The following excerpt is from a story in The Athletic by Scott Cruickshank on Jan. 11:
Through the streets of Des Moines, Iowa — the team’s last stop before Christmas — the bus rumbled.
Inside the rink-bound coach, Stockton Heat players were up to the usual — tapping on their phones or gabbing to each other.
Except for Tyler Graovac, who killed the drive’s remaining minutes by staring out the window. He knew exactly what he was going to see — the place where he stayed during his rookie year and the place where he ordered countless meals.
Which happens to be the same building.
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