Terry Murray is a brilliant strategist. If his simple approach to hockey and fixing what ails the team could be applied to your personal life and that of this country and the world, we would wake up each morning and rest our heads each night in utopia. Consider this…

Wife got you down? Your kid a pain in the ass? Switch out the wife for her sister and the kid for a niece or nephew. Boom. Excitement back in the bedroom with a new child and a fresh start.

Economy is going to crap? Put Obama in the vice president role, move Boehner to Commander in Chief (President Boehner…heh), Harry Reid takes the house speaker position and the federal government is a smooth running machine.

World politics has you concerned? Take a few billion Chinese, move them to Great Britain, take the British and dump them off in China. You have a few billion new allies while eliminating just as many communists. Piece of cake.

Team loses 4 in a row? Now 5? Keep shuffling those lines Terry. The defensive coverage, lack of team defense, turnovers at our blue line, nonexistent neutral zone speed, predictable cycling offense that only starts after the puck is stopped and complete failure to adjust while your “system” mandates the exact same conservative game with an F3 staying back, the forwards cycling endlessly and then throwing away the puck when all the point pass options are covered, whether we are up by 2 goals or down by 2, isn’t the problem. It’s all about finding those magical line combinations. Keep it up, coach. Pretty soon, Dean Lombardi may do some shuffling of his own.