Hockey is more than just a game for me, it's a passion. It's a way of life. I've played the game at many levels and continue to toil in the beer leagues, at least until the NHL comes calling. I first became involved in covering hockey at the New England Sports Network (NESN) in Boston, examining the Boston Bruins and the rest of the hockey world. I was lucky enough to collaborate directly with NESN's on-air talent, including some of the most renowned analysts in the business. Follow me on twitter @BostonNumber9 for sports news and musings.