I love Hockey! Maybe it’s because I’m from Minnesota with all our wonderful frozen lakes or that I have some deep seated hostility that I need an outlet for? Maybe its both, but I love Hockey. I love the quick pace and the sound of the puck on the ice. I love the danger of maybe getting a flying puck in the forehead. I love the slamming into the glass and most of all I love the chance of a fight.
We caught the Wild vs Avalanche game last night and even though the Wild took a hit, it was a great game! 18 000 spectators at the Xcel Energy Center a wonderful atmosphere with the red and green Wild jerseys decorating the arena for Christmas.
My husband, a very civilized man, admitted somewhat timidly that he too wanted to see a fight and then looked at me a bit strict, like I had broken a commandment. I had to clarify that -yes I wanted to see a little blood on the ice BUT that the blood should come from maybe a broken nose or lost tooth and definitely not a cracked skull! That seemed to ease his conscience a bit as we booed the referee who broke up the fight. But the best was the kid behind us who screamed with deep felt emotion “Let them fight! It’s Christmas!”.