Sometimes it's hard watching the Finals when you don't have a horse in the race. I'm not sure who to root for here. As a Kings fan, I feel obligated to be anti-Guppies but then again, it'd be nice to see Jonesy win a Cup as a starter. It's hard to cheer on the Penguins, since I'll have to listen to Pierre go on and on about how great Syd the Kid is, which he is, but dang dude, shut up already.
One thing is for sure, it's going to be a fast Final. Hopefully, it gets physical and nasty, with the just the right amount of talent and animosity. So, good luck to both teams and their fans!
Leave us a comment as to who you want to win and why.
The term 'living the dream' means a lot of different things in a lot of different circles. In the hockey world, it means different things at different stages of your career. When you're young, it means chasing that dream of making the N.H.L. Oh, that's the ultimate dream; and you live it until you realize it's over. Once it's over, 'Living the Dream' becomes the simple act of being able to continue playing at the highest level possible, whether that means playing the elite league at the local barn or playing the over 50 league on Wednesday night. And part of living that dream is making enough money to be able to afford to keep playing. Yeah, hockey is expensive. 'Living the Dream' continues on for the rest of your life, just being able to play the game you love with your brother's on ice.
'Living the Dream' also encompasses all the things you get to do as a hockey player and a fan. There are moments throughout your life where you get to experience things that not everyone in your shoes will get to experience. Sometimes, it might be getting to meet an idol, like Wayne Gretzky or Martin Brodeur. It could be the time you were in the building when your team won Game 7 to win the Stanley Cup. It could be that moment you walk into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and become overtaken with nostalgia. It could be that moment when your best friend, you know the one that dangles you silly, gets drafted to the Show. A lot of the time, it's getting to play with a former N.H.L. player. Everyone returns to their old barn. And most of us welcome them back home with trash talking and face washes. Unless you don't know the guy; then you sit in silence and think about what this dude meant to you, your life.
For me, that day was today.
Wolf and Crown
Stories of Wretched Dreamers & Degenerate Conquerors