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will do anything just to be able to tell his teammates
a great story in the dressing room. Live the dream until they are 35
then realize they never made it. Ladies love us, guys want to be us, 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
b****, or that you got a speeding ticket on the way there. Your world is
absolutely perfect for the next couple hours.
Here's to faceoffs, goals, assists, overtime, living on the road, cold rinks, early
mornings, breakaways, going top shelf, countless hours of practice, sharpening skates, puking, thousands of dollars, dangling d-men, end to end rushes,
big hits, broken twigs, new skates, dropping the mitts, wheelin' broads, coaches, adding the letter "y" to the end of everyone's last name, the "f" word, pick up, tape to tape passes, let downs, the movie Slapshot, miracles and most of all - the game of Hockey.
Why do we skate back and forth night after night? Skating so hard we
throw up. Skating so hard your heartbeat 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 off our adrenaline, because the game
frees your spirit, because the party in the locker room is second to
none, because you're invincible once you step on the ice, because one
shot can make you smile all night, sniping the twine, top shelf where
momma keeps the peanut butter, 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 would someone push themselves so hard the uneducated pussies always
ask? HOUSE LEAGUE, A, AA, AAA, JR.A, OHL, US COLLEGE, PRO, TNH, Glory
Days. It's never been for the f****** money, it's not for the
girls, and it's not for the fame. 'The Boys' play because we f******
I am a hockey player and proud to be one.
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