TSN hockey analyst John Shannon is one of the lucky ones.
Shannon, who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1970s, is the executive director of the Stanley Cup Finals, a group of sports journalists who take the job of running the event on a weekly basis.
Shannon said the team has been running it for three decades and it’s the biggest event on the calendar for fans.
It’s a chance for fans to watch the Stanley Cups in their home communities and get to know some of the stars of the game.
Shannon and other members of the group have been running the Stanley Cup Finals since 2001 and are hoping to get it up and running again in 2021.
“It’s really important to have that kind of fan support.
We’re in a position to be able to do this, because the game is changing so much.
It used to be about winning the Stanley cup.
Now it’s about the big picture,” Shannon said.
“We have an opportunity to get people out and see the stars play.
We have a chance to get fans to see the game that they’ve always wanted to see.”
Shannon said some of his favourite players from the last century are being honored at the event.
“I like to think that the past is a really good source of inspiration and inspiration for the future,” he said.
Shannon also hopes to get the Stanley Finals to expand to other cities, and to bring back some of those old hockey arenas that once hosted games.
“If we can do that, we can create something special that people will remember for a long time,” he added.