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Fans And The Off-Season

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!

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Topics: 2013 NHL Season, Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Nhl Stanley Cup

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  • Centerman

    Speaking of CBJ, if they can build on last season. If last year was no fluke. They might just be a pest for teams in the East. They have Gaborik and at some point they’ll get Horton going. The thing about Horton is he’s coming back from surgery and a new 7 year deal. Sooo, the Blue Jackets have Gaborik. He’s their sniper and he may have a 30-40 goal season. I find it Ironic they wanted Nash out of their conference and now they’re in the same division. Rangers got the better of both deals but both teams stack up very comperable now. NY is deaper but if Bobrovsky plays like last year the Jackets will be a tough team to beat and Paul Holmgren will be ripping his hair piece off his head.

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  • BullMoose

    So if Pittsburgh or Boston wins, they would be considered Cinderella?

    • Patrick Helper

      Boston no, But depending on how Pittsburgh finishes, and how their “stars” play there could be a case made for them.