That season is here again; long practices, long drives to out of the way places, hotel rooms, cold arenas, and smelly locker rooms. Why do we do all this? Hopefully there is a life lesson in there somewhere. There will always be somebody faster, bigger, better with the puck, meaner, dirtier, etc. It is the competition that matters, teamwork may or may not overcome those obstacles. In the end, the reward will be equal to the effort put into it.
In honor of the disappearing role of enforcer:
Enjoy every sandwich.