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Different Season, Different Animal: Why the NHL Playoffs Are the Best in Sports

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

NHL hockey may not be the most popular of the North American major sports (MLB, NFL, and NBA)—heck, it's not even close to fourth on the list. It's the little sport that is completely misunderstood, like the indie rock band who rocks your boots off but doesn't fit the mainstream.

The past decade and more has included a shortened season, a lockout, and numerous rule changes with which Gary Bettman has tried to sell hockey to Americans (I understand there are many hockey fans south of the border).

I have this advice: Gary, don't bother—they're not buying.

The hockey fan is wired in a completely different way than any other sports fan. As a matter of fact, the professional hockey player&nbs...

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