I can’t even bring myself to rant. Losing to the Devils, an inferior team all season long and going out that pathetically effortless was such a gut punch I can’t form the words. Everyone’s to blame. Claude Giroux was god on skates against Pittsburgh, then he vanished like a ghost against the Devils. Ilya Bryzgalov completely shit the bed, meanwhile his replacement in Phoenix is making a great case for the Conn Smythe. Matt Carle can fall off the face off the earth as far as I’m concerned. Danny Briere’s offense came in spurts while his defense was consistently awful. Scott Hartnell barely showed up. Peter Laviolette got out-coached. Jaromir Jagr looked like a retiree. Wayne Simmonds and Max Talbot were invisible. The list could on. It was, in a word, embarrassing.
And now we have a whole off-season to see what stupid moves Paul Holmgren makes again this year on his own and what moves Ed Snider forces him to make. It should be interesting at the least.