Bust out those chicken little hats, everyone, because the sky is falling. Four games in, a 1 and 3 record, and despite the fact that the Sharks have 78 games left to play, there is clearly no hope left. Yes, truly, the season is at an end, before it ever really began.
Now, if you rolled your eyes during any of that, GOOD FOR YOU! You posses a thing I like to call "sanity". Maybe even "perspective". No, not the 10 point Roman kind, but the psychological kind that lets you look at a situation and go, "Well, it could be worse. We could be Senators fans." Yes, you have mastered the art of learning to not panic when presented with a disagreeable conclusion based on a small sample size. (The sun will eventually go nova, you know. In like 5 billion years. Better start preparing!)
Look, we all know the season isn't going as we, (the fans), all planned after that AMAZING win in game 1, but it's still ok. Despite what the power rankings may say, the season ISN'T over yet. Hell, its barely started. Yes, the Sharks have ground to make up. A decent amount, given how few games they've played compared to the rest of their division, but it's not impossible. No one wants to see the Sharks get into a situation like last season, but we're not there yet, so let's not collectively lose our minds before it's really time to.
Let's see how the team does during/after this road trip. Nothing is carved in stone yet, so, put away those torches and pitchforks for now. Maybe use them for Halloween decorations instead, if you don't feel entirely comfortable putting them away yet. Take a deep breath, calm down, focus. Lets actually see what these Sharks can do before we write off their season. Sure, the Sharks aren't out of the woods yet, but they only just entered it.