I have two favorite parts of hockey season: the beginning of the regular season, and the end of the regular season. Plus, at this time of year, I always feel like Yakety Sax should be playing in the background of a sped up hockey video and that makes me giggle. Now, the end of the regular season does give M the sadz because that means that hockey is almost over, and then the summer of not knowing what to do with yourself begins.
That baby does what we like to call the “ugly cry”. Anyway, I love watching that end of the regular season because, being a Western Conference kinda gal, they like to make it interesting and nail biting for you. Who could forget last season, when the Blackhawks backed into the playoffs, and the Minnesota Wild’s homepage looked like this:
BAM. And thank you again, Minnesota; even though my boys lost to those meanie pants Canucks in the first round, it was a heckuva series. This year, the West is no exception:
LOOK AT THAT. 6 freaking teams that are within 3 points of each other? WHAT?! Also, quick side note, why is San Jose listed as 3rd in the conference? Homeboys are in sixth, puh-lease. Whatever.
Looking at the way everyone is playing right now, and how many games are left, I’ll tell ya a few things:
1) Don’t expect Anaheim to make a dramatic comeback. They need a recovery season, and I truly hope they make the playoffs next season. They have too much talent on that team to lose out on another opportunity
2) What the frick is the matter with Phoenix?! They’re my underdog team, I don’t want to see them collapse now! If there’s a team that truly deserves to make the playoffs, it’s Phoenix. They worked unbelievably hard this year, battled against the entire league, and came out on top much more than in past years. Get it together boys, you can do it!
3) San Jose’s on a roll at the right time. Let’s just hope they can keep on chugging and make it, they’re another team that does deserve it. Whether or not they’ll make a deep run in the playoffs remains to be seen, but then again it’s the playoffs. Anything goes.
I can’t wait until the end of the regular season just so I can make my playoff predictions! What do you think about the end of the regular season? Let us know!