Honestly, itís a really simple game. Archived Message
Posted by Desert on May 21, 2022, 8:46:54, in reply to "Iím trying to be more of a hockey fan because of the Kraken "
Structure wise, itís a lot like soccer or basketball. Spacing, triangles to creat 3 on 2 or 2 on 1 mismatched across the ice, breakouts. Full disclosure, I never played soccer so never made this connection until playing in a parent-daughter scrimmage when my daughter was 10. Even in that silly little game, being in the middle of the field was a light bulb moment for me. |
Rules. You canít hit somebody who doesnít have the puck. You canít hit somebody from behind. You canít trip somebody. You canít have your stick touch their head. You canít put your stick on their hands. You canít shoot the puck directly into the crowd from your d zone. ďRoughingĒ is the cat hall penalty called for general asshatery and physical stuff like punching somebody.
Offsides. At the blue line. The entire puck must cross before the entire offensive player. Unlike soccer where the entire player must be before the defender, in hockey you could have one foot in the zone so long as one foot is still behind the blue line you aren't offsides.
Icing. Defensive team shooting the puck from their half of the ice (clearly behind the center red line) all the way down to the other end. Unless, and this rarely happens, an offensive player can out skate a defensive player and beat them to the puck (more or less, thereís some quirks with this but once you know what icing basically is youíll pick it up fast)
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