Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/13/11 at 03:53 PM ET
from Dave Naylor of TSN,
Last season, Darren Kramer dropped the gloves 47 times for the Chiefs in the Western Hockey League (46 regular season, one playoffs), more than 50 if you count his handful of fights in the Alberta Junior league before his call to Spokane. He’s managed to go from being a scrappy player in a Tier II junior league to an Ottawa Senators draft pick in the span of about nine months….
Fighting to Darren Kramer is simply a tool, the thing he decided he must use to buy the time necessary to keep his hockey dream alive.
If he was a baseball player, he might try to steal 100 bases. If he played basketball, he’d probably try to master the art of three-point shooting. And if he played football, he might be a kicker, or a punter or a practice long snapping 500 times a day.
It’s anything to get noticed - to set him apart. Find a job that not everyone is willing to do and do it better - or at least more willingly - than anyone else.
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