I noticed I didn’t say anything about hockey yet. Only about the team I used to follow, the Kemphanen, who don’t seem to do to well. I would like to tell you a bit about why I love hockey so much.
I find it hard to explain why I have wanted to play NHL 2014 on the Xbox pretty much every night, atleast for an hour. I love the feeling of being in the middle of everything there with a character that looks a bit like myself, scoring goals against goalies like Halak and Varlamov, picking a fight with Alex Ovechkin or tripping Sidney Crosby. There’s a charm to it, which you cant deny.
Apart from all the fun and comradery, hockey is also the last bastion of an almost Gladiator like sense of morality, bravery and dedication. You never see a football player come back on the field with stitches on his face, he just stays injured. A hockey player doesn’t dive, they go on, even when in pain. They train to be physically at their peek and have a team spirit that truly deserves to be called a band of brothers.
The picture you see above is the famous flying goal by Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins. A goal that won the team the Stanley Cup (meaning the most important price for a hockey team). It shows true daring and dedication, the will to give it all and go for that impossible goal. It shows what you can learn from Hockey: give it your all, your best and forget that you also have to land. Score like Bobby Orr.