HockeyCan’t Miss NHL Playoff Action by Jackie Daly April 5, 2012 For all of you die hard sports fans out there, I just thought I would let you know a little something that not all sports fans know.Playoff hockey is probably the most exciting and emotional demonstration of athleticism out there.These men are on skates, in case anyone forgot, which make things ultimately harder.The quest for the cup is on the forefront of every move that is made out there on the ice.Let me also remind you of something that for sure not the average sport fan knows. Hockey players play hockey because they love it, and this is their life. Most of the guys are for sure not making comparable money to a baseball, basketball, or football player. The reason they play is to win, and they will sacrifice things for a “W”, like a tooth (or 2 or 3 or 4), an eye that could get punched during one of the many brawls that happen on a nightly basis, a nose which could get nicked with a high stick or possibly broken with a puck to the face, and their whole body for that matter when a player will dive to the ice and use their body to block a 110 mph shot from say, 6’9” Zdeno Chara, captain of the Boston Bruins. Sacrifice and dedication should be in the dictionary under the definition of a hockey player.Now I offer some heartfelt, serious advice for any sports fan: Start following hockey during the playoffs beginning April 11, 2012, and you won’t be able to turn back. Then you can take your new love for the game into next season and appreciate the sport as much as I do.For anyone in the NYC metro area, there really is no excuse for neglecting the playoffs, the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils are in the top 5 of the teams leading the entire Eastern Conference.So, tune in.You can thank me later. Post Views: 933The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsJackie DalyJackie Daly has been with In The Zone since 2012. Her contributions have been mostly in NHL and special events coverage. Jackie has been a writer, video host, and podcast host with ITZ. She currently co-hosts Tea Time with Mel and Jay. Outside ITZ, Jackie works with MLS's New York City Football Club and the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers.Latest posts by Jackie Daly (see all) Tea Time with Mel and Jay Ep. 8: Review of Netflix’s “7 Yards” - April 9, 2021 Tea Time with Mel and Jay, Ep. 7: Review of Netflix’s Pole Dancing Documentary “Strip Down, Rise Up” - March 18, 2021 Jackie Daly chats with Sean Conley: Former NFL kicker and author of “The Point After” - February 23, 2021 Tea Time with Mel and Jay Ep. 6: Review of TIGER - February 16, 2021 Related Topics Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021More in Hockey Tim Peel is Discharged After Caught on Hot MicTim Peel was Discharged from the NHL After He was Caught on the Hot... NHL, Amazon Web Services Partner to Develop New Stats, Data, and InsightsThe National Hockey League (NHL) is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an... You Know I’m Right, Episode 81: ESPN’s Arda Ocal (Audio/Video)On the 81st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 80: MSG Network’s Bill Pidto (Audio/Video)On the 80th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Rangers Sign Dubinsky; Callahan Next? NHL: How close are the pre-season predictions?