It's the damn truth. A very honest assessment of the team vs the Capitals.
I missed the game but didn't flinch when I saw the score. I don't know if there was any booing tonight (I'm going to assume there was), but it's a lot easier when you can accept this team is not very good, not for a lack of coaching, not for a lack of effort, but because of a lack of speed, skill, talent, whatever....
Bad teams don't get booed every night by the home team after a loss. Fans shouldn't buy a ticket expecting the roster out there lately to be a good one. When you see the 12 forwards out there tonight, don't even expect a goal.
Last year, I'd post 20-30 times a week (it felt like), about this roster move and this player not on this line, but right now it's clear it doesn't matter. No one is going to move the middle much. This team is not good. And for now, that's okay.
Last year, we also knew that no matter how good or bad we did, we weren't changing our draft position. This year, with what's being hyped as the best draft since '03, the draft is huge.
I cannot stress how much I would love a 2nd 1st rd pick this year. I'd consider trading one of the outgoing UFAs along with perhaps Gelinas in order to get even a low 1st rd pick. Say Jagr+Gelinas for a ~20-30th pick from a top team.