i only read the first post of this thread so sorry about going off on a tangent.
i love ice hockey, its the best game on earth (just below cricket)
sadily there are no ice rinks where i'm from
, so i play floor ball, a pittiful excuse for ice hocky which consists of no ice, no saftey gear, indoor shoes, and a ball. + last time there was a fight, the entire team got a life ban from the facility. sad.
for now i'm content watching ice hockey on tv and waiting for my canadian friend to bring me back a canadian jersey.