r/hockey – [Jess Molina] Jon Merrill reunites with his young daughters after 89 days away (due to being traded to MTL)


Each man within the league with youngsters makes these sort sacrifices. They’re all attempting to make that childhood dream of successful the cup occur on the expense of fatherhood.

I do know when shit will get heavy at my job, after I’m at +120hr on a month; I take into consideration why I’m doing it. Time and again till it turns into nearly like your sixth sense. The “Dad energy” individuals name it. I can’t think about what it’s wish to have that driving drive whereas within the NHL, after which not having the ability to see your youngsters for that optimistic reinforcement. Then if you lastly get your probability on the dance ground; how a lot of your soul you’ve given, solely to see it crumble; and all of the stuff you’ve missed out on.

Then there’s the fellows who gave all of it, and nonetheless will; however with Staal… he is aware of the bell tolls. Time has come for him… possibly.

So many feelings. I’m actually shocked on the guys who can maintain it collectively generally.


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