How to Watch the NHL Playoffs When Your Team Misses the Cut
Joyce Park stashed this in The Sporting Life
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When your team is involved, the NHL playoffs are weeks and months of unbearable misery, punctuated (maybe) by occasional joy. For one team, that misery ultimately leads to a victory that makes it all worth it. For everyone else, it builds to the crescendo of an eventual crushing defeat that leaves deep emotional scars that may or may not someday heal.
If it's painful to watch your team lose, and all but one team eventually loses, why do we do this to ourselves at all with such odds stacked against us?