Too Little, Too Late as Sharks Take 3-1 Lead
Well I must say guys, I'm pretty close to just giving up on this series, on hockey as a whole, after this game. I've dealt with too much playoff frustration from this team; they just aren't even close to being what they need to be to compete. Whatever the Preds need to do, they don't. Whatever their competition needs to do, they do. And down 3-1 again, for the second straight year to the same team, after a 3-2 loss, that 2nd goal coming out of desperation on a 6-on-4 extra attacker goal, I'm spent. I sat and watched the latest episode of "Lost" during most of that third period, I'm that far gone.
When you hear things like "fanned on the attempt" and "missed the wide-open goal" or "Nabokov makes an unbelievable save" immediately followed by the Sharks scoring on a seemingly nothing attempt, then you realize quickly you don't have a winning team. Everything that can possibly go wrong will go wrong. If this is the beginning of the end of the Predators, then I'm pulling out early. Their next loss in this series might be the last game I listen to or watch.
It sounded like, again, the Preds dominated and worked hard and still lost. What's the point? This team is star-crossed and it's even more painful by the fact it's the same team. If this could have been any other team, it might have let up on the sting; not much, but at least it wouldn't be the same team getting the better of my team two years in a row. I hate the Sharks, I wish them nothing but the worst whatever happens. Especially after last year, where they looked like world-beaters and then lost to freaking Edmonton. If you're going to dominate and humiliate my team, at least have the common decency to do it to other teams.
Really, honestly, I wish I didn't care that much.