It's been a bit of a frustrating watch for other reasons too. While the plethora of shenanigans have slowly subsided, I've been drifting further away from what I was anticipating to be a very exciting playoff year.
Here's hoping round two and beyond is a better watch than the first 10 days.
That said, there has been some exciting hockey out there. I think the Florida-New Jersey series has been a sleeper pick for exciting hockey. Back and forth, good speed, good stories and good hard working teams. No need for the goonery.
So for that reason, I've decided to showcase a scribe from that series.
But first.....we need to show off a scribble.
Speaking of solid playoff starts, the Blues now have a real good chance of getting to the finals. If Phoenix pulls off the victory, we'll have St. Louis, Nashville, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Who'd have thunk it.
Alex, by the way, has decided to go the route of numerous young stars in the league. Leaving you to decipher his signature.
A true scribble.
Taking a page from his dad J.P., Zach has a well structured autograph. Both purpose and patience are needed to pull this off (something lacking in todays game....both on and off the ice).
As for the Devils, they've got their hands full with the Panthers. They'll need Zach to be at his very best just to get out of the first round.
Have you come across an autograph worthy of being a 'scribe'? Now of course, the veterans of the league and those who have come and gone from their playing days are easy pickings. I'm talking about guys in the league today.
Hit me with something that'll make me say "Wow....I had no idea."