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post #271 of 1368
fuck, just cannot get into hockey. am trying.
post #272 of 1368
Fwiw, playoff hockey is all I'll watch. The NHL regular season is worse than the NBA.
post #273 of 1368
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
fuck, just cannot get into hockey. am trying.

The playoffs is the best part of hockey. What is it that keeps you from enjoying it?

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Originally Posted by Hard2Fit View Post
Fwiw, playoff hockey is all I'll watch.
The NHL regular season is worse than the NBA.

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Nothing is worse than the NBA.
post #274 of 1368
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fuck, just cannot get into hockey. am trying.
Curious into the reason why as well. As a Canadian, I could never wrap my head around why Americans don't 'get' hockey. It's like wondering how anybody could not like bacon. Considering the speed, action, hits, team play, persaverence, and sheer toughness required of its players. The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in professional sports, and is said to be one of the toughest to win. Maybe the super-bowl, if it was best of seven with 4 rounds. It just amazes me to see a player get their teeth knocked out from a stick-in-the-mouth, and to come out the next shift, score a goal, and spit out a mouthful of blood. Or diving head-first in front of a chunk of rubber flying at 100mph during a penalty kill just to ensure the puck doesn't reach the net. Or playing nearly half a season with a broken finger as an effective member of the team. I can't think of another major team sport where a player would give so much determination for his team just to win the championship.
post #275 of 1368
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Nothing is worse than the NBA.

Um, maybe bowling.

Yes. Definitely bowling.
post #276 of 1368
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The playoffs is the best part of hockey. What is it that keeps you from enjoying it?



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Nothing is worse than the NBA.

NBA playoffs are awesome. I can't stand regular season basketball, but like most sports, the playoffs are a completely different beast.
post #277 of 1368
complete lack of understanding the rules of the game.

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The playoffs is the best part of hockey. What is it that keeps you from enjoying it?



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Nothing is worse than the NBA.
post #278 of 1368
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complete lack of understanding the rules of the game.

Easy enough to solve.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=27011
post #279 of 1368
Hockey definately does not take long to learn compared to a game like football.

Canucks are gonna sweep the Blues tonight!!!
post #280 of 1368
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complete lack of understanding the rules of the game.

I think a lot of people like and understand it much better if they see it in person. It's hard to get the intensity of the game through the boob toob. At least that's what I've been told.
post #281 of 1368
went to a few rangers games. i think the fans turned me off more.
post #282 of 1368
I think the main two confusing rules would be offside and icing. Penalties are fairly self explanatory. Offside: when a player of the offensive team goes past the blue-line into the offensive zone before the puck. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offside_(ice_hockey). Prevents cherry-picking. Icing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icing_(ice_hockey). Prevents teams wasting time by shooting the puck from their defending end of the ice to the other end.
post #283 of 1368
Damn flyers are shitting themselves again.
post #284 of 1368
^From what I'm seeing it's Fleury more than it's their fault.
post #285 of 1368
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^From what I'm seeing it's Fleury more than it's their fault.

Yea and the guy sucked during the regular season..... go figure, right? And the Flyers, one of the best offensive teams can't buy a goal in the playoffs.
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