Wednesday, April 28, 2010

With apologies to the poet

Robert Frost once wrote...

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Years from now, players, management and fans might look back upon this game as that divergence -- on one road more traveled lies the wreckage of playoff hopes unrealized.  Game 7 losses, leads squandered, players unfulfilled, fans disappointed.  The one less traveled is the one on which the Caps muster the heart and character to take on an opponent's best and repel it, to face failure and find success.

This team is supposed to take that road less traveled...

... the one at the end of which stands a Stanley Cup.

Walk that road proudly, starting tonight.


Anonymous said...

Peerless, I would take this down. It actually makes you look stupid. But, then again, I am typing on a blog about the Washington Capitals who just blew a 3 games to 1 series lead on home ice to the Canadiens. Maybe I am the stupid one?


Those would be the sounds of the Washington Capitals choking. It's ok though, they will have more time to work on their golf swings and play Xbox and swim in their piles and piles of money!!!!

Anonymous said...

This guy above, though obviously a jerk, has a point. I know you have been a fellow fan for many years....I am having a tough time mustering up the thought of watching things like this happen to this team over and over. The disallowed goal, the 4 on 3 goal, it seems like these calls follow this team, no matter who is on it. I am a die hard. But I feel like I'm becoming a former die hard. We get into the playoffs seeded first, seeded 8th, seeded 3rd, same shit happens. Defensive team, offensive team, never gets us anywhere. Unreal.

Snktimoniuz said...

Didn't even bother to watch the game. As a fan of 10 years I knew what the outcome would be after game 5. Tomorrow we get to hear about all of the injuries that people played through...same old song and dance.

Los Capitales said...

All the talent in the world cannot win games unless the team has mental toughness, warrior-like resolve and players willing to sacrifice limb or life for the greater good of the team.