So, like, in the last 500 centuries of man, the Boston Bruins had lost a game that they were leading by more than three goals a grand total of two times. One of those losses occured so long ago that no one even knows who did it. It was probably Jesus. And the second took place Monday night.
The Calgary Flames are a team of destiny.
The Calgary Flames are in the business of manufacturing miracles.
The Calgary Flames sext with the Moerae sisters.
What other explanation can there be? A team that consistently pulls out come from behind wins facing improbable odds can be labelled as lucky, as a fluke, as a mirage. But these are really other words for fate.
One impossible victory? Fluke. Two? You're catching luck. But ten? Ten Maccabees-over-the-Greeks triumphs in one season?
It's fate. It's destiny. It's the only explanation.
As for the victory over the goliath Bruins, Steve Montador's spirit was in the building, clearly.
Will it continue? We look for clues.
"Fate always tests those whom she would
exalt; she tries them in the wilderness. The years of exile will flit by
and you will come home in glory."- The Mahabharata
The nine (was it nine or ninety?) game losing streak. The team didn't 'break'.
"A man's character is his fate." - Heraclitus
Or for that matter, a teams. And the teams character is Gio, in a word.
"If anyone does not help himself, fate never can help him." - Huanzhang Chen
Add at the deadline.
"Fate often enough will spare a man if his courage holds." - Grendel
It's going to get tight in this playoff race, ladies and gentlemen. Stay fast.
"Notions of chance and fate are the preoccupations of men engaged in rash undertakings." - Cormac Mccarthy
And is their any undertaking more rash than trying to be crowned champion over other men? This team has cup dreams. This team should have been in the McDavid sweepstakes. The utter contempt it shows for the hockey sophists is wonderful to behold.
I do not know if it will continue. I suspect it will, against the odds, because the playoffs are fated. And then? Who knows.
Furthermore I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.
I like her.