I don't think it's short-sighted so much as it's just emotion. When the team is playing poorly and people are upset, it's easy to believe that the team is just bad, rather than a good team playing bad. Now that they are playing well, it's easy to believe that this is the team we signed up for and how they will play every game (because we want them to). But that isn't reality either. It's a long season and there will be ups and down. And the fans will be up and down as well.
Well there goes Nail.. But if we can SUSTAIN winning and really be a Cup threat, I am all for it.
As for Sauer being the anchor back there, yes you are right. Along with Girardi, and McDonagh, and dont forget the absolute HEROIC EFFORTS in HENRIK LUNDQVIST.
Our defense would look like GARBAGE if Hank wasnt playing superb hockey.
Its funny. 6 games ago people were saying this is a bad hockey team, our defense sucked without Staal.. Now we turn it around (on the back of lundqvist) in 5-6 games and we suddenly become locks for the 4-5 spot and contenders for the cup. Then they say our defense is so incredibly awesome.
Lol. I love short-sited fans
With all due respect to Hank... He has been good (not Heroic) this year. Make no mistake, this is all about the team defense that Torts has this team playing in. Heck, even Biron looks like a Star when he is nets behind this defense.
This is what makes this an interesting team that can really compete in the playoffs.
Great team defense, one of the best goalie tandems in the league with Hank as the #1 goalie and a good enough offense.