About the author
For as long as I can remember I have loved hockey-the sight, the sound and the smell. It is a sport that awakens your senses, it makes you feel alive. While I like other sports, I LOVE hockey. My friends call me a hockey matriarch, my husband calls me hockey obsessed. I just think I am very passionate about the sport.
Here are just a few reason I love this sport so much:
• The Stanley Cup. There’s no better trophy in all of sports. The Commissioner's Trophy is cool, but you can’t drink out of it.
•Fighting is allowed, sort of. People get into fights in hockey and nobody stops them. In fact, people cheer. And the fighters get penalized, but go back on the ice later (in most cases).
•Love of the game. Hockey players love the game and hockey fans love the game. And hockey players love their fans, and vice versa. You don’t get that kind of dedication in baseball, football and the NBA.
•Skill shooting. Use a stick to fire a little black puck past a guy covered in pads and into a tiny little goal. You try it. It ain’t easy.
•Hockey family. It is great to meet new fans and fiends every time. It's fun meeting up for drinks before games talking puck with people that understand you. I enjoy hearing people's stories, cheering with them, razzing each other about our respective teams and making new friends.
I love the New York Rangers-I will always bleed Rangers blue but I do have a second love and they are the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Mark Messier is my all time favorite Ranger and also my hockey hero.
Other players I follow/like beside the all Rangers and Lightning:
If you are a Crybaby love a.k.a Sidney Crosby or a Penguins fans you might not want to follow me because I hate anything to do with them and God forbid I would not want to hurt you feelings.