If this team was getting outworked up and down the ice, I would agree with you. They're not. But if our fans can't take being down 2-1 in a playoff series and want to sell their tickets to game 4 because they think this series is over, that's pathetic and says alot. We should all be estatic that we have gotten this far (if anyone would have predicted us making the Eastern Conference finals in September, they would have been checked into Greystone for psych exams).
Eternal optimism is cute, but as a longtime fan of the New York Jets, I have learned the hard way that that gets you nowhere nowadays in sports...what does one have to do with the other? Nothing, you are right. But it is in my blood to always think negatively, doom and gloom, pessimism etc. and this series, so far, fits the bill perfectly. The Devils are a FAR DIFFERENT franchise than my beloved Jets, but you know what, I have seen many a heartbreak at Giants Stadium and recently in Metlife that I can understand, from a strictly sports fan's point of view, why someone might cash out at this point in the series. Is it right? Maybe not. But economically and emotionally speaking, it makes sense.
Remember, I am GOING TO THE GAME TONIGHT...ok, so don't throw darts at me, but I am DEFENDING the people who can't swallow the cash and the heartbreak to sit through another 35-20 shot effort where we LOSE 3-0...I GET IT. Not everyone wants to sit through that, go through the pain and heartbreak, and sacrifice hundreds of dollars in the process...I am sorry, I just get it.