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04-04-2010, 10:06 PM
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What is the half wall?

And why does Mark Lee on HNIC always refer to it?

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I've always interpreted it as halfway up the boards in the offensive zone. Usually where you put your best playmaker on the powerplay.

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04-04-2010, 10:09 PM
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The area near the boards, halfway between the blue line and the goal line in the offensive zone.

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04-04-2010, 10:10 PM
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Where Kovalev is.

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Where Kovalev used to play target practice when he was on the Habs

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hash marks near the boards

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04-04-2010, 10:53 PM
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hash marks near the boards
Yup. Halfway between the blue line and the end boards.

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Where Kovalev used to play target practice when he was on the Habs
Now Cammy does that IIRC

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Now Cammy does that IIRC
'Cammy' wishes that on his best day that he had on Kovalev's worst day his shot.

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04-04-2010, 11:45 PM
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'Cammy' wishes that on his best day that he had on Kovalev's worst day his shot.
kovalev still plays?

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The area along the boards between the blueline and the goal line, where the glass is (roughly) half as tall as it is behind the goal line

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The area along the boards between the blueline and the goal line, where the glass is (roughly) half as tall as it is behind the goal line
So the bench is called the "no walls," right?

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kovalev still plays?
Who's this Kovalev you speak of?

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04-05-2010, 12:16 AM
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This terms falls into my pet peeve of media-created terms. Nowhere in a hockey rulebook glossary will you find the term "halfwall". I refuse to utter it.

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This terms falls into my pet peeve of media-created terms. Nowhere in a hockey rulebook glossary will you find the term "halfwall". I refuse to utter it.
I have heard many coaches, including Mike Babcock use it. Not sure why it bothers you so much.

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I hate it when the NBC announcer says that a player "knifes it in" or it "careems (?) off the boards"

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I have heard many coaches, including Mike Babcock use it. Not sure why it bothers you so much.
Many players use it as well. Regardless of whether it originated as a "media-created" term or not, it's certainly a bona fide part of hockey lingo now.

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This terms falls into my pet peeve of media-created terms. Nowhere in a hockey rulebook glossary will you find the term "halfwall". I refuse to utter it.
"Half wall" > "That spot between the goal line and the blue line right against the boards"

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halfboards is what i've always called it

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halfboards? he means to say hfboards.

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I hate it when the NBC announcer says that a player "knifes it in" or it "careems (?) off the boards"
Carom, or in the phrase you use, caroms. It's a synonym for bounce or ricochet. Not the most common word, but a very accurate description of what the puck does in those situations.

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04-05-2010, 09:10 AM
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Many players use it as well. Regardless of whether it originated as a "media-created" term or not, it's certainly a bona fide part of hockey lingo now.
Yeah, I think it works well. It is not just a description of the ice, it is typically referring to the position someone plays on the Power play, specifically.

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kovalev still plays?
Yup, he plays hide and seek during Sens training.

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Where Kovalev is.
where Kovalev was last year.

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This terms falls into my pet peeve of media-created terms. Nowhere in a hockey rulebook glossary will you find the term "halfwall". I refuse to utter it.
Just about every coach and player I've ever played with uses it, I use it all the time, what's the issue?

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