As the little description says, this kind of storyline is exactly why I watch "Friends". While I didn't particularly care for the hockey plot, the gals chatting on Monica's balcony is the type of dialogue that kept me tuning in. The three ladies all divulging secrets to each other let us know so much more information about the gang. A prime example:
RACHEL: Okay, okay, okay, I got one! The valentine Tommy Rollerson left in your locker was really from me.
MONICA: Excuse me?!
RACHEL: Hello? Like he was really gonna send you one? (to Pheebs)) She was a big girl!
For more useless trivia about the gang, I very strongly recommend season four's "The One with the Embryos"