Playing for a Stanley Cup is
the chance of a lifetime,
and I don’t want to look that far ahead.
I’m trying to take this
if we’re fortunate enough to win that thing,
I hope to be able to take it back
to my hometown of
and get a chance
out of that beautiful trophy.
• from “Desjardins: Hockey isn’t my only passion,” a blog post by Chicago Blackhawks left winger Andrew Desjardins for NHL.com, June 9, 2015; excerpted, edited, and poemized.