I agree with Lindsay - watching hockey - in all forms is really fun weather it be peewee or pro but once you play it - you can truly learn to love it. You don't have to be great either - just a stick, skates puck and a frozen creek on a quiet winter day - and you feel the beauty of the game - skating, twirling, shooting
It is one of the only reasons I love winter - playing shinny once a week with our friends - not only is it fun - but wow - it is good exercise, that is for sure!
You don't always have to watch the top league to see a good game. I spent a year in Montreal and watched the Verdun Dragons a lot - semi pro team. But it was so much fun! The guys in the lower leagues have to fight for a place so they really play hard
Well, obviously you need to be able to skate but so many people get scared off because they can't. Honestly, learning to skate is easier when you are focusing on the game, not on your feet! So just get out there and give it a go!