That's 3 for 3

April 27, 2002

Unfortunately, my prediction was correct. In Fall 2000, the Mets lost to the Yankees in the World Series. In the spring of 2001, the Giants lost to the Ravens in the Super Bowl and the Devils lost to the Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Finals. Then the Mets failed to make the 2001 playoffs, despite having a legitimate run at the end of the season. The Giants also failed to make the playoffs after a mediocre season, but they too had a decent showing at the end of the season before falling short. The Devils had a very uneven season, but they did make the playoffs as the 6th seed in the East, so I figured they wouldn't end their seasons like the Mets or Giants. Today, they lost to Carolina in the first round, which in the NHL is the equivalent of missing the playoffs in baseball or football. Oh well. I don't think whoever comes out of the East is going to have a strong chance at winning the Cup unless they have a really hot goalie into the finals.

Posted by Andrew Raff at April 27, 2002 04:58 PM