Fool me once, shame on you,
Fool me twice, shame on me.
Fool me seven times? I've got to be a blithering idiot.
i couldn't have said it better than that myself.
as for how long it will take, i'm thinking about 3 years until we seriously start challenging for the playoffs, and maybe 5 until we can make some noise in the playoffs. but i do have a funny feeling that we'll finish with the same amount of points next year as we have for the past seven (about 70). if we know what's good for us, we'll challenge for Crosby.
I really see a deal happening for the Rangers to land a franchise prospect like Ovechkin. This could be a good deal for the Capitals too. Then we can dispell all the talk of the Rangers ruining the NHL by giving guys like Holik 45 million bucks.