I shrugged it off when Junland jetted off overseas.
I rationalized profit-taking when the biggest investor of the organization pulled out.
I scoffed at the ludicrous idea of the Blues being packed up and shipped out.
I'm having a hard time putting a positive spin on the guy, who many claimed is the best scout the Blues have ever had and the reason we have such a promising future, jumping ship and heading overseas.
I like to think of myself as a positive thinker. I like to think that one day I will be watching the Blues win a Stanley Cup. Hell, I even have a few grand stashed away for such an event, to be sure I have the money to get tickets. But, is this really all coincidence?
We are talking about 3 major pieces to a future Stanley Cup gone in the blink of an eye. I'm sure lots of people will say they aren't scared, we don't need to be worried, that I am somehow being a fairweather bandwagon fan, or stupid, or insert your own adjective.
Can Checkettes say no to Jim Balsillie if he comes knocking on the door and throws a couple hundred mil in his face?
Will Gary Bettman step in and help save the Blues like he did the Penguins and 'Yotes?
I don't believe in coincidence. If this isn't the time to be worried, when is?