Monday, May 19, 2008

That Pesky Four Games in a Row Problem

Well, what the San Jose Sharks ran into has resurfaced again... twice. Dallas and Philadelphia both had excellent playoff runs, but each went down 3-0 against quality opponents. The Flyers then won one game and the Stars were able to take two games against Detroit, but eventually... each faltered.

Just as San Jose found out in the prior round against Dallas, the odds of beating a good team four games in a row are simply too thin to realistically overcome. The twists of fate and bounces of good fortune will conspire 99 times out of 100 to give a good team victory in at least one out of four games.

So... it's done. The Eastern and Western Conference playoffs have concluded and given excellent representatives to the Finals. The Penguins and Red Wings should be a very good matchup between two very teams. More to say about said matchup later, but it's definitely something to look forward to.

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