I gotta admit, I was burned out on hockey after last season. I coached U-16 travel (4 days a week at the rink for 8 months, lotta road trips) played beer league and watched every Pens game and a ton of other games on Center Ice and college & high school hockey on Fox College Sports networks. Add to that a new hobby (mountain biking!) that has consumed me over the summer & I just wasn't fired up for hockey like I have been the past 10 off seasons.
Now...I'm not coaching this year but my boy started practices a few weeks ago and have their first pre season game this weekend, we start the new beer league season Sunday, Pens training camp opens Tuesday, the air is getting cool, leaves starting to turn...I'm gettin' that fire back in my belly.
Let's go Pens! (there, Pens related