Well, to be honest I've only vaguely thought about this blog a few times since...well, the last post. I was so carefree, so happy, so...hopeful. Then everything came crashing down. I didn't think it could happen again, I didn't think it would happen again. You know? The crushing defeat was like a blow to the head or an Exacto knife to the heart. I'm not just being dramatic because that's how it felt. Sitting in section 314, row 9...seats 1 and 2. Bear Hat activated. We were up 3-0. Three to nothing. And then...we weren't. An epic collapse, a choke, whatever the headlines said. The fair-weather, pink-hat, bandwagoners could say whatever they wanted. But that night in the Garden, I truly believe some hearts were broken. Or at the very least, cracked for awhile. That's why I couldn't face this blog. I didn't want to relive that 60 minutes.
Last season was the definition of a rollercoaster ride. The ups and downs provided some shortlived thrills and cheers; but ultimately ended in nausea and sickness. The reason for that was the consistent inconsistency. (Not to mention the inability to score goals) This summer felt long. Too long. I've waited impatiently for the puck to drop on the 2010-2011 season.
I can't make any sort of predictions now..because it's clearly way too early for any of that. All I can say is...I'm excited. I'm ready to put last season's debacle in the past and turn the page.
Lastly, I will ask some questions to be answered later in the season.
-Where will Tyler Seguin fit in?
-Has Tuukka permanently secured the number one spot in net?
-Will Michael Ryder score a goal?
-Will Blake Wheeler not fall everytime he touches the ice?
-Will I miss Dennis Wideman?