The story of this season so far has to be feast or famine. After getting blanked our first game 6-0, we blanked our opponents 3-0 and 7-0 in the next two games. Its been a long time since I pitched two shutouts in a row. Tonight any thoughts of us just rolling were quickly dispelled as we went down 4-0 in the 2nd period and lost 5-3. Hats off to the team for coming back, but the end really wasn’t in doubt.
I feel this team has a lot of potential. I just wonder how far we will go. So far I have seen two strong outings, and one weak one tonight. The first game was a wash since we only had 8 guys show up, but the key is consistency. I believe that we can be more consistent and that is what I will preach next game.
Championships aren’t everything….
That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. No matter how old I get, there is still that small competitive bug that keeps biting me. I have slowed down, but I am still competitive. I have missed out on lifting that championship trophy a few times in the last couple years. I want another one so bad, but I just come up a bit short. Most recently was losing 3-0 in the finals against the top team in the league.
There are no sure things. You can ask the Washington Capitals if there are sure things after they won the Presidents Trophy and then lost in the conference semifinals. They will say the same thing. Doesn’t matter how good your team is or how you do in the regular season, anyone can win a one game playoff. Losing 3-0 in that finals game stung, but we just couldn’t make it happen and that hurt the worst.
So whats next? Get back on the horse. My summer team sits 1-1 on the season and maybe we can make some noise. Championship? Maybe. Depends on how things go. I just would like to win one more.
Well, until I win the next one and then I am sure I will want one more after that.