Can we be honest with each other? OK, cool. Hockey is consistently hard to follow. It's one of those sports where one swift flick of a stick may cause your mind to lose track of reality and spiral into the oblivion of trying to locate the central aspect of the game: the puck. I don't want to hate on the sport because its one of brute force, seeing as there's also a sort of rugged elegance involved. Players would hate me for this, but I bet given the chance, most of them would seem pretty dainty without those pads on. To tell you the truth, I went to my first NHL game last night, and it was really fun, but the whole time my mind was consumed by the phrase, "drop the gloves!"