Bergeron playing with a punctured lung, Hossa's wonky back, or Campbell finishing his shift on a broken leg -- none of it was anything special to watch for me as a former hockey player. That is just what hockey players do because we love the game and more importantly we love to compete.
I have to give a shout out to my man George Stroumboulopoulos. He has been working nonstop preparing to debut his new show, but he still manages to keep an eye on the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "I'm all about the Habs," he said. "When they're out of the playoffs, which is usually how it goes, I root for my favourite ex-Habs.
I caught up with Steven R. McQueen, hunk and heart-throb from the CW's Vampire Diaries. For all of you hockey fans who didn't know, Steven's step-dad is Mr. Hockeywood himself, Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille. "Lucky" and "L.A. Kings" go together like Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream.
I had the chance to catch up with Snoop Dogg and get his thoughts on the Battle of California. Snoop's a big hockey fan and has been following this series from overseas in Africa. Snoop's pick? L.A. in seven. "Jeff carter's on a hot streak right now, and I don't think San Jose can hold him back," Snoop said.
"As a native New Yorker, of course I'm pulling for the Rangers," said singer Vanessa Williams. "I think the Rangers will win the Stanley Cup, because I really like the way Lundqvist plays." Director Bobby Farrelly feels for Maple Leafs fans because they're "just like Red Sox fans" -- "classy, passionate and have been deprived of winning for so long."