this off season has been for some fans rather dull,boring and oh so lack luster. And for other fans,with all the canes players going over to europe to play does cause more than a few eyebrows to raise. In looking in .Here at Canes Country and while still getting used to new set up ( which still give me a headache plus as i still think and feel that SB nation & nuelion still sucks dirt and i'll not into why at this time) things have moved along. Sure it has been more quiet than normal but hey it and many of the regulars are still here. Like & with any team the fan base is the heart of that team. And i being somewhat older than many folks here i can and will say the following...In the last 3 -4 seasons I see the canes like many die hard Chicago Cubs fan see the Cubs..where their mantra has been .."Maybe next year...maybe next year" . Yet we of the Caniac Nation know as hockey fans are not as patient & long suffering as the hockey gods in heaven above are..as sadly we still have the commissioner from the toxic waste site from Oakland & we still have on paper a good looking team but as pointed out still missing (yet again) some consistent lower 6 players who can score regularly, harass the heck out of the other team while staying out of the box &have fist of steel to break noses,jaws with one or 2 licks so everyone will know that the canes are not to messed with and walk on eggs within a mile,or go out of their way to avoid any physical contact with the canes like they were lepers... yes all of that was overkill of what we don't have yet. But i said all of that to set a mindset. sadly that mindset has never really & totally materialized,as we see on teams like Boston,Philly,& other notable teams known for being bullies and having thug filled rosters.
So we,the fans take what the team & management offers don't we? Not that we are a bunch of masochists or are cubs fans in drag, but we do so because we have the confidence that to a player ( with rare exception) they ALL give their absolute all. And if our favorite players can do that,should we all be willing to do the same ? Yes being a mediocre sucks..as no team makes the effort to start out or end up that way do they ? Well neither should we, the fans .So and now that for some year round school is back and for the rest school is just around the corner..as summer/off season has gone by all too quickly. So are you prepared for what the Canes/Checkers have to offer ? If not,what are you waiting for ?? like to Boy scout Motto says..Be Prepared !! even if it is or would be just like last season...but instead of saying maybe this year...how about we say This is the year !! After all what have you go to lose ?? be safe out there folks ..be safe !! Go Canes !!