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05-01-2006, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin Forbes
I remember, I used to think that the Flames were like some All-Star version of the Canadiens because of their logos.

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05-01-2006, 01:45 PM
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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.
Mine is similar... I had seen a wrap-around goal to complete the hat-trick on sports center. For quite some time I thought that a hat-trick was a wrap-around goal.

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05-01-2006, 01:50 PM
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I didn't know that the home team is always listed on the bottom, or second, until 1993 - at the age of 24.

I did know that the Flyers logo was a "P" for Philly though...

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I started watching hockey in the year of the 95 lockout, and I remember thinking that Eastern teams only played Eastern teams, and the same for West (because they did that in the lockout), and only would a team face a team from the other conference in the Stanley Cup finals.

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05-01-2006, 01:57 PM
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When I was 10, I thought that Saku Koivu was God.

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05-01-2006, 02:02 PM
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I was probably somewhere between 10 and 12 when this happend.

I was playing AA hockey..atom? peewee? who knows...but my dad and I were watching a Habs game on TV on CBC and they had brought on the french colour guy for an interview.

They were discussing how many icing calls there were during that period, but the french announcer kept on saying "Hicing".

Anyway...so I naturally ask. I know about Icing Dad, but what his this "Hicing" stuff he keeps talking about.

My dads reply, "we'll find out next week in Montreal in that tournament you're playing in. I think it's a rule they have in Quebec."

So, next practice I ask my coach about it because I was legitimately worried about this french canadian "Hicing" rule, and I wanted to be up to speed on it before the tournament. Needless to say, after I asked him and told him what my dad said, my coach fell down laughing.

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When I was 10, I thought that Saku Koivu was God.
I am 21 and i still do

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Everyone I know who doesn't know anyhting about hockey thinks that guys get a penalty when they score just because they are going off the ice.

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05-01-2006, 02:05 PM
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I didn't notice the Wild logo shaped like an animal for a good 2-3 seasons.

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05-01-2006, 02:06 PM
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I remember thinking that "rookie" meant a really good player, i can probably blame hockey cards for that one.

I remember being confused about the "Penalty Minute Leaders" card, which invariably had Schultz, Tiger, et al on the front, and thinking, "Why are they being rewarded? I thought penalties were a bad thing."

I couldn't understand why there wasn't a card for Least Penalized Players.


My second bit of stupidity as a kid was thinking that hockey card gum was edible.

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05-01-2006, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by jtuzzi
I didn't notice the Wild logo shaped like an animal for a good 2-3 seasons.
Same here. I really like that logo now.

If I remember correctly I thought Lindros was Swedish when I was very young, because of his name. Literally his name would be something like Limerose in Swedish I think?

Pretty funny thread.

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05-01-2006, 02:15 PM
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My second bit of stupidity as a kid was thinking that hockey card gum was edible.
IT'S NOT????!?!?!

I have some of the worlds best developed jaw muscles because of that stuff!

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05-01-2006, 02:28 PM
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When I was 10, I thought that Saku Koivu was God.
wan't just thought it was true

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When i was a tike in the late 70's early 80's , I though Icing was when someone sprayed too much snow when stopping. I guess it came from the race to the end.

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05-01-2006, 02:36 PM
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i also thought that the higher number you wear the better player you are

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05-01-2006, 02:38 PM
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I couldnt figure out what icing was until I was 9 or 10

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05-01-2006, 02:39 PM
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When I was a kid and playing a lot more NHL on my Genesis than watching it, when I was fiddling around with my lineups, and saw the powerplay, where all the best offensive players usually were, I assumed it was for when you were down late in the game and wanted to stack your lines to push to get back in the game.

The first time I saw a goalie take a penalty, he also got pulled. I didn't realize he was pulled, and assumed he had gone sit in the penalty box. Since it was late in the game, I didn't notice that he never went back. Needless to say, I was pretty confused the next time I saw a goalie take a penalty when stayed in the net.

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05-01-2006, 02:41 PM
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i also thought that the higher number you wear the better player you are
lol

No way is Gretzky a whole Roy better than Lemieux!

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05-01-2006, 02:45 PM
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When I was little I got into hockey by collecting hockey cards. Back then I thought the C on their jerseys stood for Centre because everyone who had them were centres (Gretzky, Lemieux, Sakic, Yzerman), and the A patch was for wingers (allier in French... I don't know how I came up with that because I'm not even French or anything).

Needless to say I was very confused when I came across a Ray Bourque card.


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05-01-2006, 02:59 PM
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When I first started paying attention to games on TV I was about 8 and I guess the first time I heard the term shorthanded goal was when a player scored a goal with a deke on the goaltender. I thought for about two years that any goal scored with a move on the goalie was shorthanded.

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05-01-2006, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by jtuzzi
I didn't notice the Wild logo shaped like an animal for a good 2-3 seasons.
Holy S**t

Add another one for me. Didn't know that till now

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05-01-2006, 03:26 PM
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When I was little I got into hockey by collecting hockey cards. Back then I thought the C on their jerseys stood for Centre because everyone who had them were centres (Gretzky, Lemieux, Sakic, Yzerman), and the A patch was for wingers (allier in French... I don't know how I came up with that because I'm not even French or anything).

Needless to say I was very confused when I came across a Ray Bourque card.

OMG! you are on the same boat as Im. I was also confused when I saw Bourque wearing a C and I thought for myself " is he not a d-men?"

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05-01-2006, 03:28 PM
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Same here. I really like that logo now.

If I remember correctly I thought Lindros was Swedish when I was very young, because of his name. Literally his name would be something like Limerose in Swedish I think?

Pretty funny thread.
Yeah when I first heard of Lindros I thought he were a Swedish guy too. BUT his great grandfather did come from Sweden.

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05-01-2006, 03:30 PM
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OMG! you are on the same boat as Im. I was also confused when I saw Bourque wearing a C and I thought for myself " is he not a d-men?"
Hahahahaha awesome, I thought I was the only one!

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My ex thought that icing was when a player got sprayed with ice.

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