Who's going to be hotter -- the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Chicago Blackhawks? Streakiness is one of the concepts -- like clutchness, choking, and luck -- that we often use to make sense of a multi-game series like the Stanley Cup Finals.
Vinik earned enormous fees. He purchased the ultimate big boy toy, a professional hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. He also is a minority investor in the Boston Red Sox. Clearly, Vinik was back on his game. Or was he?
While the games themselves have remained exciting, Round 2 has not been as closely contested as the opening round of the playoffs. Here are some insights and observations from each of the four second round playoff series.