Red Wings All but Dead After Swimming Through Shark-Infested Waters

May 4th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
For an athlete, there are few things worse than losing.

Not getting a chance to compete at all, that's one.

Realizing you and you alone cost your team the game, that's another one.

But, the worst thing for an athlete, beyond losing, is realizing you and your team beat yourselves by being unprepared, unfocused, and uninspired.

With an insurmountable 0-3 deficit in front of them (that's right, it is insurmountable) courtesy of the San Jose Sharks, the Red Wings will take no comfort in the fact that they largely have themselves to blame for their fate.

Now, I'm not saying the officiating in this series hasn't been atrocious, it has, and I'm not suggesting the Sharks are a mediocre team, they most certainly are not.

But, looking at the three games and three straight 4-3 losses, the Red Wings have only themselves to blame for their earlier-than-expected playoff exit.

Please, don't bother with the "it's not over 'til it's over" or "we aren't dead yet" sentiments...this series is over.

The question is, why?

Why did the Red Wings fall so easily to a Sharks team that is peerless in ...

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