Welcome to the NHL Playoffs. Where all friendships are suspended and The Battle of the Blog really begins.
The Bruins and Capitals begin their playoff series tonight. Chuck and I have called a time out on fifteen years of watching “So I Married an Axe Murderer” and 3 AM pizza deliveries. All those *N Sync concerts and the time we got fined a dozen donuts by our broomball team mean nothing. We are enemies. Dawn is also a Caps fan – in fact, I blame her for most of this.
I won’t bore you with a playoff match up preview because frankly, I don’t know which Capitals team will show up tonight. We have Varsity, JV and powder puff, and they all wear the same uniforms. Sometimes they swap out during intermission. The only guarantee is that rookie goalie Braden Holtby will start tonight. Foxy Friday, don’t fail me now!
The Bruins are mean and tough and they know how good it feels to win. The playoffs do crazy things to repeat contenders – Pens/Wings back and forth, the struggling Hawks almost pulling off a first round miracle last season. Could this be the first repeat since Detroit in ’97 and ’98?
The fight is on. We know a lot of you guys face this dilemma with your friends or family. Any tips on how Chuck and I can play fair when we face off tonight?