Inspired by a thread on the main boards, what do you miss most about the Habs/Hockey?
For me: I miss waking up knowing theres a game that day. Post game showers after a big W or big L. Trying to go to sleep after a big win and being to amped up on energy so you just sit there and replay the game the game in your head. Same goes for a loss, too depressed to sleep so you just think. I miss GDT, screaming when the habs score. Going to every game at the ACC when the Habs come to town. So much that I miss that It truly does make me a bit depressed when I realize there's no hockey.
My friend, I am not gay or anything (not that theres anything wrong with that), and I am a leaf fan (not that theres anything wrong with that), but you have a poetic soul. You should try writing for a living.
It's an 8 months rollercoaster ride. Waking up in the morning happy there will be a game in the evening. Looking at the stats, predicting the results. Talking about the upcoming/past game with people where I work and with my family. Feeling like every game is the most important of the season. Having a look at the habs calendar and having a countdown to the next game against the bruins.
The chills that goes along a pre-game hype show, the players entrance. The feeling of optimism. "Et le buuuuuut", "ET COMPTE". The history that goes along a season : the making of a star, a hot streak, a trade. When I'm "habs mode", I'm having a hard time when the habs have a 2 day break. The second the game is over, I'm like a kid : "is it next game yet?".
When a season ends, it takes me something like 3 weeks to detoxify from habs addiction.
I just miss a good old god damn freaking nhl season and everything that comes with it.
i honestly don't really miss much about hockey anymore - I think I was so disgusted with the whole lock-up thing this time that I came to terms with the season being lost long before it was cancelled and was more disgusted by the NHL and the NHLPA than anything else. I don't even really care to follow the Dogs this year, really. I probably will feel differently once snow hits, and then follow the Doggies!
I took a vow to never again purchase anything NHL related, so I suppose that factors in. No more shirts, hats, tickets, mugs; nothing!