I have never been a hockey fan, or a fan of any sport for that matter. Recently, I was told I am a "poor Canadian" because I don't watch hockey. A poor Canadian? Let's see: I have voted in every election since I was 18 (that's 40 years now). I have been politically active. I have volunteered with youth for 21 years. I do a lot of other volunteer work as well. I fly the Canadian flag on my home all the time. I am a "poor Canadian"? Some armchair athletes think that becuase I don't watch a game that determines how good a Canadian I am? Shake your heads. I am a better Canadian than many of them.
I used to be a hockey fan...but I've totally lost interest since the late 80's/early 90's.....I just never watch the games anymore, and glance at the scores around playoff time so I can pretend that I'm paying attention. Maybe it was too many teams; too much bump and grind/ neutral zone trap-style of hockey...or just plain too much dirty playing....there seems to have been a tradeoff over the years, as players are now wearing plastic suits of armor and face stiffer penalties for fighting, there seems to have been an increase in the cross-checking, spearing, slashing etc.. I'm glad I'm not the only one who flips the channel for something else to watch when a game is on!
I'm quitting for good this time. I can't stand most of the people who post here. Most of what passes for debate is pointless bullshit and retreaded propaganda. And I'm fed up with wasting time trying regain use of the quote feature. Time to move on to somewhere that will match my interests and concerns.