Mad City Mike wrote:It is a hopeless situation for the Pens right now, but one they created for themselves.
Well, now, you are definately right. But, in the offseason, when they did make all those acquisitions, I would've disagreed with you. Hindsight is 20/20 in this case. If I offered you a defenseman who led the NHL in points the last time the NHL was playing, one of the best power forwards in the NHL the past 10 years, a consitent 30 goal a year scorer, and a guy you had won 2 Cups with in the past, I don't blame the Penguins for that. But, the fact is, right now
, you are right that they oversold themselves.
As for them being hopeless, once again, right now
, you are right. I'll offer you this perspective:
Expect the worst. So when it doesn't happen, you feel better.
What I mean by that is, you can think the Penguins are hopeless, now and for the future. But, once the slots licenses are awarded and hopefully the Isle of Capri gets one, all this hopelessness will turn into promise.