Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/24/12 at 09:21 PM ET
from Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun,
At the risk of being accused of being un-Canadian or unpatriotic, I continue to maintain that, in my opinion, the majority of games during these NHL playoffs have been a bore.
Game 5 of the New Jersey-New York Rangers game Wednesday night was certainly better than most, but most playoff games are all about teams choking the life out of each other. And you get the dump-ins, clogging of the neutral zones, cycling on the boards, blocked shots and bouncing pucks on lousy ice. And not a lot of flow. To top it off, it’s hockey being played in late May. None of that does it for me.
I’m a hockey guy. I grew up loving the game. I have two missing front teeth, a scar over my left eye and slightly deformed shoulder as a result of my mediocre hockey pursuits.
But, to me, the NHL game has largely become a yawn.
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