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Hockey: The Sport Of The Underdog

Posted on: February 15, 2008 5:55 pm
Edited on: February 18, 2008 8:00 pm
 

Hockey...I love it. I live and die with each win and loss. My team is the Detroit Red Wings and has been since I started playing Sega around '90. Yzerman Rocked.

I grew up in southern NJ, suburb of Philadelphia. I attending many games of the Flyboys. Nothing better. My parent used to take my friends and I to "the Coliseum" in Voorhees where the Flyers actually practiced. We would spend our (parent's) money logging ice time in the open skate sessions all the time. Getting our skates sharpened at "Skater's Edge," a tiny little pro shop that you had to walk up a seemingly endless flight of stairs to get to. The foundation for what is to come is built in our youth.

I watch hockey. Not just the Wings. Hockey.

The NHL wants to expand their culture. Fine. Ratings say no one watches. Fine with me. I love it and know people that feel the same way. The majority of people think of hockey as a fringe sport. Fine by me. That doesn't affect my pleasure, in fact knowing what others choose to ignore gives me satisfaction. They are the ones missing out.

Go ahead, put a game on...I'll watch with you.
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Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2008 2:53 pm
 

Hockey: The Sport Of The Underdog

DUDE WHO ARE YOU? I ALSO GREW UP IN SOUTHERN N.J. I AM FROM WILLIAMSTOWN, AND I MYSELF HAVE PLAYED AT THE OLD COLLISEUM PLAYING PICK UP GAMES OPEN SKATES ON THE WEEKENDS, AND PRACTICE TIME FOR OUR MENS LEAGUE. I HAVE BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE A FLYERS FAN, LOVE AND WILL WATCH ANY GAME ON ESP NOW I SUBSCRIBE TO THE CENTER ICE PACKAGE.



Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2008 4:09 pm
 

Hockey: The Sport Of The Underdog



Nice to hear you all chimin' in.  Dook, what's the team colors for the Baltimore Skip Jackets?  Just curious, not blue and yellow, I hope.




Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2008 4:02 pm
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Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2008 3:02 pm
 

Hockey: The Sport Of The Underdog

I love hockey.

Carolina Hurricanes.

Am really heartbroken about Roddy's season ending injury. Love having a NHL franchise in my city. Love the fact that we recently won the Stanley Cup.

Grew up in Baltimore, we had the Baltimore Skip Jackets, they were cool.

I worked for a minor league hockey team in Huntsville, Alabama for 18 months.

Hockey is awesome. Just call me a Caniac Maniac.



Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2008 1:38 pm
 

Hockey: The Sport Of The Underdog

Hockey is the best sport there is in my opinion. I've been a fan of just about every major sport at one time or another. I've tried them all, and hockey is the best. It might draw low ratings, but I don't care. I love what I love. Other people's opinion of the sport I love don't bother me. Some people criticize hockey unnecessarily, but that's there ignorance. Sure I wish the NHL was more popular in the states so it'd be easier for me to watch and listen to games. I also wish there was more chatter about it on the web, on radio, and tv talk shows, because I'm feed to the teeth of the major sports I really don't care about. Regardless of its popularity shortcomings, hockey is the best.




Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2008 10:19 am
 

Hockey: The Sport Of The Underdog


I appreciate everyones comments. Good  to see other fellow fans out there.  Having spent some time in New England and the Mid West, I know we're out there. Heck like I mentioned before, I'm in southern NJ and some of the high schools have some teams now. Hockey isgrowing, maybe not at the pace Gary Bettman would like but hockey is growing...you just have to take a look.



Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2008 11:48 pm
 

Hockey: The Sport Of The Underdog

I love the blog! It's nice to see a hockey true fan! I have always liked Hockey even though my CBJ's are'nt that good! But it's a cool sport. I just started skating lke a year ago and it's awesome! Go Blue Jackets and Go Hockey!



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2008 10:04 pm
 

Hockey: The Sport Of The Underdog

I know where you are coming from,what a great blog.I too have spent alot of time at the coliseum in Vorhees.Preseason practices were great with all the young guys there flying around the old vets.But as you are ,I too am a fan of hockey first,and don't care what others say,it is their loss,they are missing out on an exciting sport.Thats cool your a Red Wings fan,in s.jersey,i grew up with the broad street bullies,dating my self,but ended up becoming a fan of the Maple Leafs,not easy wearing the visitors jersey to a game,but hey being a hockey fan and playing the game,its all part of the pation of the sport.But great blog look forward to more.

  Chris




Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2008 4:57 am
 

Hockey: The Sport Of The Underdog

Dude seriously???

Ive played hockey at EVERY level since I was 3 (about 28 years)... I also coach and have a coaching minor from college... I also have a Level 5 USA coaching cert. which is the highest coaching cert. you can obtain in the US... also... I am from Michigan and have been a Red Wings fan since before it was 'cool'... Steve Yzerman has been my absolute hero every year since he was playing for the Peterborough Petes... he is AMAZING... I even went to his retirement game and after party... it is AWESOME there is people like you out there... makes me keep faith in the sport and the team and player that has never let me down... God bless...

Thanks again...

-Adam



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