San Jose Can Learn a Thing or Two From Dukes’ Championship Game Win

April 11th, 2010 by Joey Grisso Leave a reply »
Last Monday, the Duke Blue Devils defeated Butler 61-59 to win the NCAA Men's Championship Game.

Considering that Duke was one of the best all around teams in the country all season long, and the tournaments uncontested favorite after West Virginia's upset of Kentucky, this news shouldn't come as a shock to anyone.

However, the Blue Devil's magic has a history of disappearing once March Madness rolls around.

In the eight seasons that stretched between their last two Championships, despite being either a No. 1 or No. 2 seed, six times, they only managed one trip to the Final Four, where they failed to advance to the Championship game. (Let alone win it). 

To put it simply, Coach K's squad had a tendency to dominate the regular season then choke in the playoffs.

Sound familiar?

If you're a San Jose Sharks fan, it should.

Despite qualifying for the playoffs in six of the past seven NHL seasons, including winning their division and qualifying for a top three seed in the West in four of those years, San Jose has only made it past the second round once in that ...

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