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The Kiss of Death? Maybe, Maybe not

Let’s face it. It’s a disappointing season for everyone. After missing the playoffs by four points last season, the players were pumped when showing up at training camp. They felt like they had a legitimate shot at playing hockey in April and they worked all summer to get ready. The coaching staff also liked their chances of helping them get to that goal. Marc Bergevin, while disappointed to lose out on Matt Duchene and Sebastian Aho, likely would not have predicted seeing his team this far out of a playoffs’ spot at this time of the season. And fans? Well, fans will be fans. But the sting of missing the playoffs once again is not easy on anyone.

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Beyond Hockey

In Canada and in many parts of the world, we grew up watching hockey. It’s a sport yes, but it’s also a passion, a lifestyle. Those who had a chance to play it or had kids playing the game will tell you that a hockey season ties so much of your time, your parents’ time too. How many sports require you to spend that much time with your teammates? Getting dressed and undressed before and after practice, before and after games, sharing time and making lifetime friends. The camaraderie, the laughs, the teasing, the jokes, the cries… and even the fights. You often hear that a hockey team is like a family. Some you like, some not as much. But ultimately, you have a group sharing the same passion, pulling in the same direction to beat an opponent.

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