The game of hockey in the spring months is an entirely different sport compared to the winter season prior. While hockey is a winter game, the most exhilarating version of the craft comes to fruition when the weather heats up. The game changes to such an extent that the NHL’s regular season does not matter one bit.
Then the playoffs started, and they were promptly swept by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Got outscored 19-8 over the course of four games to a feisty Blue Jackets crew. Such is hockey. There is tremendous variance in playoff hockey. It is unpredictable and so-called inferior teams win all the time. Fine with me.