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Ultimate Hockey Stick Flex Guide (Shoot Faster)

Are you buying your first hockey stick and curious about how stick flexes work? Maybe you bought one previously and you’re unsure if you made the right choice on the flex? Or perhaps you want to cut your new stick shorter and you’re concerned about how that will affect the stick’s flex? Look no further, […]

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Can You Hit The Goalie? Checking & Poking Rules

When you’re watching professional hockey, you’ll notice that body checking is a part of the game. But a special set of rules seem to relate to the hockey goalie, who is rarely involved in collisions. Can players hit the goalie? What happens if they do hit the goalie? Will they be penalized if they check […]

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When Can You Kick The Puck? Disallowed Goals

In the sport of hockey, you might think that skates are only used for skating on the ice. But footwork with the puck does occasionally come into play when you’re on the ice. What rules surround kicking the puck? Can you kick the puck in hockey? Can you pass the puck with your feet? Can […]

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Why Hockey Goalies Can (NOT) be Captains?

In 2008, Roberto Luongo playing for the Vancouver Canucks at the time became the sixth goaltender captain in the NHL. This was however very short lived as the NHL has rules against this. NHL Rule 14D states that “no player, manager, or goalkeeper” is allowed to be the captain of an NHL franchise. This leads […]

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Why Do Hockey Players Tape Their Socks?

If you have ever been in a hockey locker room, you will know that clear tape, or sock tape can make you the most popular person in the room quickly. It seems like everyone also needs it, and no one ever has it. Most fans have seen and may even understand why a hockey player […]

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Why NHL Season Tickets Are (Not) Worth It?

Getting to go to an NHL game is an amazing experience for those fortunate enough to go. The sights, sounds, and excitement surrounding an NHL game before, during, and after the game are worth the price of admission. For some people, that buzz around a game is addicting and they may choose to purchase season […]

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Are NHL Referees Fulltime? ($200k Per Year)

Watched your fair share of NHL games and wondered if the referees are full-time or do they have other jobs on the side? So let’s get straight to the answer. Yes that’s right NHL referees are full time employees of the National Hockey League and are members of the NHL Officials Association. According to the […]

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Primary Muscles Used In Hockey (Yes Your Legs)

The sport of hockey engages your full body in an intense workout. But are you interested in knowing which parts of your body are put to work the most when you’re playing hockey? Maybe you’re curious about which muscles you should be training to improve your on-ice performance? We’ve got you covered with a guide […]

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Are Hockey Skates True To Size?

Hockey skates may just be your most important piece of hockey equipment. Accordingly, you should be knowledgeable about how they should fit you. Are you curious about if hockey skates are true to size? Are they different from the size of a regular pair of shoes? How loose or tight should your feet feel in […]

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Are Hockey Fights Real? (The NHL Code)

So you’re watching a hockey game and a fight breaks out. Are you wondering if the combatants are truly trying to injure each other? Why do these hockey fights occur? And what are the rules and penalties for fighting? What does it mean when people say that fights are “staged?” This article investigates the world […]