I am leaving Atlanta now with the team. We won our game but did not get any help from either Philadelphia or Boston thus our push to the playoffs has officially ended.
It's been a good season but our success is measured by making the playoffs and we did not achieve that goal. Needless to say, it's very disappointing.
Let me first thank our season seat owners, sponsors, suiteholders, vendors, and fans for all of their support this season. You are all awesome!!!
Let me also thank our staff at SSE for their incredible efforts this season. Without a doubt, we have the best business operations team in the industry.
Its hard to believe that we won't be in the playoffs this season. It looked like we were a sure bet a few weeks ago but it just didn't happen for us. We worked hard but it wasn't enough. Hockey operations will have to evaluate what went wrong in the coming weeks.
On a positive note, we have won 40 games to date and are 10 games over .500. We played exciting hockey for most of the season and have a great young nucleus that will be together for a long time and most importantly, we have a great coach that proved all season long that he is going to be very, very successful at the NHL level.
Again, thanks for all of your support and I look forward to seeing may of you at our fan appreciation celebration on Saturday.