Don't worry Lord Stanley! Smashville will rescue you from the evil overlord! (Photo: Ken/flickr)
So your team has just finished the season is now headed to the playoffs. AW YEAH!
But what do you do now? It’s simple.
First things first. Did you check out good ol’ NHL dot com to find out when your team is playing in the first round? Yes? No? Well my friends, be in front of your TV Wednesday at 8pm EST. This is only negotiable if you managed to get tickets to the game, in which case, BE AT BRIDGESTONE.
Second on the sgenda, it’s time to SCOURE the internet for any information on the enemy *cough*Detroit*cough*. While doing this, find a way to join the playoff beard growing shenanigans.
Third, go to your nearest grocery provider and stock up on various snacks, drinks (alcohol only if you’re of age), and goodies to appease the neighbors form all the noise you will be making.
Fourth, find a bunch of people that support your team to share your snackage with. Does it matter if you know them? No, as long as they aren’t crazy ax murderers or spies from the dark side (they would be wearing Red Wings shirts under a Preds jersey – evil sneakers).
Fifth, sit in a dark corner of the world and wait with your supplies until April 11 rolls around with more hockey. Proceed to watch every possible game occurring that day and scope out your future competition. And of course, invite all those new friends over and crack open the snack bar; it’s Smashville time!
The sixth and most important step: cheer, scream, cry, fist-bump, chest-bump, whatever until the very end. We’ve got a long series ahead of us people, and we gotta help our boys out however we can!
The Detroit Red Wings are headed to Nashville to face the Predators in the first round of playoffs in the Western Conference. The first game in the series starts Wednesday, April 11 at 8pm eastern on CNBC. These two teams have been battling it out for the home advantage, coming in fifth and fourth respectively. The games played between these division rivals have been split 3-3 for the season, so whoever takes home the first victory will most likely take the mental edge.
Be sure to check back for on-going updates on the haps with the Preds as we inch ever so slowly closer to the first game.