“Hockey is a physical sport” a line used time and time and time again by both its promoters and its detractors. Be it by those defending an action on the ice or by those who feel there just isn’t enough action.
Pre-season is as much about learning lessons as it is giving those desperate for just a taste of hockey that tease before the season proper begins. It’s when both teams and fans can settle in on what they want for the season.
Life runs in cycles. Fashion, Music, Movies and Sport all turn 360 degrees time and time again as our lives go on. Every April we revel in the victories or defeats the ice hockey season has given us, and by the end of August we sit in anticipation of what’s to come.
Rivalries are not as common place in sport as many may think. Some are long-standing; some are spurred on by events in games gone by. Many are developed through a chase for glory, while far too many are the invention of the fans or media with no basis in actuality.
My parents can be described as, what you may call, “passive” sports fans. They hold no allegiances to any particular football team, they don’t keep track of the ongoing trials and tribulations of any individual sporting venture.
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