I'll go to a few NHL games to show some support but will never watch on a regular basis. I've given hockey a few tries. The average NHL athlete just isn't on the same level as they are in some other sports. There are some greats, but lots of very average athletes. I sincerely hope I'm dead wrong about this, but I can't see the NHL succeeding long-term in Seattle. I don't know that we are sports-crazed enough to support five local professional teams along, the WNBA and the college teams at the same time. It sure is gonna be fun to try though.
Can't wait to come in as an 8 seed and knock OKC out of the playoffs.
As far as hockey players are concerned, go ahead and slot, "skating with a puck while some dude is beating on you and then try to execute an accurate pass or shot on goal" right there with, "try to hit a pitch thrown by a MLB pitcher" on the list of chight that almost none of us can do. Yes, I agree that b-ball players are likely the best athletes on the planet, but I do think you're selling hockey players just a bit short.
Edited by detlef, 21 February 2012 - 08:55 AM.