The hockey is just fine, thank you

Updated: May 28, 2012, 9:57 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Maybe the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils will provide the perfect antidote for what has become a season of carping about the game.

Too many close games.

Too many blocked shots.

Too much defense.

Boo-hoo, we want more goals.

Even from a group that invariably eats its own, the hue and cry from the hockey community over the State of the Game has become even more fevered than normal this spring.

In some ways, the game is like that old line about ...

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