Did you see last nights game? Uh.....
June 6, 2011 10:28 PM Subscribe
Hockey Fans, how can I become conversant about the sport?
posted by Homo economicus to sports, hobbies, & recreation (25 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Pending official NHL approval, the Atlanta Thrashers will be moving to Winnipeg, Canada, my hometown. The hype has been growing for weeks, and despite not being a hockey fan (or a fan of any other sport), I've found myself getting caught up in the excitement.
I know the basics about the game and I've been to several AHL level games, but I've never followed a team, or been able to participate in any hockey/sport related conversation.
What sorts of things do hockey conversations revolve around? Where can I find that information? Do I have to watch every game to keep up to date? Are there any good blogs that condense the highlights? I didn't grow up knowing any real hockey fans (which is a bit odd now that I think about it), so even basic insights will be helpful to me.