NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons Why the NHL Playoffs Are the Best in Sports

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NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons Why the NHL Playoffs Are the Best in Sports
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The importance of the 34.5 pound silver and nickel Stanley Cup is something that can not be taken lightly.

There is a reason why the intensity of the NHL is kicked up to the fullest extent once April rolls around. Unlike other sports in North America, hockey culture is one of the oldest and most interesting cultures. Here is a list of the top-five reasons why the NHL playoffs triumph over the rest.

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