I am old school when it comes to my sports. I do not like instant replay under any circumstances. I prefer the sound of an organ played between whistles over blaring pop music that has no connection to the game. I would prefer to see players use wooden sticks, smaller pads and goalies go back to the gear worn in the 1970s to play the game as it was invented.
I like walking hallways of a rink that smells and feels like hockey. I liked hockey before social media, and think the game had more characters in it without Twitter being necessary.
I also know that what you can't do is fight change or - as some like to label it - progress. I get it. As one generation of fans moves along in the hockey or sports journey, a fresh new breed of fan grows up with the game being played in a much different light.
So I learn to adapt, I play along, and under my breath say to myself, "I still think the game would be better if…"