Hockey Perseverance

Hockey players face many adversities, the most feared is injuries. Hockey players hate injuries more than a rival team. The most common injuries now a days are concussions and knee injuries. If you have a concussion you would be out for at least a month but depending on how bad it is it could be less or more time. Leg injuries are almost the same thing just on a different part of your body, they normally take longer to heal than a concussion does because the most common leg injury is a tear of your ACL, MCL, Meniscus, or Achilles. Most people go through physical therapy to make their injury heal better and so it can be as strong as it was or even stronger. Recovering from an injury takes time and if you come back too early from injury you are at a higher risk of re-injuring it. People say that hockey players are "tough", everybody gets injured and just because the stereo typical hockey player is "tough" doesn't mean that they can recover quicker than anybody else can.

For instance pro hockey player Patrick Kane broke his clavicle and was supposed to be out for twelve weeks but he recovered well and came back four weeks earlier. He played 61 games in the regular season and had 64 points averaging 1.04, he then was injured and came back just in time for the playoffs, and has played twelve games and is averaging fifteen points per game. Even better than he was averaging before because he took his injury seriously and worked hard to make a come back to play again.


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One of the biggest problems in sports not matter what sport you play is faulty equipment, especially in hockey. Hockey players block a shot trying to help the team out and it will hit you in the skate and next thing you know it cracks your blade. Companies have started making skate blade holders that you can take the blade out and replace the old balde wit ha new blade." The light-speed edge is a revolutionary holder design that allows players to change out their blade in seconds."

Another situation you take a slap shot and your stick snaps in half, turning the puck over to the other team. One of the worst adversities ever to face, you have two options to either skate to the bench and get a new stick or just go for a line change. How your blades are sharpened is a hockey players biggest pet peeve, hockey players say that " it's an effect on my game." Many players blow their edge at a bad time and can take a costly fall, that could add up to injuring the player or nothing can happen to them. They can also lose their balance and toe pic into the ice and end up hurting your self.

How Age Affects Hockey Players

Just like in any sport the only thing that comes up but doesn't come down is your age. Everybody becomes old, but once you hit a certain part and time in your career you start to slow down and lose your game. Not only will your game slow down but you'll also become " physically and mentally exhausted easier." When you are physically and mentally exhausted you become more prone to becoming injured, and if you are older and get a bad injury it can end your career or disable it for a while. Losing your career to injury is the worst way to end, nobody wants to end your career early.

Most players in the NHL have been playing since they were a young kid and once they get older they will start to feel all the years of aging add up and all the wear and tear on your bones will start to hurt. You could end up with many types of diseases and have to have many surgery's.

Bobby Orr has had 8 surgery's before he was 26 and finished his career when he was 30 years old. In his auto biography he says that " he doesn't regret going into a board battle and hurting his knees" he says he regrets "not playing when he physically could, to help his team out."

~Orr my story

Hockey players have to let nothing get to their head in order to be successful. Dealing with players, fans, media and other distractions are all adversities that players have to face. It's normal for fans and the opposing team, but players still chirp and trash talk the opposing team to get into their head. They say that the best players " let it go in through one ear and out through another", were not talking about the best players were talking about players overall. Some players are fine with it and don't mind saying something bad but others are "hot heads" and get mad when it happens and they become indiscipline. Most people that can't handle the chirping end up becoming a target. When teams find out a weak spot on a team such as a "hot head" the person that's a "hot head" has to deal with it and be discipline about it and just let it go through "in one ear and out the other." The more it happens the better chance they have to either learn from their mistake or they will go crazy because they can't handle it.

How Hockey Players Become Successful

How much money do hockey players make?

Depending on the skill talent of the athlete, the athlete playing ability will affect on how much they will make. If you are a star player that stands out then you will make more than other athletes, if you are an athlete that isn't the best in the league but you aren't horrible then you'll make closer to the minimum wage of the league salary wage.

How do you become a professional hockey player?

To become a professional athlete you have to be dedicated, practice lots, and love what you do. You never will hear a professional hockey player say that they don't like playing hockey, because it wouldn't make sense that someone would do something that they don't desire and love. In the game today you have two options in order to make it to " the show" " In today's game there are two basic routes: first, there is the Major Junior route, and second there is the college route." no matter what way you choose to become a professional hockey player they are both equally as good the number say that about the same skill talent has come out of both groups.

Is hockey more of a mental or physical game?

Hockey is more of a mental sport, even though it is one of the most physical sports in the world. If you were to not know what you were doing at all and couldn't skate or know where to be on a certain play than you aren't going to be playing the game the right way, which would probably end up costing your team many games. I'm not saying that you don't need strength in order to play hockey, because you do. You'll never be able to lay a hit down if you are a scrawny person against a big buff man. "Playing to your potential is all about how well you can execute mentally. That is, are you able to stay calm and composed under pressure? If you get into a game too nervous, you'll play tentatively, make a lot of mistakes and come out bitterly disappointed.