Even at a young age, you see the kindness that is created in a hockey player.
This is from the 2013 Special Hockey International, a non competitive tournament but a tournament for young people with a variety of special needs, and it offers a somewhat Olympic feel for the participants, complete with opening and closing ceremonies.
The video was recorded at a Guelph Giants hockey game and it’s just awesome.
It’s the calm before the storm…aka the night before the Stanley Cup Finals start.
I. AM. A. NERVOUS. WRECK.
If you read my previous 2014 Stanley Cup Predictions, you know I had NYR winning against COL in my Fantasy Bracket and had NYR winning against CHI in my Honest to Goodness Bracket (reality bracket).
I remember when I posted the bracket in my office, a coworker said “NYR all the way. You’re nuts. Did you pick them because you’re a fan?”
As I said in the previous post, I’m not a professional in the world of hockey so yeah, my feelings as a fan of hockey does weigh in. In my Fantasy Bracket, absolutely picked them to go all the way because I’m a fan and like the 4th line over the “kid line” of DET. In my Honest to Goodness Bracket, I picked them to go all the way because there’s something about the team this year that’s the “little engine that could” that I have been impressed with all season and that’s even when they were at their worst. There was just this flame that though it dimmed it never burned out.
I still fill that way today.
It will be a tough road, but I believe the New York Rangers will take the Stanley Cup this year. It’s their time.