As a fanbase, we are probably the most pessimistic and jaded bunch. We hate all of our players at one point or another, and give up on our team after every loss, only to watch the next game.
I just think that after 60 some games we have seen what we have. And it's a collection of decent players, most playing well below their capabilities near every game. Why would we suddenly expect that to change tonight? Suddenly MacT is going to get through to them or inspire them?
We are still fans and will watch the games, we just won't get excited beforehand or expect to win or see effort.
A newbie will score, our powerplay will look better but still go ow-fer, and Cherry will criticize an entire continent.
We win in spite of 20 turnovers at the offensive blue (a frustrating habit lately).
I am more concerned with the turnovers at the defensive blue line. MacT has ingrained into the team to always make the simple play(off the boards and out), which means all a team has to do to beat us is to keep forechecking us hard, and we will always throw the puck away off the boards and out so their d-men can recover it, which means we never have possession. Rinse, repeat until final buzzer.