With another month to go before training camps are scheduled to open, NHL players have to find ways to pass the time. Of course, exercising is one way. But many players have become enamored with the 2012 Olympic Games from London, England.
Players from across the League have been expressing their excitement via Twitter in recent days.
Philadelphia Flyers forward Matt Read (@MReader24) watched Sunday's dramatic table tennis match that saw American 16-year-old Ariel Hsing nearly upset China's Li Xiaoxia, a favorite to win the gold medal. Hsing took Xiaoxia to the limit before losing the best-of-seven match in six games: 11-4, 9-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9.
"This ping pong match is crazy," Read tweeted Sunday. "I don't think I could return a serve."