Now that the NFL has finally (mercifully) played its final game, it is time to give the NHL a shot. We have not watched a single moment of hockey since the lockout/strike that negated the 2004-05 season. But The Hater Nation is nothing if not fair. So we will watch every LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks game starting today through the end of the month to give the NHL its fair shake. We will talk NHL here if we are dutifully impressed. If not, we will never speak of the sport again.