|A resolution for the Vancouver Canucks: Put an end to the Roberto Luongo situation one way or another. (Getty Images)|
We at Eye On Hockey try to be optimistic, so we still (perhaps foolishly) believe the NHL season is going to start sometime in the very near future.
And since it's Jan. 1 and the time of year that everybody makes up a New Year's resolution that they might keep, we decided we would help out all 30 NHL teams and come up with some resolutions for them.
Boston Bruins: First and foremost, we will get owner Jeremy Jacobs a better PR firm. Based on the lockout, he could really use it. Everything can fall into place after that.
Carolina Hurricanes: We will open up the ice and let this growing roster of offensive stars go wild. We will not let Alexander Semin fall into the same old narrative about him being an awful teammate and a lazy player.
Columbus Blue Jackets: We will listen to everything that John Davidson has to say and hand him veto power over anything that Scott Howson thinks about doing. And we mean anything.
Detroit Red Wings: Simply put, it might be time to finally get younger. No matter how desperate we might get defensively, we won't beg Nicklas Lidstrom to come back.
Edmonton Oilers: We're getting that No. 1 overall pick again!
Florida Panthers: We will not deviate from the Dale Tallon blueprint, which includes not bringing in Roberto Luongo with his present contract. We will also bring back our loveable mascot Stanley ASAP. We'll also try to win a few more games in regulation and not rely on shootout loser points as much.
Los Angeles Kings: We won't stop being so damn smug on Twitter because we're awesome. We won't mess with the good things that we've got. We'll also make sure there's a seven-second delay when Jonathan Quick is doing any sort of public speaking.
Montreal Canadiens: We will adopt a slogan from Patrick Burke's equality mission: If you can play, you can play. Same goes for coach and general manager, language be damned.
Nashville Predators: Clear another organizational hurdle and finally get past the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. We'll also try to get Pekka Rinne an occassional night off so he doesn't have to appear in 73 games again.
Because people want to watch this. Well, we do, anyway.
Ottawa Senators: Fully buy into Paul MacLean's motto that you have to "score your way to the Stanley Cup." Also: Remind our fans that they're allowed to cheer louder than Maple Leafs fans who make their way into our own building.
Phoenix Coyotes: It's about time we're sold. Also, do whatever we need to do to make sure Don Maloney, Dave Tippett and Sean Burke remain happy. They've earned it over the past three years.
San Jose Sharks: Not get our coaching staff fired with another underwhelming season that has us having to fight for a playoff spot to the end of the season with a roster that is capable of so much more.
Toronto Maple Leafs: Three words: Get. A. Goalie. Three more words: Make. The. Playoffs.