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After the UMass Hockey Team ended their spectacular season with a tough loss in the NCAA Hockey finals, I was crushed.  

The team is stacked with talented guys who, in conjunction with the enthusiastic Minutemen fanbase, made going to games and following the team especially exciting this year. But you know what people say—when one door closes, another one opens. Less than 24 hours after his season ended, Cale Makar signed a three-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche, and became the first defence player to score a playoff goal in his debut game. Um, GO MINUTEMEN!

I was already following the Stanley Cup playoffs, because of my beloved Washington Capitals, but was unable to watch their games because of blackout restrictions. However, seeing as a former Minuteman is currently killing it in the pros, I felt obligated to follow both teams in the competition.  

In this spirit, I went ahead and bought a VPN, which allows me to change my computer router’s location in the world. By setting my location to Washington, DC, or Denver, I am now able to watch playoff games in real time. *loud cheers*

Disclaimer: Since writing this post, the Caps are out, and the Avs face elimination tomorrow, but I’m back in America, so I can watch the game in a nervous cold sweat from the comfort of my own couch—no VPN needed.


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