Media attention throughout the NHL regular season and playoffs can be a blessing or a curse, depending on what's being said and what's being produced. Some stars thrive on the media attention, while others quietly produce behind the scenes.
This year's playoffs are no different, as the hyped up teams and players are watched closely by the media who thrives off of their every move. But, as with everything in life, sometimes too much of something can highlight negativity more than greatness, and the adage "less is more" can come widely into play.
Here are some examples of the good and the bad performances highlighted from the media hype during this year's playoffs:
Disclaimer: Please understand, also, I know that who the media chooses to follow is not up to the player or team itself most of the time.