Another rainy day in my hometown, so I just finished reading The Hockey News' The Pursuit of Hockeyness: 99 Things Every Hockey Fan Needs to Do Before They Die. An attention grabbing title for sure, and I enjoyed reading the majority of the THN's staff's suggestions that make up this series of 2-to-4 page bucket list descriptions for avid hockey fans. But some are out of reach for the vast majority of us due to expense (e.g., #6. Battle Through A Habs-Bruins Playoff Game In Boston; #12. Spend A Hockey Night In Russia; #17. Go To The Stanley Cup Final; #32. Stay Warm At A Winter Classic; #38. Billet A Major Junior Player; #79. Skate In Red Square), while others require skills that only some hockey fans have ever or still possess (e.g., #4. Play Hockey Now, Play Hockey Forever; #33. Be A Weekend Hockey Warrior; #51. Have A Hockey Fantasy (Camp) - which could also qualify for the too-expensive list; #88. European Rec-League Road Trip - ditto), and still others have passed some or all of us by since the book was written in 2009 ... which qualifies this title as a "Hockey History Book," right? ... (#26. Hail The ECHL Chiefs; #31. Revisit Your Favorite Old Rink; #97. Go On The Ultimate Hockey Road Trip - sad to note how many of those destinations and/or teams no longer offer hockey to enjoy). Nonetheless, the book will stir some hockey fans' imaginations - and having dreams hardly ever hurts us, right?