The Invincible M.A.E. (harleymae) wrote,
The Invincible M.A.E.

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Something unexpected

The result of the game was not so surprising. The one thing the Sharks didn't have to deal with this season was injuries, and I suspect quite a few guys had them. But that's a learning experience for next time. Oilers have always been a tough match up for the Sharks ever since I started watching hockey, and ultimately they played better.

I remember being pretty upset about the Calgary series, I think - it was a long time ago - but not so much for this one. I think it's partly because we weren't even supposed to make the playoffs in the first place. Jamie the raedio guy made the comment a couple of weeks before the playoffs started that he didn't believe the Sharks were a Cup contender this year, but getting into the playoffs to give all the young guys some experience was important, so mission accomplished in that respect. If anything, the team probably played better than my expectations.

So I was actually feeling pretty okay about the Sharks, but then after the game Randy announced that Drew was leaving and both of them started crying and, OMG I started bawling. Yeah, I don't understand it either. I think it was just the shock. I was prepared for a Sharks loss, but not for that. Like, I don't know, Drew is just so passionate and funny and says things like "get your rocks off" (I don't know if he understands what that means, and why he shouldn't have said that on air :P) and he hosts Shark Byte and... I don't know, I'm going to miss him so much.

Like if one of our players got traded, I'd still be able to watch him play, but when will I ever hear Drew call a Sharks game again? This just seems so weird and wildly inappropriate that I'm more upset about losing Drew than the Sharks losing, but I am.

Anyway, it's going to be an interesting round 3 and SCF with any combination of the teams left. There's still some good hockey to be enjoyed, and of the four teams left, there isn't any one that's clearly better than the rest, so I'm looking forward to the rest of the playoffs.
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