True to character, the Tampa Bay Lightning lost the last 4 games of the season and managed to get shut out in that last handful of games too, ending the humiliating season with salt scrubbed deeply into the wounds. Actually they managed to finish 30th out of 30…makes the heart all warm with pride, eh? Or is that heartburn?
My underachieving team aside, the NHL play-offs begin tomorrow (I am pausing here for the mandatory bow of homage to this sacred event). Playoffs = multiple hockey games each day, every day, fulfilling my crack-like need, er, I mean, love of the game…
…and giving the Lightning adequate time to lash themselves with cat-o-nine tails and then get back on the ice and show me some real hockey next season.
Tortorella, Vinny, Marty…don’t make me come over there.