Real Hockey or Corporate NHL

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by R.A.Kukkee

“Perhaps  “Corporate NHL ” and and all of it’s  extremely overpaid “players”  might re-examine what real hockey is about.”

Well, imagine that. The NHL and the players have finally decided how to divide up the spoils. Billions of dollars. Every year.  Multi-million dollar contracts, billions of dollars sucked out of their fans.  Wow, that really IS  all  about the game of hockey, isn’t it?

Here at IncomingBytes  WE don’t think so.

Will families and ordinary young boys ever be able to afford to go to a real NHL hockey game? No.  Not likely, or at least very, very  few.     Money is not what hockey is about.

THIS is what hockey is about.  See?

 

Rubber Practice Puck (1954)

                                 Rubber Practice Puck   (1954)

 

This is a practice rubber puck that is over 50 years old.  It has my initials on it. How come?    I played with it when I was a boy.  On the driveway. On the road. In the snow.  Outside at -20F.   That was REAL hockey.

 

By the way, real boys still play real hockey with it today.  See?

Original Hockey

  Original Hockey Stuff still being Used

 

The boys. 

Yes, those boys.  Young Canadians. Young Americans.

They play hockey. They know how to play  Real hockey.  Without a rink. Without ice. Without big arenas.  without billions of dollars. Most notably, without the NHL and it’s systemic, insatiable greed. 

Smart boys. Real Hockey Players

                                     

And they learn to play a real game.  That’s what hockey is–a real game.

A REAL hockey game in progress

                             A REAL hockey game in progress

 

Worth repeating, that’s what hockey is, a real game -not an excuse to gouge billions of dollars out of fans, REAL people that love the REAL GAME of  hockey.

Perhaps  “Corporate NHL ” and and all of it’s  extremely overpaid “players”  might re-examine what real hockey is about.

Fact is, –just a wild guess—there is a whole new generation of disenfranchised,  disinterested hockey fans because of your greed. 

Coincidentally, they  do not need you to enjoy the GAME either. They enjoy it with or without YOU.

Imagine that now.

 

Is that Incoming I hear?

 


 

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About Raymond Alexander Kukkee

A published author and freelance writing professional, Raymond lives and writes in Northwestern Ontario.
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4 Responses to Real Hockey or Corporate NHL

  1. Glory Lennon says:

    My boys love hockey…especially Brandon. Can’t tell you how happy he was when we paved the driveway so they could roller skate while tossing that puck about. Of course, when the puck got lost in the briar bushes they’d just grab a ball…any kind. Tennis was most available at our house and you’d never guess how many of those I would find while weeding the daylilies. Oh, yes, and that blasted puck made a dozen or so dents in the garage doors. Well, they had to put the goal somewhere!

    • I have to laugh, Glory, boys have fun regardless, don’t they? We used to take the garden hose and turn the driveway into a rink. That worked fine until dad came home and couldn’t stop. Garage doors make fine backstops..puck dents everywhere….too funny. Boys LOVE stuff like that, fancy or not. That’s great, isn’t it, going into the daylily patch and finding stuff. I find dog toys…”:)

  2. Lorre Lyons says:

    Well said. It’s sad when greed takes over what should be a genuine love for the game and an opportunity for others to love it as well.
    I’m glad to see you didn’t teach them the fine art of fighting during hockey, or did you just leave those photos out?

    • It is sad isn’t it Lorre? thanks…Money shouldn’t be an issue with sports, period. The boys don’t fight, just play the game, after all, imagine that…it is a game. No fighting allowed..haha! Thanks for dropping by!

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