1. History Faceoff
March Madness may be over, but the NHL is bringing bracketology back for the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. Every week fans will get a chance to vote for their favorite playoff memories, until the bracket is narrowed down to one ultimate Stanley Cup playoffs moment. There have been some great plays in recent history, but my bet is nostalgia will win out in this one. Go, Orr Soars!
2. Bad Hair Day
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane knows he can't grow a respectable beard, and last year shocked hockey fans by bucking one tradition for another: the infamous hockey mullet. Kane is bringing it back for this year's playoffs, but added a touch of flash and trash to his sideburns. Thank goodness for hockey helmets.
3. No Canucks No
The only thing these Canucks fans love more than Rebecca Black's "Friday" is Game Day. To get the best of both worlds, they wrote a song set to Black's melody, knowing that they'll pump up Canucks country with this jam. Mission Accomplished? Not so much.
4. Octopus Epic
The NHL playoffs make fans do crazy things, and these Detroit Red Wings enthusiasts are no exception. Relive their journey during last year's playoffs as they make the trek down to Phoenix where they participated in Hockeytown's slimiest tradition, slinging Octopi onto the ice. At least they did it in honor of a legend.
While the aforementioned teams get to chase Lord Stanley's Cup, the Dallas Stars let their chance slip through their hockey-gloved fingers. While the Wild aren't getting to Game 83 either, Minnesota fans can't help but gloat about their dream-crusher status. Dust off you golf clubs, Dallas, it's tee time!