Ice Ice Baby: Everyone Should Experience Playoff Hockey

kane simmonsCorrespondent IApril 20, 2009

RALEIGH, NC - JUNE 07:  An overhead view of the 'Stanley Cup' logo on ice at the RBC Center before game two of the 2006 NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and the Carolina Hurricanes on June 7, 2006 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

All right stop collaborate and listen.

I am here on a mission. 

To inform you on the Stanley Cup Playoffs,

If you are like I am you probably don't pay that much attention to hockey for most of the year, unless you live in a hockey town. The average sports fan doesn't follow hockey, unless it is a Sidney Crosby or Alexander Ovechkin highlight on Sports Center.

But with the hockey playoff just getting started now is the time to watch hockey. It has everything we love in the playoffs and more.

They have upsets galore number one seeds often going out in the first round. There is great fan energy in stands. I have never been to a hockey game, but many say it is the most exciting game to experience live.

You want contact? There are brutal hits both on the glass and in the middle of the ice. Fights and scrums are inevitable, the further along the series goes the more heated the fights.

Hockey has the back and forth pace of basketball with the contact of football, and the scoring of baseball, the three major sports all rolled up in one.

Granted when the playoffs start I know very few names or how to pronounce many of them. But by the time Lord Stanley's Cup is rewarded I am familiar with the names, story lines, and maybe even speak a little Russian.

I could not mention playoff hockey without mentioning the beards, oh the glorious, beautiful playoff beards.

The hockey playoffs are probably the best playoffs in sports, and if you haven't had the experience of watching it, you definitely should. Game 7's and overtime hockey is some of the most intense games in all of sports.

So if you think your not a fan of the NHL give it a try, games are on the VS. network and a little bit on NBC during the weekends plus on regional FSN networks. So give playoff hockey a chance.

Yo man I'm outta here.

Word to your mother.

Ice Ice Baby


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