If there is a valuable lesson that I have learned over the last few days, it is that hockey is only temporary. Everything that happens while playing is just temporary. Nothing I accomplish out there is going to be remembered by anyone but me. Sure, I may react on a shot and make a huge save or make a major gaff in a playoff game. The key is that the things I do out there won’t really be remembered years down the road.
My reactions to the people I play with though are always remembered. I have gotten so competitive in the past that I have taken to doing things out on the rink that I wouldn’t dream of doing to someone on a personal level. I am going to be changing that. I won’t lose my edge out there, but I am going to remind myself to think twice before doing something questionable.
Malys is going to clinch 5th or 6th for playoffs which means we will have a challenging game coming up on Saturday. Looks like Stick Heads is going to get a playoff shot by default. Its my hope that I can steal a game there as well. Heck, a win against a top team in that division would be like the ultimate playoff upset. Make no mistake though, its practically impossible for Stick Heads to win both games on Saturday.
I really like those odds though.