Growing up in Chicagoland as a Blackhawks fan, moving to California and becoming a San Jose Sharks fan only to be converted into a Dallas Stars fan when I relocated to Greater Dallas area and watched players like Modano and Zubov. For me, no professional sport offers more passion, perseverance and competitiveness than NHL hockey. You feel the pain and anguish of the NHL players as they win, lose, fight or get injured. Computer executive by day, hockey fan by night. Always interested in discussing the game, it's players and their teams.