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.