My daughter got me into hockey and I have been going to AHL games this year (farm team for the Edmonton Oilers) and following the playoffs like a junkie. I can discuss who is the better goalie, whether a team is good on the Power Kill, and who has deadlier shooters. Who would have thought? It's like a disease but it's a lot of fun.

This year, there's an almost-Boomer aspect to the playoffs: the oldest goalie in the NHL is one of the huge breakout stars. He's 41 and his team just steamrollered through the second round of the playoffs. And he seems really nice.