Wake Me Up…
When it’s over.
I felt like saying that half way through the third, and feel that way about the remainder of the season.
Here’s the thing, the NHL, even with the disparity in teams, is a very competitive league. Losing your top 3 forwards, and number one Dman is an impossible challenge to over-come.
If it were for a game or two, sure, anything can happen, but over time, the players being asked to “step it up” get beaten down, tired, and dejected. What was once good enough to be effective is suddenly not even good enough to be neutral. What was once a night’s work, is now only half a game.
And for the Sens, there’s no real end in sight. Oh sure, there’s talk of players returning, but for the guys suiting up, it’s all but meaningless speculation. They still have to try to be what they aren’t, and suffer the humiliation of failing to prove otherwise.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, apart from luck, this team is in a death spiral. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll eagerly lap up my words…but, I doubt I’ll have to.
The effort and desire is there, but the skill is not.
It kills me to say it, almost as much as it kills me to watch it.
Come on boys, make me look like a pessimistic fool!