Every year, I check out the National Hockey League, to see how the San Jose Sharks are doing. They're my favorite team, and they usually make the playoffs. That is, they've made the playoffs for twelve years straight now. Pretty good, right?
Too bad they never win the playoffs. In fact, they've never made it to the final round of the playoffs, ever. And last year, they had a record-breaking playoff elimination. Maybe this year, they'll turn things around?
No. They, um...didn't make the playoffs this year, for the first time since 2003.
It seems that the team completely fell apart, at the end of the season this year. In the final three months, they lost 19 times, and they won 13 times. That's a 40% win ratio. When you lose more than you win, it's hard to make the playoffs.
The sad thing is that they finished the season, exactly five wins away from making the playoffs. So close, yet so far!