Bye-bye, Lubo!

No one will care about this except me, but the Kings traded Lubomir Visnovsky to Edmonton. I really liked Lubo! He was one of my favorite players on the team. Waaaah!

Now that I’ve been following hockey for two seasons, I see how easy it is to get attached to not just the team, but the individual players as well. I’ve never followed a team sport this closely before — to the point where I’m checking news websites daily, even off-season. I feel like I’m just learning things that other sports fans have known their whole lives, like how to deal with various shades of disappointment. :)

It’s strange, coming into a sports obsession so late in life, but I’m grateful for it. I feel like I can finally understand a huge part of the human population that had previously been incomprehensible to me. And that can only be a good thing.

But for now? *sniff* Bye-bye, Lubo!