A lot of people think hockey has no point. They think its all about hitting into people, and chasing each other, but i think its about more than that. I have been watching hockey my whole life, and i have been able to follow teams specifically, and learn that its not a bunch of people randomly passing the puck around. The game is about strategy, and on certain games, its about protecting the people on their team, their family.
When you are watching a game on TV, or even when you are there, you don't usually get to hear what the players are saying, and it all looks random, but when you get close enough, you know its not. You hear the sounds and calls of the players on the ice, the shouts of the coach, and when you hear all of this, it looks more like a game of strategy than randomness.
College hockey plays for a lot more than just the sport. They play for their school. For their friends. The majority of the hockey i watch is actually college, and even though there isn't as much action, there is more heart. They clearly don't play for money, so they play to win for their school, and to be with their friends.
That's not to say that professionals don't have heart, because they do. Take the game I'm watching right now for instance. I'm watching the Boston, Buffalo game, and there is much more than passing a puck going on. If you didn't know this already, Milan Lucic of the Bruins had hit into the goalie the last time they played each other when the goalie was out of the crease, and he is still unable to play. So the second Lucic got on the ice, a player from Buffalo went up to him and started a fight because he had hurt his team mate. Then the rest of the Bruins got into a different fight later due to the way the other team was treating him. In a way, they are all acting like family, defending one another no matter what.
Wow. I just re read this, and it sounds kind of sappy. Hahaha
So do you like hockey? Clearly, i love hockey, but if you don't, don't be afraid comment!