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Hockey 101 – Defining Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents

June 24, 2012 by

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July 1, 2012 is the start of the NHL Free Agency period. This is when the unrestricted free agents from the NHL teams can negotiate and sign a contract with any NHL team. The Restricted free agent is under contract by a team and will become an unrestricted free agent when their contracts expire. Here […]

The Los Angeles Kings Forgotten Fan

June 15, 2012 by

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I would like to pay tribute to the forgotten Los Angeles Kings fan. You know who they are. They are the ones who stayed with you through the long season of ups and downs of what is now our beloved hockey team. The ones who gave up Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and Snooky’s […]

Hockey 101 – The Referee and the Linesman – What the Heck are They Doing?

March 12, 2012 by

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The best part of writing this hockey blog for women is when you ask me questions and I actually know the answer! And you have been asking about the Referee and the Linesman. Who are they? What are their jobs? How do they not get punched in the face more often? Well, I’ll answer the […]

L.A. Kings – Pics, Jerseys and the Penalty Box

March 1, 2012 by

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We finally made it to the Penalty Box on Saturday before the Kings/Hawks game. Hubbypat and I have tried before but have either been too late or it was closed for a private function. Let me start by saying if you have not been there yet, you are truly missing out.  Our very own hockey […]

Hockey 101 – What does the NHL Trade Deadline mean?

February 15, 2012 by

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  There is a lot of uproar this time of the hockey year regarding the NHL trade deadline. I thought I’d put together a little explanation of what the deadline means to the NHL and for the Kings. This little article is not supposed to go in-depth but to help those who are new or […]

Hockey For Beginners – Get to know your Nicknames

January 27, 2012 by

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“Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.” – Thomas Paine We know them by their nicknames. The Great One, Rocket Richard and Super Mario. Because really, every great sport player has been given a nickname. It makes us closer to them, more attainable if you will. This is a name we gave […]

A Brief History of the Hockey Stick

January 24, 2012 by

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Ice hockey sticks are approximately 59.1 inches (150cm) to 78.7 inches (200cm) long. The blade is slightly curved in one direction, either way, to aid in retaining or lifting the puck of the playing surface. The goaltender has a slightly modified stick. The lower part of the stick is wider, the angle is smaller and […]

Q & A – What does the NHL Realignment mean for the Kings?

December 7, 2011 by

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First off, the NHL league is divided by conferences and divisions. The NHL League has 30 teams. Then it is broken down into two conferences – The Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Each conference holds 15 teams. The two conferences are further broken down into divisions. Each Conference has 3 divisions of 5 teams. […]

Q & A for Beginners – Delayed Offsides – You want more!!!

November 22, 2011 by

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Well! Let it not be said that I ignore the masses – ha! I swear if it was legal, I’d be drawn and quartered by hubbypat for not including more info on delayed offsides. I’m told my info regarding offsides was very good but my delayed penalty explanation could use more examples. This should make […]

Hockey Q & A for beginners – Offsides and Delayed offsides – lolwut?

November 21, 2011 by

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I was asked what is offsides this past weekend at the game by a few ladies in our suite. I thought I had put that up here, but it was icing. I tried to give a simple answer and I think for the most part it was understood. The ladies told me they thought they […]

Los Angeles Kings Hockey 2011-2012: Another NOOB Report

November 17, 2011 by

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We are 18 games into the L.A. Kings hockey season, and I have a few comments about the game last night against the Anaheim Ducks, and well, a couple of other important items. As a newbie (NOOB), I take my chances commenting on such things, but I’ll be brave. Here goes anyway. First, the game […]

Hockey Q & A – Icing, It’s simple! except for….

October 27, 2011 by

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Mary, my sister and our resident hockey newbie, has written her observations on abbreviations and hockey questions. I have to say I enjoyed it very much, cracked me up! But, at the same time, I’ve heard from others when talking hockey, some of the stats and penalties, etc can get confusing. As with everything, once […]

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