It's not so much the award I'm talking about as much as it is the fact that we have an elite 21 defenceman and one of the better coaches in the league. Two things which would not occur if we were to "suck all year".
Absolutely not. Last season was a full year of misery, life's been pretty good this year. Even if we don't make it, it's 2-3 weeks tops of any emotional distress.
we'll just have to agree to disagree.
I'd hate to come this far to collapse and miss. It would sting.
If we were out of the playoffs all year, missing wouldn't be as surprising or hurt as much. Especially when its what we were supposed to do.