I always get chills for the anthems in the playoffs.
Last night Chris and I had the same conversation we had last year. It went a little something like this:
Chris: Missing out on the playoffs sucks. Hockey is so much fun in the postseason.
Ryan: Yes, I agree.
Okay, so it was a bit more complicated than that, but you get the idea. Since we started this blog we have seen a total of four postseason Sabres games. That’s a shame, because the blogosphere is so much fun come playoff time.
The problem is that I just can’t latch onto another team and go from there now. When the Sabres aren’t in it, I become a hockey agnostic of sorts. Basically, I’m just looking for good games. Give me overtime, give me drama. That’s what we expect this time of year, right? Sure I’d like to see the Blues or Blue Jackets win a series or two, but I’m not living and dying with that series. I don’t have a backup team, and the postseason gives you too small a sample size to pick one out. Besides, isn’t it cheating if you haven’t been there all year? That’s no fun.
In a way it’s good: I won’t be getting my heart ripped out this spring. Still, the feeling of missing out is obvious, and in a way hurts just as much. Simply put: we deserve better.