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||The Perfect Game
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The Perfect Game
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Many people play sports to have fun, but can every sport out there be considered fun to
everyone? There are some who like football and hockey but can not stand baseball or basketball.
There are also people who think quit the opposite. To separate different peoples interest, ask
yourself the question, What would be the perfect sport? The perfect sport can include:
excitement, action, physical fitness, talent, competitiveness, and enjoyment. There is only one
sport that comes to mind when combining all these outstanding qualities. Hockey!!
Hockey is a very popular sport that is now played all around the world. Many sports
concentrate only on Americans and how great they are. That is not the case in hockey. There is
scouting done all around the world from the United States, South America, Europe, Canada, all
the way to Asia. However hockey is most popular in the United States, Europe, and Canada
(Where hockey began). People want to see talent all around the world. In fact most of the talent
played in the N.H.L (National Hockey League) are non-americans. Hockey’s greatest, Wayne
Gretzsky, was a Canadian native. Sergei Fedorov, Paval Datsyuk, and Paval Bure are Russian
natives. Then you have Jeri Fisher, and Dominik Hasek from the Detroit Red Wings who are
natives of the Chech Republic. Every Year the N.H.L competes in the Olympics, so that we as
fans could see talent all around the world. This is a huge aspect of the game of hockey that you
really do not see in most team sports.
The demands of the game of hockey, along with a 82 game schedule really put a lot of
pressure on the individual both physically and mentally. Even though players are on the ice for
an average of a minute at a time, the workout is the most intense in professional sports. In order
to be a good hockey player you must stay in shape. During a game of hockey imagine holding
your breath a full minute and times that by 10. That is why you can only go out there for a
minute because it is so intense. That is what a perfect sport should fulfill, a good workout.
According to the science of hockey, during the average course of a game, a player can loose five
to eight pounds. As you can see the game of hockey provides you with a combination of
cardiovascular, muscular, and endurance properties. Even better, the aspect of skating putts on a
adding emphasis of your lower body.
Another great aspect of hockey is that it makes...
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