Am I the only one here who has just experienced the Blues in the playoffs for the first time? (Having only discovered the delights of ice hockey a few years ago).
So - thanks to everyone here for helping to make it something really special. This site became my first port of call each morning (and still is).
What I DIDN'T realise was the effect the playoffs would have on me.
I was told I had "terrible hockey fever" after staying up till 5am here to watch game 4.
I have never experienced such a mix of nerves and excitement at the same time.
I scoured every site I could find for a snippet of news
I worked out line combinations and potential scoring capabilities on a spreadsheet at work
I practically ate and slept hockey
The reaction of the crowd after the Blues lost game 4 - standing up and chanting "Let's go Blues" - caused more than a few tears.
In essence, I have never experienced anything quite like it before. No other sport - no other team - has sucked me in quite like this before. Quite an addiction, isn't it?
So in conclusion - I wouldn't have missed this for the world.
And..."please sir...can I have some more?"