Judgement day is upon us. Tonight, two of the NHL’s best will faceoff in a best of 7 game series to decide who will hoist Lord Stanley’s cup. Read the rest of this entry »
I first came up with the idea for this article about a week ago, when I had gone to a local sports bar to watch some playoff hockey. Upon entering, I noticed that none of the channels had any of the games on. I approached the bar to order my drink, and as I did I politely asked if they could put the game on one of the TV’s. The bartender said no. The reason? Because they were televising the NBA draft lottery. Obviously this was not a bar, nor the place to be, so I left. While leaving, (and firing a few final words of choice to the bartender, the manager, the waitress, and a few locals) I thought to myself a couple of things: 1. How much did someone pay you off to put the NBA draft lottery on over playoff hockey? and 2. Why is hockey not nearly as popular as some feel it deserves? I spoke about this unforgivable travesty to a few different people, and have come up with 10 common misconceptions about the sport and why a lot of people don’t like it. For those people I spoke to, I recommended readings such as Hockey For Dummies, The History of Hockey, autobiographies on Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Dominik Hasek, and instructed them to also watch the movie Miracle. I instruct all reading this to do the same. In the meantime, enjoy this very informative article busting the 10 most common misconceptions of the sport of hockey.
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The first round of the NHL playoff’s are over, and for fans of the teams moving on, you can breathe a sigh of relief as your team lives to fight another day. For those who saw their Stanley Cup hopes end early, dry your eyes and turn your TV’s back on because the 2nd round should see some even more interesting match ups.
The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs are among us. The lockout early in the year left fans everywhere doubtful that players would hit the ice at any point this year. However, hockey is back and so are the playoffs. With the shortened season due to the lockout, every game played was an important one, and should lead to some very exciting playoff matchups. Here are my predictions for how this exciting time will unfold.