As the Stanley Cup finals start this week (Go Lightning!), I thought that I would ask author Victoria Vane, why hockey is the best sport ever. ☺
5 Reasons Hockey is the Best Sport
1. The Pace.
Hockey is fast. There’s never a dull moment and when you watch it on TV there’s less commercials than other sports like football.
2. The toughness.
Hockey players take a licking and keep on ticking. Hockey is filled with hits, fights, and hundred mile an hour slap shots. Despite that it takes a lot to make a hockey player leave a game. They play through broken ribs, serious sprains and bloody face wounds. Hockey players are like The Goonies, they never say die.
3. The camaraderie.
Who doesn’t love a great bromance? The best teams, the ones that win the Stanley Cup, are always the ones that work well together. That kind of teamwork makes for some great bonding and you gotta love the on-ice hockey hugs after a big goal and the pile ups, equipment flying, after a big win.
4. Playoff Beards.
No matter how clean cut the player is before April, as soon as the playoffs hit, the razors disappear. It’s almost as exciting as the games themselves to see which player turns into a full-on lumberjack in a couple games and which ones struggle with nothing more than chin fluff. Also, some players get creative growing weird mustaches or mutton chops.
5. The Suits.
What’s hotter than a man in a suit? A man in a suit walking into a hockey arena. Hockey players in suits, a pre-game requirement by every NHL team, is the perfect balance of sexy and refined as well as tough and edgy.