Welcome to 2016. A new year is often viewed as a clean slate or an opportunity to start anew. Resolutions are made, gym memberships rise, and, for many, hope is revived where it had grown dormant.
American poet W.S. Merwin once wrote the following in his poem To the New Year:
our hopes such as they are
invisible before us
untouched and still possible
While the new calendar year falls in the middle of the NHL season, there are still plenty of teams who would like to start fresh, so that hope may still seem possible. While some teams may find success in 2016, your favorite team won’t.
Because your favorite hockey team sucks and all hope is lost.