Yes, it is hockey season! And for most of those of you who have been following the hockey season for the past three months, you know exactly what I mean. You have watched the Oilers’ sweep of the Rangers and Capitals beat the Sharks, the Penguins beat the Blues, and the Red Wings beat the Bruins. You have read the scores of every game, and you have done your best to get excited for the playoffs.
Of course, it’s not just hockey season. We humans have been playing this game since the dawn of time. We have no idea what the rules are, so you can bet we won’t be playing like this in the playoffs. We will take our cues from the teams around us, and in this case we have a chance to be the most successful, best-of-the-best team.
If you’re a hardcore hockey fan, you already know that the way to win the playoffs is to be the best team in the conference. But what about the rest of us? We need to learn how to play this game, too. The NHL does this by having conferences of “best of the best.” To be a contender, you have to be the best team in the league.
Each team plays a conference tournament, and with such an easy-to-swallow title as “Most Improved Player” we can do it too. The first thing to do is to make sure you’re the very best team in the league, and then you can worry about who the best goalie is. You can’t win a lot of games without a good defense, so you should also aim for the best goalie in the league.
The NHL playoffs are all about the battle between these two teams. Each team will have to play a game in the conference final, and the winner of that game will be the conference champion. The team with the best regular season record will be the champion, and the team with the highest point total will be the conference champion. If the best team from your conference loses the conference final, they will be eliminated, and the next best team from your conference will be sent to the conference final.
The most recent conference final was between Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs. It was a tight game, but the Maple Leafs won in overtime. The reason for that overtime was that the Leafs scored the winning goal on a breakaway, and the game was called off when one of the referees forgot that it was a breakaway. One of the rules of hockey is that if you score on a breakaway, you lose the game.
Apparently, the rule actually has a loophole. One of the guys on the Leafs’ team said that a rule was in the rules, but it was just a loophole. The team was only allowed to use this loophole if the other team was ahead by more than two goals that game.
The game was originally called off when one of the referees was the goalie and a puck broke through the goaltender’s pads. Apparently there was a rule in hockey that if you score on a breakaway, you lose the game. Apparently, the rule had a loophole, so the Leafs had to forfeit the game when one of the referees forgot that it was a breakaway.
Not that any of the rules had anything to do with hockey, but I guess it was for the same reason: it’s a little bit goofy.
This is a game of hockey. The reason you’re getting a breakaway is because one player is on the wrong side of the puck that breaks through the goalie’s pads.