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Old June 16, 2008, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Tigers_eye
Not trying to diminish the sport but comparing Hockey with Golf is like:

Players giving 70+ times a breakaway penalty shots each day say about from 15 yards out. Each and every shot is too important and tensed. You have continue this for four days in a row.

Even if that is a comparison. That is the closest I can do. (The hole is so tiny comparing to the goal) The goalie can be considered as the hazards (water, rough etc.). May be if someone misses two shots in a row then he has to shoot 20 yards out.
To each his own but interesting take anyway Mijan.

Now consider this: -

Try and make the putt after warping your relationship with gravity and putting on skates, then try and deliver the deftest of touches to put one past a huge goalie past a small goal while 6'4" burly and aggressive Canadian guys are trying to take your head off at about 30 to 40 mph.

The zen-like ability to slow in down in your head while the world around you moves at top speed, so that you can make the right play as required by the unique stuation dictating the always changing role you're improvising, makes hockey what it is.

The First Nations settled their disputes this way before European settlers in Canada introduced skates, and replaced the long racket with modified hockey sticks as Lacrosse became a summer sport. It is integral to the very best the New World has to offer in terms of sport as a traditional test of manhood and character.

Put on some skates or rollerblades and put your stick down in the passing or shooting lanes and you'll see bro. Or better yet, go and see the Stars, Preds, Canes or the Thrashers live with your family, have an incredible time rinkside, and get hooked permanently.

TV just doesn't do the sport justice ...
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