One last time for auld lang syne:
Now let’s bury the phrase forever.
Lock it in a box, seal the box in a vault, drop the vault in the river, let it sleep with the fishes.
You can fault the Washington Capitals for not bringing their A-game to the Stanley Cup finals if you want. You can fault them for being swept, for hardly putting any pressure on the elegant Detroit Red Wings, for falling behind quickly in every game. But I can’t find it in my heart to blast them. After so many years of untimely playoff exits, there was a hockey game in town last night. And the date was June 16. The fact that the Caps were still playing a hockey game is more important than that they weren’t winning it.