This year, the San Jose Sharks had a fantastic playoff loss to the Los Angeles Kings. The Sharks won three games by solid margins, then lost four games in a row to lose overall. This is a historic loss, in that it's only happened four times in history.
The LA Kings ended up winning the playoffs this year. Congratulations to them!
The schedule for next year has been announced. On October 8th, the Kings start the season by having a huge "we won the playoffs" ceremony. They will raise the playoff banner and basically throw a huge party. Guess who else is going to be there?
The San Jose Sharks.
Yes, due to the weirdness of scheduling, the Sharks are going to have a front-row seat to the Kings' celebration. Poor San Jose Sharks. Haven't they suffered enough? Do they really need an mandatory invitation to the victory party thrown by their hated rivals?