5/29/18 – Stanley Cup Final: Game One

I have this weird feeling sometimes where I try to sit down and write and nothing at all comes out. It isn’t writers block because I can always run my mouth if I want to do so. It isn’t a lack of activity going on in the hockey world. The draft is on deck and the Stanley Cup Final is going on right now. I think this is how my depression manifests itself.

What frustrates me about this happening right now is that it takes away a good portion of the enjoyment I would have otherwise gotten from an incredible game one of the Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights. That was peak entertainment.

Days and weeks can go by and my brain feels like it is wrapped in saran wrap. I don’t want to get out of bed, household activities become less important then build up, and I can spend hour upon hour engaged in one most likely irrelevant task yet sitting down to write or cleaning the kitchen can feel like the most impossible task in the world. I watched the game, but I definitely didn’t enjoy it to the level I would while in a good frame of mind.

Even right now I’m sitting at work thinking about getting ready for summer school, cleaning my room, finalizing grades, and a million other things I need to do. Yet, I’m writing this – something that initially came into my mind Friday night (minus the hockey) as I drove in a giant circle around Houston trying to clear my head of all of the depressing thoughts swirling around them.

Despite all of that I still got more enjoyment out of the presentation than half of the viewers watching it along with Twitter. Look at all this fun!

The party Vegas threw included a great hockey game. Sure, the officiating was horrible. It’s an NHL game…in the playoffs. It’s going to be horrible because it always is. The game was fun though! 6-4! Look at all dem goals! And they were good goals too! That no look pass by Timothy Jimothy Oshie was incredible. This is what the NHL wants and needs hockey to be!

It’s better for everyone if hockey succeeds in Las Vegas. The show they put on last night is the exact reason why you would put a team out there in the first place. The wonderful hockey and Stanley Cup Final appearance is all just a bonus. If my depressed ass can appreciate it what’s wrong with so many of the rest of you?

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