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Frank's Thought of the Day - 1/4/2014

by Frank Albin / San Jose Sharks

Why do kids around the world bundle up and head out to the frozen pond to play with their friends?

Love of the game.

Why do NHL players work so hard on and off the ice?

Love of the game.

Why do ex-NHL players show up for fantasy camps and alumni games?

Love of the game

Why do team equipment men work late hours and early mornings getting hockey gear from city to city?

Love of the game.

Why do kids prepare special signs and arrive at SAP Center an hour before the game to press their nose to the glass during warm-ups?

Love of the game.

Why do over 105,000 people brave the cold and wind to see a game played in a snow shower?

Love of the game.

Why do broadcasters study the media guides and spend hours and hours at the rink on off-days?

Love of the game.

Why do fans wait outside after the game for an autograph?

Love of the game.

Why do players spend most of their summer working out and preparing for an upcoming season?

Love of the game.

Why do kids beg their parents for an official NHL jersey or sweat shirt?

Love of the game.

Why do journalists spend countless hours in airports and hotels?

Love of the game.

Why are DVRs set to record the TV telecasts?

Love of the game.

Why ushers and game day staffs give up their evenings?

Love of the game.

Why do parents spend considerable amounts of money, and wake up before the dawn to take their sons and daughters to practice?

Love of the game?

Why do fans wear their lucky jerseys on game day?

Love of the game.

Why will the Sharks spend over 150 hours in airplanes this season?

Love of the game.

Why do coaches spend so much time reviewing game tapes and coming up with new and better schemes in an effort to win?

Love of the game.

Why do players hug each other after a goal?

Love of the game.

Why do TV crews arrive at the arena 6 hours before the opening faceoff?

Love of the game.

Why fans around the world visit NHL.com and SJSharks.com?

Love of the game.

Why do Randy and Drew spend so much time to look good on the TV broadcasts?

Love of the game.

Why did Dan Rusanowsky get elected into the Bay Area Radio Hall-of-fame?

Love of the game.

Why do mothers and fathers buy new equipment for their kids each year as they grow?

Love of the game.

Why do players play through pain?

Love of the game.

Why do the players fist bump or high five fans as they enter and exit the ice?

Love of the game.

Why do scouts spend so much time on the road looking for the next generation of Sharks players?

Love of the game.

Why do the trainers attend to the ice bags and take such good care of the players?

Love of the game.

Why does Logan Couture risk some pain to block a shot?

Love of the game.

Why am I writing this article?

Love of the game.

Why do fans buy a new big-screen TV?

Love of the game.

Why do parents let their children stay up just 10 more minutes?

Love of the game.

Why are game days circled on the calendar?

Love of the game.

Why do players give back to the community, by visiting a hospital or spending time at an on-ice clinic?

Love of the game.

Why do players stay late to answer just one more question after a hard-fought game?

Love of the game.

Why do the victorious Sharks skate to the center face-off circle and raise their sticks to salute the fans?

Love of the game.

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