Ah, it's finally time for the NHL playoffs! You know that I'm a big NFL fan, of course. But as great as football is, as a Canadian hockey is in my blood.
The playoffs started last night, but the most important series begins tonight. The Montreal Canadiens will square off against their arch-rivals, the hated Boston Bruins. And the tables have turned this season. Last year, the Habs finished first in the East, while Boston ended up being the 8th seed and got the last playoff spot. The rivalry is such that it took us all 7 games to eliminate them. Well, this year Boston is in first place and the Habs barely made it in the playoffs. Even worst, the Bruins handed our asses to us last week, and it sure looks like there is no way we can match them in the physical department.
Hockey being a religion over here, I'm hoping we can overcome our shortcomings and beat them the way we did a few years back. As the 8th seed, we knocked off the number one ranked Bruins twice not so long ago. But it certainly looks like it won't happen this year, though. . .
Hell, I was even forced to select a Boston player in my playoff hockey pool! Plus one from the New Jersey Devils! Ah, the things we do for money. . .:P