I promise never to be outhustled. I will play both ends of the ice, fight for every loose puck. I will sacrifice my body for the team. I will always choose grit over flash, substance over style. I will work, and sweat, and suffer, so that—come game time—my team can shine!

I found these words on the CCM website, the call it the CCM Manifesto, but it sounds like a good, general hockey manifesto to me. Great words to live by if you ask me especially, in the lead up to Montreal, and for all the games between now and then and beyond.