Making everything better
Gravy…let’s be honest, it can make a meal so much better, or just sort of…be there. It’s versatile (can go on Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, etc.), but it doesn’t always enhance the meal the way you’d hope it would. The thing about gravy is, you never know what kind of gravy you’re going to get. It won’t make the meal any worse, usually, but it also isn’t guaranteed to make it better.
For better or worse, the gravy for the Predators is Ryan Johansen. We pay top dollar for him, hoping he will be the difference maker on the top line, but lately it isn’t a guarantee. Are we going to lose games because of Johansen? I would say no, not necessarily. But is he going to deliver and be the piece we need to get the dub? That is harder to predict. Like gravy, you never know what Johansen you’re going to get on a given night. It can be frustrating, but still – a crucial part of the meal, even if he (it) underdelivers.