from Scott Burnside of ESPN, An NHL player’s life is a series of moments repeated over and over.
Those moments are the punctuation marks in the narrative of their season. The sentences that tell the story of their careers.
On this morning, Florida Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell begins his narrative at his home in a residential golf complex north of Sunrise, where the Panthers play their home games, and a short drive from the team’s practice facility in Coral Springs.
His fiancée, Lauren, makes him eggs and toast, as she always does.
Campbell’s father, a retired school principal, and mother, who still works in a local bank, are visiting from the family’s home in Strathroy, Ontario, their second visit of the season.
Two cars are in the driveway, one still bearing Illinois license plates, a reminder that Campbell is relatively new to this sunny clime and to the Panthers, a team desperate to establish an identity and reward its long-suffering fans with more than the promise of ...