Yay. After a year’s worth of listening to players, coaches, league administrators and player’s union representatives bicker over how many fucking billions of dollars they’re all going to make, we, the fans, actually get to watch some hockey again.

I love hockey. Thats really all there is to it. No, I’m not as avid a fan as some I know. I know a fair number of the players, and a fair amount about them, but I’m definitely not as encyclopaedic as some folks I know. I was a Nordiques fan in college, and shifted to being an Avs fan when they moved to Colorado. I was fortunate to be able to move to the home city of the team I dig.

I’ve been playing Fantasy hockey for the past few years, and I pretty much suck at it. I think I steadily improve year over year though, so maybe by the time I’m … maybe 60 or so, I’ll win a season. BRING IT, BABY.

But anyway, I’m really looking forward to this year. Its pretty much the only thing that turns my TV on all year.