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05-01-2006, 04:15 PM
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Until I found this messageboard I thought noone had any problem with the existance of a NHL team in Nashville

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05-01-2006, 04:19 PM
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the home team coach gets to send his players out onto the ice last after a whistle. It matters because it allows him to see who the other team sends out and than match up the players you want having seen who the other coach put out there first.
thank you v/m that was a very good explanation

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Blades of Steel made me think that the winner of a fight got to stay on the ice, while the loser got a penalty.

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In elementary school I thought Joe Sacco was just a cool way of saying Joe Sakic
LMAO! I thought i was the only one.

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05-01-2006, 04:27 PM
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Until I found HFBoards I never knew that Mats Sundin is one of the worst players in the NHL
I mean he belongs to some beer league team

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05-01-2006, 04:31 PM
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I once had a Bobby Holik 1991-92 Red Score hockey card an a Robert Holik 1991-92 O-Pee-Chee card.

I though there was two of them.

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05-01-2006, 04:35 PM
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I am 21 and i still do
same man, but im 17, lol hahaha
so I guess it didn't make me feel like an idiot.

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05-01-2006, 04:40 PM
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Joe Bowen (the slightly biased leaf broadcaster) once told this story on the air. While in Florida to call an up-coming Leaf game he phoned home to talk to his 6 year old son who was playing tyke hockey and had just been in a tournament. He asked his son how it went. His son said, we had fun but something happened in the last game and we lost but I don't understand why the coach took our goalie out at the end of the game, we were only losing by 1 goal, so why did he do that. Joe the dutiful father replied, well son, they wanted an extra attacker and were trying to get a goal. His son replied, "yea, but dad wouldn't have been easier if the other team pulled there goalie"

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05-01-2006, 04:51 PM
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lol

No way is Gretzky a whole Roy better than Lemieux!
Haha good one.

With them though, its more like ying and yang... otherwise it'd be like 3 Messier's better.

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Aha Not long ago I was at a game and next too me a father had taken his son to the game for the first time. He had a little jersey and ear protection. When the first goal was scored and the players celebrated and skated to the bench. The kid looked very confused and asked his dad, -"They don't want too play more?" and he thought the game was over

I can imagine that my dad has some awsome stories about me when I first started watching hockey at the age of 4. The only one I can think of is that I though the ice was a lake and that the ice could break.

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05-01-2006, 05:03 PM
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I used to think that the USSR was an NHL team and teams went over to Russia to play them. I had hockey cards but not a clue...

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-I thought icing was called when the puck went all the way around the boards 1 rotation.
-I had no idea what offside was.
-I played soccer when I was really young (about 5) and I just didn't understand a thing about it. First of all, I couldn't distinguish between the two nets. I would score on either net and think that's a good thing. When I played goal, I thought it was a good thing when the ball went into my net, so I would cheer whenever the other team scored.

Edit: Oh yeah, I used to think the priest was God.

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05-01-2006, 05:19 PM
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I once had a Bobby Holik 1991-92 Red Score hockey card an a Robert Holik 1991-92 O-Pee-Chee card.

I though there was two of them.
I had that confusion too. As well as Slava Kozlov and Viachelslav Kozlov.

Damn hockey cards!!!


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05-01-2006, 05:57 PM
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Blades of Steel made me think that the winner of a fight got to stay on the ice, while the loser got a penalty.
that game is the best Nintendo game ever

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05-01-2006, 06:30 PM
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When I was young I was watching a game with my dad and heard the word veteran used to describe many of the players. I then made the comment to my father

"Wow dad, I can't believe there are so many veterans that play in the NHL. When did they have the time to serve their country?"

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05-01-2006, 06:31 PM
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When I was young I was watching a game with my dad and heard the word veteran used to describe many of the players. I then made the comment to my father

"Wow dad, I can't believe there are so many veterans that play in the NHL. When did they have the time to serve their country?"
I remember watching the seniors tour and wondering how they all still golfed when having so many strokes.

Also I always thought an "A" was better than a "C"

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05-01-2006, 06:40 PM
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I remember watching the seniors tour and wondering how they all still golfed when having so many strokes.

I used to like going to 'Hawks games in Seattle from Vancouver, because we'd stop in Bellingham, where Jesus was born.

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05-01-2006, 06:45 PM
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I did know that the Flyers logo was a "P" for Philly though...
Actually, it's a puck with a wing. I'll see if I can find where I found this info, but I was surprised to learn that it was not primarily designed as the letter P.

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I never realized their was an 'H' in the Whalers logo until after they moved.

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I never realized their was an 'H' in the Whalers logo until after they moved.
<-----Feels like idiot right now.

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I thot Aki Berg was Finnish for Good Defenseman.
You mean its not?? wow thats news to me

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Despite some help from Denis Lemieux, I still have know clue why it's called "icing". I mean where's it not icing the puck in ice hockey? No touch icing is even more silly.

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When I was little, I thought powerplay meant one team was dominating the other one. It had me fooled for a long time because oftentimes the team with the extra man did dominate. Then, I actually counted the # of players on the ice.

I thought icing was spraying ice on another player. Never had any trouble figuring out offside, funnily enough.

I thought anyone who wore an 'A' was a winger because that's what ailleur means in French.

When I was really little, I thought goalies were the ugly ones because they wore masks. That was quickly sorted out once I saw closeups of certain skaters' faces.

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When i was a kid, I used to think that..

The NJ Devils logo was an abstract devil posing for Playboy.

The NY Islanders logo said MY, with the Y being a spoon and the island being Kraft Dinner.

The Quebec Nordiques logo was a fat guy in a red suit.

The Lady Byng trophy was awarded to the most feminine player and I was baffled when Pavel Bure never won.

Touching a goalie would immediately send you falling to the ice, as proposed in NHLPA'93.

The Toronto Maple Leafs were good.

A Penalty Kill would be where you have to fight through the other team's players and save your player from the penalty box.

European/French names only existed in the NHL. When I had a friend who's last name was Desjardins, I asked for his autograph.

I thought Teemu Selanne's name was Teemu Salami.

Yeah, I have a bunch..

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I used to think that a powerplay was when a team had a faceoff in the attacking zone. I was quickly corrected when I proceeded to yell out "Alright baby, we got a powerplay!" everytime our team had a faceoff in the other teams zone.

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