So what am I going to do without the NHL? It has grown to be my second favorite sport to follow behind baseball and as a still young Sharks fan, I am hopeful that the team can at least get a chance to go for the Cup again.
One of the tough things about this is that despite my love for hockey, I am still like most Americans. Because of the country’s lack of interest in hockey, my desire to watch it isn’t as high as it is like it would with baseball or football. If the NHL loses the first month of the season, I might not even notice.
But I think the desire for hockey will hit me halfway through the season when baseball ends and I’m sitting in November awaiting for hockey to come around. I like basketball, but it doesn’t interest me like hockey. And when the playoffs begin, that’s when I’ll miss it the most.
But until I actually start losing games, I don’t know it will hit me. I just hope it doesn’t come to that.