It's pretty cool to be a hockey fan.
We get to watch one of the most action-packed sports on the planet. Our championship trophy has a legacy that cannot be replicated. The fans are some of the most dedicated around, and their commitment goes past the United States and Canada into Russia, Finland, Sweden and even Germany and Switzerland.
With so much to be proud of, why wouldn't you want to see as much of the hockey world as possible?
The 2011-12 season is a little under two months away, and a new season is always a great time to have a new experience with our favorite teams.
Here are some experiences every NHL fan should have. These are listed in no particular order, so just get ready to go with the unexpected and head into uncharted territory.
If you want to mention something I left out or weigh in with your own experiences, drop me a line in the comments.