Hello, /b/, are there any hockyfags in here, I want to start watching NHL, and I need to know a bit of history about teams and players and the sport
Just start watching. Don't worry about history, it doesn't play into shit now and if it ever does, it gets beaten to death.
Also honestly one thing that helped me learn the game was playing NHL games.
Crosby is better than people give him credit for because he's a whiner but whatever.
Boston Bruins are kings. Montreal Canadians are fags.
L.A. Kings, San Jose Sharks,Anaheim Ducks, Phoenix Coyotes, and Minnesota Wild are acceptable.
Also N.Y. Rangers are fags.
>Gretzky was the best to ever play the game
kek, Crosby is a faggot though but calling Crosby a faggot is like calling Lebron a faggot. He's only a faggot because the game allows it now and there are plenty of other faggot along with him.
Not really sure where to start OP, give me some guidance here.
This season bruin suck chara's dick ... your king look like that faggot
This. Fuck the Habs (that's the Canadians). Just know the original six: Bruins, Rangers, Wings, Leafs, Hawks, and Habs.
Western teams are more fun to watch, right now, than Eastern conference teams - it's just more wide open out West right now - Hawks, Ducks, Kings, etc...
Your best bet is to pick a city to cheer for rather then a team or player. They come and go all the time, but for the most part the cities stay the same. Start with an original six team.....Boston, Chicago, NY Rangers, Toronto, Montreal, Detroit
I personally am a Rangers fan, but I'm not going to sit here and be a biased fuck.
The Islanders are up and coming and will pretty much dominate the east for a while assuming Halak can continue to play at this level.
Tampa Bay has crazy offensive power and is a fun team to watch if you like goals.
Boston plays very physically if you like hitting and fights.
Toronto plays very terribly if you enjoy depression.
Does lolifags count? https://youtube.com/watch?v=U5LTgTGPFKc
>ed to know anything? Cant you just watch it and make up your own mind if you like it or not?
i think what the other guy was trying to say was that arizona is in like 4th last place, like wurt, decent? yeah just like the leafs are decent
TFW your team was less than ten years old when it won its first stanley cup
TFW your team is less than 20 years old now and its one of the shittiest in the entire NHL
What happened hurricunts?
Rick is the man, but seriously the hate seems pretty unwarrented. Maybe a habs fan has a point because of what happened to Price from Krieder, but as someone who played the sport his whole life I find it extremely unlikely a guy on a breakaway in a conference final would give up a chance to score to skate into a goalie and intentionally hurt him. Sure, maybe he was glad he did it when he heard he was hurt, but there is no way it even crossed his mind when he had the puck.
Yes he is.
>not saying that to be 3dgy
>seen him chimp out over legit penalties
el yea nigga, i can watch every team sept boston. only ting more annoying than the team are the fans.
>Toronto plays very terribly if you enjoy depression.
oh fuck my sides
well played, anon
nope, not even gonna bother screen capping it though, you're probably a french canadian faggot and aren't worth it
Fuck Devils fans
They had it way too good for way too long
I don't mind a dedicated fag, so your probably cool in my books, but every time I hear someone say "Marty is the best of all time" I cringe and assume they merely follow the team when they make the playoffs
Hockey is the greatest sport ever created. pic related. My team
this seasons fucked. the bruins are doing terrible and of all teams, the fucking islanders are playing amazing. i dont mind the islanders, I'm a fan of tavares and okposo and neilson and as much as i hated how the bruins traded johnny rocket i guess its cool he is on the islanders, but what a topsey turned season
yeah im a Bruins fan, pretty tough watching this season, very up and down. still believe we'll get in as an 8th seed but not sure how far we'll get. for some reason we can't beat those dirty Habs
don't forget about the world cup of hockey. we won the last one in 2004 and there was a riot on front st downtown Toronto. cop cars, news vans and taxi cabs got flipped that night
See you at Gillette, Anon.
>Bostonfag reporting in...
my fucking nigger i will see you there and buy you a beer
Because the retard Bruins fan calls a team acceptable and doesn't even name the fucking team right.
If he wasn't a bruins fan I probably wouldn't have cared but bruins fans are literal shit and pretty much universally hated.
....in any era. And it's not even close. If you're too young to have seen him in his prime, you missed out. He saw the ice like nobody ever has or ever will. He dominated like no one ever has or ever will.
Habs are the best. All you need to know.
Pic is fucking related. It's me
Red Wings have a bright future and the team's old timers want another cup real bad.
typical scabs fan detected. do they let you past security with your dragon dildo collection?
Here's all you need to know
1. Crosby is a bitch
2. The rangers are dirty
3. Sean Avery is a faggot
4. All Canadians get +5 stat bonus on all atributes
Anyone with a fucking ounce of brain knows he would have been thrown on his ass by a defenseman in todays game and half if not more of his goals would not have gone in against a goalie today.
bruins are going to play diveice and then say we're the most mentally tough team on the ice and are fucking goalie is a loose cannon. Marchand and Lucic are asses but they are asses that I love. Also best tv guy in the leauge
flames are the team to watch for right now, Guadreau and Monahan are already amazing and at this rate they are going to be amazing players in their own right. Giordano and Brodie are the best defensive pair in the league right now and Calgary has 3 solid Goalies ...if they don't make a decent playoff run this year then they will for sure have a good shot next year
Turn back now. I am a Leafs fan and its been nothing but pain and sorrow. We are the NHL equivalent of the Cubs.
bobby Orr was a fuckin wicked defendeah best to eveah play.
Ive seen him deke a fuckin mac truck on tarmac with skates on
lucic is much less of a goon these days, he has smartened up since the bruins made him sharpen his skills. now he is a crowd favorite for being a tough guy, and getting better all around skills. marchand is a fucking asshole but he just tied bergeron for leading goal scorer, and he is only 5ft9 so its sort of funny. Jack edwards is the man, he is so biased, but being a bruins announcer its fine. anyone who talks shit about him has boring announcers
when the 'hawks picked up hossa the deadwing fans kept telling me how he'd break my heart and the curse of hossa and all that shit.
maybe he just has a team that doesnt suck rocks around him now.
How's Calgary workin' out for you, faggot?
let me give you a brief history of my team (the best team,) the Washington Capitals.
We've been around for 40 years.
We have a goal scoring god on our team.
We never make it past the second round of playoffs.
There you go. All caught up.
GO CAPS SHUTOUT THE PENS AGAIN TOMORROW!
>insert obligatory Crosby is a faggot statement here
My experience is even though I grew up randomly watching the Pens in 03', I played be a pro in NHL 14, set draft pick to classic, and let random fate decide, I kniw have alot of respect for the Hurricanes.
Big fan of the San Jose Sharks and Joe Thornton, theyre both pretty good
40+ Ruins fan here. Ruins are shit. Habs are the Ruins' daddies. Hawks/Kings are the master race of NHL.
MFW PK Subban trips over the blue line like he's been shot with a howitzer.
Bobby Fucking Orr. Fucking newfag - Gretzky would never even think of venturing in his own end. Orr would play in all 3 zones and revolutionize the game as a 3 zone defencemen.
Eat shit and die in a fire. Come back when you have someone who doesn't trip over his skate laces in his defensive zone.
suck a cock, he had 59 points last year, and broke 60 points in the 2011 and 12 seasons. much better than when he started in the NHL. at least he can score a few goals while still being tough as shit. could be worse, i betcha he will score more goals this season than john scott did his whole career.
Why yes I do. It didn't shock me to see him not last in Ottawa though. He always looked like the kind of guy who couldn't create his own play. Granted I also think he phoned it in, but I never though he was Richard worthy to begin with. Did he ever get hurt though?
Want more proof? Ok.
Look how quickly he backs away, like a kid who's going to get slapped.
Seriously, this guy is fucking dirty.
Oh, look..another slew foot. Then he gets worked by Niskanen because he has to fight his own battle.
Seriously. Fuck this midget.
>An undrafted Defenseman
Can't set the bar any lower eh?
What about this faggot that says he isn't a goon anymore? >>598726059
fuck it OP just become a Sabres fan, they're gonna be an amazing team in the future
Zadorov, McDavid/Eichel, Kane, Ristolainen, Girgensons, Reinhart, McCabe, Baptiste
also the new captcha system is fucking abysmal
im gonna beat ya up in the parking lot. just kidding, are ya from canada? it would be better if you were a Bs fan, last bruins game i went too me and my dad met some canadian bruins fans in a bar after a 1pm matinee game and spent the rest of the day hanging out with them, they were hilarious and nice. it was a good time.
Get over your butthurt over Marchand. Never ended a career. Never injured someone significantly.
You're just as pissed off at PK Subban, right? Or are you sucking Le Cock of Les Plongieus Glorieux?
2-0 int 1st., right now.
>How's your Flamers now, faggot?
Fuck off you retardoNeggar. Jack Edwards is the worst play by play man in the league.
-Lifelong Ruins Fan. Google Bob Wilson. Get back to me after you've realized your colossal fuck up.
Panthers master race.
Dat Barkov, Bjugstad, Ekblad, Hubedeau, Gudbranson
the bruins dont really have any show stealers, i mean they have some really good players but the majority of the bruins are just plain old good. instead of having a bunch of mediocre players complimented by a bunch of all stars, pretty much every player is good and has good chemistry. lucic may not score a shit ton of goals, but he is one of the more valuable players on the team. besides, the crowd loves him. all he has to do is make a good check and the crowd goes nuts, and the players can feed off that shit.
Fuck, my bad.
>Enjoying that 3-0 lead right now, though!
to all the hockeyfags in here find a flaw with Marian Hossa, pro tip you cant.
From Montreal. Cool. I have never been to boston, and i am just pumped to see the town, meet the people.
As much as I hate the bruins, I would rather see them doing well then faring poorly. Sucks for the fans what management has done.
Yeah I'm just sick of Ruins fans overrating Luc. Knowing Pete he'll extend him for 8mil/yr
pk subban is a pussy. he is a diver, and tries to sell penalties like a scumbag. this is fucking hockey, he is an unmanly nigger who pokes at players and then runs when they retaliate. i understand trying to get power plays for your team, but he is the ultimate bitch.
>typical subban play, he hits someone dirty and won't answer to what he's done, and intend turtles like a rag doll bitch and gets dragged by his collar like a baby
I've seen a number of games in Montreal vs. the Bruins. Love the city. Love the older Habs teams. Just not the recent versions where they flop like Greg Louganis.
No need to flop. Tons of skill, Carey Price is fucking clutch, power play is killer. Stop. Fucking. Flopping.
Hell yes, man! /b/oston fag, reporting in!
>Let's bring the cup home!
likewise. i fucking love talking shit about the canadiens, but thats all part of the rivalry. its what makes it fun. its good hatred. I'm sure you'll like Boston, its quite the city.
Lol, Lemieux was a more naturally gifted player, watch his highlights then try to find a highlight video of Gretzky's wraparounds and empty netters. Inb4 Gretzky's numbers despite Marios cancer and debilitating back problems blah blah.
Been playing and watching since I was 4. Actually had a couple minor pro tryouts, no way I was good enough to go pro. The skill level at that point is amazing.
My advice, subscribe to NHL Netork or NHL game Centre. Just watch a fuck of a lot of hockey. The commentary is good, and there's quote a bit of between period content about the history. If you really want to get into th game, start watching CHL hockey from Canada, the juniors that are going to be pros In a few.
Also, go Winnipeg Jets.
Can confirm bruins are wonderful to root for. Title town 9 parades in last 13 years. They're taking care of business in Calgary right now. Patrice Bergeron is loved by everybody even those who hate Boston. It's a beautiful sport