Keep ‘em sharp and ready to go with the Skate Mate Hand-Held Skate Sharpener. The perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season, this sharpener is great for Ice Hockey, Figure and Recreational skates. Quick and easy-to-use, this handy little gadget keeps skates sharp between professional sharpenings… which saves you money AND time!
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Perfect for carrying your player’s necessities to tournaments, the Mission Wicked 1 Coach Bag is a must-have gift this year! This bag just SCREAMS cool… with awesome graphics and a very heavy-duty design that was built to endure the abuses of the hockey rink! And you don’t even need to be a coach to love this bag!
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Trying to buy a gift for your little Ovechkin? The WinnWell Hockey USA Net will give him/her the practice they need to score flawless goals every time they lace up their skates! This 72″ net is easy to set up, stores in minimal space… and best of all, it’s easy to wrap! So give them the gift that keeps them wanting to practice… and saves your garage door at the same time!
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The NFL has it… and it seems to be working out okay. Under current NHL rules, however, a coach’s challenge for disputed calls is not allowed. Owners, players, coaches and fans each have their own argument for and against this practice.
Most recently, the need to have controversial plays reviewed by video became a talking point after Maple Leafs forward Colton Orr interfered with Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen before scoring what turned out to be the game-winning goal in October of this year. Afterwards, the NHL admitted a penalty should have been called on the play and the goal should not have counted. More >
Harder than any other hockey shot, the slapshot (or “slap shot”) is a fast and wild maneuver that can generate a puck speed of over 100mph. The technique requires a powerful downward swing on the stick with the blade brushing firmly against the ice prior to striking the puck, building tension that is then released against the puck. Certainly one of the most exciting aspects of the game, the slapshot is traditionally less accurate unless perfectly implemented. When done properly, the hockey puck becomes the fastest moving projectile in any professional team sport.
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It’s not too late to join the Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month!
For this season’s month-long initiative, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Prostate Cancer Canada, ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to raise funds and awareness for this important cause. The NHL and the NHLPA will distribute more than $475,000 in grants to these four organizations as well as local cancer charities in all 30 NHL markets. For the 13th straight year, the NHL and the More >
Faster than a speeding puck, more powerful than a defensemen… POW! BANG!… GOAL??? … Did I go too far? Ok, I’ll stop now.
The NHL has plenty of superstars, but now they will get superheroes! In an effort to attract and excite young hockey fans, the NHL is now partnering with former Marvel Comics publisher, Stan Lee. The legend behind such beloved superheroes as the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man, will now create an animated superhero to represent each of the league’s 30 teams. The joint venture will be known as Guardian Media Entertainment (GME).
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So let’s hear it NHL fans… who’s ready for some hockey?
The countdown finally begins for hockey fans across the nation (well… 2 nations actually)! With 5 games being played Thursday, October 7, 2010, and teams battling it out the rest of the weekend, the season is so close we can almost touch it!
Long-standing (and bitter) rivalries remain at the forefront and we can only hope for (and expect) great battles, must-see match-ups, weekly surprises and gratifying revenge! New players suiting up for the first time and longtime favorites in different colors, this season promises to be spectacular… after all, it More >
The Clash of the Titans: America’s pastime versus your favorite sport
The next time your football fan friends talk about how boring hockey is, point them to the Wall Street Journal study conducted earlier this year that cites that the typical football game includes only about 11 minutes of action (even less if you’re a Detroit Lions fan). The study timed the action of the broadcasts for four games on four networks on one weekend in late December and broke down every frame from hike to whistle. The games included the Buffalo Bills vs. Atlanta Falcons (CBS), Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington More >
Hockey is a game of tremendous speed and constant contact. It’s also a game of strategies and techniques that can give a team an advantage. But these strategies are not always without consequence. The three major NHL rules that limit the movement of the puck are icing, off-side, and out-of-play. For now, we’ll concentrate on icing.
- What exactly is icing?
Basically, icing is a tactic whereby a player on his own side of the red line dumps the puck to the end of the ice from behind the center ice red line. If the puck crosses the opposing goal line untouched, More >