It's a bitter pill that the only solace Washington hockey fans can take from this hockey postseason is the hated Flyers losing in Game 6 of the Finals, but as a tribe who watched Joffrey Lupul end our season on home ice in 2008, that's about all we've got.
So now the league-wide offseason has officially begun. As if by sorcery, the post-elimination haze that hung over this writer has been lifted. It's time to leave April's failures behind for good and start looking ahead to a fresh year in the National Hockey League.
Only 99 days until training camp.