Good article. http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/articles/2006/04/21/return_engagement_for_a_spectacular_show/ The paragraph below sums up my feelings about the hockey playoffs. It's a great time of year. ''What about those Stanley Cup playoffs!" he says, as if, somehow, I missed the best two months in all of sports. ''I don't watch a single NHL game all season, but the playoffs begin, and it's like some weird spell comes over me, or something. My God, they kill each other out there, night after night. It's unbelievable. And then, overtime . . . sudden death . . . are you kidding me?! I sit there on my kitchen chair, with my nose pressed right up to the TV screen. I'm not kidding. I'm afraid even to open the fridge. What a thing!"