From Dean Lombardi in November of 2010:

“I’ve been amazed at how many people have been behind (building through the draft) and a lot of people stuck it out. I’d heard L.A. was a bandwagon town, but a lot of people stuck by us when we weren’t that good. I’m happy for them, but we’ve got to give them a lot more. It’s been 44 years and they have haven’t won a championship. If any place deserves it, it’s this town.”

To Dean Lombardi, we write: This is your team. The one you wanted. The one you built. With your coaches. And an open checkbook from ownership. We have done our part. We have been patient. In April of this year, it will be 6 years of patience…with you. But I have another date for you. Circle it. March 19, 2012. It is the 9th anniversary of your termination as general manager of the San Jose Sharks.

Do you think you will make it to March 20 this season?

Do you think you deserve to?