I don’t watch all that much NHL hockey, mainly because the Toronto Maple Leafs have had some of the worst management in the past 10 years and I eventually became fed up with it.
However, when you see a collection of teenage hockey phenoms representing their country, it is the purest form of hockey you will ever see. It will teach you what passion means. More so than college basketball and football. Trust me.
I cheer harder for this than any other sporting event, until maybe the Raptors make it to the NBA Championship.