The Magic of NHL Hockey: Why It Is an Artform

June 10th, 2010 by Tyler Deel Leave a reply »

Sports are very influential in today's world and media. Football, baseball and basketball are the big three here in America, alongside other sports that not as many people watch; tennis, soccer and hockey.


All of the above are great sports, but there is just something about hockey. Hockey isn't just a game or another sport for viewing pleasure. There is something about hockey that makes me want to call it not just a sport, but a form of art.


First off, let's define a sport. According to Merriam Webster, a sport is an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature. Second, what is art? Art is defined as the quality, production, expression or realm according to aesthetic principles of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.


Hockey is most definitely a sport and an art form, according to the above definitions. A ...

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