What's this? A winless road trip? Fourteen consecutive road losses? Injuries upon injuries? Don't be so down. The weekend beckons. And it could be worse. [Ed.: Oh, stop it, you liar.] No really! It could be! We could have:
- A dead-man-walking coach throwing his stars under the bus.
- A coach quitting during intermission. (Oh, Jagr, what next in your career?)
- Our club's finances being pored over in apocalyptic terms. (Wait, bad example.)
Spiraling losses when your club is expected to win. (Requiring group therapy, even).
- An earthquake during the game. (No damage; just smooth play-by-play.)
Plus, if you're a blogger, at least you don't constantly have to spell Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, of Russia's Chernyshev Division. (Apologies to any Neftekhimik-blogging Lighthouse Hockey readers.)
If that's not enough, if your blood still boils, try the "Five Easy Steps for Reducing Fan Rage," which a reader posted at fellow SBN site Pension Plan Puppets. Have little ones at home? Read to them as Leafs fan Heroes in Rehab does (just switch out "Islanders" for "Leafs," "Garth" for "Brian," etc.)
So gather 'round. We can get through this. We know the fisherman isn't coming back. Milbury neither. Relax. Have a nice weekend. Maybe we'll draft a superstar in June.