"After watching the American upset of Canada’s national team, a game for which the players will not receive a dime of salary, we’re now convinced that most if not all of the men who play hockey for money would play the game even if they were being paid nothing.
How many pro football players would do that?”
Sure I’m a fanboy, but I feel like articles like these have been a long time coming. It’s hard to articulate why I love hockey so much, but this article really gets to the heart of the issue.
The level of respect I have for the athletes and their dedication to the game and each other is unparalleled by other sports. Where I’m most often cynical about professional sports in America, the athletes of the NHL continue to excite and inspire me. And all this in the aftermath of a lockout.