When I was 11 or so, I had myself convinced that Kovalev was the second coming of Jesus. I thought he should of won every award...even the Rocket Trophy which I thought was an award for having the nicest/hardest shot....
When I was like 5 or 6 I thought the Canadiens was an ironic name that the French picked to make the other teams mad. Quebec, was an independent country and hated Canadians so much that they took "our" name and then spelt it wrong just to spite us..
When I first started watching I was maybe 8 or 9. One of the first things that I saw was Frank Mahovlich score a goal. He was right in front of the net and the goalie was lying on his back so Mahovlich roofed it. The announcers then raved about Mahovlich scoring a hat trick. So for a while I thought a hat trick was when the player shot the puck into the top of the net.
But it was kinda embarrassing not knowing about the +/- rule not applying on the pp and pk.
Not NHL but the first time I played hockey on a team I'd never heard of offside... I guess I went offside because after my first shift, the coach tried to explain offsides when I went to the bench... I had no idea what he was talking about...
next time out, I was offside again and the bench was yelling at me, so I skated in one random direction and they stopped... Coach gave me a pat on the back after the shift and I had no idea why, haha
When I was young, I thought Colorado was a city. Same for Minnesota, New Jersey and Florida. I also didn't know that New Jersey was so close to New York City. And I thought that Colorado - Denver was something like 100 miles from Canada's borders because of that divison they played.
Last edited by True Hockey Fan: 07-05-2013 at 12:03 PM.
I never really gave it much thought as to why you throw your hat when someone gets a hat trick. I always thought it was just something someone did and people followed suit and it just sort of became a thing. Until, I would say a year ago, when someone was explaining hockey to someone. Then it sort of dawned on me, 'Hat trick'...man I felt so f'ing dumb.
When I was a kid I didn't know the puck had to enter the other team's zone before you. And after I learned it, I didn't know your teamates couldn't enter the zone either. So I kept creating offsides and my coach had to explain it to me but he was so mad and I was so shocked that I didn't know what he was talking about(good thing I realised it before entering Pee-Wee lol). And I thought when watching games that refs used to call offsides when they wanted to, not cause they had to. So I would get mad and thought they were rooting for the other teams when they could call the Habs offsides.
Definitely a lot for me when i was younger but i always remember that i could only ever pick up on 3 leafs as a little kid, Sundin, Domi, and Tucker. I use to think Domi was like a star. I only really was able to tell players by play style because i was basically blind back them