My family is a huge hockey family.
We always watch the Stanley cup playoffs and bet on which teams are going to win the cup.
I travel a lot for work. Wherever I happen to be at the time is my team. I make sure to get a jersey, pick my favorite player and I root for my team. What was interesting is that I lived in Tampa for a while and my player was Tyler Johnson. I loved that he was a smaller player, fast and scrappy. I then moved to Illinois the same time he did. Tyler plays for the Blackhawks and I now have a new jersey with his name still on it. Unfortunately the Chicago Blackhawks are not as good and likely to win the cup as Tampa, but it is still fun. I like making a day out of seeing the game. I technically live in Lansing, Illinois which is better than Chicago. I enjoy all the benefits of being near a city, without living there. There are hiking routes, parks and a calmer feel to my area. I can afford a bigger house with more land due to cheaper real estate. When I want to see a game, the arena is only 50 minutes away from me. I get a hotel room for the night and walk over to the rink. The next morning I got up early and beat the traffic. I wouldn’t change my location for the world. Sure the weather here is much colder than Tampa, but all you need is a quality heating system and you are good to go.