For those of you who aren’t familiar with my repurposing project, I am going to be revisiting an essay I wrote for my AP English class in highschool about my pre game ritual before hockey games. That ritual was an all day affair, starting from the moment I woke up, until only minutes before game time. For those who are unfamiliar, a brief list of common superstitions for hockey players can be found here. I want to repurpose my original essay into one or more newspaper/magazine article(s), that will include interviews with friends who have played hockey about their own pre game routines. I am also trying to exploit any connections I have with the hockey team here on campus to try and interview players about their rituals. If anyone has connections to the team that they would be willing to pass on I would certainly appreciate it.
The reason I decided to pick this piece was because of my interest in the sport. I’ve been playing ever since I could walk, albeit at a more casual level of competition now, and am a huge college(UofM) and NHL(Blackhawks) fan. Because my essay is all about my ritual, I thought that I could further the argument by expanding the discussion to include unifying and differing traits for hockey players as a whole. I also want to see if I can find rituals used by successful players and those used by less than successful players, maybe making a connection between success and particular rituals. A few famous players superstitions can be found here, but I want to find a more comprehensive list, if possible. A few questions I might ask you the reader include; What other outcomes/situations/variables in general could I relate to superstitions? Do you think I should write a few different, shorter, newspaper-like articles? Or one longer, magazine-like article? Are there sources of information other than player interviews that I could realistically hope to obtain?