NHL: That's What I Like about You

Miah D.Senior Writer IOctober 6, 2008

As the season has started, a new wave of expectations comes with it. "Is this the year?" 

Still, Hockey is a spectacular sport in a lot of ways. Here are the top five things that personally got me obsessed with this sport!


The Goalies

Patrick Roy was my first "favourite goalie" growing up, for geographical reasons at first, before I knew enough about hockey to get to know about others.

Goaltenders making saves usually gets the crowd going "ooooh" and "aaaah" during games. With the glove, with the stick, back-to-back, with the pipes, on the penalty kill; their saves are most times incredible!


The Fighting

I am not promoting fighting in hockey. I think cheap shots and unfounded fights (refer to Jonathan Roy) do nothing else than giving a dirty nickname to the world of hockey. But when we say team, we say team spirit. In a team spirit, there is the I-stand-for-my-teammate feature. What better way is there to make a game memorable than having almost the entire roster dropping the gloves? Come on, Coach, show 'em what you've got!


The Hitting

This is how I got to be a big Dion Phaneuf fan! Concerning Mike Komisarek, nothing needs to be added on what a great blue-liner he is! My favourite ones are those in front of the bench, when the player ends up off of the ice!


The Rivalries

Is there anything to add? The Quebec Nordiques, the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Philadelphia Flyers are not big friends of mine! But they made my world a couple of times! And I wouldn't be watching as much hockey if it wasn't for them. God bless the NHL rivals!


The Scoring

Great hockey skills are undeniably exciting. Among them, the stick-handling, the penalty shots, and Alex Kovalev (sorry, I couldn't help it)! There are players who were born with hockey sticks in their hands! Seriously! Sometimes, it is just sick.


Well, my fellow hockey fans and non-hockey fans that just checked out why the heck hockey is still popular in some cities, I hope you'll have a great season.