Welcome to Bill Burr’s unique, alternative guide to Stanley Cup Playoffs hockey

Bill Burr is certainly enjoying the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

After what was one of the strangest regular seasons in the rich history of the National Hockey League, we can now finally buckle up for a two-month thrill-ride of a chase for the Stanley Cup and Bill Burr was at his very best on opening night.

With the Washington Capitals taking on the Boston Bruins in Game 1 on Saturday in what was the first game of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Burr took to Twitter and treated his 1.7 million followers to a rather unique beginner’s guide to Playoff hockey.

Now, for those of you who may not know who we are talking about, Burr is a very famous and a very well-known American comedian, while he also appeared in a few episodes of the hit Star Wars spinoff show, “The Mandalorian.”

Bill Burr puts his own spin on Stanley Cup Playoffs

Burr is also a huge sports fan, and we recommend checking out his viral sports rant video right here. Some of the language may be a bit blue so just be warned if you have young children around you.

Anyway, as was the case for most of us, Burr was fully locked into last night’s festivities and he provided a somewhat different breakdown of events by giving an alternative meaning to well-known hockey phrases or cliches.

For instance, Burr started the fun by translating “he plays on the edge” to “He’s a complete POS but plays for my team,” a typical Bill Burr breakdown if I’ve ever heard one. At least he kept it fairly polite.

Other highlights included “a veteran savvy move” translating to “he’s good at cheating,” “that’s a borderline hit,” meaning that, in the words of Burr, “someone on the other team just had their  career ended.”

Heard of the phrase “we need to play a physical game to slow them down?” Well, in Burr’s world, that simply means that “we’re going to injure all their top players until they suck as bad as we do.” Again, you can just imagine Burr saying that in his thick Boston accent and you can also picture him screaming similar things at his TV while watching the game.

Now, Bill Burr Tweeting about hockey is hardly breaking news and you may be rolling your eyes just reading this, especially if the comedian isn’t your cup of tea, but the Tweets sparked an entertaining discussion and it got the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs trending which, given that hockey sometimes gets lost in the huge swathe of things going on, it can only be a good thing that the sport gets talked about by a well-known public figure, and it was an entertaining take on some of hockey’s most-well known sayings.