This article is part of our Neutral Zone Wrap series.
Neutral Zone Wrap
by Evan Berofsky, RotoWire.com
Staying healthy is important, but more so in wintertime. The dreaded sniffles linger in public places, while chain reaction bouts of coughing are always a nice treat. The key to survival seems to be staying out of NHL locker rooms where the league's latest trending disease, the mumps, has swooped in like a hungry dog on Thanksgiving.
Only a handful of players have been diagnosed with this infection, yet the panic has gone viral. Amid all the confusion and misinformation, one important question remains unanswered: Why are these NHLers kissing each other? And if they stopped doing so, wouldn't this epidemic be eradicated? (Fine, you got me. That was technically two questions.)
So while you ponder that, let's switch to the main event. You know, the moment you've been waiting for since October. May we present the final five teams up for review:
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