The sun is out, the grass is green, and the birds are chirping – oh wait, and its playoff season, what a time to be alive.
Time to spring into action, sports fans, because this is interesting month for hockey as well as basketball. With the NHL postseason set to start in yet just in a week or two, NBA teams are also fighting for their playoff lives.
With only one spot left in the western conference, looks like it is going down to a coin-flip with either the Arizona Coyotes or the Colorado Avalanche. The Coyotes need more help than the Avalanche; seeking a miracle through a win-out situation with their foe losing out as well.
It is something to be said that these two teams are still in the playoff race, with the course of several injuries to key players this season. Wonder what will happen these next two games.
Teams that have already made the playoffs, have intriguing first round match ups. The Las Vegas Golden Knights-San Jose Sharks series will be a dandy, as well as the Boston Bruins-Toronto Leafs matchup.
The Eastern conference has a bit more parody, with four teams looking on the outside in: The Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Montreal Canadians.
With just three spots remaining, which team will be left out? My prediction that the team will be left out of the playoff race will be Columbus, as far as the east goes.
There are so many talented teams this year in the NHL, it will be hard to say in my mind that the NBA could have the same parody.