Now Gillis is super-patient and the fans are super-fickle (over-the-moon in Dec, down-in-the-dumps in Jan)
I think that's a bit of an inaccurate generalization. We know that you are an uber patient fan who will BELIEVE until the bitter end. But many fans were loving December but also saying that we'll see what happens when they schedule toughens up and we start facing the top teams down the stretch. There is a difference between cautious optimism and outright wagon jumping fanaticism that makes one question if some of these people are bipolar.
I for one always want this team to win, IF
they are good enough to get it done when it counts. If they aren't good enough then I would rather they not tease us, tank hard, and put us in a position to really stock up with talented youth, be that through higher picks or through the GM being forced to pull the trigger. We have our division championships, we have our conference championships, we have our President's Trophies, there is only one thing left, and that's ALL
I care about now. I still think the President's Trophy is something to be very proud of, the winner was the best of 30 teams for 82 games. The Stanley Cup means you were the best of 16 teams through a maximum of 28 games, and odds are that the team that brings it home was an average team through 82 games and just got a combination of luck and good play at the right time from depth players. However, it is the MOST PRESTIGIOUS TROPHY IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
, and it is high time we see the Vancouver Canucks name engraved on the side of it.
But for all we know, Canucks play like December down the stretch and Gillis looks like a genius for his patience.
I hope so. But I think it unlikely.....and so do you if you really care to be honest with us.