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Old 12-30-2013, 02:39 PM   #21
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A great way to learn about [the basics or semi-complexities of] hockey is playing the video games.

That's how I did it growing up (Thanks NHLPA 93 and NHL 94!) as I was not in a major market.

The NHL series is great.
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A great way to learn about [the basics or semi-complexities of] hockey is playing the video games.

That's how I did it growing up (Thanks NHLPA 93 and NHL 94!) as I was not in a major market.

The NHL series is great.
Yeah I'm thinking about picking up a copy. I wish they brought it out on the Xbox One!
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:42 AM   #23
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Somehow I missed this thread. Welcome aboard, Iowa!! I've been a Pens fan for a loooooooooong time. I don't post as much in this area as I do the rest of the board, but I still love the Pens. I'm assuming that you've picked up more on hockey between then and now. Just hold on to your seat. Playoff hockey is a great time.
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Being a Canadian myself, there is some good advise on here. Reading about the rules though, may actually cause you to loose interest very quickly, especially with all the technical terms that they probably use on the websites explaining them. Haven't really looked at them, but I can just imagine what they are like. You're best bet it to watch the game with someone who knows it and will be able to explain to you in laymen's terms what is going on and the rules at the same time.

The best time to watch is in the playoffs because the game gets faster, more exciting at the same time. Especially watch the first round match-ups because they are usually the best as well. I also love it when it goes into sudden death overtime-first team to score, wins! I have to say of all the sports, I really enjoy playoff hockey the most, followed by football, although, overall, football is still my favourite sport.
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Being a Canadian myself, there is some good advise on here. Reading about the rules though, may actually cause you to loose interest very quickly, especially with all the technical terms that they probably use on the websites explaining them. Haven't really looked at them, but I can just imagine what they are like. You're best bet it to watch the game with someone who knows it and will be able to explain to you in laymen's terms what is going on and the rules at the same time.

The best time to watch is in the playoffs because the game gets faster, more exciting at the same time. Especially watch the first round match-ups because they are usually the best as well. I also love it when it goes into sudden death overtime-first team to score, wins! I have to say of all the sports, I really enjoy playoff hockey the most, followed by football, although, overall, football is still my favourite sport.
What's nice is the video clips for the rules that they have now (I posted the link somewhere back there). They show in game examples of the rules. But yeah, the best way to get acclimated to the rules is by watching the games. Most are not that hard to pick up.
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I think I teared up during this back in the day.. I was rooting for the Avalanche to win it for Ray Bourque. The Avs had an awesome team back then with Sakic, Forsberg, Roy, Fleury, etc... But it was such an awesome moment for Bourque.

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Highlights from that game.. still gives me chills..

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The Avs look good again.
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They do. The Pens are my team, but I still have a soft spot for the Avs. I'm glad to see them coming around again.
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