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07-21-2007, 11:41 PM
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Hockey slang/sayings?

Can someone help me out here....I am new to the hockey world but trying to get into it. Sometimes I hear conversations and I am left out. You see, I have both male and female friends that play hockey. Never fails, a conversation starts up and they slip hockey in there. It actually sounds like hockey slang to me!

So here one day at lunch at work, a hockey conversation starts up. So to sound supportive and enthusiastic I respond by saying stuff like yeah, that was an awesome shot, awesome play, that looked really cool. They all started laughing! I know it's all in good fun but what the heck are they saying sometimes??

So here is my question?.....What are common hockey sayings/phrases/slang that you all here on the ice or off?

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07-22-2007, 03:34 AM
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This is a really hard question to answer because there is so much I'm not sure where to start and it really depends on your definition of slang. Like do you consider slapper (slapshot) or wrister (wristshot) slang?

It might be more helpful if you remembered some things that your friends said that kind of flew by you and then we can try to translate them. Also, if you want to read up on it John Davidson wrote a book, 'Hockey for Dummies' that should help with the basics.

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Dangles?

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Watch and memorize and be able to recite on demand every line from the 1977 film Slapshot and you'll basically be OK.
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Old time hockey, like Eddie Shore. And Toe Blake!

I tried to capture the spirit of the thing.

Well, ah, icing 'appen when da puck come down, bang, ya know? Befor' de udder guy, ah. My ahrm go comes out then the game stop then start up.

Is the answer Jesus?

Ensemble #32, entitled Omar Sharrif, and modeled by Chiefs defeseman Billy Charlesboy[sic], who hails from, if I can read the card here, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Notice the padded shoulders give it a '40s look, and keep in mind that the perfect accessory for the man in your life is a season ticket to the Chiefs' games.

F-ing Chrysler plant, here I come.

Putting on the foil! Sure, every game! Want some?

A BOUNTY? ARE YOU NUTS? WE COULD ALL END UP IN THE CLINKER FOR THIS!
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07-23-2007, 11:58 AM
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Yep it definitely depends on what they are saying and what you mean by slang. There are so many phrases that are thrown out there that we all can't remember off hand but if you say it we'll know it Also like the previous post said, try to watch the movie "Slap Shot" and you'll be just fine

Hey I got a few more for ya!

"They brought their f***ing toys!"

-"Got my eye on the three of you. You pull one thing, you're out of this game. I run a clean game here. I have any trouble here, I'll suspend ya."
-"I'm listening to the f***ing song!"

There's a ton more but I can only bleep out so much lol.

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"********** machine took my quarter".

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Puting the foil on.

We used hoser alot in roller hockey.

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Common terms for shot:

rip
bullet
blister
blast
laser
rocket

Stickhandling:
dangle
deke
burn (as in getting burned)
moves

goals: grapes
assists: apples, helpers

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http://www.amshockey.com/fanzone/101/slang/
Here's a few

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Go to gongshowhockey.com, you'll get enough hockey terms to start those convos from now on.

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Go to gongshowhockey.com, you'll get enough hockey terms to start those convos from now on.
The average poster over there is about 15. No one over the age of 30 is going to know what the hell YOU are talking about if you use them as a guide.

They got some good phrases, though. Eg., barcode = imprint from a fist on someone's face, chicklet = knocked out tooth.

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Thanks for the help! I recognize some words and it is more helpful to see them in print than hearing them. Deke, rip, wrister. Those were some of them.

I see one word that they have called my little mite player!!!! A "grinder". I am not sure if that is good or not. He is the hardest worker out there and it breaks his heart that he has not yet scored one goal in a game yet. He does a lot of assists but none to call his own. That gets him down more after a game than losing a game!

Thanks ya'll!

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"Ya ****in' superstar!" seems to be the most popular insult on the bench.

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Thanks for the help! I recognize some words and it is more helpful to see them in print than hearing them. Deke, rip, wrister. Those were some of them.

I see one word that they have called my little mite player!!!! A "grinder". I am not sure if that is good or not. He is the hardest worker out there and it breaks his heart that he has not yet scored one goal in a game yet. He does a lot of assists but none to call his own. That gets him down more after a game than losing a game!

Thanks ya'll!
A Grinder is exactly what you just said of him. Works hard every shift, does alot of the grunt work, but still able to chip offensively in every once in a while. Its def not a bad term or name that they are calling him. Atleast hes getting noticed for what he does.

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The grinders for me as a defense man are the worst to play against. They hustle there butts off they strive to make the best play and are most of the time always make the smart plays to win games.

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This will help you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDr8U8rQ9FQ

simply awesome!

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