I have to admit, I'm seriously starting to consider selling the tickets I have for the Rangers game next week (on the glass seats since I only go to 1 or 2 games a year since I live 2,500 miles away). I live and die by this team, but I don't think I can stand the pain of another half-assed effort out of these guys. If they don't want to play 110%, I really don't want to watch.
I swear at this point my daughter could play better than these guys (and she's all of 3 months old).
I'm at the point where I say blow it up completely and rebuild (again!). Horton, gone. He's dogging it once again. Actually, the only players I'd keep at this point are Booth, Frolik, and Weiss up front (maybe Soupy as well), Ballard, Boyton, McCabe and Scratch on D, and both Vokoun, Andy in net. Everyone else is expendable and should be since they sure as hell aren't playing like NHLers.
Don't forget Allen for next season. I think we could do a semi-blowup because our prospect cupboard looks as good as it ever will be.
I have a feeling Vokoun or McCabe could be moved within the next year and a half if the team continues to play like they have been.
McCabe isn't going anywhere, neither is Vokoun.. Who need to go are Horton,Bo,Dvo,Zednik,Pelt and Murphy. I don't think I am going to the game against the Rangers because its hard enough sitting through the games,but the way this team is, it's going to be painful after we lose, and we will!
Bouw and Horton, our "franchise cornerstones" back in the day both suck. Olesz......healthy scratch. It's sad because the kid has some talent but really doesn't do all the much with it offensively at all. Looking a little stupid now when you look at his longterm deal. We didn't need to do that. We could have signed him for one year and made sure he could prove himself as a legitimate player worthy of 3 million.....and we can't just say it's a rough patch. Unless he's on those tears he seems to go on here or there, he's relatively useless offensively. It may be just our team though, because it's entirely possible that with his horrible linemates, he's not able to do much.