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I'm almost positive that this team (in red) are the Spokane Chiefs from the WHL. The jerseys match exactly along with the pants. I looked through the leagues of CHL, WHL, QMJHL and AHL and these were the only jerseys that match. As you can see by the first picture below, the stripes on the jersey match up exactly. If you look in the original photo (with the ...


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After the realignment, the league now consists of 2 conferences with 2 divisions in each conference. NHL playoffs consist of 16 teams fighting for the last two spots to compete in the Stanley Cup Final The way the new playoff structure works is as follows... The top three teams in each division will make-up the first 12 teams in the playoffs. The remaining ...


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Before 1910, they used to play 2 halves of 30 minutes each. But at the end of each half, the ice was so rutted and covered with snow that it slowed the game way down. So they changed it to 3 periods of 20 minutes each to give them a chance to clean the ice one more time. It also gave the players more time to rest. They get two 18 minute (as of 2013) ...


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First goalies must be able to skate outside of the net to control the puck for their team 10-20 times a game. Can you imagine putting in a player that led to 10 less possessions? Second they may take up 50% of the goal compared to 25% of a normal human (given that the person isn't morbidly obese and bed ridden). But they won't be able to move at all. If ...


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they usually pull the goalie with about 2-3 minutes remaining. This is correct, but only half the story. They pull the goalie when a small amount of time is remaining and the team has control of the puck in the offensive zone. Why you need control of the puck is I hope obvious, why only in the offensive zone: because there's too much risk of losing the puck ...


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You can calculate a player's plus/minus using the following rules. If a player is on the ice for a(n): even-strength goal for: +1 even-strength goal against: -1 powerplay goal for: 0 powerplay goal against: -1 penalty kill (short handed) goal for: +1 penalty kill (short handed) goal against: 0 Plus/Minus is not awarded for penalty shots and goals scored ...


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It's way higher in soccer than ice hockey. In soccer, a penalty kick is quite close to an automatic goal, averaging around 85% in the English Premier League (source: My Football Facts), whereas in ice hockey, a penalty shot has a conversion rate of around about 30% (source: official NHL stats, via this excellent answer). However, I'm not sure this is really ...


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I find it interesting you can slide/stop on quad roller skates. In fact, I think that might be the problem. If you tried a proper hockey stop in quad roller skates (lifting the angle of your foot to only engage the corners of the 2 inside wheels) I'd bet you'd fall. Which means you've learned to apply your weight in the exact wrong way... and worse, it's ...


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Good try, but that's not what it means. It means that the player is healthy and eligible to play, but the coach has decided not to use him. Players usually become a healthy scratch after poor performances or as a wake-up call.


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The subject of really fat hockey goalies was actually covered in the book "Andy Roddick Beat Me with a Frying Pan" by Todd Gallagher, which answered a lot of drunken-bar-discussion type questions like that. It seems like the primary concerns would be (a) safety of the goalie, (b) the ability of that goalie to pass a physical, and (c) a sense of fair play. ...


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I asked my friend, who played hockey in college, and she said that it is a combination of a few things: You turn some of your momentum into shot speed/power, if you do it in a single motion. Your push off the back skate can be stronger when going down to a knee, and some of that is transferred into your lower stick arm (the right arm in the above picture). ...


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Before the 2003-2004 season, NHL teams usually wore their white jerseys at home and the colored jerseys on the road. Since 2003-2004, teams switched the two, and now wear colors at home and white on the road. Of course, there are the occasional exceptions to this. For example, if team A wants to introduce a third jersey at a home game, they may ask visiting ...


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It was called the "70's line" because of the jersey numbers Jeff Carter is 77 Tyler Tiffoli is 73 Tanner Pearson is 70


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Sports science actually "tested" this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP8ZVWiZUMA. They grabbed a professional sumo wrestler and dressed him up in goalie gear (even managing to put his leg pads on the wrong legs). They had NHL player George Parros shoot on him; they note in the video that Parros is not really known for scoring. This is true, and any average ...


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This is covered under rule 67 in the NHL rule book. 67.1 Handling Puck - A player shall be permitted to stop or “bat” a puck in the air with his open hand, or push it along the ice with his hand, and the play shall not be stopped unless, in the opinion of the Referee, he has deliberately directed the puck to a teammate in any zone other than the ...


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Since 1927, when the NHL assumed possession of the Stanley Cup, there have been 8 instances of the Stanley Cup Finals consisting of 2 Canadian Teams. 1935 Montreal Maroons beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1947 Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 1951 Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 1959 Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs ...


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Your skates are likely too sharp for your confidence level, or too deep of a hollow (probably both). Like said above ... 1/2 inch hollow I find to be too grippy to shave ice very well. For me a 3/4 inch grind is optimum for hockey skates. The rate at which you can stop depends on how steeply you point the skates to the oncoming ice. At 70 degrees from the ...


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There are no challenges in the NHL. All replays are automatic: goals are reviewed by the video judge, with help from the war room in Toronto. Coaches do not have the ability to initiate replays in any form. Penalties are never reviewable, unless the timing relates to a goal. All goals are reviewed (at least cursorily) by the Video Goal Judge, and further ...


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Sure, this happens from time to time. The most recent case I know of is Dustin Byfuglien, who has switched back and forth between Defenseman and Forward during his career (sometimes within one season). He began as a Defenseman, switched to Forward in 2008, won a cup with Chicago on offense; then was traded to Atlanta, went back to defenseman. He then ...


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It depends on circumstances. The general rule is a fan will not throw a hat should a player from the opposing team score a hat trick. So, for the most part, nothing will happen. However, depending on how many away fans are at the arena, you may see some of them throw hats on the ice. Normally the hats are scraped off and donated.


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Don't forget cone work. A hockey stop is an exaggerated cut. Cone work helps build the fundamentals of cutting which then builds to a hockey stop.


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As stated in the Official NHL (National Hockey League) Rulebook in rule 76.6, players must comply by the following standards, otherwise it will result in a face-off violation: i) Encroachment by any player other than the center into the face-off area prior to the puck being dropped. ii) Encroachment by any player into the area between the hash ...


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A natural hat trick is when the three goals are scored consecutively. That is, nobody else from either team scores in between the goals.


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This is covered by Rule 5.3 of the NHL rulebook In regular League and Playoff games, if both listed goalkeepers are incapacitated, that team shall be entitled to dress and play any available goalkeeper who is eligible. In order to make Robb Tallas an "eligible" player, the Panthers will almost certainly have had him sign a one-day contract. At that ...


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According to the list of conference finals on Wikipedia: Eastern conference final had 7 games in: 1988, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2015. Western conference final had 7 games in: 1986, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2014 and 2015. So we see that the both SC finalists needed 7 games in conference finals only in 2000 and 2015.1,2 In 2000 Dallas ...


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