The shortest offseason in all of professional sports is finally over! This week, the NHL 08-09 season kicks off in full swing, after last weekend’s four games staged in Europe. As a hockey fiend and proud new owner of Washington Capitals season tickets, I am bouncing with excitement. Yes, the Stanley Cup Finals only ended in June (yes, it was June and there was still hockey!!!!@~), but three months is way more of a break than I ever need.