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- Updated: October 20, 2012
With the NHL in the middle of a lockout that doesn’t seem to have an end, it’s obvious how much fans miss hockey. Fans miss going to the arena and watching their team fight for pucks, they miss the speed and intensity of the game. It a part of life that’s certainly missing for the fans. And while it’s difficult for the fans to cope with the lack of a season, imagine what it must be like for the players.
Many of the NHL players have headed overseas or are currently playing minor league hockey, depending on the structure of their current contract. What are the other players doing? Some players are doing some volunteer work, or spending more time with the family, hoping that their work stoppage ends soon. These athletes are working just like the rest of the world, only their office happens to be on a 200′ x 85′ sheet of ice. One player in particular is doing something very different.
Roberto Luongo, goaltender of the Vancouver Canucks, is taking his hobby to the next level. Luongo bought into the World Series of Poker. He took his hobby of playing poker on the team plane to the extreme. The Vancouver net minder paid the $10,000 buy in to keep busy during the lockout.
Here is more on Roberto Luongo’s trip to the World Series of Poker, and what he had to say about his fellow NHLers and the game of poker.