Coming to you live from Deutschland, I decided to write an article to fit the theme of my study abroad trip to Leipzig, Germany.
While ice hockey falls well short of soccer in terms of popularity in Germany, as I found out last night during Germany's victory over Greece in Euro 2012, several Deutsche hockey players have made an impact on NHL rosters.
The Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) produces many talented players every year. Fans the EA Sports NHL games may recognize the league from the game.
The German national team, under the direction of German Stanley Cup winner Uwe Krupp, is improving and may soon become a fixture at the Olympics.
While Germany will never be as dominant as the Canadian national team, everyone loves an underdog. Seeing a country like Germany produce NHL-caliber players shows the game is growing beyond traditional boundaries and quickly becoming a fixture around the world.