than the pats. I would compare them to the teams they were neck in neck with before the losing streak began, but I think we lost that priviledge after we dipped under .500.

    Right now, we stand at 45 points in 47 games. EDM has 46 in 48 counting todays game, PA has 47 pts in 48g, and Kootenay will have 47-48 pts in 45 games. Lethbridge has 47 in 46 games.

    6.. KOOT- 45g - 48PTS (distancing themselves from the pack now)

    7.. LETH - 46g - 47PTS
    8.. PA---- 48g - 47PTS
    9.. EDM---48g - 46PTS

    10. PATS - 47G - 45PTS

    Here is the remaining schedule, and we have a surprisingly low amount of games left to play.

    2009-01-16 Moose Jaw at Regina 7:00 pm CST
    2009-01-17 Regina at Moose Jaw 7:00 pm CST
    2009-01-23 Kootenay at Regina 7:00 pm CST
    2009-01-25 Regina at Calgary 2:00 pm MST
    2009-01-27 Regina at Kootenay 7:00 pm MST
    2009-01-28 Regina at Lethbridge 7:00 pm MST
    2009-01-31 Regina at Edmonton 7:00 pm MST
    2009-02-03 Regina at Saskatoon 7:05 pm CST
    2009-02-06 Edmonton at Regina 7:00 pm CST
    2009-02-07 Prince Albert at Regina 7:00 pm CST
    2009-02-11 Swift Current at Regina 7:00 pm CST
    2009-02-13 Regina at Moose Jaw 7:00 pm CST
    2009-02-14 Calgary at Regina 7:00 pm CST
    2009-02-20 Moose Jaw at Regina 7:00 pm CST
    2009-02-22 Regina at Moose Jaw 7:00 pm CST
    2009-02-24 Regina at Swift Current 7:30 pm CST
    2009-02-25 Regina at Calgary 7:00 pm MST
    2009-02-27 Regina at Kootenay 7:00 pm MST
    2009-03-01 Lethbridge at Regina 6:00 pm CST
    2009-03-06 Medicine Hat at Regina 7:00 pm CST
    2009-03-07 Brandon at Regina 7:00 pm CST
    2009-03-08 Regina at Moose Jaw 7:00 pm MDT
    2009-03-11 Regina at Prince Albert 7:30 pm MDT
    2009-03-13 Regina at Swift Current 7:30 pm MDT
    2009-03-14 Swift Current at Regina 7:00 pm MDT


    15 of the 25 games remaining are with teams that we are tied with/1 point behind right now. Most of these games we should be able to win. The key word is should...but thats assuming we play more consistant, and play more smart. If we dont get back into our groove, we will undoubtably miss the playoffs and thats one embarrassment I dont want to be apart of for reasons already mentioned.

    I can only hope that we step up to the occasion and make the best with what we got.
    Last edited by Some_Arrogant_Jerk; 01-15-2009 at 10:42 PM. Reason: Kootenay wins their game)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVE FOR FIGHTING
    I don't think you have to worry. The Pats are a good team and just have to get back in the groove. Not saying they will go far in the playoffs but they will make the playoffs.
    History would definitely back you up on that one. I know as much as you do that Regina is better than their record suggests, but I dont want anyone -especially the players- to underestimate these other teams.

    Though I still want to see Regina face the broncos for that proverbial tie breaker series. Would be exciting regardless of the outcome, especially since the pats will be looking for revenge this time.



    Looks like Kootenay won their game too. Calgary is useless.

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    If the Pats can get a couple wins this weekend, that should be a good start. The Pats should be able to take advantage of the Warriors this weekend, but I've read several random posts of the Warriors playing pretty good hockey, so it definitely won't be any push over me thinks.

    All I can really hope for a is good, physical game. After reading Rod's blog today, I have thirst for blood, which it would be nice if that thirst were satisfied. Not expecting anything ridiculous, but look what happened last year? The rivalry has calmed down considerably, then out of no where, we get a "bench clearing" brawl. Not much of a brawl, but it could have got bad.

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    Update on standings...


    5. SCB - 49G - 53PTS
    6. Leth - 49G - 52PTS
    7. Koot - 48G - 50PTS
    8. Pats - 49G - 49PTS
    9. EDM - 51G - 48PTS
    10.PAR - 51G - 48PTS


    Of course PA and Kootenay both get points tonight....and lethbridge will likely come back from the 5-3 deficit to make things tighter. Everythings always gotta be tough doesnt it?

    The game against Kootenay is just as important as a divisional game, and we are going to have to bring our A game on the road trip. Just maintain consistancy, because its going to be very close for awhile.

    EDIT: First Calgary, now Medicine hat. Nobodys helping us out here.
    Last edited by Some_Arrogant_Jerk; 01-21-2009 at 10:49 PM.

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    Being it is such an important game for both teams tonight should be a very good intense game!

    Go Ice Go!
    GO ICE GO !!!

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    It seems the Pats' race for a playoff position is heading in the wrong direction. Giving up 4 goals in the 3rd to the Ice doesn't really give off that 'pedal-to-the-metal' vibe. What's with this team?

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    Don't let PA into the post season.

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    Default This team is not going to the playoffs..

    They are just play brutal and cannot play as a team and the coaching is beyond terrible. Leffler also left this game i think so there goes the best player.

    These kids cannot comprhend the team concept...too many "I am the man" kids on this team. Derkatch can't coach defense first which this team should be playing. Obviously the Pats cannot play run and gun and win games with the D men pinching up all the flippin time. Most talent on a team thats going nowhere fast.

    Why the hell pull Rowat on the 1st goal on the 3rd? Was it that bad or what the hell...Ketlo comes in and gives up 3 more in first 4 minutes he plays..what a great coaching move that was Dale Dip****...just brutal...fire him now

    Is it too late to trade Teubert??? oh well he won't make L.A. next year anyways he can't skate with the kids in the WHL
    We may all have different opinions but one thing brings us all here...HOCKEY RULES!

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