PostHeaderIcon Sirens And Songs: Arenas With Hockey’s Loudest Goal Celebrations

The goal sirens are unique celebrations in the NHL. When a team scores a goal, the players and fans are awarded with a goal horn sound that is unique to each team. There’s also a song that often plays to accompany the song. The Pittsburgh Penguins have a thundering goal horn that goes off when they score a goal. The crowd erupts at CONSOL Energy Center in a frenzy of cheers. The sound of the Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Such Noise! Hockey’s Loudest Stadium Crowds

When attending a hockey game, the excitement that is felt within the stadium is one of a kind. Regardless of which bar or restaurant you plan on watching the game at, it cannot be compared to what you would feel while sitting in those cool seats in the hockey stadium. The excitement that is felt is partly due to the loud crowds that are surrounding you while in your seat. Some stadiums are known for having some of the loudest Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Most well-know NHL stadiums

You may not have traveled to these hockey stadiums, but you’ve surely seen them on TV if you have hockey coverage from http://www.direct2tv.com.

Home to the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers, Madison Square Garden is considered an iconic area. Currently sitting as the oldest arena in professional hockey, the “Garden” as it is commonly referred to, the arena in its current version, sits 17,200 patrons, a decrease of 1000 seats from the previous seating arrangement from 1991-2012. The Garden opened for hockey on February 11th, 1968, and at a cost of 1.1 billion dollars, it is one of the ten most expensive sports arenas ever constructed and underwent a renovation in 2011-2013. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon All In The Family: NHL Brothers, Fathers & Sons

The lasting popularity of the sport has made the NHL home to a number of family legacies. Siblings and even family members from many different generations that have played the sport professionally contribute to the rich and storied history of the League, and offer much for fans to appreciate. Discovering more about the families that have played the sport can be a richly rewarding opportunity for any fan to broaden their appreciation of the sport they love.

Players that have shared Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Hockey’s Biggest Busts: From Both Lindros To Daigle

The NHL has seen it’s own share of Hockey draft busts, just as other sports have. Some have been epic in nature, and have set back certain teams for years to come. This article will highlight two of the bigger NHL busts to come around in recent years; Lindross and Daigle.

Eric Lindros was a Flyers star who reached superstar status. So the New York Islanders try to capture this pedigree by drafting his younger brother, Brett Lindros, with the first pick in the 1994 draft. He also looked the part with his brother’s size and looks. After about Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Goalie Masks: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

There are many great sports out there. One great sport would have to be hockey. In this sport you will have to be very careful. Wearing the proper safety equipment is a must. When deciding on not wearing equipment, it can be the difference between life and death.

One important piece of equipment you will need is a helmet. This piece of equipment protects your head from injuries. A helmet is a must if you want to prevent life threatening situations. Another important piece of equipment is a mouth guard. This can save you from biting Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Messier Versus Gretzky: Who Would You Pick First?

Two of the greatest competitors who ever played in the NHL were actually on the same team together, and combined for 4 Stanley Cup championships with each other. We are talking, of course, about Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky. The slick skating center and captain of 2 different Stanley Cup winning franchises vs. the best goal scorer and offensive mastermind the game has ever seen. The Messiah vs. The Great One. Who would you pick first?

In my mind, its not even a question. While Mark Messier is one of the best hockey players ever, and an Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon No GAG! Which Are Your Favorite Forward Lines?

A dominant forward line can carry a team to the Stanley Cup. What are the attributes of a top forward line? To me, you need a dominant center, a wing that can bang in the corners and a second wing who can be a sniper. Get the mix just right and you end up with a line such as the Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams first line that delivered a Stanly Cup to the Los Angeles Kings. Ah, but what about this year? My top five forward lines in the NHL this year are as follows: 1. Los Angeles Kings: Brown-Kopitar-Williams – To the victors go the spoils! 2. New York Rangers: Rick Nash-Brad Richard-Marion Gaborik [eventually] – An offensive hurricane, but will they give up more goals than they score? 3. Penguins: James Neal-Evgeni Malkin-Chris Kunitz – The MVP centers this line with a sniper in Neal and the underrated Kunitz banging in the corners. 4. Tampa Bay Lightning: Ryan Malone-Steve Stamkos-Martin St. Louis – A great mix of a sniper, all around player and muscle. This forward line scores a lot of goals…and gives up nearly as many. 5. Vancouver Canucks – Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Alex Burrows – A line with a ton of offensive skill, but very soft from a physical perspective. The Kings physically dominated this line in the playoffs, sweeping the Canucks in the first round this past year. Assuming the season starts at some point, http://tvsavings.org/, what lines would you go with in your top five?

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