Flyers' Giroux celebrates his game winning goal in front of Blackhawks' Niemi during overtime in Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup final hockey series in Philadelphia

They’re Coming: Playoffs

Less than a month away, April 11th. The playoffs are coming and there’s nothing we can do to stop them. Would we even want to? Playoff hockey is the best part. Even people I know who aren’t avid hockey people, but enjoy sports, will watch playoff hockey. It’s when urgency and desperation is at its height and some of the most amazing things can happen. The celebration after Mike Richards’ goal against the Montreal Canadiens in the 5th game of the 3rd round in 2010 will forever stick in our minds. It was a moment of awesome greatness. We see …

It sounds so nice, what you’re proposing

Teemu Selanne isn’t an All-Star. Nicklas Lidstrom ain’t going either. Ditto for Jaromir Jagr. The HORROR! But what do the above three players all have in common? Yep, they’re all wily veterans and are all over the age of 35. So why should we be upset at their anti-selection to the league’s midway fete in Ottawa? Why are we so worried that their lights won’t get to shine amongst the younger and brighter stars? Because nobody’s thought of the only true solution to this mess. You want to spice up All-Star Weekend and try to rescue it from encroaching irrelevance? …