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Posted 5:36 PM ET | Comments 5

Someone asked me once what is really meaning of hockey? Why do fans come to hockey games? Why indeed do fan love this wonderful game. I can not speak for all fans but I certainly tell you why I love this game.


I remember watching hockey game as a young kid going to watch my friends in the youth hockey days. I remember watching my buddies team playing and working together as a team. I could not skate so I had let my friends in some way fulfill my dreams. As a fan I felt that I was to part of the team cheering them on. Hockey is meant to entertain us it is a game to be watched and played. Life is to short to worry about whether your team wins or loses.

Sometimes we lose reality, forget the real reason for hockey? It is not meant for us to watching the game with life and death. It is not meant for stress it is meant for enjoyment. My wife use to remind me that whether my teams wins or looses should not determine how my day goes. She has taught me that this is a game we should enjoy the game for what it is a game.


I love watching a pass going from one end setting a forward on break away. I love watching a goalie stealing goal from the forward. I love watching a hit from a dman to stop a progress into the offensive zone.

I love the game with in the game the matching of the lines. I love watching the coaches try to figure out who to play against each other. I love watching the changing on the fly watching the coaches getting the right players on the right time. I love trying to figure out what goes into a coach on who he matches up and when.


I will put this in a nut shell no one ever remembers the good stuff. You notice that when a dirty hit happens it is on the news for weeks and weeks. It drives me crazy that people constantly remember the dirty incidents. The supposedly experts come out and tell us how awful the game is how violent it is. Yet you never hear from the for months and months. I mean they are vultures sitting there waiting to destroy the game. Come on if they are supposedly expert how about looking at the whole game.

I am the most negative person in the whole world bar none. If there is anyone more negative than me I feel sorry for them. So I am going to try to turn a new leaf and become a positive person.



I finally want to let everyone know why I am a Phoenix Coyotes fan. Let me say this I refuse to allow myself to be one team fan I may even become all thirty teams before the end of the season. I would like to consider myself a NHL fan not a team fan but a league fan.

I can be reached at [email][email protected][/email] if anyone wants to send me an idea for a blog.
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November 1, 2007 5:42 PM ET | Delete
Very nice Flame. I think people get caught up in it too much sometimes and forget how much fun it is to watch. The game is great and many great things happen throughout a game. People generally do pick out the bad things, because it causes more of a stir and for the media that is exactly what they want, exposure good or bad. It is too bad people pay more attention to the bad a lot of the time !
November 1, 2007 7:58 PM ET | Delete
Yeah, it's unfortunate but the perception is that only bad news and negativity will sell. We are vultures to a great extent but there is also a lot of room for optimism and positive thoughts. You just have to look. Nice, heartfelt blog Flames. (Glad you finally explained the team shift to Phoenix.)
November 1, 2007 11:32 PM ET | Delete
They focus on the negative because that is the way society is. Watch any news cast. They rarely talk about anything positive.Good blog, Flames.
November 2, 2007 6:06 PM ET | Delete
Well said Flamestr!!!!When people ask me what sport I love the most, they are astonished when I say Hockey. Most remeber me playing baseball at a high level and think that is the sport I love. It is, but its because I know the game inside and out and it comes naturally.....Hockey on the other hand is something I have never played, but am amazed too this day the ability of any and all hockey players to move that fast and be that skilled on a 1/8" blade or so and play on ice.....the sounds and the smell of the game is what I love so I guess it does come back to baseball in some sort of way
November 2, 2007 11:44 PM ET | Delete
It's true, there's so much positive about hockey and it is always glossed over. The media today is about sensationalism, to sell air time with commercials or ad space for the print media. Which is why I think so much of us flock here, by the fans for the fans, for blogs like this. Great blog Flames!
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