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Hockey FAQ: Icing and Off-sides

August 7, 2018

  In this FAQ, I will discuss two aspects of the game that are probably the most common rules new fans to the game have trouble understanding. But, they are very important rules and are part of what makes this game so great. Three Areas of the Ice The first thing one must understand is […]

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Hockey FAQ: Traditional Gameplay Basics

July 24, 2018

Here’s the 411 on how a game starts and ends. This is for traditional games within the 82-game season. This does not count the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Beginning Play A hockey game is 3 periods of 20 minutes apiece, with a 17 minute intermission in between periods. If the game is tied at the end […]

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Hockey FAQ: Forwards, Defensemen and Goalies, Oh My!

July 12, 2018

Another installment here, for the fundamentals of who does what. Enjoy. Forwards The forward lines are composed of two different types: centers and wingers. Centers are the players who take the majority of the faceoffs (i.e. Brayden Schenn, Ryan O’Reilly). This is one of the most important and hardest skills to learn, as taking faceoffs […]

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Hockey FAQ: UFA’s and RFA’s

July 8, 2018

As I was sitting around, watching all of the free agency signings and trades on 7/1/2018, I was suddenly hit by how little I knew about what was actually happening. What’s an RFA? How’s that different from a UFA? (Why grammatically do I put an “an” in front of a consonant, and an “a” in […]

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