Thursday, May 11, 2006
Ducks v/ Avs (The End)
The Avs did something that the Avs have never done before: they got swept right out of their series. Four losses, no wins, and ouch.
But there is no doubt that the Avs lost to the better team. The Ducks did just about everything right. They were better in net, they skated better, their passing game was brilliant, their defense kept the Avs off-balance throughout the entire series, and they were stronger on both sides of the power play. They were, quite simply, far better than the Avs.
During game three, when the Avs had a chance to win in overtime, the entire team just looked tired. They slowed up, they couldn’t clear the puck, they could barely seem to be able to move their sticks at times, and they made bad decisions. Meanwhile, the Ducks were aggressive, fast, and unrelenting.
The Avs lost (and I hate it when that happens), but they lost to a vastly superior team. It’s kind of hard to feel too upset when that happens.
Good luck to the Ducks and their fans; it was a well-earned win.