Posts Tagged ‘St. Louis Blues’

I know, I know.  Nothing beats the NFL playoffs.  But as a hockey fan of more than four decades, for me, the NHL playoffs come in as a close second! Who can forget last year’s event, when it was dangerous to be a higher seed.  Round one saw the President’s Cup winner and #1 seed […]


Forgive me for taking an entire day before writing about this matchup.  I had to wait to get back down to earth, since I’ve spent the past 24 hours floating in the clouds.  You see I’m in new territory here.  The Coyotes moved to the valley of the sun in 1996.  Though I have been […]


This time of the year I always find myself asking the same question – is there a better sport for playoffs than hockey?  It doesn’t matter what your favorite sport is, the NHL playoffs take you on a roller coaster ride, never knowing where you will end up!  Let’s do a quick recap of the […]


Is it just me or did the first round of the NHL playoffs seem like it lasted for a month?  Let me re-phrase that.  Didn’t the first round of the Eastern Conference NHL playoffs seem to go on forever?  Even the final game of the final series just refused to end!  When the Devils’ Adam […]


Now you know why I decided not to prognosticate beyond the first round of the NHL playoffs.  This is the one sport that you can count on upsets throughout the brackets.  It’s also the only sport that allows the top seeds to face the bottom seeds in every round, so you really don’t know who […]


You work hard all season long just so you can gain the home team advantage in the playoffs.  It’s huge in football, with the home team winning more times than not.  In basketball, it’s rare that a seventh or eighth seed ends up with more than one or two victories before being knocked out of […]


The chill of the winter has been replaced by the blooms of spring.  The birds are singing.  The sun is shining.  This can only mean one thing.  You need to get to the arena – the playoffs are starting!  That’s right.  After 82 high-paced, rock’ em, sock’ em hockey games, the real season is about […]


I know, I know, officially the playoffs don’t begin until all teams have finished their 82 game season on April 7th.  But anyone who has been paying attention knows that several teams have been playing for their playoff lives for several weeks now.  Now I must admit, being from the west side of this great […]


This week, I’ve selected a hit that was a little bit different.  This one led to a fight, even though it was a clean hit.  The different part about it is that the guy who absorbed the hit, Alex Pietrangelo of the St. Louis Blues, got up and went back to work.  The next shift change […]