The cold weather season here in the northern states is always a struggle. It seems like every year I have to fight off an urge to curl up in a couch and watch a game, but I’m not complaining. It’s my favorite time of the year for a reason.
So I’m going to fight off the urge to watch hockey and get back to my regular life. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I have a big game coming up, so I can’t go to the gym in the morning to work out, but I’ll still get back to my usual routine of watching hockey.
We’ve all been there… you go to your local arena like the Red Wings, and the place is packed. You see all the guys playing around you and you see them all in their underwear and you just think, “NOOOOOOOOO!” Then you hear the announcer say something like “and now, for the first time in the history of the Red Wings, NHL players get dressed in their skates and get on the ice.
There are two things that hockey players love more than anything: the thrill of hitting the ice and the anonymity. But there is a difference between knowing exactly what you have to do to get on the ice (and that you don’t have to worry about the refs) and being completely anonymous. That’s because we need to be able to distinguish between the two. In reality, no one knows who you are anymore. Only you know all of your past, present, and future.
There is a difference between playing with your head and playing with your heart. But in some ways you know you are doing all of the latter because of the difference between knowing exactly what you need to do and just walking through the rink with no idea who you are. We are not players. We are on the ice. We just don’t know it.
If you’re a hockey fan, you should be able to tell who you are without being able to see the puck. You don’t have to know where the puck is. You know you are playing hockey because you are on the ice with it. That’s why it is important to be able to tell who you are without needing to be able to see the puck.
Hockey is the ultimate season. When you play hockey, you are a piece of the game. You are on the ice with the puck. You are the one who is going to get it and when you succeed, you feel great. But it doesnt mean you are not responsible for your own actions.
there is no such thing as a “good hockey player” or a “bad hockey player”. You are not a piece of the game. You are a piece of the team. You are the one who is going to get it and when you succeed, you feel great. But it doesnt mean you are not responsible for your own actions.
You can think that you are playing a good hockey game, but you are actually playing a horrible, terrible hockey game. And the bad guys are winning because you are not good enough for them to win.
In hockey the winner is the team that has the best chance of winning on a given night. In fact the best chance of winning is usually the team that has the best record in the standings at the end of the season. The other teams that are just sitting there waiting for their chance to make a move are not really getting the best of it.