When Does The Hockey Season Start

Posted the 6th 2013f August, 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

It may be less than two months since the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, but every hockey fan is waiting for the season to start. This will also be a completely different NHL season due to the new division and conference alignments. Teams are now placed in a division based on their location in the country to help prevent teams from flying around the whole country to play every week.

The lockout from last season has may it very hard for most hockey fans to remember the exact time that their favorite sport begins playing. Most Read the rest of this entry »

Which Networks Carry Pro Hockey Games

Posted the 15th 2013f June, 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

Though hockey is considered a “minor” major league sport in the U.S., far behind in popularity compared with baseball, football and basketball, you can still find plenty of games on TV.

Most pro hockey on TV these days is on NBC or one of its sister networks. ESPN used to broadcast NHL games up until 2011, when the league signed an exclusive contract with NBC. NBC broadcasts at least one game every weekend on broadcast television. It also broadcasts dozens of on the NBC Sports Read the rest of this entry »

Is Hockey A Violent Sport To Watch

Posted the 10th 2013f April, 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

If one only looks at the surface of a hockey game, they may conclude that it’s a barbaric sport that is much too violent. It’s true that the object of the game does involve violence, but there’s a reason for the bone-crunching hits that happen on that ice. The hockey players don’t try to hurt each other badly most of the time unless they get in a fist fight, but those are completely normal. What do young men do when they have a disagreement? They settle things with a Read the rest of this entry »

How Long Is Each Period In Pro Hockey

Posted the 18th 2012f June, 2012 by admin in Uncategorized

A common question from new hockey fans is ‘How Long Is Each Period In Pro Hockey?’ The short answer is that there are three twenty-minute periods in a regulation game. There are some circumstances when overtime games last a different amount of time. It is not uncommon for games to be tied at the end of regulation play, which means there will be an attempt to break the tie and name a winner.

During the regular season, there is a short five-minute sudden death overtime period. As soon as someone scores, the game Read the rest of this entry »

How Many Teams Play Hockey In The NHL

Posted the 3rd 2011f October, 2011 by www.hockeyclips.net in Uncategorized

The National Hockey League (NHL) has come a long way since it was eight team league based mainly in Canada. Currently, there are thirty franchises in the NHL. The teams are split up into two fifteen team conferences and six, five team divisions.

The Eastern Conference is home to the Atlantic, Northeast and Southeast Divisions. The Atlantic Division compromises the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Northeast Division contains the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Read the rest of this entry »

What Are The Hockey Rules In The NHL

Posted the 21st 2011f September, 2011 by admin in Uncategorized

The rules in the NHL may look complicated at first but are actually quite simple. The objective of the game is to put the puck in the opposing teams net. To accomplish this feat, you must use a stick, not a skate or your hand or any other part of the body. If the puck inadvertently hits one of those parts of your body and goes in, the goal is allowed, but if the player does it on purpose it does not.

A player can not swing his stick above the crossbar. This baseball Read the rest of this entry »

Where Is The Pro Hockey Hall Of Fame

Posted the 8th 2011f September, 2011 by admin in Uncategorized

Every major sport has a hall of fame to marvel at its’ greatest players. Baseball has its’ hall of fame in Cooperstown, NY. The Football Hall Of Fame calls Canton, Ohio home. So what about Professional Hockey you ask? The Professional Hockey Hall of Fame is in downtown Toronto. It’s on 30 Yonge Street just a couple of blocks from the Gardiner Expressway. The NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs play just down the street from the hall at the Air Canada Center.

The Read the rest of this entry »

Best Hockey Channels on TV

Posted the 9th 2011f August, 2011 by www.hockeyclips.net in Uncategorized

Let’s say you’ve just gotten directstartv.com satellite and you’re trying to determine which channels are going to be your go to for hockey. We’ve got the scoop! Find out below which satellite channels are our favorite for hockey…
ESPN 2: This one’s a no-brainer but the “other” ESPN has more obscure games and features more in the way of hockey. Sure you can catch clips on Sportscenter but what you really want is whole games and player interviews.
NHL Center Ice: The undisputed champ Read the rest of this entry »

Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night tonight

Posted the 15th 2010f October, 2010 by www.hockeyclips.net in Special Games

As October is the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness month, the Los Angeles Kings are contributing tonight with a special game against the Vancouver Canucks at the STAPLES Center. Both teams will be wearing special decals, the coaches and broadcasters will have limited-edition ties, and the players will be wearing commemorative Reebok caps during interviews and on the bench (back-up goalies only). Fans will be able to buy these items at shop.nhl.comportions of the profits will go to Hockey Fights Cancer.If you get to the Center early, you can donate blood in the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Maxmobile or LA Kings BloodMobile. For those of you who need a little tempting to get a needle in your arm, each donation comes with a chance to win a 2010-11 Kings jersey. The City of Hope Bone Marrow Drive will also be on hand. If you’re between the ages of 18 and 60, come and see if you’re eligible with only a few cheek swabs. This act of kindness comes with two free tickets to a later Kings game. Read the rest of this entry »

Street hockey keeps the sport hot in players’ minds

Posted the 19th 2010f August, 2010 by www.hockeyclips.net in Special Games, Street Hockey

The wait between hockey seasons can be rough on the most patient fans, and sheer torture for the rest of us. There’s not much that can recreate the thrill of the ice in the off-season, and many fans and players are left in the cold during the summer months. Street hockey provides one way to keep the game going all through the year.Even professional hockey teams support the sport, as in the case of the Everett Silvertips-sponsored Street Hockey Tournament, which took place in Everett, Washington starting on July 17. Despite its basic appearance, though, the game isn’t all that similar. For example, running in tennis shoes is much different than gliding on skate. An orange plastic ball moves much differently than a puck. And outlawing pushing, checking, and shoving (while advisable on asphalt) still limits the professional hockey player’s moves. Read the rest of this entry »