• Why can’t you go 82-0 in hockey or 0-82 in hockey?

    Why is it no team has ever gone 82-0 in hockey regular season or even 0-82 in hockey regular season but in football, you could go 16-0 in regular season or 0-16 in regular season and that has happened before?
    Why is it no team has ever gone 82-0 in hockey regular season or even 0-82 in hockey regular season but in football, you could go 16-0 in regular season or 0-16 in regular season and that has happened before?
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Did hockey goalies get hit by the puck in the face a lot before they wore masks?

    Was it a common occurrence for a goaltender to get hit in the face by a puck before masks? Were there a lot of injuries?
    Was it a common occurrence for a goaltender to get hit in the face by a puck before masks? Were there a lot of injuries?
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why is it impossible to go 16-0 in the playoffs of hockey but not in football?

    People act like winning 16 games straight in the hockey playoffs is difficult and I heard that it has never happened with no team going 16-0 in the playoffs of hockey to get straight to the Stanley cup. However, in football, a team has actually gone 16-0 in the playoffs. In fact, the Patriots did that in regular... show more
    People act like winning 16 games straight in the hockey playoffs is difficult and I heard that it has never happened with no team going 16-0 in the playoffs of hockey to get straight to the Stanley cup. However, in football, a team has actually gone 16-0 in the playoffs. In fact, the Patriots did that in regular season 16-0 being undefeated in 2007. How was that possible? Why is it possible in football but not in hockey playoffs?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why were hockey goalies so bad back then?

    Best answer: To be honest, they weren't. Goalie is a tad easier now than when I started, but past generations had it even harder: Often playing without a mask, padding with minimal padding that was also much heavier, to name but a few things. They were also typically shorter which meant being able to cover less of the... show more
    Best answer: To be honest, they weren't. Goalie is a tad easier now than when I started, but past generations had it even harder:

    Often playing without a mask, padding with minimal padding that was also much heavier, to name but a few things.
    They were also typically shorter which meant being able to cover less of the net just with their size and that of gear.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why is there no horn in baseball or football like hockey?

    In basketball there is a buzzer after the end of the period. In hockey, there is a buzzer after the end of the period. There is also a horn that goes off after a goal is scored in hockey. However, in baseball or football, there isn’t anything like that. Why is that?
    In basketball there is a buzzer after the end of the period. In hockey, there is a buzzer after the end of the period. There is also a horn that goes off after a goal is scored in hockey. However, in baseball or football, there isn’t anything like that. Why is that?
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why is there no horn when a road team scores a goal?

    When a road team scores a goal on the road, why is it the horn doesn’t go off then but it only goes off when the home team scores in hockey?
    When a road team scores a goal on the road, why is it the horn doesn’t go off then but it only goes off when the home team scores in hockey?
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is a winter classic hockey game meaningless?

    Each year, the NHL has 2 teams who get to participate in a winter classic game. Is the winter classic game or a special outdoor hockey game considered meaningless like preseason or does the winter classic game count as a regular season hockey game out of 82 games?
    Each year, the NHL has 2 teams who get to participate in a winter classic game. Is the winter classic game or a special outdoor hockey game considered meaningless like preseason or does the winter classic game count as a regular season hockey game out of 82 games?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Which is a better hockey league, NHL or KHL?

    Best answer: NHL
    Best answer: NHL
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • How close that NHL will get 40 teams?

    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Who will the backup goalie be for a hockey team if both goalies get hurt?

    For instance, Matt Murray from the Pittsburgh Penguins is a starting goal tender and he gets hurt a lot. If him and the backup goal tender are also hurt and if there is no goal tender available, then what happens? Who plays in net if there are 3 goalies hurt and can’t play?
    For instance, Matt Murray from the Pittsburgh Penguins is a starting goal tender and he gets hurt a lot. If him and the backup goal tender are also hurt and if there is no goal tender available, then what happens? Who plays in net if there are 3 goalies hurt and can’t play?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is the World Junior Hockey Championship such a big event in Canada?

    Best answer: Until 1998 Canada was not allowed to put it’s professional players in the Olympics. Until 1977 Canada was not allowed to put professional players in the world hockey championships, and even then, since the world hockey championships were held in the spring, only NHL players that didn’t make the playoffs or were... show more
    Best answer: Until 1998 Canada was not allowed to put it’s professional players in the Olympics. Until 1977 Canada was not allowed to put professional players in the world hockey championships, and even then, since the world hockey championships were held in the spring, only NHL players that didn’t make the playoffs or were eliminated in the first round were allowed to go to the world hockey championships.

    European (especially the old iron curtain guys -> Czech, Russia) players din’t really start coming into the NHL in force until about 1990 or so (except for the Swedes and Finns). This meant that all the best players for Russia, Czech and most of the best players for Sweden, Finland were available for the Worlds, while only a handful of Canadiens were.
    So from about 1954 to about 1977/1998, proud Canada had to suffer through our second and third stringers getting pounded by European first stringers.At the juniors, however, we were always allowed to send our best. Best on best. For me anyway, thats’s why I always loved the World Juniors. I felt it was a ‘fair’ tournament.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What do you think about the Swedish captain tossing his silver medal into the crowd?

    Best answer: I didn't really think much about it. We're talking about a kid who's 18/19 years of age. That was a real gut-punch game for Sweden (I really thought they were going to win right up until Canada scored the game-winner with less than 2 minutes left). Emotions are running high and to lose like that is... show more
    Best answer: I didn't really think much about it. We're talking about a kid who's 18/19 years of age. That was a real gut-punch game for Sweden (I really thought they were going to win right up until Canada scored the game-winner with less than 2 minutes left). Emotions are running high and to lose like that is pretty painful. The people giving him crap have, in all likelihood, never been through that. It's his medal, he can do what he wants with it.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Team USA (90's) vs. Team Canada (90's): Who would win this NHL hockey game and why?

    Best answer: Team Canada because of more depth and a much better starting goalie.
    Best answer: Team Canada because of more depth and a much better starting goalie.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Player with the most rings that isn’t in the Hall of Fame?

    Best answer: NHL - Claude Provost, won 9 Stanley Cups with the great Canadiens teams of the '50s and '60s. NBA - Jim Loscutoff, 7, with the Celtics dynasty teams 1957-1964, and Robert Horry, 7, with three different teams. Horry is the ONLY player in the top 9 (seven or more titles) who did NOT play on those great... show more
    Best answer: NHL - Claude Provost, won 9 Stanley Cups with the great Canadiens teams of the '50s and '60s.

    NBA - Jim Loscutoff, 7, with the Celtics dynasty teams 1957-1964, and Robert Horry, 7, with three different teams. Horry is the ONLY player in the top 9 (seven or more titles) who did NOT play on those great Celtics teams.

    MLB - Frank Crosetti, 8, with, who else? The Yankees, the only team he played for, 1932-1948.

    NFL - This one was tough, because all you keep getting is results for the Super Bowl era. Tom Brady and Charles Haley both have 5 Super Bowl rings. I had to do a lot of searching to find this, checking multiple team rosters side by side. Three Green Bay Packers won 6 NFL titles between both eras. The only one not enshrined in Canton is Fuzzy Thurston.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can I send my hockey cards somewhere to figure out if they’re valuable?

    I have a bunch of hockey cards and I wanna know if any of them are even a little valuable. Who can I send them to to figure it out for me?
    I have a bunch of hockey cards and I wanna know if any of them are even a little valuable. Who can I send them to to figure it out for me?
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Does the NHL Winter Classic affect regular season standings?

    Best answer: Yes- it's a regular season game. NYR earned 2 standings points for the win, BUF earned 1 point for the OT loss (same as every other regular season game).
    Best answer: Yes- it's a regular season game. NYR earned 2 standings points for the win, BUF earned 1 point for the OT loss (same as every other regular season game).
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • My hockey skates feel unstable?

    I’ve been playing hockey for 3 years and have had Bauer skates and now currently CCM Jetspeeds. My skates have been perfectly fine for the year and a half I’ve had them but just recently the right boot is starting to feel very unstable when I skate. My coach said it could be because I just put in new laces, but... show more
    I’ve been playing hockey for 3 years and have had Bauer skates and now currently CCM Jetspeeds. My skates have been perfectly fine for the year and a half I’ve had them but just recently the right boot is starting to feel very unstable when I skate. My coach said it could be because I just put in new laces, but that’s never been a problem and plus after he said that i tied them even tighter with no difference. Any thoughts on what happened and what can I do?
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago