Every end of August brings the excitement of the opening days of NHL camps everywhere. The smell of the freshly zamed ice, the first cut made in the ice by the powerful skates of NHL players. But, when camp opens everyone makes predictions. Now I understand they are just predictions but come on people, are they really necessary?
Predictions for the new season start after the first time teams have set foot on the ice, and most of the time the predictions favor the persons favorite team. I understand that everyone wants their favorite team to win the Lords Cup, but when is enough enough?
Enough is enough when you have Ranger's fans saying the forwards alone will score 250 goals. Enough is enough when people make predictions of teams wining the cup. Those teams probablly will not even make the playoffs.
I amd a Flyer's fan and have been my whole life and even I get excited when the new season is about to begin, but even I do not go running my mouth saying we have the cup this year. I simply get excited look at the talent and watch the season unfold.
I leave you all with one last question. If our predictions meant something, then why play the game?