Yeah, going into the season I thought the playoffs would have been a nice accomplishment, but the roster has gotten a lot better (Henrique, Zid, Poni, better 4th line, an improved Kovalchuk) and some teams that we thought would be a lot better in the East (Washington, Tampa, Buffalo) haven't lived up to expectations.
Now I really do think the team can win a round, maybe two - if they get the right matchups and are playing well going in.
But I just don't understand where the outrage is over each and every loss over there. They are pretty much in and aren't going to go higher than 5 and lower than 7. So other than officially solidifying their spot and playing well going in, there's not much to play for.