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Prepare Yourself For Some Hockey SoCal

from Chris Erskine of the LA Times,

Hockey games raise many questions for these newcomers, who are hesitant to ask their beered-up, know-it-all friends. For them, we offer Hockey 101, a master's level contemplation of a bruising and glorious sport.

Please silence your cellphones.

Question: What's the neutral zone?

The area in the middle, between the Blue Lines.

Q: What's the Blue Line?

Separates neutral zone from attacking zone. Also, the only way to get to Long Beach during rush hour.

Q: What's the Red Line?

Running through Hollywood, the Red Line is what you take if you're going to a play at the Pantages. In hockey, it's the 50-yard-line.

Q: Where's the three-point line?

The NHL has yet to adopt a three-point line. But there is a jail.

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Red Winger's avatar

Question: What’s the neutral zone?

Q: What’s the Blue Line?

Q: What’s the Red Line?

Q: Where’s the three-point line?

wait…Pittsburgh’s in the Final??

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 06/04/14 at 09:18 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

Oh c’mon! Pittsburgh has been full of dedicated fans to the sport since #87 was drafted. They’re graybeards now!


Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 06/04/14 at 10:12 AM ET

Primis's avatar

These articles are always embarrassing.

LA won a Cup ONLY TWO YEARS ago, and they’re trotting out articles like these for the Finals?

No seriously, what are they, Pittsburgh?

Posted by Primis on 06/04/14 at 10:26 AM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

I recall seeing the same article in the Chicago Tribune around 2009.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 06/04/14 at 10:39 AM ET

Tripwire32's avatar

These articles are always embarrassing.

+19   spot on

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 06/04/14 at 11:46 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Just wanted to chime in and understand this article is way out of our realm of thinking, but it just shows the kind of stuff that comes along with a Stanley Cup Final, especially in a market which places hockey low in the pecking order.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/04/14 at 11:51 AM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

what’s a zebra? why do fans hate them?

Posted by Rdwings28 on 06/04/14 at 12:10 PM ET

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