I'm a rabid and avid sports fan. I always live by the phrase "the team is never as good as they look when they're winning, and never as bad as they look when they're losing". It's comforting.
But it's a lie. This team is EXACTLY as bad as they look. I want to say they're unlucky. I want to say they're a key piece or two away. I want to blame Parise for leaving and Kovalchuk for bolting but fellas it's been 5 years. This is a bad hockey team, in the midst of a bad stretch of years that's gone on longer than I ever thought possible. I was a season ticket holder for 9 years. A "bad" team in those 9 years was one who lost in the first round of the playoffs. Oh, how spoiled we were.
I don't have an answer. In fact, I don't even know the question. Last year we could point and say - "we are poo because we have no offense". Now what?
we are poo because we are poo.
I'm so sad.