After a mediocre first year*, I've signed up for my second go-around in the MeFi Fantasy Hockey League! Last year I was hindered by my near-total ignorance of hockey (It took me a looong time to grok +/-) and my total ignorance of pool mechanics in general ("So, who wins the week is the one who gets the most points in those categories, not whose players actually won the most games. Ooooh.") Please share your management tips, tricks, and strategies so we can make this the Super Absorbent Pads' winningest year!
*I think we still did better than Buffalo. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Sep 5, 2014 -
I'm looking for a relaxed [over 35] roller hockey group/team in or near Providence RI. Are there any casual pick up games?
posted by Murray M
on May 25, 2014 -
I'm hoping someone can direct me to an online (preferably free) resource that teach position-based hockey fundamentals. Where to be, when to crash or set up behind the net, how to adjust when your teammates go here or there, how to keep the puck moving and create a solid offense. Basically, fundamental positioning and how to run an offense. [more inside]
posted by JimBJ9
on Mar 4, 2014 -
Where can I go to watch the Team USA and Team Canada games in the Bay Area? Preference for Oakland/East Bay, but I could trek into the city if need be.
posted by Nickel
on Feb 8, 2014 -
I have a two year old niece. Her mom is American, her pop is Finnish, and her auntie biscotti is Canadian. I wanted to send her tiny little versions of the TEAM SUOMI and Team Canada and maybe Team USA hockey jerseys because (a) OMG the cute and (b) so her parents can dress her appropriately for Sochi. I can't find them, except for old versions of the US one. But I refuse to believe that Canadians and Finns do not want to dress their tiny tots in hockey paraphernalia, so I have to think these are out there somewhere. Can someone help me? My Finnish is limited to race drivers and the word "lansigootansmanpystykorva" so I can't really search on Finnish sites.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe
on Dec 5, 2013 -
What bars or restaurants will be showing these last few Stanley Cup games in Stockholm? Are there any that will remain open that late?
posted by ztdavis
on Jun 24, 2013 -
After Game 1's epic triple overtime and Game 2 went to overtime as well, I went out on a limb and predicted that this Chicago-Boston series will break the record for longest Stanley Cup series in history, in terms of total minutes played. Only problem is, I can't find what the current record is! [more inside]
posted by platinum
on Jun 19, 2013 -
Calling fellow hockey players, young and old, what specific gym or off-ice training will be the most beneficial in terms of keeping me in hockey shape for as long as humanly possible? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive
on Jan 22, 2013 -
Where in San Francisco or Boston/Cambridge can I buy a Vancouver Canucks t-shirt?
posted by snownoid
on Jun 8, 2011 -
Are there any YouTube clones out there that let you upload more than 15 minutes at a time? [more inside]
posted by fvox13
on Jun 5, 2011 -
I've never ice skated in my life. In a week, I'm starting lessons, in the eventual hope of learning how to play hockey and joining a club league down the line.
I am 39, 6'3" and around 250 pounds. My exercise regimen is walking/running 4-5 times a week, 3-5 miles at a time.
I have questions, as a total novice to on-ice sports of any kind:
posted by scrump
on Feb 28, 2011 -
- What is going to frustrate me the most?
- What is going to hurt the most (and how do I treat it?)
- What's the most important thing to remember, so I don't get frustrated?
I have approximately 3000-5000 baseball trading cards (and a few hockey and football cards) from 1978 through 1983. What's the best way to sort through them, figure out the quality, identify the more valuable cards, and sell them?
posted by not_on_display
on Feb 24, 2011 -
I'm looking to purchase a new hockey stick. My favorite shaft is the Louisville TPS Tricore 3 but they've been discontinued for a while. Do you know of a stick similar to the Tricore?
I want a composite shaft and I particularly enjoy the wood outer shell on the Tricore composite.
There are pictures of the Tricore on this site: http://hockey.inlinewarehouse.com/showthread.php?t=10557
As for me, I play forward, 5'7", 150lbs. I take the occasional slap shot but I'm more of a stick handling, dangling, deking, wrist shot type of player. I realize stick choice is a personal preference but I'm really hoping there's something similar to the Tricore out there somewhere.
posted by sallyseashore
on Feb 18, 2011 -
Hockey questions: How do statisticians keep track of every single player's time on ice, as well as plus/minus, shots, takeaways, giveaways, secondary assists, etc? This question could also apply to other sports, eg basketball ("Wait, who got the assist on that shot?")
And how do coaches keep track of players' cumulative time on ice during the course of a game, and prevent tiring them near the end of it? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Jan 8, 2011 -
Table Hockey Filter Mr. Hard-to-shop-for Jane has thrown down the shopping gauntlet, requesting his boyhood table hockey game for his birthday. Trouble is, I can’t identify which game he had… [more inside]
posted by sarajane
on Nov 23, 2010 -
What current NHL goalie has a white mask with shading on it, to give the appearance of it being routed out with a pattern.
posted by travis08
on Nov 12, 2010 -
Hjälp! I need to find a site where I can buy this Team Sweden sweatshirt or other Tre Kronor sweatshirts! [more inside]
posted by camcol
on Oct 20, 2010 -
Earlier this summer a couple of sportscasters were talking about a baseball player whose career stats were revised (I think?) years after the fact because a diligent sports nerd went back to the box score, reconstructed the game, and saw that something should have been classified as something else...an error was assigned to the wrong player, or something like that. Who was it? And are there other examples?
posted by thinkingwoman
on Oct 19, 2010 -
It's Hockey Season! I'd like to be able to listen to as many games as possible online. I'm looking for the radio stations that carry the NHL games, and hopefully have online streams! [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Oct 8, 2010 -
The new NHL season is fast approaching (yay hockey!) I'm living abroad for the year. How can I best watch full Flyers games online from outside North America? [more inside]
posted by Shesthefastest
on Sep 27, 2010 -
I am restoring/customizing an old table hockey (rods that slide players around) game. Lots of questions inside! Bring your imagination. [more inside]
posted by battlebison
on Jun 28, 2010 -
Can anyone point me to a rink or someone in the Chicago area who would give power skating lessons to a couple of college players? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24
on May 17, 2010 -
A question in which you (a hockey fan) will save my relationship from the annual throes of playoff tension. [more inside]
posted by quadog
on Apr 19, 2010 -
What are the best sports games for the Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Apr 13, 2010 -
I love to watch hockey at home, and I've always wondered - how many videocameras do they have running at your average NHL hockey game? How many are manned? Are some automatic? Do they have one guy just manning the net camera? Would they need 2 - one for each goalie? It seems they have a lot of cameramen - some to follow the play, others to follow any fights. I would love some answers from someone who is in a position to know. Thanks!
posted by Sully
on Apr 2, 2010 -
I need an ice hockey stick and helmet. I'm in Canberra and want to drive up to Sydney to get the gear, but I don't want to be driving all over town looking for it. Which ice rink pro shops and/or skate stores stock ice hockey gear in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by d-no
on Mar 6, 2010 -
Donde van a estar los Canadienses en D.F. para ver el partido olympico de hockey final? Where will Canadians in Mexico D.F. be watching the gold medal hockey game? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Feb 22, 2010 -
Does anyone know where I can find copies of the last three ice hockey matches of Nagano 98 winter Olympics with the Czech Republic? preferably on DVD or other digital format.
posted by Bacillus
on Jan 6, 2010 -
What is the best way to soften up a hockey jersey to make it comfortable to wear without ruining its appearance? [more inside]
posted by Silvertree
on Dec 14, 2009 -
Trying to find a hockey blog I came across during the last NHL season. I forgot to bookmark it, and Google is failing me. Hoping someone will read this description and know the one I'm talking about. [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento
on Nov 17, 2009 -
Are there any interesting hockey blogs out there? Like a Free Darko of hockey? Realizing Free Darko's a unique sort of genius.
posted by xmutex
on Oct 13, 2009 -
Anyone know why "Buries It" is one of Mario Lemieux's nicknames, and the source of where it started?
posted by ajackson
on Jun 15, 2009 -
I know it's late but I'm trying to find a bar in Manhattan that's showing the Red Wings game... Anybody having a good time and want a couple Detroit fans to yell at tv's with them?
posted by razzamatazm
on Jun 9, 2009 -