Hockey, more than any other sport, has a tendency to get you in the feels department. The sport has, unfortunately, had some bitter, painful moments that make you want to cry. The sex abuse scandals in the nineties, and the growing problem of suicide and drug abuse among ex-players are just two of the things that can and will hit you.
It also has moments where players and communities come together to make the world a better place. Not least among those efforts is the NHL’s role in the It Gets Better program, and a growing movement to focus on mental health within the sport.
I just read the story I’ve linked below, and it hit me with that bittersweet feeling that we writers can only strive to match, but never excel.