Hockey has been a passion of mine all my life, it’s just something that has stuck with me and is one of the most important things in my life. Hockey to me isn’t about the big names who everyone can identify. To me, hockey is more about the names the average fan would scratch their head at. It’s about the Max Talbots and the Stefan Legeins of the game. The guys who worked and clawed their way to the league running into a few bumps and potholes on the way. Hockey is about heart and passion, and having a feel for the game. Hockey is about the game, the boys, the work and the effort you put into everything. Hockey is about coming together as a team and playing the game everyone grew up with. Hockey is about dropping the gloves against a guy who is two feet taller than you, all because he fucked with a teammate. Hockey is a frozen pond on a Sunday night, waking up at 4 am to get to the rink. Hockey is early morning coffee runs and road trips. Hockey is a unity of people who all have something in common: they all love the game. Whether you play or not, if hockey is a part of your life, it becomes almost everything to you. Hockey is those dying seconds in the Stanley Cup finals when your heart skips a few beats because are realizing that all your dreams are coming true. Hockey is the games you didn’t win, the ones that caused tearshed. Hockey is at home with your friends, a cold beer, and a few boxes of pizza. Hockey is everything important to me, what about you? What’s hockey to you?