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The Unmanned Writer
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So after this last season of football and the manner which the Chargers left San Diego, wife and I have decided to start following hockey.

She went to her first game - took her to a Gulls game. A couple questions:

When did they put second ref onto the ice?

Why don't fans bang on the glass anymore when the opposing player is pushed up against it?







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Originally posted by LS1 GTO:
So after this last season of football and the manner which the Chargers left San Diego, wife and I have decided to start following hockey.

She went to her first game - took her to a Gulls game. A couple questions:

When did they put second ref onto the ice?

Why don't fans bang on the glass anymore when the opposing player is pushed up against it?


The second Ref was added quite a few years ago. However it doesn't always mean better control over the game.

Some arenas have banned banging on the glass. Seamless glass doesn't take it as well. If you knew how easy it was to break one, and how heavy they are, you wouldn't bang on them either.




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1. About seven years ago or so.

2. They do in many places. Maybe your fans are more polite.

Wow after googling the second ref was 16 years ago. Time flies.
 
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Second ref. was added years ago. Guess would be 5 but I really don't remember the year.

We still bang on the glass around here.


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So after this last season of football and the manner which the Chargers left San Diego, wife and I have decided to start following hockey.

She went to her first game - took her to a Gulls game. A couple questions:

When did they put second ref onto the ice?

Why don't fans bang on the glass anymore when the opposing player is pushed up against it?


Need to watch great film called Slapshot to get better understanding of the sport. That would be a good start for you, or move to Canada.
 
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Thanks all.

One thing the wife noted was the game is a bit like basketball.

(Side note: her dad was deaf and sign language is the wife's first language - English is her second, she was signing basketball games on TV from the age of 5 or 6 years old.)

She loved the game and, before we arrived, understood offsides and icing. I figured if a first timer understood that, they could catch up on the rest.







Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.


Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.

Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.

Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
 
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I really think that hockey is the best sport when you see it live. It is hard to get a true sense of it on tv.





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The finer points of hockey




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I really think that hockey is the best sport when you see it live. It is hard to get a true sense of it on tv.
Totally agree on both accounts.
 
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I would always recommend that first time hockey watchers sit as high up as possible and as close to center ice as possible. That is really the best vantage point to actually see the game develop.
 
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So after this last season of football and the manner which the Chargers left San Diego, wife and I have decided to start following hockey.

She went to her first game - took her to a Gulls game. A couple questions:

When did they put second ref onto the ice?

Why don't fans bang on the glass anymore when the opposing player is pushed up against it?


Need to watch great film called Slapshot to get better understanding of the sport. That would be a good start for you, or move to Canada.


I love that movie! 70s classic. The Hanson brothers are hilarious.
 
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I would always recommend that first time hockey watchers sit as high up as possible and as close to center ice as possible. That is really the best vantage point to actually see the game develop.


Lol - exactly where I got our seats.







Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.


Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.

Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.

Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
 
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I would always recommend that first time hockey watchers sit as high up as possible and as close to center ice as possible. That is really the best vantage point to actually see the game develop.


Lol - exactly where I got our seats.


Yeah it helps that they are usually cheaper too!
 
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Seeing games live really is the best way to learn the game.

I like high up at either end, I can really see how the plays happen (zone breakouts, players cycling, etc.)

Old time hockey. Gordie!



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It is a fantastic sport and, as others have said, it is much better live - although with higher definition - wides screen TVs it is much better now than it used to be.

I grew up in Southern Illinois where basketball is king. I knew nothing about hockey when I went to college in Minnesota.

The whole state shuts down during the high school hockey playoffs. You go into any retail shop and there would be a TV on with the games.

And the hockey was incredible. Just fantastic. Really came to love the game while I was there.


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Wow, can't believe no one covered this yet?

Pro tip! Get your last beer (or two) before the end of second intermission.



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Hockey is simply the greatest sport in the world. God invented all other sports for those that aren't athletic enough to learn how to skate. Razz




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