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The Amazing Salami
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#1 Posted on 29.3.04 1452.06
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This may seem lame but I'm trying.

I really like watching hockey. I would love to be a rapid fan. The only problem is, I grew up in West Texas (where there is no water, much less ice) and live in Oklahoma where the term "hockey" means cow feces. In short, I don't get it.

Obviously, watching hours of hockey is a good way to "learn" the game. But the hard thing is, watching hours of hockey without understanding really blows chunks.

Any shortcuts, ideas, basic knowledge that would help get me over the edge?

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#2 Posted on 29.3.04 1504.29
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Man, that is an almost impossible question to answer. Like most other sports, there is just so much nuance that only comes from watching a lot of it...

As far as the appeal, I would basically say it's the perfect combo of Basketball & Football. Hockey takes the back & forth nature & pace of Basketball, & combines it with the physical intensity of Football.

Picking up the rules should come from watching a few games. If you really want to get into the nuance of Hockey I would suggest watching as much of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as possible. It's hockey at it's best & most intense.

If you're not into it after 4 rounds of playoff hockey, then it's probably not the game for you...

Good luck :-)
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#3 Posted on 29.3.04 1506.32
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    Originally posted by Von Maestro
    If you really want to get into the nuance of Hockey I would suggest watching as much of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as possible.



      Yes, yes. That's what hooked me. I was glued to the set last year during a playoff double OT game. It was like every trip down the ice and IT COULD BE ALL OVER.

      I just thought, "Man, if I'm digging this now. How could would it be if I just knew what the hell was going on."
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#4 Posted on 29.3.04 1512.44
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http://nhl.com/hockeyu/rulebook/index.html

There you will find rules/basics/FAQ everything you need to know about the game of Hockey....except for one thing...

The Senators rule all, and the Leafs suck...


Thank you...
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#5 Posted on 29.3.04 1537.24
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The best thing, not that you'll be able to do it, is to attend a game and NOT watch the puck. You'll probably learn more by watching the action away from the puck than you'll learn by watching the puck.

That may be true for every team sport (i.e., don't watch the ball, watch the rest of the action) -- I'm trying to figure if there's one that it wouldn't apply to.
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#6 Posted on 29.3.04 1539.57
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    Originally posted by Sec19Row53
    I'm trying to figure if there's one that it wouldn't apply to.


While there's definitely things like positioning that effect the game, baseball would be pretty odd if you had no clue where the ball was... ;-)
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#7 Posted on 29.3.04 1616.33
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I'd suggest renting or buying NHL 2004 or a similar hockey title for PS2 (or XBox, if that's your preference). It'll help you pick up the rules better if you have the NHL defaults set, plus (at least) NHL 2004 is an awesome game anyway.

I bought one of the FIFA games a few years back and now I regular find myself making a viewing choice of say, the Sunderland-Birmingham City FA Cup 5th round match over the NBA Game of the Week, which pretty much came about since I played the game as Manchester United and happened upon one of their matches of Fox Sports World.
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#8 Posted on 29.3.04 1653.53
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The main thing to know is to have a look of complete disgust cross your face whenever someone else refers to it as "ice hockey" instead of just "hockey."

Now you're set.
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#9 Posted on 30.3.04 1536.18
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    The main thing to know is to have a look of complete disgust cross your face whenever someone else refers to it as "ice hockey" instead of just "hockey."

    Now you're set.


Now THAT is exactly the kind of post I was looking for. Thank you The Goon. You have saved me from possible future embarrassment.
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#10 Posted on 30.3.04 1618.20
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    The main thing to know is to have a look of complete disgust cross your face whenever someone else refers to it as "ice hockey" instead of just "hockey."

    Now you're set.


This same look can be used whenever someone uses the phrase "Neutral Zone Trap".....
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#11 Posted on 31.3.04 0127.41
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Oklahoma City has one of the better minor league franchises and buildings in all of hockey. If you are anywhere near there, I would suggest you go and just watch a few games. Remember the only basic rules are your team cannot go into the other teams side of the blue line unless the puck has gone in first. You cant shoot the puck all the way down to the other end. You cant hit anybody really hard with your stick, or knee them or elbow them. And, if its something that to the uneducated, LOOKS like it should be illegal, it usually is. (really brief explanation, I know)
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#12 Posted on 31.3.04 0358.21
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"I really like watching hockey."

"Obviously, watching hours of hockey is a good way to "learn" the game. But the hard thing is, watching hours of hockey without understanding really blows chunks."

So you really like watching hockey but you don't understand it and watching hockey without understanding sucks. Maybe hockey shouldn't be your biggest concern right now.
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