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The Player's Tribune - The Beginning

Something in the air has changed this season, and it’s something that has been long awaited in San Francisco. Gone are the hopes of winning a couple games and hoping that prospects are going to turn out, and in is the feeling of a hungry fan-base. A fan-base that has been denied too long.

The Pride started the season strong, with the young guns starting to turn the corner and really show what this team can turn into in the coming years. They came out strong, and immediately the city began to think ‘Is this the year where the curse is shaken and the Pride can make it to the playoffs?”. It was a tough season, but in the end, we got the birth.

I’ve dreamed about this moment for years. Even since before San Francisco had a team. Being that young boy in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, spending hours in the driveway shooting a ball, putting myself in the moments of SHL greats. I hope that I become that to some kid, and that growing up I'll inspire some kids play, do something wild that sticks with them the rest of their lives.

This is one of the moments that I’ve worked tirelessly for my whole life, and I hope it becomes but a milestone in a career for me. Got drafted, made the team, scored some goals, and now made playoffs. I hope that my story doesn’t end at that last point, and ends with some cups, but only time will tell. I’m confident that with this Pride squad we can make this happen in the coming years.

That brings us to today. In a gap day between the regular season and playoffs I’m looking back reflecting on where this team has come from, and where we are today. There’s still a long road to go to see the success that this team can have, but damn. Is it ever going to be nice to step into the arena for our first game at home and hear that crowd behind us, going bananas for the playoffs.

We’ve had our ups and downs. Disappearances, trades, people leaving in free agency, but we’re still here with a good crew who stuck it out knowing that this team could become a playoff team, and a bunch who still know that we can’t rest on our laurels at this point. We only just made the playoffs, and we all want to consistently be competing for that crown.

This is only the beginning for the Pride, and I hope everyone straps themselves in for what could be a wild ride. We have a ton of young talent, and will be looking to take it to every team, every game we play. This will start with Texas, and we'll take it as far as we can. I have a ton of faith in the team, and I know that we've shown this year that we're no longer that bottom feeder team looking for the draft lottery. We're looking to win. The season doesn't end with playoffs. This is where the true season begins.

I just have one question.

San Francisco, are you with me?

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(This post was last modified: 05-17-2019, 02:48 PM by bluesfan55.)

i was on that last team to make the playoffs
we won the presidents trophy then lost in 5 to calgary in the first round

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05-17-2019, 02:48 PMbluesfan55 Wrote: i was on that last team to make the playoffs
we won the presidents trophy then lost in 5 to calgary in the first round

S38 playoffs were a sad time

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