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Praising The NHL Playoffs

from Sports Illustrated,

All postseasons are great, but the traditions, desperation and facial hair of the NHL playoffs set it apart, says award winning writer Steve Rushin in this week’s SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, on newsstands now. The national cover story is accompanied by two SI covers that feature action shots from each conference final matchup, the Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins and the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings. Adding to the allure of this year’s playoffs, the final four is made up of the last four Stanley Cup champs.

“And so it goes, on a nightly basis for eight consecutive weeks, the speeding and the bleeding, making the Stanley Cup playoffs the most intense short-term spectacle in all of sports, a symphony for foghorn, swallowed whistle and dentist drill,” says Rushin.


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Even my anti-hockey co-workers, the ones who love to focus on the fact hockey is a distant fourth in popularity, admit it is hard to turn away from the spectacle that is the NHL playoffs.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 06/05/13 at 12:52 PM ET

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