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Goalie stick sizing. Determining goaltender stick size

How long should a paddle be if a goalie is 188 cm tall? Will 26 inches fit? Are there any charts? Interested in the Fisher stick.
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Goalie pads size

Will it be comfortable for someone with a height of 188 to play in goalie pads of size 36+1? What size pads are best for my height?
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How does this kind of serious injury occur in ice hockey?

On 28th October 2023, an ice hockey player in England died after an incident in a game which resulted in A further description (but no images) of the accident are available in this Washington Post ...
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Do postseason games count against the NHL games played limit for rookie status?

Adding to the question here, do NHL postseason games count towards the current 25 game limit for a player to maintain rookie status? The wording of the current NHL rules seem a bit ambiguous as to ...
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What is 'closest best-ranked team' in ice hockey tournament tiebreaker?

I saw the term 'closest best ranked team' in the tie-braking rule of an ice hockey tournament. https://www.iihf.com/en/events/2023/wmia/tournamentinfo/39354/tournament_info If three or more teams are ...
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Why was Slovakia relegated to the IIHF C category in 1993?

Why was Slovakia relegated to the IIHF C category in 1993? Was it only because the Czechs were the official successors of Czechoslovakia? Why weren't the Slovaks? Were there any official steps the ...
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Why the CHC (Montreal Candiens) logo at an F1 Grand Prix race?

During the 1991 British Grand Prix race weekend at Silverstone, U.K., someone was flying a flag with the Ferrari logo that had an additional, shorter flag attached to its edge, as shown in this frame ...
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What is 'future considerations'?

I've seen quite a few trades in the NHL go by as 'Player X for future considerations'. But what is, actually, future considerations? Is there any obligations to the team that gave 'future ...
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How many times in NHL history has a team *almost* come back from a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series?

The Edmonton Oilers currently trail the Colorado Avalanche by 3–0 in the Western Conference series. We know that there is a small amount of precedent for an NHL team to come back from such a deficit. ...
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Bare minimum criteria to have name engraved on the Stanley cup

I became curious what the bare minimum requirements are to have one's name engraved on the Stanley cup. Below is what I found here. The official rule is that for a player to have their name engraved ...
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In NHL, can an attacking player possess the puck without touching it during delayed offside?

Consider the segment from 1:22 to 1:28 of the video at https://twitter.com/sportsnet/status/1469495840079327233 These events occurred in this order: An attacking player A0 is in the attacking zone. ...
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Has any NHL team ever won a game after being down 0-5?

Has any NHL team ever won a game after being down 0-5? It would clearly be quite difficult and arguably miraculous.
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What is the worst recorded record for a team that was, the previous year, a Stanley cup finalist?

Looking at the Habs this year is... well, pain. And I'm starting to wonder, will they hit the 'Worst record for a team that was a Stanley cup finalist the year prior' record. So what is that record in ...
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How do players know when to sub in hockey?

I attended a pro hockey game for the first time since I was a kid, and was wondering when players know when to sub in and out? It seems far too chaotic for a coach to shout someone's name for a one- ...
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Ice-hockey penalty shot saves

In ice-hockey when there is a penalty shot and player missed the net so goalkeeper didn't need to make a save, is it still counted as a save for the goalkeeper for his penalty shot save percentage? ...
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Best accuracy of ice-hockey prediction achieved

What is the best accuracy of predicting ice-hockey game winner ever achieved? I have found many sites where some mathematical models can predict winner of NHL game with accuracy from 55% to 60%. Is ...
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NHL forfeit shutouts

In the NHL, if a game is forfeited the loser gets score 0 and the winner gets 1 or higher if the game was forfeited after it started already and the winner scored more than 1 goal. All personal stats ...
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Ice-hockey goalie shutout when empty net goal is scored

In ice-hockey, will goalie be credited with a shutout if he was the only goalie in that game and has a 100% save percentage but was pulled out on a delayed penalty (or simply near the end of the game) ...
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How are statistics recorded in IIHF or NHL when two events happen at the same stoppage of play?

How are stats recorded in IIHF or NHL when two events happen at the same stoppage of play? For example, team A receives 2-minute penalty at time 12:05. The game is stopped and after the face-off team ...
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Ice-hockey penalty for both teams at 4v4 play

What will happen in ice-hockey if both teams get a penalty and the play is 4v4 and then a little fight occurs resulting in 2-minute penalties for one player from team A and one player from team B at ...
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Why will the Knights not have any of their players picked by the Kraken?

I find it weird that for some reason, the Knights are not included in the list of teams that will have to sacrifice a player to the Kraken. What is the reasoning with this? Is it that they are too new ...
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How were the Tampa Bay Lightning 18 million over the cap?

I'm trying to understand how the Tampa Bay Lightning were $18 million over the salary cap when they won the Stanley Cup in 2021. I would guess if theres a salary cap and you try to sign a contract or ...
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History of reverse sweeps in the Stanley cups finals?

I tought the habs being 0-3 in the stanley cups finals would make every sport news site in Montreal dig up every time a stanley cup reverse sweep happened to show there is still hope; but nobody seem ...
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Did ice-hockey players actually not wear helmets until the 1970s-1980s?

I don't really care if it's the 1970s or 1980s. The point is that I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw footage of old hockey matches where the players had... no helmets. As if it were faked or ...
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How many times has an NHL team completed a playoffs sweep without trailing?

The Montreal Canadiens swept the Winnipeg Jets in the second round of the 2020-21 playoffs. The Canadiens pulled off the sweep without ever trailing in the series. How many times an NHL team swept a ...
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What is the win probabiity of an ice hockey team being down 1-0 at the end of the second period?

I heard following hypothesis about ice-hockey statistics; -20 min left (i.e. whole third period) -situation is 0-1 I was told the team that is trailing, has bigger probability to win the game. Has ...
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What is the longest streak of a team being in playoffs, and what is the current ongoing streak?

With teams slowly but surely qualifying for playoffs, I'm wondering: What is the longest streak of being in playoffs in the NHL? And what is the current, still running, longest streak?
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Hockey Player physically in opponents net

In tonight's Ranger game, a Ranger was checked into the Flyers net. No penalty was called and the net was NOT dislodged. If a Ranger shot crossed the goal line with the player still in the net, ...
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Game misconduct at the end of the NHL match

At the end of the Winnipeg Jets vs the Edmonton Oilers match on March 20th 2021, the Jets captain Nikolaj Elers threw the puck in frustration and got a game misconduct penalty. Since the game was over ...
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How will the end season playoffs work for 2020-21 season?

Usually, the end of season playoffs are top 8 from each conference, but since this year, because of the pandemic, there's the North division and not really a east vs west conference, how will the end ...
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Why are farm teams often so far from where the main team is based in hockey?

With the announcement that the Kraken farm team is going to play in California, I really wonder why NHL farm teams are often very far from the main team's location? Perhaps most of them don't want to ...
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Ice-hockey penalty reasons

Is there a list of all possible penalty reasons in ice-hockey/NHL? Like High sticking, Holding, Hooking... but all of possible reasons. I would like to have the complete list for statistical purposes, ...
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Ice-hockey 6v5 situation

I am curious how are situations with extra player in ice-hockey handled statistically. For example, team A is loosing 2:3 and there is one last minute of the match. They switch goalie for an extra ...
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Ice-hockey forfeit goals

I want to ask, in ice-hockey general or in NHL, if a game is forfeited before it starts or at score 0:0, the winning team automatically wins by 1:0. Is this one goal counted in teams statistics in ...
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Has an NHL or NBA champion ever won all playoffs series with the same record?

After losing game 3 of the 2019-20 NBA finals, the Los Angeles Lakers lead the Miami Heat 2-1 in the series. The Lakers got to the finals after beating the Portland Blazers, the Houston Rockets, and ...
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Out of the list of common materials, are composite ice hockey sticks customarily able to mix and match materials as desired?

Common/customary materials for ice hockey sticks seem to include: Wood Fiberglass Aluminum Carbon Fiber Kevlar While a lot of sites seem to kind of place sticks in two general categories, wood and ...
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Game losing goal

In the NHL, or generally in ice hockey and similar sports, there is a statistic of GWG - game winning goals. A goal is a GWG if it is enough for a team to score only until this goal with no more goals ...
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What are all the single game records broken in the 5OT game between Blue Jackets vs Lightning?

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Tampa Bay Lightning played a marathon 5 overtime long game on their series opener of the round of 16 of the 2019-20 Stanley Cup playoffs. At a total length of 150:27 ...
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Has the Stanley Cup playoffs games ever been held on neutral ice?

The NHL resumed the 2019-20 season post COVID shutdowns in Edmonton and Toronto as hosts to the western and eastern conferences respectively. With the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs both ...
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How many times a team has won a playoffs series without scoring a power play goal?

The Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 1 in their best of 5 series of qualifying round of the 2019-20 Stanley Cup playoffs. The heavy underdogs pulled of the upset without scoring a ...
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How many times has a team trailing by at least 3 goals won a Stanley Cup playoffs game?

The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 - 3 on the third game of their best of 5 Stanley Cup qualifier of the 2019-20 season. The Blue Jackets did so after trailing 3 - 0 in the ...
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What differentiates a check from interference?

...more specifically, when a puck carrier dumps it in the zone and chases, this regards when contact is made by the defenseman covering him. It seems to be a judgement call by the referee whether to ...
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NHL Rule Question

In a recent Bruins/Blackhawk game a Bruins goal was waived off because a Bruins Player knocked the puck down with his hand. If you watch the replay carefully you can see the puck was going to go wide ...
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How does a body check affect the ruling on Delay of Game penalty call?

In the NHL (and other leagues and levels I'm sure), a 2 minute minor penalty is assessed when a defender in his own zone clears the puck over the high boards. This penalty is waived if the clearing ...
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Which of these situations is a new shift?

In the NHL, when tracking the relevant statistics (ice time, number of shifts, time per shift, etc) for player a on team A, while team A is playing team B, does a shift officially end in the following ...
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Finland goal song at IIHF WM 2019

What's the song name which is played after Finland scores goal in IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 in Slovakia?
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Which watches are given as gifts to ice hockey players in the world cup?

During the ice hockey world championship, the best player of each team receives a gift - it seems like it is a watch. I am curious - what kind of watch is it (brand / model)? Since one of sponsors is ...
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Waivers and loans in NHL

I have three related questions that concern NHL trading jargon. Waiver Wikipedia reports "Once an NHL player has played in a certain number of games or a set number of seasons has passed since the ...
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How many times NHL all top seeds have been eliminated in the first round?

In the 2018-19 season's playoffs, all top seed teams were eliminated in the very first round. The Atlantic division winners, Tampa Bay Lightnings who tied the most number of wins in a season were ...
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How many times has an NHL player scored in every game of a playoff series?

With the Islanders' Jordan Eberle having accomplished this against the Penguins during the 1st round of the 2018-2019 NHL playoffs, how many players have ever gotten a goal (not just a point) in every ...
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