We definitely agree here. Hockey players are some of the most well rounded athletes on the planet. Upper and lower body strength, dexterity, speed, agility, endurance, mental acuity, physical and mental toughness etc... While some of the rules, like Off-sides, are similar, the game is light years faster than soccer. The only thing I don't like lately is the increase in the amount of flopping and embellishment in attempts to draw a penalty. But at least they adopted a rule to try to combat that. Wish they would enforce it more often.