Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/14/14 at 06:49 PM ET
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.
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