Monday, May 17, 2010

I'm liking our chances...

I have to be honest, I was very worried in 2008. That team found winning so easy through the regular season and could practically score at will. Winning the Brabham cup, especially by such a wide margin, could have been a curse. Too many teams have won the regular season and faltered in the playoffs (remember the St. Louis Blues in the '90s?). I think winning easily through the season can be poor preparation for the post-season and all the adversity that comes with it. It's the scrappy teams, the teams that work hard and know how to face adversity, who usually do better.

Idaho seems to be in that situation right now. They won the regular season, had a first round bye, and didn't go the distance in the two rounds they have played. Until Friday night they had only played 10 playoff games compared to the Cyclones 19. They gave up two losses at home - their first back-to-back home losses all season.

The 2010 Cyclones, on the other hand, are the worker bees. They've had a successful but very difficult season; and they've had an exceptionally difficult post-season. They have been doing everything right for the last 6 games because they've been challenged, met the challenge head on, and spit it its eye.

Come on down Tuesday and Thursday night. Bring your mac-n-cheese Tuesday!!!

Let's go Cyclones!!!!!

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