The NHL Playoffs begin tonight - and so begins professional sports’ best championship tournament. The next couple weeks will feature all the best hockey has to offer, without as much of the knucklehead stuff. It’s several rounds of wire to wire back and forth exciting games, like no other sport can offer. It’s just a better on-field (or ice) product than the others. As a Ranger fan, I’m pretty excited that they even made it into the race for Lord Stanley’s Cup. And as I reflect on the season it occurs to me, the league’s best TEAM, is an 8 seed – and is favored to get bounced in the first round.