hockey fights are more exciting than the actual games
NHL highlights are good as you get them but staying to watch the whole game even on front row seats could make you fall asleep...
Tried so many times convincing myself to like this sport during my stay at beantown but really nothing... Maybe if I have stayed a little more north, in Canada, I may have been convinced by the crowd effect.
l think it is because we got so used to the high scoring game of basketball or football.
In hockey or soccer, the thrill is in the anticipation of the next goal.
Hockey fans say that in high scoring games like basketball,
you don't get to cherish every goal because the celebration is so short lived,
unlike in hockey where every goal is so hard to produce.
I didn't like hockey in the beginning as well, but when i started to follow the games closely,
l learned to love it.
Hockey players are among if not the toughest players on earth.
There are no divas like in basketball (no offence ), where a very minor injury is enough for a player to sit.
Hockey players play through cuts, broken bones, concussions, etc.
Steve Nash playing with a broken nose attributes that act to hockey,
where players losing teeth is normal, and they are so damn proud of it.