The officiating in the NHL playoffs has been horrendous so far

The joke has always been that once the playoffs start, you basically need to murder someone for it to be a penalty, especially once overtime starts. So far it’s not so much the lack of calls, but just the insane inconsistency we see night-in, night-out from the stripes. Continue reading The officiating in the NHL playoffs has been horrendous so far

Untitled: Can you still find joy in a great season or player’s career that ends without a championship?

You cannot have a discussion about individual greatness in a team sport without, at a minimum, acknowledging which player has more gaudy, ugly and impractical rings on their fingers. (Seriously, who the fuck wears those things?) It has ruined 80% of sports bar conversations, and 100% of daytime TV on ESPN and its competitors. Continue reading Untitled: Can you still find joy in a great season or player’s career that ends without a championship?

HOTSPROTSTAKES NHL Playoff predictions

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The long grind of the NHL regular season is finally over and the best playoffs in professional sports gets underway tonight.

Can the Capitals finally get the monkey off their backs and make a deep run? Will the Penguins be the first team to repeat since the late 90s? Are the Blackhawks deep enough to win their fourth Stanley Cup in eight years? Or will the youth in Edmonton and Toronto find a way to bring glory to their long-suffering franchises?

The HST crew makes its picks for all that and more!

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