So You’re into Hockey Now?
Tuesday November 04, 2014
Yes and no. Yes my obsession for hockey has consumed me these past 2 seasons but no it’s not necessarily new. I got into hockey on my 14th birthday when my Dad took me to my first game. It spiraled out of control from there. I had jerseys, players cards, and tapes upon tapes of VCR recorded games. I followed hockey through high school and into college. But it wasn’t easy with the lockouts and balancing school with work. Slowly I fell behind. Any time I tried to get back into it I felt overwhelmed. Rules had changed, my favorite players had retired, and there were even more expansion teams.
But then Sochi happened. The women’s teams were so good (as per usual) and I got sucked in and took the time to figure out the new rules (icing used to be simple) and the current standings within the NHL. Getting to know the NHL players through the olympics made it easier to get to better know the teams. And so that is how I am here today. About to post some photos from a seriously fantastic night I had early last month.
Opening day for the Washington Capitals. And who did they play? The Montreal Canadiens. Yes the Caps are “my team” by proximity but the Canadiens are “my team” at heart. Pk Subban, Carey Price. Absolute favorites. So when Mike and I got last minute reseller tickets next to the Canadiens bench I knew it was going to be a great night. Honestly this was one of the best moments in my life. It felt like fulfilling a childhood dream really. I could never afford the airfare or game tickets to see my favorite franchise team as a kid. But now it was more than a possibility… it had become reality!
Wow… I got really in-depth and emotional about hockey. I usually leave that for my Tumblr.
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