Hrm. I asked someone at work and they said "I'd play a sport any day over watching anything on TV."
That's the way I was leaning, and I've decided to play.
I'll probably catch part of the last period. But I just can't see turning down being active, let alone playing an awesome sport like hockey, for sitting on a couch or barstool watching a game. If it were the finals, or something like that... maybe I'd choose differently.