Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:36 AM
The 11 team didn't know how to win, yea they finished 1st, but that's really beside the point. Knowing how to win is all about not taking your foot off the gas, it's about taking a small lead and turning it into a blowout. 3-0 series lead then allowing a SHORTHANDER to tie game 7 and force overtime, Cmon man that's embarrassing, win or lose. Closing is the most important thing in sports and many great players and teams just didn't learn it and it kept them from the history books. Talented teams have winning records, but teams that learn how to really close out victories win the last game. Perhaps they will learn from these bitter and frankly childish losses, and take the step to becoming a real team rather than a group of guys just good at hockey.