I’ll be on tomorrow, or in the next few days with a more complete postmortem, but I wanted to give you a little info on my day, etc.
First, I had a full 19 hour day on Saturday with wedding related stuff to do for a family member who got married up north, then I spent 15 hours driving back home today, including an hour changing a punctured tire on I95. After I got home I watched the entire game. I’m clearly exhausted. But, I felt it was important to say this before I really delve into this team, this season, and what we need to do going forward.
This season was a resounding success.
This was a team built to be a 4-8 seed. This was a team built not for this year, but for 2-3 years from now. This was a team who overachieved by such a massive amount it hid from our eyes the glaring faults this team has. No power play, no heavy shooter to fear, very offensively challenged in terms of creativity and puck possession, etc. They masked it with grit, determination, passion, and hard work. For that I salute them. I love this team. I love the way they played. I love the heart they showed, and I think the future is INCREDIBLY bright for this club going forward.
I also think, that changes are going to have to be made. They don’t need much. But they do have needs.
I will detail everything in the next few days after I catch up with work. I’m also moving next week so if the full writeup isn’t up in a few weeks it’s just because I’ve been overwhelmed with work.
Keep the faith people, I firmly believe this team will challenge for a cup within the next few years.