When you think of the Stanley Cup, you probably think of the gargantuan trophy. When you think of the Stanley Cup a second time, you should think about the beards sported by the men on the quest for it.
The New York Rangers face the Los Angeles Kings in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Finals beginning on Wednesday night in California. Here's a preview of the series that will decide which team wins the NHL championship:
I was having a conversation with Rob Edwards about how the playoffs for the NHL and the NBA are happening, and there isn't a lot of support or buzz for those leagues around here. For many in this area, it is time to put on their Royals Blue or Cardinals Red, and baseball is only the sport that matters right now.
Pittsburgh, Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago have each passed two hurdles thus far in the 2013 NHL playoffs. Here's a preview of what to expect as these four teams attempt to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals: