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Getting into hockey

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pulitzer Wannabe, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. I know there's a big hockey community here. So with the Blackhawks finally coming to television now, beginning tonight, I'd like to give the sport a shot. I was a fairly big fan back in high school about a decade ago, but the lockout and the Hawks' ineptitude kind of took me away from the game. Now, I'm lost.

    I don't know who the good players and good teams are. It's overwhelming.

    Hockey people, how about a crash course and some suggestions for someone trying to learn the NHL? When I was young, I learned all this stuff from hockey cards. Maybe a fantasy league's the way to go.
  2. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Here's a good place to start gaining knowledge about current players/teams:

  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Chicago has some good young players. You'll enjoy.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Mark Messier is really good.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    The Whalers are gonna win the Adams Division this year.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    The Flyers are better this year. That's all I got.
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Was Pat Verbeek gentle when he took your virginity?
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Not if the Nordiques have anything to say about it.
  9. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Coincidentally, former Whaler Ron Francis and Mark Messier will be inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame tomorrow.

    Enjoy watching Chicago. They have a lot of young talent and they're playing an exciting brand of hockey.
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Greatest nickname in sports history: The Little Ball Of Hate.
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Remember that Jonathan Toews name is pronouced "Taves".

    I remember getting into hockey about 8 years ago when it first started getting shown in England -- I remember a five overtime Flyers-Penguins game that ended after the sun had come up at about 7:30 in the morning.

    I found the gamer from that one: http://espn.go.com/nhl/2000/20000504/recap/phipit.html

    I even went to a few live British League games.

    My first live NHL game was in 2000, and the speed of the game up close and the skills of some of the players up close are just amazing.
  12. Kane had an awesome-looking goal earlier. I think. It looked sweet to me, the novice.
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