May 30, 2012
The Stanley Cup Finals started moments ago at Prudential Arena, "The Rock". The pride of New Jersey, the Devils, face the California glamour boys, the Kings. The Stanley Cup Finals are for a hockey fan the zenith of the sports season. It is the Super Bowl, Olympics and World Cup rolled into one. This year I am particularly in hog heaven because the Devils are MY team. It is a really long season. There are 82 regular season games, lasting from early October to April. And the Stanley Cup won't be awarded until June. But what a glorious post-season. Under dogs have stolen the show from the seemingly unstoppable teams of destiny, at least according to the hockey pundits and conventional wisdom. Watch the Devils' 4th line. Enjoy the beauty and speed of a sport played on ice skates.