Poor Angry Eyebrows! He never really had a chance. Last year at this time we were expecting him to be the new CHRIS DRURY for goodness sake. Everyone was freaking out about how Drew Stafford was clearly our future captain and savior. We expected too much, and the poor dude cracked under the pressure.
Obviously things didn’t work out very well for old Staffy last season. When he wasn’t injured he was skating around listlessly, invisible except for when Lindy was singling him out for his suckiness. I believe my main complaint about him at this time last year was that he seemed “cocky”. I was terribly wrong about that. Drew Stafford really does not seem cocky at all. In fact, he seems quite the opposite. I’m worried about his mental health and his emotional well being. Staffy is making me feel all maternal and protective.
This season I pledge to be as patient and supportive of Drew Stafford as possible. With tender love and firm guidance we can rehabilitate him. All is not lost in Staffy’s case. If we can stop the cycle of low self-esteem leading to lackluster performance, there is still time to turn him into an effective NHL player. He’s far (far) from my favorite, but I still believe in him.
You can do it big guy! *two big thumbs up and a wide (possibly fake) smile*