Tyler Durden wrote: Avyran wrote:
Tyler Durden wrote:Oh, I admit I'm definitely spoiled. I'll definitely take this over what I experienced as fan just prior to the lockout year. Attendance was 8,000 unless the Avalanche was in town. The Igloo was like a morgue. The X Generation with Rico Fata, Konstantin Koltsov (the original #71) et al. But why is it not okay to expect more from this franchise now? Some of you are acting like we shouldn't have expectations.
Instead of that, it's have a bit more tempered expectation. You can't expect domination like there used to be. Salary cap + better quality teams (look at the freaking islanders this year) mean more upsets, struggles, and potential stumbling blocks.
Yes, I'm disappointed at not winning the Cup. I still believe we were the best team on paper. But you run into a team with an incredibly hot / good goaltender that plays strong defense, and well... anything can happen.
The loss sucks. But it's not the end of the world, and isn't worth going bonkers over.
It hurts because I root for the guys just as much as the logo and maybe that's my mistake. Although I don't know any of the players personally, I find it very easy to root for guys like Sid, Neal, Orpik, etc. Bylsma is a total class act and I like a lot of things about him. I wanted the team to do well. I wanted them to succeed for Disco but at the same time, I wouldn't be unhappy if a coaching change was made.
I'm going to mourn Fleury's departure (I'm crazy enough to give him one more chance, but that's the maternal side coming out).
I have Letang's sweater. I don't want him to be traded; I really don't, but I'm incredibly disappointed in him this playoffs.
I feel awful for Brenden Morrow, who left the only organization he's ever known and his wife and kids behind. His daughter told her mum, "It's OK, it's only a few months and he has a chance to win the Cup." Well...
I admit, I get attached to players. I mourned Stu Barnes leaving like he was my brother.