March Madness and the NCAA tournament mean three weeks of nonstop excitement for college basketball fans.
For those devoted to the sport, it means dissecting matchups between teams that appear to have little in common. When a top seed from a power conference takes on a small school that happened to win its conference tournament, a blowout is the likely result.
College basketball fans don't care. Little things like the point spread and brackets are foremost on their minds.
The Stanley Cup playoffs don't have the hype factor of March Madness. But the Stanley Cup playoffs offer the finest two months in sports.
The greatest hockey players in the world compete at the highest level and don't let up.
Here are seven reasons the Stanley Cup playoffs are more exciting than March Madness.