The show reveals so much, that it makes us wonder what it would be like if HBO covered the other 28 NHL teams.
Luckily, before HBO decided on the Penguins and Capitals, they followed every team for a day to see who would be the best to film. We managed to get a hold of this extra footage before the NHL buried it in an Arizona desert like the Winnipeg Jets.
Here's a small recap of what happened in each NHL city:
Buffalo – It’s revealed that most of the players actually live in
Montreal – Going against all professional athlete norms, the team has a bottomless poutine hot plate in their dressing room.
New York Islanders – The cameras catch John Tavares looking at real estate in
Toronto and discover that he also has a countdown clock on his iPhone for the days until he is a UFA.
Tampa Bay – In one of the scenes they show Steven Stamkos not back checking hard enough and before the commentator can say anything he is choked out by Gary Roberts.
Detroit – The secret to the Red Wings success? Mike Ilitch makes them eat Little Caesars crazy bread before games. The real secret is in the sauce.
Columbus – Rick Nash gets tired of being the only one interviewed by HBO and demands a trade (trivia question: name 5 players on
Colorado – During an intermission, cameras show Adam Foote in a rocking chair reading a pop-up book to the young Avs.
Anaheim – The Ducks give HBO all the access they want and in the dressing room it's revealed that Ryan Getzlaf showers with a hat on and George Parros and Ron Jeremy have more then a mustache in common.
Phoenix - The NHL forces HBO to cover the team, but the only interesting thing they can find is Paul Bissonnette on twitter. The entire hour is him on his blackberry tweeting.