I opened on Monday, and the dreadful lack of people allowed plenty of chatting time. During said chatting, we got to discussing this story. The crux of it is that an all-Russian junior hockey team will be playing out of Shelburne.
As the discussion progressed, I was being told about someone involved with the team.1 Turns out, this guy, who is a retired cop, was also a pretty good hockey player. Apparently, he had it all, he could just never put it all together. It was at this point that I was informed that his biggest hindrance to a pro hockey career was that he just didn't have the mental/psychological aptitude or hardiness. So he became a cop.
He couldn't handle being a hockey player so he went into law enforcement.
1 - I think that's what it was about; all of a sudden we were talking about this guy