I think that fans throughout every sport can relate with what I am going through right now... rebuilding. When I was a wee lad of the age of 5 The Nordiques moved here. I had expected them to kind of struggle at first like the Rockies. But they came in and did what the Nuggets and Broncos failed to do for decades... win a championship. Ever since then, the Avs have been one of the most dominant teams on ice, and even managed to hold on to a sense of success after the lockout. But like most of the high priced teams before the lockout got poned by the lockout (Kudos Detroit, I gotta admit, you did great in the transistion). But as an avid Avs fan, I am in uncharted waters. A celler team.
While it kills me to see this, I think that this could be good. What if my boys land John Taveres or another great prospect. It is a weird feeling becuase it will be the first draft where the prospect is more than just future trade bait for some superstar. While I know it will end, I just still can't believe that when I listen to the NHL draft, I actually have to be on time for the Avs pick.