Last week I composed a column called "Things I dislike hearing in the 1st week of a new NHL season."

A lot of the reader remarks were positive and a few of you even mentioned some I missed. (Stick tap to Cameron Eickmeyer for advising me about the popular "Is it time to worry?" line.)

Some of you pointed out that hockey fans are just excited, and the reality that I even composed this revealed that I am an angry, old curmudgeon. Which, by the way, who are you calling old? (Editor's note: You. They're calling you old. And angry.)

Just to show you I'm not a hard-hearted male and it's not all unfavorable, I've done a 180 this week.

Here are things I never ever get tired of seeing in the very first month (yup, I've extended it) of the NHL season.

The rookie lap

This is so common that every novice understands it's coming. They're at the front of the line to head out on the ice, their hearts are pounding in their chests, and they require to take the first number of laps by themselves before being signed up with by their teammates. I love it.

Gamers scoring their first career goal

Sticking with those rookies, I like viewing them score their very first NHL goal. It's something every hockey player has practised on their driveway since they found out how to hold a stick. That generally brings the needed shot of mother and father crying in the stands. After many morning practices, more competitions than they can count, and bank accounts drained pipes simply to keep up with devices needs, this is the moms and dads' moment too.

Rookie Kaapo Kakko (24) celebrates his very first NHL objective on Saturday. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup banner ceremony

This one isn't a lot about the emotion of commemorating winning the Stanley Cup in front of their fans due to the fact that they did that all summertime (just ask Alexander Ovechkin's Twitter account from the summer season of 2018). For me, this is what lastly closes the door on last season and kicks off the new one. Congrats, you won in 2015, now the remainder of the league is coming for ya.

Video homages to returning gamers

This does not constantly occur in the very first month, however it's terrific when it does.

The first business break shows up and you simply understand they're playing a video tribute to a player who looks really weird in a brand-new jersey. You do not get to see players visibly psychological throughout a video game very frequently (specifically in the very first duration), however this is among those unusual times.

That said, I do believe some of these homages are leaving hand. I do not believe we ought to ever hear the sentence "Thank you for your 3 terrific years of service here".

Wow, you guys are right, I guess I am formally an angry old curmudgeon! (Editor's note: We told you.)