We take a penalty early and then follow it up with another.

We fall behind 1-0.

We have a few scoring chances but can’t finish.

For the most part, we throw pucks at the net.

Nothing is going in.

We sustain a decent amount of pressure for a short period of time.

We still can’t bury the puck.

The opposing team scores another, right after we blow a decent chance.

We throw more pucks at the net, by this time without trying to maintain puck possession. It’s the “shot mentality.”

Old habits die hard.

The Die-Hards…are dying inside.

Game ends.

The opposing goalie barely breaks a sweat.

We didn’t get the “bounces.”

The Hockey Gods laugh at our demise.

At this point, I could write a skit to each of our games and, with all the humor and hyperbole, I wouldn’t be too far off.

But don’t worry kids…all of our offensive woes will soon be fixed. Because…

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Darryl Sutter is coming to town
He’s making a list
And checking it twice
Gonna find out whose gritty on the ice
Darryl Sutter is coming to town
He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been playing D
So play D for goodness sake!
O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Darryl Sutter is coming to town
Darryl Sutter is coming to town

YEAH!