If you have not been watching Olympic hockey, you are not paying attention. There is nothing more intense than watching the worlds best battle it out on the ice. This is not curling people. Once the games are over, you can watch your favorite Olympian back in action, on TV, or live at your closest NHL rink. I promise you, if you take the time to really watch the game, you will be a fan for life. Since we are getting close to NHL hockey playoffs as well, it only gets better from here. Although the hitting is hard and the play is tough in the Olympics, no one wants to fight bearing their countries emblems across their chests. It would look really bad, for instance, if a player from USA one hand tomahawked a Canadian or Russian. There is too much pride in the stars and stripes to come off like a two bit thug. Put the same player in a NHL jersey, watch out. I wont matter where you are from or who's got your back. Holding that cup is all that matters. Playoff hockey is as good as it gets. The only thing that could possibly top a Stanley Cup playoff game is a USA vs Canada Gold metal game. If you really are paying attention, you know how close we are to witnessing a historical battle. It all depends on the outcome of Fridays semi's with USA taking on Finland and Canada taking on the raging Slovaks. We are so close I can taste it. It all sits on the back of Ryan Miller.
Welcome to my blog!! My goals usually change with the seasons so be prepared for all types of random-ness. This month I am gearing up for Fall and Winter. I like to update this blog as much as possible but usually you see posts around the hockey season. Once and awhile I'll throw out some thoughts just for fun. Feel free to reach out to me at anytime if there is anything I can do for you. Thanks for listening. -Coach Dutton