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What did I see? What did you see?
Did you see the aggressive team that played against the same team Saturday?
Did you see a team that brought out the and grit of every teammate to fight to the end?
Did you see the intensity by the team to energize each other and the fans?
Did you see the hustle going back and forth on the ice?
Did you see a team that Drake Berehowsky, would be proud of?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you clearly didn't see the same game I saw.
A team, who on Saturday, went from nothing but hustle, played a game that was anything but hustle. Many fans noticed, and they made sure that this team knew it. I understand that not every possession is to set up a slapshot, but going around in circles, always making passing the puck like a game of hot potato doesn't set you up for anything but a turnover. I get it, teams have bad days, goalies get (shudder) cold streaks, and the other team used the past two games as motivation and laid a powerful offensive on this team.
If this team is to become successful and live up to the legacy that the name on the front of their sweaters hold, then they got to use games like Tuesday night, and make it their rock bottom. They got to go and find a way to instill mental toughness that lasts not 20 minutes, but 60. They need to rectify the flaws that have been killing them all season now that other teams know how to capitalize on that flaw, and capitalize big on it. They need to do this now. The next weeks will be on the road, one against the league's best record, and the other against the defending Western Conference champions and then to California.
"We want to win now!" The management does, Coach Berehowsky does, I'm pretty sure the players do. Now to show it on the ice, then we can all be thankful to have team we can support and not let us down like that again.