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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What is a Rebuild? A Reset? A Retool? Know the Differences

NHL teams and their terms. We’re going through a complete rebuild. No wait… I think it’s a reset. No, no, we’re doing a retool. In the meantime, fans are debating amongst themselves and through the media, arguing what their favourite team is actually doing. The worst part is that we’re all describing pretty much the same thing. It’s just that we don’t have the same definition of those three often-used expressions. While a rebuild is pretty self-explanatory, the line between that, a reset and a retool can be quite blurry and depending on who you talk to, they will call it differently.

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