I am bothered by several points on variant threads of late, so I must mount the soapbox:
1. We must play our best at all times. Don't tank it when the going gets tough.
2. Don't lord it over the opposition when the day is ours. "Act like you've ever won a game," is a truism. Learn what it is to be humble.
3. Respect the game, your opponent, the ref, your teammates, yourself.
4. Be proud of what you do, but never be satisfied.
5. Be well mannered as a person in the game. Say thank you to the ref, scorekeeper, the other team. Thank them for the game, their effort, our opportunity to play.
6. Give back to the game.Help little kids..respect newbies, as we all have been there, eh? Work with the untolerable ones to make them tolerable.
7. Be the player that everybody wants to play a game against, even though you beat them all the time.
8. Have more assists than goals, and lead the league in both.
9. Want the puck. Pretend that your team will not score if it isn't you that gets the puck next. Make the play you need to make to be the next person with the puck.
10. Never have the puck longer than two seconds.
11. Be gracious. Grace is forgiveness and tolerance of those who do not deserve it. Be gracious toward all others, especially those who probably don't deserve it.
Everybody knows what is right. Always do what is right.
I appreciate the opportunity from those of you who have taken the time to listen to this. Thanks!
All words to live by while playing the great game of hockey. Very well done!
I Agree, Nice post Danny.