Henry Hank wrote:You are being the rational fan. It's irrational to think that nothing is wrong. I was giving them the benefit of the doubt earlier this month with all the injuries and the compacted schedule, but it's clear that the problem is that they're not working, not playing as a team, whatever. Something is wrong, as evidenced by the fact that they called a players only meeting. Now we'll see where this goes. My hope, and what I believe will be the case, is that they'll beat this adversity, begin their run back towards the top of the standings, and eventually be better off for having gone through this. But it has to start. If they keep loafing and repeating the refrain, they aren't going anywhere this season. Thankfully, there are still over three months of hockey left to be played.
You are right. As netwolf pointed out, I incorrectly worded rational for an overly positive type fan. I would then categorize the 3rd type of fan as a more rational type, such as myself.
Something is clearly wrong believe me. Through this past month I have tried to be rational from chalking it up to injuries and the thought that they will come around. At the same time I always realized what was wrong and have always been able to criticize the fact that there has been something wrong. I just hate when people say.."It's only December, give them time." They do this without admiting that a problem has occured. This would be the overly optimistic type fan. The fact of the matter is they aren't working, and haven't been for some time. That is a major problem.
I always enjoy your posts HH and have almost always agreed with your views throughout this season. You always recognize the Penguins problems, while still keeping a level head. It's nice to find people like that who don't automatically jump off the bridge.