The Stanley Cup Playoffs kick off tonight and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bracket more engaging or unpredictable. The first round matchups couldn’t have turned out any better, providing us with enough narratives to give a mittenstringer a seizure.
The Senators versus the Canadiens? Ottawa’s run to the postseason was crazy.
John Tavares versus Alexander Ovechkin? Insane.
The Steve Yzerman Classic, otherwise known as Detroit vs. Tampa Bay.
‘Nucks and Flames. A good ol’ Western Canada matchup.
AND THE JETS IN THE PLAYOFFS AGAIN?
Seriously, this first round is going to be incredible and I want to watch every single minute of it… Even if Toronto has nothing to do with it.
That’s right – the Leafs didn’t make the playoffs. You probably knew this already but, just in case you’ve very recently woken up from a coma or maybe returned from a super cool trip into outer space, I thought you should know.
Anyways, because you can’t cheer for your favourite team, you’re going to have to cheer for somebody else. So who’s that going to be? I’m a big cheat so I’m going to wait until the Finals and say “yeah, called it, whatever“, but you guys should totally tell me who your adopted playoff team is in the comments below.