"We didn't have much left. I'm not going to sit here and bash my guys. It's been an incredible run."
-- George Burnett
Really, that's all there is to say. Except maybe this:
"I hate to look back on this game and reflect on it, because it doesn't reflect our team."
-- P.K. Subban
The Rangers are a wonderful team, built to win a championship. Belleville was also a wonderful team--one that may have won a championship in any other year. But, as a Bulls fan you can't be too bitter. Unlike 1999, when the OHL champion Bulls lost the national semi-final to a team that they had already beaten in the OHL playoffs, this year's Bulls came up short twice. You can move on knowing that Kitchener was the slightly better team.
There was no shame in losing to Kitchener. This Bulls team will still go down as the greatest ever to wear those beautifully ugly yellow jerseys.
Hopefully the one-sided game last night will allow Kitchener to enter the final with fresher legs than it might have otherwise. It says here that the hosts finish the job Sunday by defeating a good Spokane team that very well may be back at the M-Cup next year.
- Who says community newspaper reporting doesn't exist in bordering on Metro sized papers. God love ya Al Coates, God love ya...
- The Intel's Ady Vos is understated in his report.
- This deserves a post of its own, but for now I encourage you to read it
- Bonus points to the first person that catches my reference in the title.