Asked to at least try and explain the feeling of disappointment and desolation, Rhett Warrener used a movie reference.
"Did you,'' asked the warrior-like defenceman, "see Master and Commander?''
In the 2003 adventure yarn, Russell Crowe's Capt. Jack Aubrey is consumed with his pursuit of a bigger, faster, more seaworthy French warship.
The chase becomes a battle of wits between the two captains. At the end, despite defeating the French vessel, Aubrey finds himself still in pursuit of his rival, who has disguised himself and sailed off on Aubrey's own ship.
You exit the theatre wondering when, or even if, the British commander's prey will be caught.
Warrener could relate. At 28, he was running short on chances.