This week’s Tampa Bay Lightning fan poll: Managed expectations!
This season, Senior Columnist Clark Brooks will take the pulse of Raw Charge nation with a weekly poll about current or future events and non-happenings, for the sake of accomplishing not much, probably.
Back in November, we ran one of these polls and asked if the Lightning’s accomplishments to that point, a record of 10-2-2, with 22 points and in first place with a five-point lead over the Ottawa Senators, qualified as more than “a good start”. We received 300 votes and the results indicated a level of reasonable, mature and responsible optimism:
Now that we’re just over the halfway point of the season, it’s time to take your pulse once again. We want to know if the team’s performance so far, a record of 31-10-3, with 65 points and in first place with a twelve-point lead over the Boston Bruins, has met the lofty (or lowly, for those of you glass-half-emptiers) expectations you set for this team before the season began. Be honest; we’re not judging whether you’re a genius or an idiot (we’ll do a poll on that at a later date).
As always your input in the comments is welcome.
The Lightning have...
|Far, FAR exceeded my expectations. Because frankly, I thought they’d stink.||0|
|Far exceeded my expectations. Because I thought they’d be good, but not THIS good.||64|
|Exceeded my expectations a little bit. Because this is about what I expected.||21|
|Met my expectations. Because I’m a genius and predicted these exact results.||2|
|Disappointed me. Because I’m a crazy person and can’t believe they’re not undefeated.||2|