Hockey, man. It’s the best. I truly love it. There are a lot of guys in the league who will tell you, “I like to leave it all at the rink. I don’t watch much hockey when I get home.”
Yeah … That’s definitely not me.

I’m what you might call a full-on hockey nerd. I can watch hockey all day. Like, when we’re headed to the airport after a game, I’ll pull out my phone right on the bus and just start streaming the late games. I’m always fascinated by why guys are playing a certain way, or taking chances in certain moments, or adding little tricks to their game. You watch any hockey game closely enough, and there’s going to be something you can pick up.

I see a guy like Sid winning two Stanley Cups in a row, and he’s still loving everything about the game, still working on new things. That’s inspiring to me. I wake up every day and try to eat, breathe, and sleep hockey. And I figure — why not add “write hockey” to that list?

This is my attempt at taking you a little deeper inside the game that I love. Honestly, I probably could have made this 20 players long — but here are the five toughest guys I’ve ever faced.
https://www.theplayerstribune.com/ma...ele-top-5-nhl/

A generous gift to the ghosts and spirits of the Jets forum. Enjoy.