The Washington Capitals and the Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 9th, 2010 by Dan Smith Leave a reply »
One of the best communities here at Bleacher Report is the hockey one. The passion of the game on the ice lends itself to great fandom. The Stanley Cup Playoffs might be the best professional playoff tournament and they are about to start.

After the epic Olympic tournament, it was a shame that there was a lull caused by the NHL's terrible TV contract. Say what you will about ESPN, the NHL gets so many more eyeballs on their great game when it is on there three nights a week.

The two best players are in the East right now. Sidney Crosby just notched his 500th career point at the age of 22. Only two NHL players have reached 500 faster and they were called The Great One and The Magnificent One.

As good as Crosby is, with a Stanley Cup and an Olympic-winning goal, Alex Ovechkin might be an even better player. He has been called a hurricane on skates for the way he plays the game.

Crosby leads a very talented Pittsburgh Penguin team while Ovechkin is the leader of the leading point team in the NHL, the Washington Capitols.

Washington is the only 100-point team in the East while the West has four right now. San Jose is numb ...

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