"All the prodding, pushing, criticism, hating on coaches, spending half a day in a car for 15 minutes on the ice, $$$, shaming your kid with teammate comparisons, spring tourneys, summer camps, useless tryouts, looking for the next great team, league, coach...IT WILL ALL BE WORTH IT WHEN YOUR OFFSPRING MAKES THE BIG SHOW!!!, lol"
Just because I resemble the above comments doesn't make me a bad Daddy. I look at it as parental guidance. When my star is 18 I will get your kid an autograph to show no hard feelings.