It sucks to have to do this two years in a row now. First round exits are for the birds.
Just wanted to come over quickly and say congratulations on your hard fought win against my beloved Sabres. You guys certainly played hard and will be a tough out going forward. I wish you guys the best of luck in your next series and beyond. Besides, if you win the cup it will make my Sabres look that much better.
As for the series, I could make a lot of excuses (and I think there are some pretty good ones to be made) but at the end of the day despite everything else when we had the chance to put you guys away we didn't. You took that opportunity and ran with it - and now you're through to the next round. Congratulations. No one will ever accuse this Philadelphia team of quitting.
The last thing I want to add is that I do my best (after cooling off from heartbreaking losses) to judge opposing fan bases not by the number of idiots they have posting but rather by the number of reasoned, intelligent, well spoken posters they have. I must say, you and your blog stack up very favorably in that regard. It's been a real pleasure having good debate with some of you, and I look forward to it again if we happen to meet next year. Here's hoping.
As I said, good luck. It's been fun.