Trying to step back and put things in perspective, As disappointing the results of round one are, did any of us really have any expectation that the team would make a deep run?
We didn't even think they would make the playoffs until a few weeks ago.
If the Ducks had been playing outstanding hockey all season and then delivered the results we just witnessed I could understand some heavy let down. But just look at everything the Ducks had to overcome this season with injuries. The Ducks never seemed to get a groove on. For every great game there were two or three lousy ones.
Every spring when the Duck's season ends, I remind myself that fifteen teams go home disappointed and only one team raises the cup.
It's difficult to be the one team. So many things have to go a team's way. Even the great teams need puck luck.
I hope everyone on these boards can take a deep breath and remind themselves that in the big scheme of our individual lives, this let down is just a bump in the road. Sooner that we think we will all be looking forward to the start of next season and a renewed sense of hope.
Sometime this weekend take a moment, toast a drink to the Ducks and what the DID accomplish this season, and put this season behind you. I will see you guys throughout the off season and look forward to sharing all things hockey along the way,