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My son's trying to get me into

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Posted: Apr 13, 2019 5:19 PM
 

hockey. Watching the Canes and the Caps in n the first round of the playoffs. He's yelling like I do during Clemson games and it's kinda fun to watch. Anyone else into hockey?

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Re: My son's trying to get me into

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Posted: Apr 13, 2019 5:35 PM
 

Yes. Long time season ticket holder for Canes. Been yelling right along with your son. We bought tickets to several games the first year the Canes were in Raleigh. Wife got hooked just like me and started getting season tickets the next year. The 2006 season when we won the Stanley Cup was out of this world. For game seven the fans stood for the whole game and we were tagged as the loudest house in the league. Compsrable to Death Valley, noise wise.


I travel up to Canada all the time ...

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Posted: Apr 13, 2019 5:35 PM
 

and I've never been able to get into it at all.

Those Canucks sure do live for it, though.

I think hockey is just as boring as soccer. I mean, play a whole game for a 0-0 tie? No thanks. Give me 44-16 or 30-3 or 56-7 any day.

It's pronounced "L Heff A" and it means "The Boss".


Re: I travel up to Canada all the time ...

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Posted: Apr 13, 2019 5:56 PM
 

A 0-0 tie hasn’t been possible in hockey since 1999 when they added OT. In regular season games, they also added a shootout when the game hasn’t been decided in OT. For the playoffs, they play as many OT’s as it takes (no shootouts). Sixty-five goals have been scored so far in 12 playoff games and that doesn’t include today’s CAR-WSH game where it’s 3-3 right now. So that’s an average of about 6 goals per game.

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Re: I travel up to Canada all the time ...Oh 31-0


Posted: Apr 13, 2019 6:56 PM
 

is a nice score too

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Re: I travel up to Canada all the time ...

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Posted: Apr 13, 2019 8:30 PM
 

Hockey games are rarely that low scoring. The average is probably around 4-3, much higher than soccer. There are also FARRRR more shots on goal which makes it significantly more exciting. Plus they actually fight and not a constant flop fest like soccer and NBA and Bentley.


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Posted: Apr 14, 2019 8:13 AM
 

The big difference I’ve found between hockey and soccer, even if low scoring, is that in hockey there is always the feeling that someone CAN score. Soccer I always feel like nobody is going to score. Hockey, especially playoff hockey, just keeps you on the edge of your seat.


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Posted: Apr 13, 2019 5:36 PM
 

I’ve been into hockey since the 1980 Miracle on Ice. It’s my favorite professional sport.

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Posted: Apr 13, 2019 5:58 PM
 

Hockey is great! Watching live is one of the best sports to take in. Love playoff time.


Two sports that aren't good on TV and hockey is one.

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Posted: Apr 13, 2019 6:17 PM
 

The other is baseball. Reason for it, if you only watch the puck or ball you'll miss how the game is played. Most of what is going on passes by without the viewer knowing it. When it's live you can see the left fielder move into his backup spot for a pitch out to third or a pick off move to first with a man on second base. It's complicated until you see the positions explained then the entire field comes to life on every pitch.

Hockey has the same conditions on the ice. It's wonderful if you study the positions just a bit then watch the pros execute but it's out of the world when high schoolers or younger play it and mess up if you know what they did wrong. People who only see those two sports on TV are clueless to the true entertainment of those events.

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Posted: Apr 13, 2019 8:53 PM
 

Nope . Southerner with no feel for the game nor the inclination to learn it.

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Posted: Apr 14, 2019 4:31 AM
 

played hockey!!! It is unreal what they can do . . . On ice . . . With a stick . . . Skating backwards . . . absolutely unreal!!!

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Posted: Apr 14, 2019 4:48 AM
 

I got into the sport as a kid. We lived in Vegas and had a new kid move on the block. He had us playing roller hockey within the first couple weeks of being there. I took his team on as mine (Vancouver) until it was announced Vegas was getting a team. From that moment they became my one and only.


Absolutely!

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Posted: Apr 14, 2019 6:57 AM
 

Several sports wrapped in to one:
Basketball-putting it in the net to score
Football-the hitting, the playmaking
Boxing-the fighting
Soccer-obvious reasons

This is all done by 6 ft (and taller) guys on ice skates! With only 1 timeout per game (there are TV TOs though)!

Go Caps!


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Re: My son's trying to get me into

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Posted: Apr 14, 2019 7:44 AM
 

Never cared about hockey growing up in the South (even though the Flames were in Atlanta for a while) until I moved to the Chicago area. In my early 30s that changed when the company I was working for gave me tickets to take some clients to a Blackhawks game.
I knew nothing about hockey and they were loyal Blackhawk fans. I knew the guys well and one took the time to give me the basic rules about off sides, icing and 2 line passing. From there I was hooked.

Unless you ever tried to ice skate and can remember what it's like the first time you try, it's hard to appreciate how talented NHL players are.

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