If you woke up this morning to a beautiful, light, warm and fuzzy feeling in your body, despite a hangover... Congratulations, you're either Steven Stamkos or you're in the playoffs.
Oh the playoffs, such an emotional whirlwind of unpredictable events. After a long 82 game schedule this second season requires 16 wins to determine the Stanley Cup winner. Very rarely does the Presidents' Trophy recipient (the best team during the regular season; in this case it's the Canucks back-to-back) lift Lord Stanley's mug, a sign of great hockey and an active curse. Either way it's hockey in the Spring and the game can be watched from the patio. Enough said.
Now that the first round matchups are set in ice just looking at them makes me melt:
Boston vs. WashingtonPittsburgh vs. Philly
St. Louis vs. San Jose
Vancouver vs. L.A
Just to name a few means we're in for a wild opener. There's going to be a lot of drama and a lot of facial hair, like The Bachelorette but with fighting.
I'm going to give you my take on each series as the days go on. Post season starts Wednesday April 11th and the defending Champs the Bruins are lookin' good. See you in the game...