The team and league record books will forever show the Rochester Americans had a very good season in 2018-19.
They’ll be nothing but lies.
Oh, that 46-23-5-2 record and 99 points the Amerks piled up will always look nice. But looks are deceiving. This franchise is far beyond taking consolation in regular-season accolades.
When you haven’t won a playoff game in four years, when you haven’t won a playoff series in 14 years and when you haven’t won a Calder Cup 23 years, post-season success is all that matters.
And thus, when you get swept in the first round of the playoffs, the season really is nothing but a colossal failure, plain and simple.
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