Pretty amazing how much can change in one season
We don’t have any words and we know you don’t want to hear them. We understand your anger, your frustration, your sadness. Everything you’re feeling – we get it. This isn’t the ending we imagined, and certainly not the one we wanted. Thank you for being there the entire way.
The entire article would be me talking about how Katie Strang is the greatest person in the world and then trying to remember anything my intoxicated brain absorbed when @seangentille pulled me into the corner and gave me life advice for, like 20 minutes straight.
I don't think this is a foregone conclusion by any means, because injuries are now a concern for Shattenkirk. But what is the reaction going to be if he's a 35-point defenseman in Tampa Bay while Smith and Staal flounder?