Being a hockey player is a great job.
But it's also a tough job.
And, mostly, it is a job.
As much as you get a lot of money to play a game, you are an employee of not only a big company, but also part of a franchise of an even bigger company. Therefore, you have to comply with the expectations of your team, but also the rules of your league. You are part of a locker room that many want to call a family, but you are also part of a union that many want to call a brotherhood.