It Is What It Is, So Now What?
After going .500 in a self-professed “must win” series of games, the writing for the season is no longer on the walls, it’s written in stone.
And that’s pretty sad.
We all have to mourn a bit for the loss of the season, after what most believed would be at least a repeat of last seasons 5th place finish. For us Sens fans this is really new territory, yes the team missed two seasons ago, but it wasn’t already over by this point.
So now we face almost half a season of near futility. Near futility.
In some ways, this may provide blessings in disguise;
1. I for one have lost the ability to watch the Senators simply for the single-minded purpose of entertainment. It has been about winning, if not down right dominating, games. Now, with the pressure off, I can just watch the game. No doubt I’ll still get frustrated at poor play, but, this brings me to disguised blessing #2.
2. The draft pick. After years of having to hope to select a sleeper (with far too many failures along the way), the Sens can now possibly land a legitimate elite forward prospect.
This leaves all of us diehards facing the big question; win or lose?
Last night, in the game vs Calgary, I was furious at the lack of push back in period number 2. But then I remembered “the pick”. I was upset about the current play, but glad for the big picture of another loss.
Cue the comeback, cue the confusion. I was so happy with the effort in the third, but after Mich potted the second Senators goal, I was seriously conflicted, do I want the win, or the pick?
Like with anything in life, I want them both, and that is what will be the most difficult thing to accept, you can’t have it all.
So just maybe that was the perfect 2010/11 game. Reasonably entertaining, some good spirited play, and a loss.