One for the Road

6 Apr

For some teams, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are about building on a season’s worth of experience.  For others, the post-season is about  forgetting how you got there and starting over.  Before we get to ahead of ourselves, let’s take a moment to appreciate the NHL teams whose seasons will end tomorrow.

Buffalo has been giving Caps fans heartburn for the last few months – I hurt the most for their fans because it was nearly us in their place.  A ton of respect to this team for the way they played in the last half of the season.

Winnipeg, the most excited place in the League, put on a good show and will benefit from realignment this summer.

Tampa Bay… I can’t talk about it.  Not seeing Stamkos and St. Louis in the playoffs after their ferocious post-season performance last year just guts me.  Stamkos for 60 would make it a little better.

Carolina struggled so massively in the first half, I hope they feel some accomplishment in getting where they did.  Intern Jeff Skinner can even have a few days off.

Bless Toronto and Montreal fans – they get angry but they never, ever give up.  Even when their teams don’t win, the passion of their fans make me jealous.

The Islanders have some blinding talent, I think they’re on the upswing.  They’ll have more to cheer about soon.

Bonus points for Sign Guy.

If your team didn’t make the playoffs, we’re sorry.  Enjoy the drama of the post-season without wanting to throw up over every goal, or adopt a team that would be happy to have your support.  Summer’s not that long, and there’s always next year.  Hockey fans never say die.

Western Conference, you’re coming up.

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3 Responses to “One for the Road”

  1. raedanda April 6, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Wow, Pants! What a wonderful post! 🙂 You’re awesome.

  2. Gemma April 6, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Thanks for the acknowledgement 🙂 Felt like you were giving the dead teams a moment of silence!
    Habs have done pretty well recently, not to mention their drought is about 2 decades old; Leafs fans, on the other hand, are running out of patience. I have never seen the fans this frustrated with this franchise and we have seen some tough times. This season was brutal and felt like a bomb going off in our faces. 😥

  3. Molly April 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    Love this post…sad, but sweet. The Habs are getting there. This is season was just a mess. Let’s just hope that Carey Price(Foxy Friday, anyone?)gets over his concussion.

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