3 years, maybe you could say 4 if you want to stretch a bit. Some might even say 2. Some might even say it's just prep work for the real rebuild that won't truly start until Pav and Hank are gone. We were still one of the best teams in the league in 09-10 and 10-11. Only slipped a little in 11-12.
That's a scary thought, but that's likely the correct answer.
Kind of surprised that it could be 4-0 ... a real possibility. Oh well, more butt hurt that we didn't take care of business when we were up 3-2 cuz Montreal could have been an easy out.
As I said in previous pages, how do you know Montreal would have been an easy way out? We don't score goals like Tampa Bay can. And we didn't own Montreal and Price the way Tampa Bay did in the regular season. Other way around, in fact.
I just wanted to watch two more weeks of playoff hockey and witness an original 6 matchup. That's what I'm most butt hurt about.