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05-01-2006, 05:48 AM
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Things you did not know about NHL that make you feel like an idiot?

Ok, I will go out with my stupidity first

When I was a kid I notice that every Stanley Cup winners have a 4-1, 4-2 or 4-3 win. So I thought that was a scoresheet from the game because I thought the playoff just like the regurlar season only played 1 game. So then I told/brag to my friends "hey do you know one thing that is weird with the Stanley Cup winners since the start of NHL? they all won the game with 4 goals" hahahahahahahahaha... oh man... kids...

Another thing, this is when I thought I knew everything about NHL. I did not knew that when someone score on the PP the guys on PK dont get negative +/-. And that if a PK score then the PP guys will get a negative +/-.

Well hope someone care about this

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Those are the types of things you'll remember on your death bed and still blush about.

Here's mine: When I first started watching hockey, it took me the longest time to realize that a player being "offside" didn't mean that a left wing had moved to the right wing's side of the ice.

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I recall a moment when watching a game as a wee slip of a lad -- 4 years old -- and I asked my father why the skaters didn't get together to figure out what they wanted to do with the puck before heading up ice and giving it to the other team. My father and his friends watching the game thought this uproarisouly funny. I thought a huddle a.la. football would've been a better idea.

That was in the Peter Puck era... early '70's NBC afternoon game.

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I thought shorthanded goals were scored with one hand only. Like the Peter Forsberg penalty shot

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I used to think a one timer was a girl you would meet in a bar, have sex with, and never see again.

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used to think a one timer was a girl you would meet in a bar, have sex with, and never see again.
That's merely a homonym, not a misunderstanding.

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I noticed the shorthanded goal thing, and i also thought that really young

I also thought a powerplay goal was a really great goal, you know the kind of goals in the highlight of the night.

Finally i thought a hat trick, called "tour du chapeau" in french, was actually a wrap around because the player went around the net...

Baseball :

My friend's sister thought stealing a base was actually taking the base and running away with it :S

Lotsa intelligent people around here ;p

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Until I found HFboards, I didn't know that first round draft picks are worth more than a football-stadium sized Fabrege egg stuffed with truffles, gold bullion, and Honus Wagner rookie cards.

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Some guy I worked with thought the abbrievieted city names on the short newspaper scoresheet were player names. He wondered aloud why some guy named Pit had scored 6 goals.

Another guy picking in a employee hockey pool (which I won) wondered if Jocelyn Thibault was a boy or a girl. I told him, then made some comment about why join a pool you know nothing about(I was young, okay?)

Oh, and not hockey related, but me and my brother teased our baby brother for years after.....A smart kid, who at age 15 didn't know raisins were actually shriveled grapes.

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I thought a hat-trick was some kind of deke with a hat on .
I thought PIM's were some kind of fouls but at first I thought it was the amount of fouls, not PIM's together.

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I thought a "Sudden death" was when the arena blew up and everyone died.

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I thought a hat-trick was some kind of deke with a hat on .
Christ that reminds me. I had a pack of hockey cards at school and one of them had the term hat trick written on the back of it (plus a bunch of writing I, in my young age was too fricken lazy to read). I spent the rest of day trying to figure out what the "trick" was, and how I too could perform it.

Needless to say, I was, and remain, no magician-- just a stupid kid

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Ok, I will go out with my stupidity first

When I was a kid I notice that every Stanley Cup winners have a 4-1, 4-2 or 4-3 win. So I thought that was a scoresheet from the game because I thought the playoff just like the regurlar season only played 1 game. So then I told/brag to my friends "hey do you know one thing that is weird with the Stanley Cup winners since the start of NHL? they all won the game with 4 goals" hahahahahahahahaha... oh man... kids...

Another thing, this is when I thought I knew everything about NHL. I did not knew that when someone score on the PP the guys on PK dont get negative +/-. And that if a PK score then the PP guys will get a negative +/-.

Well hope someone care about this
When I was young, I looked in the paper and saw Wayne Gretzky's point total on the scoring leaders then I looked at the Edmonton Oilers point totals in the standings and I was confused. I did not know how a player could have more points than his team - I thought that you added the players point totals together and that would give you the team total. lol.

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i noticed we were all very young


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When I was 7 or 8, or soish... I thought offside would be called from both bluelines. So, in one of that times hockeygames I was playing, I shout my *** off for some teammate about him beeing offside near the red line, whilst our d-men were bringing the puck up.

That (the teammates) cleared the offsiderule for me, once and for all.

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I remember when I collected hockeycard when I was little that I thought the New Jersey Devils was called d-Elvis, like some weird way to call themselves The Elvis

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i thought icing was when a player did that stop that would spray ice all over the place.

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I thought that Mighty Ducks was a city and Anaheim the team name.

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I thought that Mighty Ducks was a city and Anaheim the team name
That's actually somewhat understandable, since the Ducks are the only team I've heard of reffered to as "The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim" as opposed to every other team that usually goes City - Team.

I've heard Anaheim Mighty Ducks plenty, but I've also heard the former, whereas I've never heard the Maple Leafs of Toronto, Blackhawks of Chicago etc.

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I thought a "Sudden death" was when the arena blew up and everyone died.

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I thought that Powerplay was some subjective decision saying that one team was playing really good.

Then I saw the Kings powerplay and I got really confused.

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When I was young and I would buy a program I was wondering how they got a picture of a player from that same game on the cover. I thought that somehow the photographer went into the future and took a picture.
I also thought that when you heard a song on the radio, the band was actualy in the radio station playing live and that they would travel to everyradio station and play their music whenever it was on. I guess mt world was very small when I was a kid.

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I thot Aki Berg was Finnish for Good Defenseman.

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I was never aware that goals didn`t count if you had the stick higher than the corssbar of the goal.

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I can't remember any misconeptions but...I used to think Joe Sakic and Mathieu Schneider were french Canadians because of their names and the teams they began their careers with.

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