The Olympics are upon us. We hear all kinds of facts and figures coming from Sochi. I will not bombard you with any thing to do with the games. My thoughts are homeward-bound.
The players who did not make the teams for the Olympics are here, no , ok, I mean they are closer to us than the Olympic players. Most have gone the way of the birds. Down to the sunny and warm south of any country!
They have 10 days to rest, eat and visit family and friends. The players have a season with hectic schedules. All players are ‘on the road’ most of the time, playing games in a strange un-friendly city. Jet lag, time changes and missing family can make one homesick and tired.
This can be called a nice mini holiday where the players can spend quality time with family and they can re-charge their batteries. The regular season starts again on February 25th, 2014
I expect great playing when they start up again. I want to see more energy on the ice and less fighting. I would like to see some of the losing teams rise up, from the dirt and win a few games! I want to see action with no injuries to anyone.
I am hoping that I am not asking for a lot? Maybe I am. But I hope not!
I just want to hear the words ‘Its hockey night’