The off-season is a really hard time to be a hockey fan. Once the NHL Draft and free agency are over there really is not much to talk about.
Luckily the NHL season is just under two months away. This is the time of year when fans and teams alike are filled with hope, and the dream of winning the Stanley cup is very real. During the next two months every team “has a shot” at making the playoffs. Every fan can say this is the year, or now we have the missing players, or the ever so popular now that the coach is gone.
But, let’s be honest. Most teams still have no shot. Their front office may try to spin that they that they are better than last season, or the rebuild is going well. But fans know they still stink. For what ever reason PR departments, and GM’s think their fans are not really paying attention to what’s really happening. Let me be clear bout this. Hockey fans are smart, and most fans know the game. We have watched every move our team has made, and for better or worse we still hold out hope.
It doesn’t matter if you are a fan of the Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Columbus Blue Jackets, or the Chicago Blackhawks. You either expect to win, think you have a chance, or are just praying for something better than last season. Bottom line we love the game, and love our team. Here’s to next season!