Before every NHL game in the bowels every arena you can always find a handful of players kicking a soccer ball around to loosen up and relax before the puck drops.
It's a routine, and hockey players, like all professional athletes, are creatures of habit.
The Stanley Cup Final is no time to change that routine.
That's why the Chicago Blackhawks have to take extra steps to keep their soccer area clear with hundreds of media descending on the United Center for Game 1 on Wednesday night.
Hockey is the best.