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Hockey Players - We're the cockiest, dirtiest, most irresponsible athletes in the world! We'll do anything and come back to tell our teammates about it. Live the dream until we are 35 then realize we never really made it. Ladies love us, guys want to be us. We are the soul of the universe. We lace up the skates, put on the gloves, strap on a helmet, walk onto that ice and nothing else matters. It doesn't matter that you failed a test, or you got a ticket on the way there...your world is absolutely perfect for the next couple of hours.mncoach11 wrote:years ago someone posted a "poem/saying" titled: "why we play the game". Does anyone have that, that can be reposted?
Here's to faceoffs, goals, assists, overtime! Living on the road, cold rinks, early mornings and breakaways. Goin top shelf, countless hours of practice, bag skates and thousands of dollars. Dangling D men, big hits, broken twigs, new skates and packin bombs! To wheelin broads, coaches and adding the letter "y" to the end of everyone's last name. To pick up games, fights, let downs, miracles and most of all - the game!
Hockey? Why? Why do we skate back and forth night after night? Skating so hard we throw up? Skating so hard your heartbeat rings in your head while your lungs are grasping for air? Late nights, early mornings, Friday nights, Saturday evenings, broken bones, torn muscles and deep bruises. We skate through it all because we live off our adrenalin. Because the game frees your spirit. Because the party in the locker room is the place to be. Because we're invincible once we step on the ice! Because one shot can make you smile all night long. Sniping the twine, the rattling of the boards, the feel of the puck on your stick. Your skates carving into the ice is a rhythm to live by. Because it is possible to skate fast enough to leave all your worries behind you.
Sweat is the cologne of our accomplishments. Why? Why would someone push themselves so hard? It's not for the money, it's not for the girls and it's not for the fame. We do it because we love it more than anything else in the world!! - Author unknown
Character is who you are when no one is watching