Terry Foster: The Wings Will Not Win This Series(Oops)

The Wings will not lose this series!
The Wings will not lose this series!
The Wings lost this series?

Yeah I was the guy screaming and yelling for the past week saying the Detroit Red Wings would not lose to San Jose in their Western Conference semifinal. Well the impossible happened as the Wings lost 3-2 in Game 7 to the Sharks Thursday night in San Jose. Even when the Wings trailed in this series 3-0 I said they would come back and win.

It was a gut feeling, a tidal wave that lasted for three games and change. I believed right until the final buzzer that the Wings would pull this out. I cannot tell you why I felt that way. Normally when a team is down 3-0 I write them off. I do not believe teams come back from 3-0 deficits. But this was different even though the outcome I expected did not happen.

The Sharks did not outclass the Red Wings. Each game was decided by a play here and a play there.
Do you want to know how close this series was. Both teams scored 18 goals on 246 shots. That is what you call a photo finish. I witnessed the game with a bunch of Red Wing fans and they were all disappointed in the result but not upset with the effort. They all knew of my “Red Wings will not lose this series” proclamation and we had a good time. But some folks were upset. One guy said I jinxed the Red Wings by saying they would rally from 0-3. But he admitted he thought the Wings would lose in five once they got down 0-3. I jinxed them in Game 7?

I am still trying to figure that one out. But if you are upset or angry and want at me, go right ahead. I am a big boy and you can throw your slings and arrows from 2-6 on the Valenti and Foster Show. I also accept blankets and soft pillows if you want to throw them my way. They are much softer.


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