Hockey’s reputation of having the best postseason of all major sports is well deserved. It’s as entertaining as it is unpredictable. With that in mind, I’m going to attempt to predict the remaining playoff matchups using an entertainment metric. Using Trip Advisor, a mega-popular vacation planning site, I’m going to rank the teams that survived round 1 from the bottom to the top. Not based on their penalty kill or how hot their goalie is. I’m not even considering their coach’s postseason resume. We’re basing this solely on what Trip Advisor ranks as their #1 tourist attraction.
4. TAMPA HISTORY CRUISE (TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING)
Tampa has a history in the way that everything technically has a history. So the Tampa History Cruise doesn’t strike me as a big time tourist activity. Maybe one day I’ll get the chance to eat my words, something Bill here will never do.
Calling someone an idiot and misspelling a simple word is peak internet. No way Tampa wins the Cup. Bill here won’t allow it.
3. Eastern State Penitentiary (Philadelphia Flyers)
This was once the most expensive and famous prison in the world and now it’s just a bunch of crumbled stone. It used to be a place nobody wanted to visit and now it’s the top rated thing to do in the city. Sort of confusing, like the Flyers playoff run this year. But not as confused as Marie is 👇
Definitely worth a trip. Fun, interactive. Great fun. ONE STAR.
2. Capilano Suspension Bridge & Vancouver Lookout (VANCOUVER CANUCKS)
Vancouver is a stunning smoke show of a city. So I knew they would come out pretty high on these Trip Advisor rankings. Unfortunately they ran into the buzzsaw of our top finisher below. Trip Advisor ran into a buzzsaw as well, as this scathing review from Shahla proves. It stands tall as the only 1-star review of the #1 rated thing to do in Vancouver.
Shahla was bored and the Canucks are paying the price.
Stanley cup champions: Red Rock Canyon National Preservation Area (Vegas Golden Knights)
Most of the negative reviews about Red Rock Canyon are about being so popular the park went over capacity. Just like all the negative thoughts surrounding the Golden Knights these days are about a goalie’s agent. The writing is on the wall, people: next time you visit Las Vegas, take a trip out to Red Rock Canyon to see a different side of Nevada. On your way back onto The Strip, blow a kiss to the 2020 Stanley Cup Champs.
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