The 2014-2015 NHL season is just around the corner. I’m especially excited because after a 45 year drought, my beloved LA Kings finally raised
Stanley—and wouldn’t you know it! They did it again only 2 seasons later. They will definitely be a major cup contender this year, having already
eliminated a bit of dead weight and filled the cracks with new talent.
The thing that seems to be on many fans’ minds right now is if the disgraced and wounded Sharks will be coming back with a vengeance after enduring
one of the most embarrassing reverse playoff sweeps in NHL history. I’m concerned as well. This rival team has honor to reclaim and everything to
prove right now. They have the talent, and have now acquired a new head coach to spur them on. As much as it pains me to say it—I think my most
dreaded rivals will be hoisting Stanley come next spring. This is my prediction, this is my fear.
Anybody else have a guess which way the winds will be blowing? I know there’s a few hockey fans on ATS. Please chime in with your thoughts and
predictions for the upcoming season!
See you opening day, October 8th!
I’d also like to pad out this thread with some Vital Hockey Wisdom for Everyday Life—the things we learn from this great sport that can help us
achieve success and enlightenment when applied to daily matters.
1. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
2. Move where the puck is going to be, not where the puck has already been.
3. It’s not a penalty if the referee doesn’t see it.
4. A goal is a goal, no matter how sloppily executed or whose skate it went off of.
5. The puck can pass the goal line even after you have fallen and hit the boards.
6. Overly aggressive play will leave gaps in your defense.
7. Even the 4th liners get lucky sometimes.
8. A tooth knocked loose cannot be unloosed, but it can be worn with pride.
9. Keep playing your position even if you don't get to handle the puck. You must be ready for unexpected moments.
10. The rink is equipped with numerous state-of-the-art cameras for video replay at multiple angles. Life only gives you a faulty, limited memory to
reexamine game-changing moments—Pay close attention!
Also number 11: Hockey hair is never a good idea! ‘Nuff said.