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Old 06-21-2011, 12:13 AM   #11
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just a few thoughts:

i cringed when i saw what was happening, thinking that hockey really doesn't need this kind of attention.

i love hockey. it's in my blood, and i'm passing along the love of the sport to my son, who seems infected by the greatest game on ice as i am.

unfortunately, compared to football and baseball, professional hockey is a struggling sport in the u.s.. i recently heard a sportscaster on a national radio show answer a caller's complaint that he never talks about hockey because, "not enough of his listeners care about hockey, so he stood to lose them if he covered it".

one of the best things about hockey is that so many of the players are really decent, down to earth people. despite of the violence built into the sport, the vast majority of players display good sportsmanship on and off the ice.

it really seemed odd to have something like a riot associated with this sport i love. undoubtedly, the rioters weren't true fans, or maybe not fans at all, but outsiders looking for an excuse to start trouble.

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