For all you sports fans out there, today marks the opening day of games for the 2010-2011 NHL Hockey Season. To honor such an occasion, I thought I’d steer away from style for a bit (although I’ve incorporated hockey and style together before). This is really an awesome time of year for sports. College and professional football are running at full gear, baseball is just starting up with the playoffs, and the National Hockey League officially drops the puck. For those who may or may not know, I’m a huge hockey fan (somewhat of an anomaly living in the South). I grew up playing the sport, still play it, and from now until the Stanley Cup Finals, will try to watch a game every night. To me, nothing matches the speed, intensity, and blue-collar workmanship exhibited in the game of hockey. It’s excitement run amuck. What other sport has 200 lb. men moving at 25 miles per hour, smashing each other into walls? What other sport has fighting as a real, and some would argue, integral part of the game? It’s easy to see how graceful the game can be, and how punishing it can also be, all while being incredibly exciting. If you’re like me and love hockey, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re new to the game, give it a chance. Go see a game if you have a team nearby. If not, catch a game on TV. You’ll be happy you did.