This pretty much says it all..........
Player.... The cockiest,
dirtiest, most irresponsible group of athletes in
the world are hockey players. We'll do
anything and come back to tell our team-mates about it.
Live the dream until
they are 35 then realize they never made it. Ladies love us, guys want to be us,
and we are the soul of the universe.
You lace up the skates, put on the gloves,
strap on the helmet, and walk on to the ice and nothing else matters. It doesn't
matter that you failed a test, your girl is being a bitch, or that you got a
ticket on the way there...
you're world is absolutely perfect for the next couple
hours. Here's to
face-offs, goals, assists, overtime, living on the road, cold rinks, early
mornings, breakaways, going top shelf, countless hours of practice, bag skates,
thousands of dollars, dangling d-men, big hits, broken twigs, new skates,
packing bombs, wheeling' broads, coaches, adding the letter "y" to the end of
everyone's last name, the word "fuck", pick up, 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 heart beat 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 of our adrenaline, because the game frees your
spirit, because the party in the locker room is fine, because your invincible once you step on the ice, because a
shot can make you smile all night,
sniping the twine "Sniper", the rattling of the boards, the feel of the puck, and skates carving into the ice is a rhythm to live by, because its
possible to skate fast enough to leave all your worries behind. Sweat is the
cologne of our accomplishment.
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. It’s
the love for hockey that keeps us going. If you are a
hockey player and you are proud to be one, pass this shit on with pride and let
everyone know the definition of a true man.