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The NHL Dictionary

from Sean McIndoe of Grantland,

As part of Grantland’s ongoing dictionary series here are some of the key words and phrases you’ll encounter in your travels as a hockey fan.

Bettman Point (n.) — an extra point awarded to the losing team in a game decided in overtime or a shootout. Also commonly known as theloser point, since hockey fans use the words Bettman and loserinterchangeably.

Big Ice (n.) — the international ice surface, which is 15 feet wider than the standard North American rink. It’s often credited with increasing offense, speed, and excitement by people who have never watched an international hockey game that wasn’t part of the Olympics.

Day-to-Day (adj.) — the term used for any injury where a hockey player has not had a limb amputated.

much more

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bigdee89's avatar

Pure genius!  I really enjoyed that, thanks.

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 01/14/14 at 07:50 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Click on the link and scroll down to “Blowout.”  You’ll find an embedded Youtube link to a group of Laffs fans and their reactions to the Laffs’ choke job against the Bruins.

It’s frickin’ hilarious.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 01/14/14 at 08:11 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Oh, sorry.  Vulgar language included.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 01/14/14 at 08:12 PM ET


I thought big ice was what hihd had for Sammy?

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 01/14/14 at 11:17 PM ET

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