Dear Lightning Fans,
From the people who know EXACTLY how you feel, sorry about your Bolts.
Well, as sorry as Red Wings fans can be about the Lightning losing. But trust me when I say, “We know how you feel.”
Even though when it happened to us, we lost in the Conference Finals to the eventual Cup winners—and still, our arch nemesis—and we were depleted by injury, including one of our players being hospitalized for facial fractures!
But those detail
@SpikeDDS Great write up, I have deliberately not posted about the series because you and I know how it feels, even twenty years later I get a facial tick and my eyes start to bulge and my fists clench in rage at the mention of Claude Freaking Lemieux (his middle name is not freaking but another F word that the site wont let me print) and Paddy roy. God I still hate those guys.
But @TropicalFruitGirl26 I promise it will pass, kind of like a kidney stone, a beachball size kidney ston
Funny you guys should say this, because, in the Series thread, I mentioned trying to look for silver linings, but just couldn't at that particular moment when I posted my congrats to the Blue Jackets.
But there are....somewhere....and I looked back on history, and whaddya know, the FIRST team I thought of was the 90's Red Wings.
Who were upset on more than one occasion, even that Det team the Bolts tied in wins (62), didn't win that year either, albeit, they didn't get knocked out in the fi
And you just hit the nail on the head for why hockey is the greatest sport out there. Because unlike, say, the NBA, where you pretty much—with a very high degree of likelihood—KNOW the two teams that are going to play in the NBA Finals before the playoffs start because the most talented teams are almost always there, in hockey you don’t have to be the most talented team to win. All you need is a team that decides to play structurally sound hockey and a goalie tha
Was actually reading some Malcolm Muggeridge. That dude was the master of turning a phrase. It may have rubbed off a little.
Having said that, we Wings fans know how LONG that shadow can look/feel when you are living in it. It seemed like it took FOREVER for that day when we would play the Avs and avenge Lepieux’s assault on Draper to arrive after the Avs eliminated us in 1996. That was a LONG offseason for Wings fans.
But looking back on it, it really wasn’t long before