A letter to Darcy

Dear Darcy,

Did you have a troubled childhood?  Were you forced to go without because your family didn’t have? 

I am beginning to think that while other kids were eating pickles at school, you were eating stale cucumbers bathed in vinegar for two days.  How else can you treat this team like your personal vegetable garden in order to save money?

Do you realize their is a trade deadline today?  Did the NHL forget to send you the memo?  Or have you been around long enough have they asked you to move your desk several times, and now your just wandering around the basement trying to find your stapler?

Everyone else is getting better, or at least trying to.  Your goaltender just won a silver medal, hell he almost won the gold.  Did you ask him what he thinks?  Are we going to be forced to watch two more players wave good bye as unrestricted free agency comes and takes them off to greener pastures because your too cheap to pay a UFA, or to stingy to trade them away? 

Sometimes you have to screw the pooch to get better.  Screw the pooch Darcy, screw the pooch.  I know its not your style because it is probably how you made it through high school, but get off the wall and find a dance partner.  Trust me, the hockey, it will get better if you do. 

You could start with a goalie.  You could follow it up with toughness.  You don’t have to sell the farm (team) to bring in someone for a rental, or hell, even grab something for a few years.  Do you think Pittsburgh is going to be a basement team for giving up a prospect and Skoula to bring in Ponikarovsky?  I don’t think so.  Are they going to be better headed into April, you can bet your ass.

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