It makes sense that we're all going to see the ebbs and flows and in today's hockey world there's going to be some downs in exchange for the ups. Definitely it's good to see Portland having success now after that 2007-09 period that must have been a nightmare.
Speaking of Calgary and Portland, it'll be interesting to see what happens with Calgary's coaching situation this season with Williamson: his 2 year contract is up and has yet to sign an extension...does he earn a mulligan for last year's championship? Does he want to stay in Calgary? Does management think he's doing a good-enough job? There was a nasty rumour last night in the concourse in Calgary that Ken King and Kelly Kisio might have inquired about Cory Clouston after Ottawa fires him. Despite Calgary having a young inexperienced team this year, would they really lay blame on Williamson for this season?