Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Twig on 12/11/10 at 05:30 PM ET
If you’re on this site, you’re probably a hockey fan. While others are out enjoying this fine Saturday afternoon, we’re here browsing the internet in search of any news about our favorite team. Maybe you’re even looking for dirt on a rival. I know I do that…
But this post isn’t about the NHL. It’s not about the AHL. It’s about 40 kids playing in front of the biggest hockey crowd in history. It’s about doing what you have to do for the good of the guy next to you. Some of these players will go on to the NHL, but others will be doctors, accountants and lawyers. They’re not playing for money. They’re playing for pride; and no pro contract can ever replace the pride they’ll feel when they leave the Big House knowing they gave it their all as a team.
Bo Schembechler said it best: “The team, the team, the team.”
When Justin Abdelkader scored the National Championship winning goal against Boston College, it was his team that set him up.
When Mike Legg scored his gravity-defying goal in ‘96, it was his team that got him in that position.
I think it’s pretty clear who I’m pulling for, but if not, I’ll say “go blue!” and see if you get it now. But Sparty fans are welcome, too. In fact, I hope there’s a nice mix of fans of both teams as well as a few neutral viewers who just want to be a part of history. So here we go…
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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.
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