The fact that the losses hurt me more than is hurts the players shows how big of a fan that I am and I expect nothing but the best from this hockey club and 4+ years without a Cup is long overdue in my books as we are not Leaf fans and thus deserve the best.
Ego much? Believe me, as much as you "hurt", the players are more upset. While you get to watch on your coach, they're doing all the hard work. This is a career for them; how well they do shows how well they are doing their job. Nobody likes being bad at their job, especially when they work day in and day out as hard as they can, in an extremely competitive, physically and mentally demanding atmosphere. Let me ask you this question: When the Red Wings win do you say 'WE DID IT!' and when they lose you say 'they lost'?
In regards to 'long overdue cup victory'...WOW...that is pretty much it. Do you really mean that or we you upset when you made the reply? That is an irrational expectation. Be amazed that the team has gone to the post season 21 years in a row. Most fans do not have the luxury of seeing their team compete after the regular season ends.