"A Bid Farewell"
Looking back at the season that was, the Anaheim Ducks gave us a thrilling ride.
As frustrating as they sometimes were to watch this year, this team showed a great deal of heart. All the hardships that were overcome: the mental and physical anguish that is entailed over and 82 game season; the disappointing losses and epic victories; the controversial officiating and downright inexcusable inconsistencies; the everlasting fantastical memories of an impossible 40-year-old who defies the natural laws of what a mere mortal man has the ability to pull off; it all came crashing down on our hearts on Easter Sunday.
There was no tense final moment to be had; no incredible finish. When the clock wound down on Anaheim's season, we were in disbelief that it was the end. No more sacrifice; no more hope; no more adversity; no more fond memories of the improbable run; just hollow. There was nothing left to give. They left it all on the ice.
Thank you, Anaheim Ducks, for an extraordinary season.