So this is my first season as a Caps fan and I was expecting the team to be the top team in the NHL this season. Things didn't really work out that way and the team barely made the playoffs. However, being a Wizards/Nats/Redskins fan, I really could care less what seed a DC team is. I just want one in the playoffs.
So far I have had 6 awesome "bonus" nights after 82 nights of watching hockey. That is 6 nights of fun generated by a 7th seed team. I got to attend a game where the Verizon Center was filled. I haven't been in a situation like that since the Wizards were in the playoffs like 7 years ago. I even got to go to a Russian Machine Party. For me, this experience has already been great.
While great is nice, greatER is better. If the Caps can pull out a game 7 win they will give me a minimum of 4 more awesome "bonus" nights!
I'm very happy and very satisfied at this point, but I know most Caps fans are not. They have been watching the Caps dominate (at least in the regular season) for years now and they want more than a fun 7 game series.
So starting last night the butterflies started to set in. Like I said, I'm happy but I'd like to be happier. Fans on Twitter were having trouble sleeping, I can't imagine how much the players were tossing and turning in their hotel beds. I'm starting to feel like I have to puke and its hours before game time.
I haven't had this feeling in YEARS being a DC Sports fan...I don't know if I can take it, but I wouldn't want it any other way...