(Photos by John Amerongen, March 2017)
For many of us, the playoffs mean one thing above all: time to break out the voodoo. When everything is on the proverbial line, we fans will do most anything and everything to give the blue & orange even the slightest of advantages.
Team shrines are an integral part of the playoff experience for many hockey fans. Whether or not they actually produce real-world results, they do reflect the passion, dedication, and borderline-mania of hockey fans.
With the postseason nearly upon us, here are some things which you can use to build your playoff shrine. Some can be bought, others can only be found in fan collections, but all represent significant facets of the team, its history, and its fans.