You can read it here.
So many folks get on here to give opinions, good and bad about the Komets....I found this link and decided to post it. Its interesting...and I thought we should be glad we have hockey here to watch...good or bad!
Between Frozen Water and Janice, we've got this covered. Thanks to you both. Reminds me of our guys over there and the story we did a few years ago which was the spark to Komets Kare Package.
It isn't very often that the Komets play a game so BAD that we bloggers just shake our heads in disgust. It was so bad that most of us are just left speechless. The above article really puts things in perspective. Those soldiers so far away, risking their lives daily, are trying to recapture a little of their civilian life by playing a game they love. I pray that soon they will be able to do those things back in North America. Maybe I can contribute another perspective that is much closer to home. Last night I observed the Zimmerman family as they were watching the hockey game. I kept thinking to myself how trying it must have been to attend the game, sit in the Coliseum, and withstand the flood of memories that surely were present for each of them. As someone who has lost dear family members I was touched by their strength and their togetherness. Hockey and the Komets will always be there for them but it will never quite be the same. How could it? One of the most precious gifts that God gave us was the ability to remember. As they march onward, I hope that good memories will help fill the void that can never really be filled. While most of us left the Coliseum last night disappointed, the Zimmerman's left with heavy hearts and new roads to travel. I bet, no I know, they would trade places with us in a heartbeat....Look, I'm not real good, sometimes, expressing myself through the written word. I hope everyone recognizes this as a tribute of sorts to their family and a time to stop and think about what is truly important for each of us and give thanks to God. I hope I have not offended anyone, that certainly was not my purpose. I just wanted to have everyone ( including myself ) remember what is important in each of our lives. Hockey? Well sometimes, maybe. It just doesn't seem to be all that important today.
Nicely said Alan. Thats why I posted the link, I always try to make everyone see that the Komets will not always win. Hockey is a big part of my families lives and we all get frustrated with the Komets sometimes but there ultimately is a bigger picture here. We are all human and sometimes we have bad days at the office, including the Komets. They learn and everyone must move on and hope we get a better result on Friday. Go Komets!
I think that you did a great job of expressing your remarks. We sit a few rows above the Zimmerman family in Section 206 and I was moved by witnessing the incredible amount of strength and comfort that they gave each other during the moment of silence and National Anthem.
It made me forget about the daily issues and problems that I deal with. Did the K's stink up the MC last night? Yes. After watching about 1300 Komet games in my life, I have seen worse, and I'm sure that I will witness many glorious victories and some humbling defeats during the remaining years that I have on this world.
Again, excellent post...
Maybe we should forward the link to Al? I'm pretty sure he'll still be p.o.'d with last nights performance.
Alan-This is from the heart! Thank you! Very well put. I could add nothing. I have been moved to tears!
I was not at the game last night but that was very strong for all of the zimmerman family to be there! that was a great way to honor a loved one!
Does anyone know if komet kuarters still sell the 2008 turner cup finals dvd, or if anyone has it and would like to see it?
I am sure they still have it, I do have the DVD and still watch it from time to time.
Thanks for article. Everytime like to read you.