You can't win it all if you're not all in

Updated: May 3, 2013, 9:22 AM ET
By John Buccigross | ESPN.com

From a whisper to a scream.

The NHL regular season is over and what you will witness during the Stanley Cup playoffs over the next two months is total physical and emotional investment. It's not a series of games. That actually trivializes it. It's a cause. That sounds theatrical and stagy. It is not. It is fact. These players are playing for something that lasts a lifetime.

In hockey, one is taught to be unrelenting, to sacrifice, not to whine, and to play hurt. The playoffs ...

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