thecoffeecake Posted October 16, 2017 Share Posted October 16, 2017 4 hours ago, Satans Hockey said: I know this was made as a joke but I actually feel this way too, it's funny to me in this day and age when it's been easier than ever before to watch 5 mins of highlights that the teams and league provide for free of the games if you are too busy to watch. A thing they have been doing for years now so it's nothing even new. Most people are glued to their phones and can login and post once a week/month at the very least and all of a sudden people are coming back out of nowhere cause the team has some good games... Lol. The bandwagon is always open though and we need all the fans we can get but it's still amusing to me. I mean, it was kind of a joke, but not without being somewhat serious. I've battled my own apathy about results of games and some of the day to day stuff over the last half decade, and yea, sometimes my activity here might dip, or come to a halt during the offseason (I keep up with everything, but honestly hate talking hockey in the summer), but even at my least active here, I post, like you said, weekly, or monthly at worst, and am still watching every game I'm free to watch. And yea, like CR said, the more the meaningless years dragged on, I might have been less plugged in shift to shift, but to lose interest entirely and jump right back on when things look like they're getting better, come on. Yea, the bandwagon is always open, and I would never discourage anyone from following this team, but especially for old fans who lost interest when we were bad and are coming back on board, it's like, we suffered with the endless misery of boring, losing hockey for years. We watched this team be one of the oldest in the league and finish in the basement, you can't get any worse than that. We watched Scott Gomez and Steve Bernier on the powerplay and thought where the hell is the light at the end of this tunnel. We saw what were average prospects at absolute best flame out, and the cupboard never get restocked. We saw the front office try to put together a competitive group by signing Clowe, Ryder, Jagr, Cammalleri. So, in summation, yes, I want everyone in the fold. I've been screaming about how this organization has refused to ever make a real attempt at growing this fan base, so I'm not going to tell new and returning fans that they're not welcome, absolutely not. But, we'll have the satisfaction of having lived and died with this team through some of the leanest times possible when this group does breakthrough. It just won't be as sweet for the people who came and went when that next banner gets raised. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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