You can't but it hurts your chances of seeing real success. He can't afford a "Tank" to get top picks. He can't afford to spend to the cap to improve.
The Senators are completely spinning their wheels right now. And honestly, who can disagree with that? The attendance shows it. The fans don't take the Sens seriously. They do not believe Melnyk wants to do what it takes to win a cup.
I agree with everything here, but I didn't agree with the poster who said the fans have accepted mediocrity. Just because the team is spinning its wheels doesn't mean the fans are happy with it.
If I had a 'Leafs fans navel-gazing' parody account to promote Leafs hate, these are exactly the kind of posts I'd make.
So I am incorrect about Ottawa's situation in regards to their owner?
Sens fans agree with me BTW. The attendance is crappy. The have lost faith the ownership really wants to win.
It's funny to see you trying to spin this as Leaf fan arrogance. The comments about his cap hit were everywhere here before the trade.
No. They are doing the talking with staying away more than in other years.
Lots of reasons for that. Did you know a lot of government workers in Ottawa haven't been paid in quite some time?
Anyway, even if the building was full every night doesn't mean the team would be better. Bad coaching hires, bad drafting, bad trades and bad contracts to RFA' shave a lot to do with why Ottawa has been mediocre for the last ten years.
Phaneuf the player and phaneuf the contract are two different things.
When Phaneuf was in Toronto his contract is all everyone talked about. Yes I know he is not Ottawa's #1 Defenseman since he was playing as the #1 in Toronto, however I don't think that talk should change just because he is no longer a Maple Leaf.