Well here we are in a shortened season of NHL Hockey and the Stanley Cup race for a playoff spot is well under way. I’m pretty happy that my chosen team The Montreal Canadians have secured a spot in the playoffs although I’m not what you call a hockey fanatic. When my father was alive there was always a bet between his team and mine. He was a Toronto Maple Leaf diehard fan and him and I would always have our own little hockey pool. Of course he would insist that the Leafs would win so therefor I’d have to buy him dinner. It didn’t matter that the last Stanley Cup the Toronto Maple Leafs won was in 1969, my dad would predict his team would be the team to beat. There would always be a friendly debate between us and I would frequently irritate him by calling his team “The Toronto Make Me Laughs”. 1993 was the last time that the Montreal Canadians won the Stanley Cup and as of 2012; the Canadians are the last Canadian team to have won the Cup. Dad’s been gone almost 4 years now and this year since Toronto has claimed a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs, I’m keeping a close watch on both teams.