I wrote this on Sunday night in between stoppages of play during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Wings won and my piece got posted the next evening so I was pretty happy with the results.
Hockey fan or not, be sure to watch the ad I refer to in the post–I asked my editor to embed the YouTube video in the text but she just made it another hyperlink, for some strange reason.
Also, I touched “the ultimate prize” when I was in high school, thus ruining my chance at becoming a successful player in the NHL. It was worth it.
UPDATE – My editor emailed me: “Okay, fixed those issues and embedded the video (I didn’t at first because it was all starting to seem a bit too worshipful, like you were on the NHL payroll….). But added now, because your pathological adoration of hockey may have company.” Oh what I would not give to be on the NHL payroll…
On May 31st the Detroit Red Wings earned a two-game lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals, the championship series of the National Hockey League (NHL). The hard-fought games showcased hockey at its finest and fiercest. Indeed, a fight broke out with 18.2 seconds left in the second game—something common in the regular season and nearly unheard of in the finals, when a two-minute penalty can cost a team its season.
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