Here’s the thing Calgary Flames fans need to remember about a rebuild.
It doesn’t happen overnight.
It doesn’t even happen in a hurry.
Case in point, the Edmonton Oilers, who might have the best collection of young forwards in the NHL but have been rebuilding since Justin Bieber was a middle-school student and are no lock to end their playoff drought this season, either.
“I’d be lying if I said that there wasn’t times last year, and even this year, when you’re thinking ‘When is this going to end?’ ” admitted Oilers winger Jordan Eberle after Wednesday’s morning skate at the Saddledome.
“It’s been tough.”
It’s been more than tough. It’s been 2,483 days since there was a post-season showdown at Rexall Place.
Maybe that’s why Flames GM Jay Feaster, whose squad has already gone three years without a playoff berth and has essentially assured a fourth, is hesitant to even whisper the word ‘rebuild.’