TC, I get where you're coming from, I was feeling the same way before this game and before Backlund got injured. Now I could give less of a **** though. I have zero expectations come playoff time while Boosh is in net (that's as much a knock on Boosh as it is on the team in front of him since they just play like crap in front of him for whatever reason).
Being a blind optimist doesn't make you any more die hard than the rest of us, although I appreciate your enthusiasm.
There are many of us who are die hards that see the writing on the wall. And it sucks because we care, but we can't pretend someone is going to sprinkle fairy dust on this team and they'll magically make a run.
Yeah, they're not making the playoffs and feeling that way doesn't make you less of a fan. It makes you a realist and not a blind sheep. The current roster has about 15 guys who aren't worthy of the uniform.
If you really are a fan of the team, you should be angry, not supportive of these *******.
I Backlund comes back in time for the playoffs, assuming he played like he did today, then I have faith in this team being able to beat teams like NJ, Buffalo, Ottawa, and Montreal. Carter and Backlund should both be coming back for the playoffs around when they start so I guess we'll just see what happens.