August is the worst month for hockey fans. Free agency is pretty much over, players are taking vacations, and the most exciting news is that the New York Islanders signed a player who will play in the AHL. Basically, it sucks.
Luckily for me, I’ve got school to look forward to, but that’s not really something to look forward to. If it wasn’t for Olympic camps, Dany Heatly, and the Phoenix Coyotes, this hockey withdrawal would kill me. The NHL Network is great, but I don’t really like watching playoff repeats from Vancouver or Chicago. They’re boring. The only good series was Washington-Pittsburgh, and only games 1,2, and 6 were any good. At least for me.
I’m running out of ideas here.
So, my question for you is, How do you deal with hockey withdrawal?