Seriously, the sport couldn’t be more exciting! Like sit on the edge of your seat, bite all your nails off exciting.
Like many Canadians I grew up in an arena. When I wasn’t figure skating, I was watching my brother or my friends play hockey. I was in an arena 7 days a week. I watched hockey all through high school, then half way through university the strike happened, and my attention was lost. I started watching things like Paradise Hotel:
What’s that about? Whore Hotel? How could shows like this take precedence over hockey? What was my problem?!
Back to hockey:
Because I grew up in a suburb of Detroit (aka Windsor) I was always a Red Wings fan. Let’s be serious…they won the Stanley Cup in 97/98/02/08 AND Stevie Y may have been the best looking man who ever played the sport.
However, when I moved to Guelph for university, I was no longer able to watch Wings games and by default became a Leafs fan. I watched when Mats Sundin would dance around the net and get it in every time. Yeah, I saw that. However, as I stated above the strike came along and I lost all interest in hockey.
That is…until now.
BUT, who do I support? I have no idea who any of the players any more. Dougy Gilmour doesn’t play. I’m currently at a total loss as to who I want to favour in the NHL.
Pros for the Leafs
An all round Canadian Team.
I live in Toronto.
I like their uniform.
Cons for the Leafs
They don’t win.
Pros for Detroit
Cons for Detroit
Can’t watch the games.
Have no idea who plays on the team.
A tire and a wing? That’s the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen!
OK…I think I’ve come to a conclusion; I will support the Leafs in every game except Detroit games. Maybe it’s a little cowardly, but I can like two teams at once, can’t I?
I will however, vow to myself to not forget my love of the game ever again.