While some of these teams have been beaten out already, Stacey Agdern chatted with Romance Writers and readers across the interwebs about the hottest players in the coldest sport for the NHL Playoffs.
Sports and Romance have been tied together for a long time. So as the quest for the cup begins, here’s a guide to the NHL playoffs from some hockey fans romance readers may know best.
We’ll start with the eastern conference:
1) Panthers v. Islanders
Notable Fan: Kat Mizera
1.Why the Panthers:
Former hockey writer turned romance writer Mizera has been a “Florida Panthers fan since day one. “She’s “watched them fall apart over the years but always kept them close … because this is my home town team. The addition of Jaromir Jagr last March was absolutely brilliant. He brings an experience and quirkiness to the team that they’d been lacking. At 44 he’s the rock star of the NHL (always has been) and he brings so much more than scoring to the team. His personality, his mullet-heads, his workout ethic–it’s amazing. The way he turned around Barkov and Huberdeau is nothing short of sensational. It’s been so much fun to watch. Some of the younger guys really bring a lot to the table as well. Young guys like Bjugstad and Gudbranson bring youth, strength and longevity to the team–I’m excited to see them get better and better