- The NBC commentators mentioned that some teams intimidate their opponent with physicality, while others use talent to intimidate. Detroit has gone a whole other direction...make 'em think you're CRAZY! Tomas Holmstrom demonstrates:
- So...is it just me or are most of these series getting downright exciting? Forget the fact that only three of the sixteen teams have yet to win a game. Most of the games have been really exciting, and with each game the play gets more intense, more physical. Guys are already playing with serious injuries. Bad blood is boiling between more than a few teams. Sidney Crosby has gotten punched in the face at least twice already (which means I have fallen off the couch laughing at least twice already). This is just some darn good hockey.
No point to make, no sweeping generality or lesson for the day - just that. It's been some darn good hockey...and we're not even done with the first round.
- In case you haven't noticed by now, I LOVE the playoffs. And if you think I'm nuts this year, wait until the Caps venture into the postseason again. I kid you not, this blog will literally explode with insanity.
Here are a few of the things I love about the NHL's Second Season:
Playoff beards • Sweeps • Underdogs • Battle scars • 4-OT games • Unexpected heroes • Stars playing like stars • Impossible saves • Impossible goals • Bone-rattling checks • Monochromatic clothing in the stands • Home ice advantage • Stealing home ice advantage • Hockey 7 nights a week • Bonus CBC coverage • Cinderella stories • #8 seeds in the Finals • A rookie winning the Cup • An aging veteran winning his first Cup • Sportsmanship • Post-series handshakes • The championship team photo •The Stanley Cup