I think the fact that the Los Angeles Kings were playing playoff hockey for the first time in 8 years got me a bit more excited about playoff hockey than I've been the last say... oh... 8 years. I've really enjoyed watching the last few games of Round 1 and the first few games of Round 2. And tonight, the series I'm most excited about, the one between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks, begins in Chicago.
I hope every shift looks like this one.
As a Kings fan... I've thrown my allegiance to the Vancouver Canucks, based on the admiration I gained for this team during the first round series. But my only worry is seeing another team who hasn't won the Stanley Cup... winning it before the Kings do.
Check out the incomparable Benched Whale for all your Canucks wants, including their preview of Game 1. And check out the unmatched Blackhawks Down Low for all your Blackhawks needs, including their preview of Game 1. And as an extra special bonus to The Royal Half readers... check out MY thoughts on the Canucks as an opponent for the Blackhawks... right here.