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Hockey 101 – Defining Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents

June 24, 2012 by


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… [Read more…]

The Los Angeles Kings Forgotten Fan

June 15, 2012 by


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… [Read more…]

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

March 12, 2012 by


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… [Read more…]


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

March 1, 2012 by


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… [Read more…]

Hockey 101 – What does the NHL Trade Deadline mean?

February 15, 2012 by


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… [Read more…]

Hockey For Beginners – Get to know your Nicknames

January 27, 2012 by


“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… [Read more…]

A Brief History of the Hockey Stick

January 24, 2012 by


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… [Read more…]

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

December 7, 2011 by


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.… [Read more…]

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

November 22, 2011 by


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… [Read more…]

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

November 21, 2011 by


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… [Read more…]

Los Angeles Kings Hockey 2011-2012: Another NOOB Report

November 17, 2011 by


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… [Read more…]

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

October 27, 2011 by


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… [Read more…]

L.A. Kings Hockey Noob Report: Questions, questions, questions

October 26, 2011 by


After the game tonight, I wondered who the Los Angeles Kings are playing next.  I looked it up on my handy L.A. Times Schedule and saw it was “PHO.”  I thought, “Who the hell is “PHO?”    I looked at some of the other team name  abbreviations on the calendar I held in my hand.  “COL”… [Read more…]

Q & A – Why Four Offensive Lines?

October 10, 2011 by


I’ve had questions on the lines in hockey. Why four? Do they each do the same thing? Are the better players on the first line? With all the questions I thought I’d take the lull between games to explain a few facts. Now, if you want strategies and such you will have to go somewhere… [Read more…]

The L.A. Kings 2011-2012 Season Begins: Confessions of a Hockey Noob

October 7, 2011 by


As the L.A. Kings 2011-2012 hockey season begins in earnest, I find myself completely overwhelmed with the excitement of it all.  Which is probably why my sister, a Los Angeles Kings super-fan, called me a noob. I think she meant newbie, but it’s there’s something more appropriate about noob.  I’ve got Andre Kopitar mixed up… [Read more…]

Q & A – What do you mean there are two kinds of defensemen?

October 6, 2011 by


Voynov was sent back to Manchester (AHL) a couple of days ago. Everyone loved him and thought he should stay. But why didn’t he? Because a slot for the defense game he plays is not available. Voynov is a puck moving defenseman. So is Drew Doughty, Jack Johnson and Alec Martinez. Who goes down if… [Read more…]

Q & A Hockey for Beginners

September 28, 2011 by


I invite all Los Angeles King’s lovers to ask questions. Remember, we will NEVER make fun of your questions.  *Once Mary said to me: “This Crosby guy seems good, why don’t the Kings get him on their team?” After I closed my wide open mouth, I realized that no matter what the question is, the… [Read more…]

Why A Hockey Website for Women?

September 22, 2011 by


Aren’t there enough hockey blogs out there in internet land? Do we really need a hockey blog just for women? What do Women know about hockey anyway? Actually, quite a lot. We of the feminine persuasion are just as crazy as our testosterone filled partners. We are right there along side the men with beers… [Read more…]


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