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capitalsfan40 11-20-2011 08:22 AM

Anybody have any weird pre game superstitions?
My weird pre game superstition is that if I play on weekends I have to have Lucky Charms with chocolate milk, I didn't eat it one game and had a horrible game and ended up with a suspension! So thats a must have now :laugh:

islandersfreak21 11-20-2011 09:16 AM

Lol, I am a goalie and I wake up at exactly 6:22 for each game. we are undeafeated sooooooooo.

Gibson19 11-20-2011 11:56 AM

First thing I do when I get on the ice is take a half slap shot into the boards. I don't know why, but it feels weird to not do it anymore.

The Tikkanen 11-20-2011 12:39 PM

Always put my equipment on left side first. Sometimes I will put on my right elbow pad on first, I'll remember it's supposed to be left side first so I'll take it off and put on the left elbow pad.

Ozz 11-20-2011 12:56 PM


Originally Posted by Tikkanen (Post 39700247)
Always put my equipment on left side first. Sometimes I will put on my right elbow pad on first, I'll remember it's supposed to be left side first so I'll take it off and put on the left elbow pad.

I never realized it, but I do the exact same thing. Both on and off.

The Tikkanen 11-20-2011 11:22 PM


Originally Posted by Ozz (Post 39700995)
I never realized it, but I do the exact same thing. Both on and off.

Yup, taking it off is the same.

MNWild9 11-20-2011 11:52 PM

Growing up as a goalie always ate three hot dogs with a bottle of coke and always talking to the posts (like good save or please help me out guys). Now as a forward I always bring a old stick to the rink so I can stick handle before the game. now when warming up i always am the one to greet the goalie when he first gets to the net has been a habit.

Noir 11-21-2011 05:53 AM

During warm ups, I only use the plain-all-black pucks from our team puck bag stash. If I see any graphics or logos on the pucks, I purposely avoid touching them.

I don't know why this habit started.

trueblue9441 11-21-2011 07:46 AM

i was always a creature of habit.. got to the rink at the same time, listened to the same songs at the same time, same exact stretching routine off the ice, left side of equipment first and first one out of the locker room and last one on the ice. didnt feel like superstition, just creature of habit.

iamjs 11-21-2011 08:13 AM

I think I might be the only person that goes right side first. I'm not superstitious about it so much with equipment than I am with my skates. If I go left skate first and start lacing up my right skate, I'll take my left skate off then right, then start putting on my skates again with the right skate.

bp spec 11-21-2011 08:39 AM

Always the same off- ice warmup, Put the right skate on first, but laces the left first, then always left skate fender, sock, shin- and elbowpad first. When I enter the ice I always start skating to the right, the last puck I touch during the warmups has to be in net, sometimes the last three or something if I have to compensate for missing a penalty shot.
I have to stand behind the net while gathering up before pucks drop.

BIitz 11-21-2011 01:24 PM

None really. I put equipment on in different orders each day, don't follow any stretch, etc. I guess every warmup I come out realllllly slow and just start flicking the puck up and feeling a feel for it

orange is better 11-21-2011 01:36 PM

i wear the same beat up, thrashed work boots to the rink every game.

needzmoarcleary 11-21-2011 01:38 PM

I used to eat a bag of skittles before everygame. People said it was a sugar rush but it never seemed to ware off during games. Other than that playing hackey sack before getting dressed and doing the same routine of stretches before and after each game.

Noir 11-21-2011 03:58 PM

I think this discussion is misunderstanding the difference between "hockey superstition" and hockey habits.

Subnordi 11-21-2011 05:14 PM

Toast and cheese wiz before everygame, then I make sure that the velcro on my skate gaurds are velcroed so the sticky part is on the inside of the skate, and right side first.

shawn1331 11-22-2011 05:02 PM

I try to take a snapshot bar down first shot. If I do i haven't had a bad game since I started doing that. (learned how to take a proper snapshot 2 seasons ago/Major bantam) and if I do I either don't play good or we lose.

JustGivingEr 11-22-2011 06:43 PM

Always left side equipment on first. Always skate directly up the red-line at some point in warm-up (normally right at the beginning). Always tape and wax my stick before a game, unless I scored the game before in which case I don't re-tape my stick. Stretch on the blueline right in front of the bench with my d partner on my side towards the red (facing across ice).

Jimmy Carter 11-23-2011 01:02 AM

If I didn't take a shower the day of the game or for some reason have gotten even a little sweaty before a game, I'll shower up. I just feel off if I'm already sweating or greasy before I get my gear on. Don't know why, I just do.

ChiTownHawks 11-23-2011 09:30 AM

I have a Blackhawks rug in my basement leading to where I keep my equpiment. I cannot step on that rug on a gameday.

NYI JT91 11-25-2011 04:51 AM

Before the Army when I played I used to skate straight to the center ice faceoff circle and tap it with my stick.

elevation 11-25-2011 06:12 AM

...nice read...
Andrew Podnieks
Hockey Superstitions: From Playoff Beards to Crossed Sticks and Lucky Socks

Pedagogue 11-27-2011 10:12 AM

i always put on "left then right" equipment (e.g. skates, shin guards, elbow pads, etc.)

JWalker26 12-01-2011 02:55 AM

Jock, socks, pants, skates (left then right), shin guards (left then right), pull socks up, shoulder pads, elbow pads (right then left).

My high school games were always on friday nights. For lunch I'd always get a personal pepperoni pizza, go home, nap from 2 to 430, eat 2 powerbars on the drive to the rink (always by myself), and I always took the back way.

Stick was always taped heel to toe, alternating white and black tape jobs (white one week, black the next).

For games, I'd always tie my skates standing up, facing the bench... not sure how that one got started.

Fenza 12-01-2011 03:55 PM

I have these Flyers dogtags I got at the arena back when it was the First Union Center, and I have to wear them every time I'm on the ice.

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