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Member Since 28 Nov 2012
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#2334918 New fan.. need advice

Posted by RusDRW on 29 November 2012 - 02:34 AM

Watch more of Pavel Datsuyk highlights and you'll get how the hockey must be played :)


#2334910 New fan.. need advice

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 28 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

Like many others have said, watch.... That's the best way to learn.. I can sit here and explain offsides and it would seem some what foreign... Watch what offsides looks like a couple times on TV and it starts to become more clear...

The best part is once you start learning the game and how it's played, you will slowly learn the little things players do that make them that much better then the rest of the guys on the ice.

Just watch hockey, and watch it as much as possible...


#2334909 New fan.. need advice

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 28 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

If its available in your area you should get the NHL Network. They are showing a lot of playoff games from the last few years as well as the Winter Classics durring the lockout. That should give you lots of examples for the rules and general flows of games and get you ready for live action when the league comes back


#2334906 New fan.. need advice

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

The other day I was watching a lot of "goal review" videos on YouTube and there were some cases where it was inconclusive whether the puck crossed the line etc. and even for a total NHL noob I was shocked that those guys would say things like "well I'll be shocked if it's not given as a goal" even though clearly there was no way of saying something was over the line.. just kinda made me question that already.

Thanks. The video was great, some rules knocked out in a heartbeat :D As for going to an NHL game, the closest venue is a bit far away but I'll probably do that some day and see what happens. :)

It doesn't have to be NHL really. Minor league, beer league, college...it doesn't matter all that much in my opinion. Watch even a few games live at any level and you'll be hooked for life. I mean even Columbus has dozens of fans now.


#2334894 New fan.. need advice

Posted by The Axe on 28 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

Just take in a lot of games with other knowledgeable fans. You'll pick it up as you watch more of it. And ask a lot of questions. If I can teach hockey to my girlfriend then I think anyone can learn.


Listen to this guy. Hockey is the worst announced/televised sport, and the intricacies are never explained, much less the rules and their implications. The best thing to do is pony up for seats at the red line 10 to 20 rows back so you can see the whole ice and hear the whistles and players/refs chatter. Do that for an NHL game and you will be hooked for life.


#2334893 New fan.. need advice

Posted by kipwinger on 28 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

Just take in a lot of games with other knowledgeable fans. You'll pick it up as you watch more of it. And ask a lot of questions. If I can teach hockey to my girlfriend then I think anyone can learn.


#2334891 New fan.. need advice

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 28 November 2012 - 07:02 PM