| The Road Not
With Apologies to Robert Frost
Two roads diverged on a frozen pond,
Sharks confront them both this day,
And being one team, long they stood,
And looked down one as far as they could
To where it bent down the
dressing room hallway;
That path leads to questions, despair,
Shattered dreams; potential left unrealized.
The end of an era, with
Save Stanley Cup dreams forgot.
No names etched in metal, no
Then they took the other, as just as fair,
having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was bloody and wanted wear;
Though Bay City teams that before had passed there,
Had worn it
really about the same.
To tread this road meant sacrifice,
Demons of the
past to wrestle
Every man together on the ice,
Giving their all each
shift; no respite.
Showing champions mettle.
And both on April 30
On rinks no skates had yet to cut.
Oh, leave the first for
You know where leads that path San Jose.
close it shut.
Rather, telling this with a sigh,
June coming hence;
Two roads diverged on a frozen pond, and aye -
Sharks took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the
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