DIERKS BENTLEY’s skate around with the Calgary Flames a few years ago was not a one-off thing. The guy still plays, and plays it hard, even though he’s 40.
He says, quote, “If you’ve ever played it. You get done, and you’re lying at the house at night . . . and your rib cage hurts from over-expanding because you breathe so hard, because you’re having so much fun.
“You think you’re dying but you keep going. Literally, the bones ache from being stretched out, because you breathe so deeply.”
Speaking of Dierks and hockey. He’s joining Vince Gill, Charles Kelley, and Chris Young as celebrity coaches at Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game, which is being played at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. You can find out more atNHL.com.