for all things Tampa Bay. For some reason I had this game circled on my office wall schedule. I want to Pens to absolutely destroy this team tonight. It'd be a great way to get back on track. But also...
I don't like the way the team was created. Barrie and Lawton tried to buy their way to instant success and they're refusing to accept credit for the trainwreck that everyone saw coming.
They consistently traded good defensemen away for garbage returns. They traded 2 defensemen for Andrej Mezaros, a dumb idea to begin with. They ran Dan Boyle out of town, etc.
Now, the team is in shambles, and everyone saw it coming but Barrie and Lawton. I hope the Pens shove 8 goals down their cocky throats tonight. I love guys like Ray Shero that have the old-school attitude. They come from a time of respect and professionalism that Barrie and Lawton will never know. The way they handled the Boyle situation, the way they threw Melrose under the bus, the comments they made at last year's draft that seemed cocky, the threat to sue Melrose over his Stamkos comments, etc.
I'm also slightly jaded that so many of our guys ended up there. And the fact that Malone needed that extra few Million to 'feed his family' just fuels the fire I have. Anyone else in the same boat?