Why does it matter that we are fans?

We’re in on the joke. We can go all night in Name That Guy using obscure QMJHL goalies. We care which rookie is sleeping in which veteran’s basement. We analyze the salary cap like it is our own money being spent. We take every loss personally. We can’t wait to get rid of that bum at the trade deadline. The refs? Oh boy, they suck. We believe CTE is real. We will tell you why +/- is an ineffective way to analyze what is happening when goals are scored. We have fun in the cheap seats. We have skin in the game. Just like you.