• Do you think the NHL is better off now, without much fighting?

    Best answer: It's the way it has to go if you want the game to survive. You can't expect people to sacrifice their brains or their children's brains to CTE just because fights are entertaining. Hockey can stand on its own.
    Best answer: It's the way it has to go if you want the game to survive. You can't expect people to sacrifice their brains or their children's brains to CTE just because fights are entertaining. Hockey can stand on its own.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • What's your opinion today about the NHL staying out of the Olympics when the US Men's team lost to Slovenia?

    Best answer: I don't have one because what you're talking about is the poster child of a false flag. The NHL, the IOC and the IIHF couldn't reach an agreement to allow for players under NHL contract to participate. The NHL wanted travel costs and insurance paid for by the IOC and wanted the ability to show digital... show more
    Best answer: I don't have one because what you're talking about is the poster child of a false flag. The NHL, the IOC and the IIHF couldn't reach an agreement to allow for players under NHL contract to participate. The NHL wanted travel costs and insurance paid for by the IOC and wanted the ability to show digital highlights on their platform (example: being able to see Olympic highlights on NHL.com and team sites, so if you're an Oilers fan you can see highlights of Connor McDavid playing for Canada on the Oilers team site or NHL.com). The IOC said no. The IIHF couldn't broker a deal, so here we are. Odds are they'll sort it out for 2022 because everyone wants to get a foothold in China.

    It's unfortunate because had the NHL been able to send players over the Americans would be medal contenders.

    If you honestly think losing preliminary round game that started at 7am ET/4am PT is going to turn American kids away from hockey (it won't) then I can't help you (the truth is that participation in hockey in America (if you go by USA Hockey registration) is up almost 100,000 in the last ten years). Yes- the Olympics are a great showcase for the sport but much of the work is being done at the local level.

    The OAR (Russia) lost to Slovakia and they have (arguably) the best roster since they're using KHL players. That, IMO, is far more embarrassing.

    We do the same thing here in Canada (it's people at the local level running intro/beginner/house leagues that feed into the next step who won't get one millionth of the credit they deserve). Our men beat Switzerland this morning; the kid that watches that one game, and based on winning that one game decides to play hockey doesn't exist.

    The US women lost last night to Canada 2-1. By your logic US women won't want to play the game (except despite not winning gold in 20 years, women's USA Hockey registration is through the roof). Women have two options in North America to play professional hockey (the NWHL and the CWHL) which they didn't have 5 years ago.
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-peat this year?

    Best answer: Depends on the draw. If they slide into a wild card and have to play two of Boston, Tampa or Toronto then they're done like dinner. Staying on the Metro Division side is a much easier path to the conference final. Boston and Tampa are probably the two best teams in the east right now.
    Best answer: Depends on the draw. If they slide into a wild card and have to play two of Boston, Tampa or Toronto then they're done like dinner. Staying on the Metro Division side is a much easier path to the conference final. Boston and Tampa are probably the two best teams in the east right now.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should the NHL be boycotted this year for their decision to hold back NHL players from playing in the Olympics?

    Why are they ruining Olympic hockey for us?!!
    Why are they ruining Olympic hockey for us?!!
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Has the NHL schedule really seemed annoying with all the breaks?

    Best answer: Not really. FWIW if the league was at the Olympics you'd have no All Star game and no bye week. The bye week (5 days) was something negotiated to give players a break (they're still playing 82 games in 187 days). The Christmas Break is only 3 days (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day). Christmas Day... show more
    Best answer: Not really. FWIW if the league was at the Olympics you'd have no All Star game and no bye week. The bye week (5 days) was something negotiated to give players a break (they're still playing 82 games in 187 days). The Christmas Break is only 3 days (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day). Christmas Day you're up against an avalanche of NBA games and Boxing Day coverage (at least in Canada) is dominated by the opening day of the World Junior tournament.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why can’t you go 82-0 in hockey or 0-82 in hockey?

    Why is it no team has ever gone 82-0 in hockey regular season or even 0-82 in hockey regular season but in football, you could go 16-0 in regular season or 0-16 in regular season and that has happened before?
    Why is it no team has ever gone 82-0 in hockey regular season or even 0-82 in hockey regular season but in football, you could go 16-0 in regular season or 0-16 in regular season and that has happened before?
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • Did hockey goalies get hit by the puck in the face a lot before they wore masks?

    Was it a common occurrence for a goaltender to get hit in the face by a puck before masks? Were there a lot of injuries?
    Was it a common occurrence for a goaltender to get hit in the face by a puck before masks? Were there a lot of injuries?
    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why is it impossible to go 16-0 in the playoffs of hockey but not in football?

    People act like winning 16 games straight in the hockey playoffs is difficult and I heard that it has never happened with no team going 16-0 in the playoffs of hockey to get straight to the Stanley cup. However, in football, a team has actually gone 16-0 in the playoffs. In fact, the Patriots did that in regular... show more
    People act like winning 16 games straight in the hockey playoffs is difficult and I heard that it has never happened with no team going 16-0 in the playoffs of hockey to get straight to the Stanley cup. However, in football, a team has actually gone 16-0 in the playoffs. In fact, the Patriots did that in regular season 16-0 being undefeated in 2007. How was that possible? Why is it possible in football but not in hockey playoffs?
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why were hockey goalies so bad back then?

    Best answer: To be honest, they weren't. Goalie is a tad easier now than when I started, but past generations had it even harder: Often playing without a mask, padding with minimal padding that was also much heavier, to name but a few things. They were also typically shorter which meant being able to cover less of the... show more
    Best answer: To be honest, they weren't. Goalie is a tad easier now than when I started, but past generations had it even harder:

    Often playing without a mask, padding with minimal padding that was also much heavier, to name but a few things.
    They were also typically shorter which meant being able to cover less of the net just with their size and that of gear.
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why is there no horn in baseball or football like hockey?

    In basketball there is a buzzer after the end of the period. In hockey, there is a buzzer after the end of the period. There is also a horn that goes off after a goal is scored in hockey. However, in baseball or football, there isn’t anything like that. Why is that?
    In basketball there is a buzzer after the end of the period. In hockey, there is a buzzer after the end of the period. There is also a horn that goes off after a goal is scored in hockey. However, in baseball or football, there isn’t anything like that. Why is that?
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why is there no horn when a road team scores a goal?

    When a road team scores a goal on the road, why is it the horn doesn’t go off then but it only goes off when the home team scores in hockey?
    When a road team scores a goal on the road, why is it the horn doesn’t go off then but it only goes off when the home team scores in hockey?
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is a winter classic hockey game meaningless?

    Each year, the NHL has 2 teams who get to participate in a winter classic game. Is the winter classic game or a special outdoor hockey game considered meaningless like preseason or does the winter classic game count as a regular season hockey game out of 82 games?
    Each year, the NHL has 2 teams who get to participate in a winter classic game. Is the winter classic game or a special outdoor hockey game considered meaningless like preseason or does the winter classic game count as a regular season hockey game out of 82 games?
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • Which is a better hockey league, NHL or KHL?

    Best answer: NHL
    Best answer: NHL
    7 answers · 1 month ago