Happy first day of Hocktober (just made that up right now)!
We have officially 11 days until hockey!!! ELEVEN!
Here's who is starting us off:
*These are in Pacific time, so if you're a bit befuddled as to why the Leafs are starting so early... well...
Need some hockey to hold you over for eleven days?
There is a preseason going on right now and it's the best time to get cheap tickets to see your team.
The problems with preaseason is that you won't see most of the team you know and love (and scream at when they get a penalty... oh my gosh) because the coach is trying to decide which of the new talent will be able to stay. These games also count for nothing for the team but they are great practice for the season and it is necessary for these players to get warmed up (especially the goalies).
Go if you want to go and cheer on the young talent! It can prepare you for this season!
Need anything else? Sadly, we lost the World Cup which had the best players in the game. The good news was that Canada won and absolutely dominated. They just could not lose and who could blame them? Brad Marchand had a terrific outing but it was Crosby who was the MVP of the tournament. Crosby will always remain the best because he wears the 'C' and knows more about the game than anyone else, excluding the coach.
I enjoyed the Cup because the best team won and that was all that matters.
One century of this game and League is a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Let's hope to do this in the next century!