Ok, it’s been a full week. I am ready to blog….. maybe. Hell, it took me three days to even be ready to be on twitter again.
I can’t imagine how the players feel, because I am exhausted. Emotionally exhausted!
I cried. In public. Yeah.
It was so much worse than ending the season when you don’t make the playoffs. Then you know and you are prepared.
This was do or die. And we died. It could have gone either way! We were either done or got 4 more games at the VERY LEAST. And we were done.
There isn’t much to say about the last game. Mark put it best when he said that they had nothing because they left it all on the ice in Detroit trying to make us it back to play at home for us one more time. Is that putting the effort in the best possible light? Maybe. But kiss my ass, it’s my blog.
Yandle busted out as a star during the series. It’s a fact. This was his year. As went Yandle, as went the Coyotes.
The Czechs showed the ability to take over a game or two and steal it for us. Prucha had an amazing game, Radim returned to snipper status, and Marty excelled in both the faceoff circle and in working against their top line (with a shoulder injury).
Unfortunately, we were, at times, lost without our fearless leader. While he was indeed fearless, he unfortunately was not unbreakable.
So looking at the summer. I am worried. We have a lot of RFAs and a few really important UFAs to get signed. Who? Who could be super important?
Z! I’m gonna do a whole post about you so all I will say is……….. that deal we talked about at the charity event. It’s on!
Overall, there were a lot of good moments in the playoffs and I’ll always remember my first WhiteOut.
I have ideas for summer blogs. Now that I’m able to function and blog, hopefully they will be more consistent!