I’m going through some kind of depression right now regarding the Habs and the NHL. Anger, actually.
About the Habs, seeing Dan Ellis deciding no and the team signing journeyman Alex Auld makes me more nervous than excited for the season to begin in the fall. You tell me what will happen if Carey Price has a terrible first ten games and they try Auld instead. Is that a pretty picture or what?
And the othe reason I’m feeling low is I see Andrew Ladd of the Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks now shipped to Atlanta and the dismantling of the Hawks continues. As I’ve previously mentioned, Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, Ben Eager, Colin Fraser, Kris Versteeg, and now Ladd are gone from the team, and if this is the way the NHL is going to work from here on in, I just may concentrate on hockey from other decades when it was beautiful and tough and teams had a chance to be powerhouses for a few years at least before players would gradually move on.
This Chicago thing has really bothered me and has caused me to re-examine a few things.
I’m depressed and feeling low right now.