Hockey figured it out: Two bubbles in Canada, an expanded playoff system, and a champion, all with ZERO positive Covid tests. I am so glad they found a way to give us some Hot! Sports! Action! even though we may not deserve it, because I didn’t realize until I saw the clock tick down just how much I had missed the goosebump-y feeling of seeing a team throw its arms in the air and celebrate pure triumph and joy. And not for nothing, but I did not want to go this whole time without a cadre of playoff beards. That’s just wrong.

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