I miss it badly! Just watching the euphoria in Vancouver last night plus all the pre and post game shows on CBC made it bittersweet but at least we HAD last year. What an amazing time it was, something I'll never forget, although I wish I could forget MFL giving up that final goal. Thomas reminded me of him on the first and last goals last night.
Sure I miss it, but I think this late season/playoff kick-in-the-ass will be good for the organization, and shake Holmgren from some of his thoughts and perceptions of this team's makeup (i.e. goaltending, etc.)
It's hard for me to even come on HFBoards any more. It hurts because I thought this was our year.
Yea, me too... I thought every game since the allstar break.. that they would get out of the funk... but as it went on and on... I didn't know what to think.
Then when the playoffs started.. I didn't really have a good feeling, and we struggled against the Sabres too much... I really didn't think we would beat boston playing the way we were... but I didn't expect to be shut out.
I miss only the first half of the season..that second half was torture. Nothing irritates me more than watching mediocrity....
Having said this, never really thought this year would be their year with the goaltending situation. Add an anemic PP, crappy faceoff percentage, injuries (mainly Pronger) and lack of buy in to the system and it was pretty obvious by the second half....