Hockey...is....over. Yes, those three dreaded words all fans fear. The Cup has been raised. The celebrations continue. The rumors of drafts and trades and who may end up where are beginning to circulate. Ahhh, mid-June. Don't you love it? Since mid-September (because you can't be a true fan if you don't watch pre-season), thousands of us dedicated fanatics have engrossed ourselves in everything hockey.
Fans: "Hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey!"
Other people: "What about football?"
Fans: "DID I STUTTER?!?!?!"
But for now, that is over. Time to return to everyday life and pass the time until the next season begins. For some, that "time passage" began early. For the fortunate fans whose teams stayed alive and made it to the Stanley Cup Final, the wait for the first drop of the puck starts now.
We are all in the same boat. Waiting....waiting.....staring at the clock and calendar....waiting. In the hopes that you good folks do not go utterly insane between now and the start of the 2016-2017 season, I have kindly compiled a list of things you could do to make this period of "back to reality" more enjoyable.
- Take a vacation - Relieve the stress of the playoffs and Stanley Cup Final by going to a nice, relaxing beach and letting the sounds of the waves melt all your cares away.