Thank you for finishing the season with that push, Wings. It was incredible and exciting to watch and a playoff to remember. You brought it down to the wire and I can’t believe it’s over.
There’ll be a time for a post-mortem on the season and because there will be some negative comments in that, it’s not now. Right now, I’m proud of this team for not giving up down 3 games to none. So many things to be hopeful about came out of this series even with the disappointing end: Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk, Nik Kronwall, Henrik Zetterberg. There’s plenty of reason to look forward to next season already.
I had a ton of fun watching the team this year with the Twitterati and you readersâ€”thanks for your interactions and for being such great fans to learn from.
To the Sharks, I have nothing to say except that I hope the Canucks utterly destroy you. I don’t remember ever having less respect for the team that beat the Wings in the playoffs, except perhaps the 2007 Ducks. It’s still choking if it happens in the third round.
I don’t know that I’ll do a write-up on this game. You know how it went. I’ll put up some comments on the season in general at some point, but I’m not going to lie: playoff eliminations take the wind out of my blogging sails.