Tag Archive | playoffs

Upset about the NHL Playoffs?

Sports fans are talking about the upsets in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Upsets? Well, maybe. And maybe not. The reality is that there is tremendous balance between National Hockey League teams. This is largely because of the salary cap, which limits the amount of money teams can pay their players. This […]

What’s Wrong with the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

What’s wrong with the Stanley Cup playoffs? Several things, I think. Any championship should build to a climax. The Stanley Cup playoffs do the reverse. They start out with four games a night. There is nonstop action, excitement. The games are everywhere, on many TV channels, and everybody is talking about them. Then the playoffs […]