I think we all feel the same way about what happened yesterday. We all felt some anger, disappointment, and possibly some sadness to see the Canes season come to an end. But overall, this season was not but an absolute success. These Carolina Hurricanes persevered over some of the worst odds a team could possible face: new coach in the middle of a season, underachieving, and no identity.
Then Paul Maurice came and turned this team around. Even in March, so called experts were counting the Canes out of the playoffs, but of course, they proved them all wrong. They made the playoffs and took on both the Devils and the Bruins, two teams that "we just weren't going to beat." We defied them all again, before ultimately falling the Penguins, who played a great series and throughly beat us (so congrats to them).
This team made a damn proud fan. And to be honest, I have never been more proud of this team. Even when they won the Cup, I was a new fan, and didn't quite grasp how much it meant to us all. To see this team, that even I left for dead in November (I'll be honest here), go from falling apart to a shooting star, to me is amazing.
So I applaud the Carolina Hurricanes, for giving us all a terrific, overachieving season, full of crazy game winning goals and amazing saves from Wardo. I look forward to next season, where hopefully the SE division will be ours, and we won't have to travel so much.
THANK YOU CANES!!!!!
Now for my issue with the NHL: after the end of game 4, I was very happy to hear all of the fans applauding the team for all they had done this season. And I was hoping to see the Canes be able to raise their sticks to the audience, even in defeat, to show their appreciation as well.
But much to my surprise, the Canes were hurriedly whisked away, mind you in their own stadium, so that Crosby could raise the Prince of Whales trophy. Now I'm not sure who is on charge of these procedures (perhaps if Bubba, Cory, or Scott could clarify this for me), but whoever is a complete *******. They could have waited just 30 sec to one minute for the Fans to applaud their team after the game, but just couldn't wait to give Crosby the trophy. To me that just shows how much of a careless bunch of people run the NHL, and I truly hope something will be done about that in the future.