SparkPeople Hockey Fans Team Messageboard This team is for the fans of the greatest game on earth. Even if you're a new hockey fan, we'll help show you the game. Topics include NHL news, non-NHL news, fan discussions, team support and more! SparkPeople Hockey Fans Team Messageboard Notable NHL News! In this topic, there will be any major news, or any other major happenings in the NHL, posted here. <BR> <BR> This will go over big blockbuster trades, coaching changes, and similar news items. <BR> <BR> Feel free to discuss on any topic posted here, you're always welcome to jump into the conversation! Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:54:01 EST Advertisements On Jerseys So, Adidas has officially purchased the rights to manufacture the NHL jerseys starting for the 2017 - 2018 (or 2016 - 2017 depending on the article you read) season. With this purchase, comes the idea that advertisements may be making their way onto the NHL jerseys as soon as Adidas starts to manufacture them. <BR> <BR> There has already been some fan backlash about the idea that advertisements may soon litter the jerseys that we have all come to know and love. These jerseys have been ad... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:37:01 EST Class Action Settlement with NHL GameCenter et all In case you haven't heard the news, all those that subscribed to either NHL GameCenter or NHL CenterIce (via Comcast or DirectTV) between March 2008 and June 2010, have rights due to a class action settlement that has been proposed by the National Hockey League. <BR> <BR> The settlement allows the ability to view a single out of market team with a 20% discount towards CenterIce or GameCenter. It also allows a 17.25% early bird discount to those renewing the CenterIce or GameCenter services,... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:48:45 EST 2014-2015 Season is starting predictions anyone? I am so excited the season is starting. Anyone have any predictions? <BR> <BR> #GKG Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:52:57 EST hello! I love hockey! Even though i live in NY my team since i was 11 always has been the New Jersey Devils! i have a husband and son and i want to be healthy and weigh less... slowly i WILL reach my goal! Sat, 6 Sep 2014 10:19:33 EST 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 ends in overtime. Are there many more overtime games to be expected? Both teams look tired. <BR> Goalies are playing great. Both could be leading for MVP candidates. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:42:08 EST Let's Go CAPS!! OK, OK... I know the Caps have not done so well this season. But there's been a big shake-up and I'm hoping next season will be golden! <BR> <BR> I live in VA and was lucky enough to be part of a feature on Caps Red Line (on the NHL Network) a couple of months ago. Coolest thing EVER!!! <BR> <BR> Since this is also a weight loss site, I'll say that I need to lose another 15 lbs. Not a lot, but it's so stubborn! LOL! Mon, 5 May 2014 16:32:54 EST Olympic Hockey Just wanted to see if anyone is watching the Olympic hockey games out there. Canada and Finland played this morning and it was such a good tight knit game. Its amazing to watch the best of the best, no one was making mistakes and both goalies were on top of their game. Can wait to see the next round! Sun, 16 Feb 2014 15:44:15 EST Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013 Well now, Stanley Cup Playoffs begin today, and my team is facing it's nemesis from last year, the defending champions, the LA Kings. <BR> <BR> Puck drops tonight at 7pm at Scottrade Center, and you can bet your behind I'll be there, rooting on my boys in Blue! <BR> <BR> Here's to hoping for an upset, as all predictions I have read so far, save one, have been that the Kings win this series. I certainly hope not! <BR> <BR> Any other fans out there whose teams are getting ready for playoffs... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:15:33 EST Bobby Orr is 65! A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bobby Orr; truly one of the GREATEST Hockey players EVER to lace on a pair of skates! A very fine man whose career was cut WAY TOO SHORT! <BR> Bobby, you are NOW, FINALLY OLD ENOUGH to retire! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you have a GREAT day! Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:52:45 EST Hi from Tampa Bay Hear the Thunder Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:42:06 EST Hello from a Caps fan in Chicago! Hello everyone! Just wanted to say hello and hockey's back! Well, it never left really, there's the AHL and the CHL and... anyway. I'm a big Capitals fan (lived in DC for 8 years before moving back to Chicago) so wanted to join the team and say hello! Let's go Caps! Sun, 27 Jan 2013 12:58:32 EST Hello From Vancouver Well we had our usual end to the season. The only redeeming factor is that LA is in the final. <BR> As I have been saying since the 60's, There's always next year :-) Sat, 26 May 2012 21:08:27 EST Hello from Philly! Hey! I'm Chelsi. Just wanted to introduce myself and say I'm excited to have joined this site. I'm looking for some people to be inspired by, and to help motivate each other! <BR> <BR> I love Ice Hockey! I grew up watching my brother and good friends play, so I became an INSTANT fan! I'm a huge Flyers fan! <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting a bunch of you and hopefully making some new friends! <BR> <BR> So hello and have a great day! Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:33:14 EST Not So New.... Hi All! My name is Kimberley. <BR> <BR> I am not going to keep any of you too long with my "introduction" message. ;) As I am not *really* new on here. I've been here before .. several times. <BR> <BR> But I'm back... and I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. I owe it to myself to get healthy and to stop making excuses to "not" do it. I need a LOT of support.. and, from previous times on here .. SP has a lot of support... and, I need all the support I can get right now.... to finally... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:30:31 EST A New Year... A New Sparkie... :) Hey Sparkies! My name is Kimberley. I'm Canadian. I am tired of being overweight. 2012 is the year that I get healthy .. no more excuses! I just hope now I have what it takes to get me to where I would like to be. (sigh!) <BR> <BR> Anyhow! Enough about me. ;) Time to join the party & have some fun. :) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 02:04:53 EST Winter Classic Anyone else really excited? <BR> I kinda wish I was going to be there (I'm a big Rangers fan), but I'll just have to settle for watching on TV. <BR> I've been watching a little bit of the HBO series 24/7, which follows the two teams leading up to the game, so that's gotten me even more excited. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:27:17 EST Early contenders Anyone have any early favorites? Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:23:04 EST a little help for a newbie how can i comment in a thread without it showing as a reply to someone else's post?? or is that how its suppose to look? Sat, 26 Nov 2011 12:27:34 EST Newbie here (: hi everyone!! My name is Jamie, Im 30 yrs old && Im new to this group...i have been using sparkpeople off && on the last 2 years...anything else u may wan to know, just ask (: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 12:18:59 EST ~Newbie On The Block!~ Hi Sparkies. My name is Kim. I've lost weight in the past and need to do so again. I am looking for some support along the way too...hopefully this team will offer the support I am looking for. <BR> <BR> My favourite team is... Toronto Maple Leafs. Seeing how I live in Toronto -- I feel like I must support my home team. ;) <BR> <BR> Don't be shy - if you have a couple of minutes -- drop by my page & say hi. :) <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> ~Kim <BR> <em>465</e... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 17:13:57 EST Go Rangers! (hello, I'm new) Hey everyone! <BR> My name is Sarah, and I decided to join this team because I'm a big Ranges fan (I'm actually watching the game right now - so I'm sorry if I make any typos, but I'm watching the TV screen and typing without really looking). <BR> I've been a Rangers fan for a long time, but I became more of a fan after the lockout . . . not having hockey for a tear made me realize how much I missed it and how much I love it. My current favorite players on the Rangers are Brandon Dubinsky, R... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 21:10:02 EST Hockey season 2011- 2012 (chat area) Sad start to the hockey season with the plane that crashed and now the last of the players passing away. I read there was a memorial service which was attended by 100.000 people and Vladimir Putin. <BR> <BR> I am ready for some hockey - how about you? Although I am not a big Penguins fan, I do hope to see Crosby again. We need to do something about the head injuries in the NHL. <BR> <BR> The opening weekend will be a challenge - Friday Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) game (have tickets) Saturday -... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:36:20 EST Hi.. My name is... Hi Everyone! ... My name is Kim. Been here before - needed a new start. I am hoping this time will be the time that my spark is re-lighted. :) I live in Toronto Canada with my husband. Don't have any kids but lots of stuffed animals. :) I am addicted to horror movies, facebook, hello kitty, black&white photography, reading, listening to music (all kinds), and apparently collecting stuffed animals. :) <BR> <BR> I am a binge-eater, late night snacker, emotional eater, addicted to food... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 22:42:32 EST 4 more weeks!!! Only 4 more weeks till the Detroit Red Wings start their season! <BR> I'm from Detroit and I LOVE the Detroit Red Wings! Thu, 8 Sep 2011 11:47:42 EST Hello from under the shadow of Hockey Town Hello to all! I live in Windsor ON across the river from Detroit and Joe Louis Arena BUT I am a Maple Leaf all the way. Grew up near TO and I am not a band wagon fan. Look forward to some great hockey discussions this season. Tue, 6 Sep 2011 19:59:02 EST Canucks Fan Here Hi, I'm new. I thought it might be fun to find a Spark community with people I have something in common with and found a team for hockey fans. <BR> <BR> I found hockey in university and fell in with Habs fans. We watched Patrick Roy drag the Canadiens through to a Stanley Cup. Then my dad and I started watching together which he enjoyed. Now that I've been dragged across Canada I've switched to the Canucks. They slowly grew on me! I loved the team this year, finally went out and bought... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:04:19 EST Hello - new to the team Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> Greetings from SoCal. Fan of Montreal Canadiens and Rochester Americans. Also like the Blackhawks and Bruins on second string. Third string teams are the Sharks and Ducks. Planning to take a trip to the Mother ship (Bell Centre) to watch the Habs on home ice one of these days. <BR> <BR> Keeping my puck in the freezer and dreaming of winter. Vypyre (Viper) Sun, 3 Jul 2011 03:18:11 EST GREAT NEWS! Yes, I'm yelling! My cousin's son was picked up by Phoenix Coyotes this past weekend in the NHL draft. His name is Zac Larraza, and here's a link to his interview after he got the word he was picked up. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nsole?catid=868&id=119785 </link> <BR> <BR> Zac grew up in Scottsdale, AZ, and was a Coyotes fan, so this is a huge deal for him. He spent the last couple of years of high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan playing in the US National ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:59:43 EST Head shots <BR> Check this out - <link><BR>=6296470 </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 21:35:55 EST New Caps Fan Hey! I'm Baillie (pronounced like the Irish cream, I's spelled differently) and I'm 24 years old and live in Virginia. I'm a HUUUUGE Capitals fan (no pun intended?) and I absolutely love hockey. I'm not exactly sure what else to put here so uh... <BR> <BR> ...I do enjoy long walks on the beach, dancing in the moonlight with Nicklas Backstrom... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:52:01 EST Head shots I hope the league would do something effective about those head shots. Unfortunately when one of those thugs does it - they get a slap over their hand - Matt Cook being the latest example. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:11:16 EST Caniac, saying hello Hi, <BR> <BR> I am a HUGE hockey fan :) I grew up in Chicago area as a Blackhawks fan. Now, our family is season ticket holders to the Carolina Hurricanes and proud Caniacs. I am lucky enough to have witnessed my 2 favorite teams lift the Cup in the last 5 years. I was present when the Hurricanes won in game 7. I love hockey. My son has basically grown up at the arena - he was born during the lockout and has only missed a game when we we have been on vacation. As part of my weight los... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:49:17 EST Hi I am Pat I have joined Spark because I need something to keep me focused and driven. I have a goal of losing about 100 lbs or a little more if I can. I don't like the way I look or feel, so its time to take things into my own hands and just get on with it! i am a HUGE Vancouver Canucks fan! Could this finally be the year??? <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:24:34 EST Wings Fan in Florida Hello Hockey Fans - <BR> <BR> I was born and raised in the Detroit area, but have lived in Florida for almost 30 years. I am still a Red Wings fan. South Florida isn't really big on hockey and you never hear about it on the local sports news, so they make it hard to be a Florida Panthers fan. I've been to a few Panthers' games and always at least half the crowd is fans of the opposing team. The nice thing about the club is that they make some of the seats really affordable (as low as $5 - ... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 11:40:07 EST Habs Fan Checking In Hi Gang, <BR> <BR> Yes.....I am a fan of the Montreal Canadiens fan.......and yes I am willing to admit it. LOL! <BR> <BR> <em>196</em> <BR> <BR> I have lost 18.2 lbs since January 4th and I am looking to share the rest of my Spark journey as well as my love of "the game" with my friends here. <BR> <BR> Go Habs Go! <BR> <em>197</em> Sat, 5 Mar 2011 23:21:38 EST Hockey Fan from Pensacola Florida Hockey fan from Pensacola? Do they even have hockey there?? YEP, we have an SPHL team the Ice Flyers. I'm also a Pens fan. :) was just going to say hey and see if anybody knows any hockey based workouts that i can try.... my mindset has grown up on sports so if i focus a workout on training for a sport im more likely to keep with it. My goal is eventually to play hockey here even if it is just a pickup league type. thanks for anybody's input! Tue, 8 Feb 2011 04:43:31 EST Hi from northern Alberta Canada Hi all. New to Spark been a big hockey fan for years. I live and own a small bar in the heart of oilers country. It is decorated in flames stuff cause that is where my heart is. I do take a lot of flak from my customers. It leads to a lot of good dicussion as well with the nice young team developing in Edmonton. I also Where all the Canadian teams jerseys and hats and support them when I can, as long as they are not beating up my flames. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 23:50:55 EST Fangtastic! As I'm pretty new to the world of hockey, I was a bit nervous about doing anything more than lurk here, but these past few days I've realized there's no shame in my relative "new"-ness to the sport or this team. It's always nice when you can cut yourself a break, ya know? Ha. <BR> <BR> A hockey fan since the Vancouver Olympics and a Predators fan since shortly thereafter, I was able to experience my first professional hockey game in-person on November 13 against the Blackhawks. And let me... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 16:20:33 EST Winter classic 2011 WInter classic 2011 - the horn has sounded. Final score Caps 3 - Pens 1. <BR> <BR> Comments? reactions? Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:52:05 EST Hello from a Bruins Fan! Im Jenn! I have just started Sparkpeople in hopes of accomplishing a healthier and fitter me. I hope to meet plenty of hockey fans that have the same thing in common, so that I am not alone, lol! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 16:19:33 EST 24/7 Anyone watching HBO's 24/7 lead up to the Winter Classic? I think HBO does a great job with this series, the Pens and Caps are not favorite teams of mine, but I have to admit to being more than a little psyched to see them in the Classic. Thu, 30 Dec 2010 19:14:48 EST Best Game tonight? Tuesday, December 28... <BR> Looking forward to Vancouver vs. Philadelphia <BR> (#2 in the West vs. #2 in the East) Tue, 28 Dec 2010 14:22:14 EST Hello from Buffalo! Good afternoon! New to the team. Been a runner for under a year but a hockey fan since 1972. Lifelong Sabres fan here (liked the Nordiques at one time, too). Wed, 22 Dec 2010 14:25:18 EST *sigh* My Blues..... .......... My Blues started out the season sooooooo good and strong...and now...we barely eek out a win every few games. Detroit thrashed us last night. And ANOTHER of our players, Eric Johnson, was hurt. Haven't heard the extent of his injury yet, but he will be out at least a few games. We pull replacement players from our AHL affliate The Peoria Rivermen...and now the running joke here in St. Louis is that the team is now known as "The St. Louis Rivermen featuring David Backes." LOL At least we can s... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 13:03:55 EST Top 10 NHL Standings to date December 9, 2010 <BR> 42 Pittsburgh <BR> 39 Philiadelphia <BR> 39 Washington <BR> 38 Montreal <BR> 37 Detroit <BR> 34 Dallas <BR> 34 Chicago <BR> 33 Boston <BR> 33 Vancouver <BR> 33 Tampa Bay <BR> <em>196</em> Thu, 9 Dec 2010 05:26:18 EST New KiD.... Hi Team! My name is Kimberley. I have been a sparkie since March 8th, 2010... but on my journey since January 21st, 2010. I joined this team yesterday because I felt it was time to get involved in the teams on this amazing site. :) <BR> <BR> My favourite hockey team is the Toronto Maple Leafs. I bleed blue & white FOREVER!!! <BR> <BR> GO LEAFS GO!! <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> Let's go team!!! Tue, 7 Dec 2010 15:49:18 EST Hello!! Hi! I'm new to this team but not new to spark. I have lost 40lbs so far this year doing a home workout and I'm on my way to losing 30 more. I love hockey, I'm originally from PA so I'm a HUGE Penguins fan!! Go pens! I am in the AF and i'm currently stationed in South Dakota. I love meeting new people, espically hockey fans. Message me. Also, connect with my on FB <link><BR>s-Helping-others-lose-weight-and-get-f<BR>it/163172303717937?ref=sgm </link>... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 17:33:06 EST Just Another Hockey Freak Hi, my name is Jody and today is my first day here on SP. Funny the first communities I looked for to join were the hockey ones. I'm a professional fan and can talk hockey with the best of them. I live in Ohio, so I'm a big Blue Jackets fan. Yeah, I know, we're not that great, but I'm not a fair weather fan and hang with them through thick and thin. We're season ticket holders as well. I'm sitting here watching the game, but having to listen to it on the laptop because it's the Montreal... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 19:48:37 EST Hello ... :) <em>196</em> Another hockey fan here! :) My fave. team is Toronto Maple Leafs. This season is just beginning and we have 4 wins and 1 loss (in OT). The Leafs are off to a great start. Lets just hope it continues! :) <BR> <BR> GO LEAFS GO!! Wed, 20 Oct 2010 10:06:10 EST Who will be the best in the west Hawks-Sharks and Canucks all look good.Wings getting older or better . The team that will surprise the most .The Kings Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:45:56 EST Who will be the best in the east this year The Caps will be hard to beat.But keep on eye on the Sabres which is not good for my Sens. Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:41:16 EST new team member <BR> gadday all hockey fans <BR> go sens go Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:34:39 EST Congratulations Black Hawk fans! I hate to say it but ... congratulations to all you Black Hawk fans. You have had a long wait. Although I am a Canuck fan, I have to admit you were the best team and probably the most exciting to watch. My Canucks were close but you had the complete package. Way to go! Thu, 10 Jun 2010 00:35:48 EST What's your team?? Hi all! I'm new here on sparkpeople and was just wondering who your favorite team is. I'm a Sabres fan *sigh* but I'm pulling for the Blackhawks in the finals. I'm already looking forward to next season :) <BR> I hope you're all well & having fun :) <BR> ~Stan~ Mon, 31 May 2010 20:44:37 EST hello - out of the running, but hello Sometimes it's hard to be a Caps fan. Still, it was a great year overall. I'm looking forwards to some lively team discussions. Tue, 11 May 2010 15:38:35 EST Hi I'm Karen I'm new to this team but a really big fan of the Washington Capitals. Although we are out of the running for the Stanley Cup this year, we had a great year and we have a great coach and players. GO CAPS. See ya next year. <em>196</em> Mon, 10 May 2010 09:41:25 EST Hello Im Marie I am new to People Spark and just finding my way around. I am open to suggestions. I heard about this site and have been fascinated by what I have learned so far. So cheers to all of us who are improving our lives!!! Best Wishes!! Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:08:11 EST Kings My Kings lost in OT last night. Boo-hoo! Where's the chocolate? JUST KIDDING!!! <em>334</em> Fri, 16 Apr 2010 13:50:26 EST Playoffs Round 1 Post your playoff picks for round 1 in here!! Tue, 13 Apr 2010 09:40:43 EST Hello! Hello all, a huge Wingnut here. Loved hockey since I was a teen, but living in small town Ohio before the Jackets it was all football 24/7. Usually got tared and feathered if you liked anything else. But since moving 10 yrs ago I was able to enjoy it much more. Wings are #1 in my book, though I like a lot of other teams as well. I also love all things horror, music and books. I like to knit and crochet while watching the games but hubby tries to stay away just in case the Wings are losi... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 11:48:29 EST Saying Hellos! Hello my name is Sara and I am a huge Wild fan! I live in Wisconsin and hate anything Chicago related, except for the pizza! So I love the Minnesota Wild! but HATE the Vikings! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:19:26 EST hello from the nations capital! hey everyone! my name is liz and i live in fredericksburg, VA, about an hour south of washington, DC and i'm a washington capitals fan. we're going for the stanley cup this year, people!!! <em>334</em> <BR> so, hello to everyone - i'm glad to be here! Fri, 5 Mar 2010 11:24:28 EST Hello from an avs fan in michigan Hello, <BR> I'm new to the group. I love the colorado avalanche and am currently working to lose weight and start a new journey. Sun, 14 Feb 2010 16:22:34 EST hi im a new member hi my name is mike and im engaged and im a hockey fan i joined spark people to lose weight and get in shape Sun, 7 Feb 2010 16:29:38 EST Hello From A Sens Fan Hi everyone. I am a huge hockey fan. I have been watching the game since I was a baby. I grew up in a family of Canadiens fans so one of my first words apparently was "La tire, et le But"(it's french for He shoots, he scores. <BR> When Ottawa got an NHL team back in 1992, I was so excited, been a fan ever since. <BR> <BR> GO SENS GO! <em>196</em> Sun, 7 Feb 2010 07:52:14 EST HI from a gal who has no"home" team Hi everyone! Well let me say here in Iowa we have no hockey team so to speak. Oh yeah, we have the Omaha Lancers and UNO Mavs across the bridge in NE but nothing in terms of the NHL. So how did I become a hockey fan in IA? Well, I married a guy who's kids played hockey when they were younger and they still love the sport. My hubby is a HUGE Ranger fan, his kids are Bruins and Penguins fans, so not to be left out, I decided to be a Blackhawk fan...and I think I chose a pretty darn good team to... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 16:55:36 EST Hi from Leaf Nation! Ok I know, but 1 day the leafs will win the Stanely cup again- (don't think it's this year tho)!! I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Diane 41 from Toronto Canada. I love hockey- my fav. is world hockey- juniors,womens, and mens. I can't wait for the Olympics! Thu, 14 Jan 2010 18:27:25 EST New to this team, happy to see other hockey fans!! Hey everyone, I'm new to this SparkTeam, but I'm a huge hockey fan, have been since I was old enough to understand it! Originally from Detroit, so you know I'm a Wings fan for life! Living in FL now for the past 3 years, but we still watch our Wings via the Center Ice package! My hubby and I watch every Wings game (if we are not home for some reason, it gets recorded and watched later) and we both enjoy playing hockey at the local rink, drop-in games for now, we haven't joined a league yet... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 22:10:43 EST Greetings from a new member to the team I wanted to say hello to everyone. I have been on Spark People for a while, but just recently started to do things a lot within the website. I am hoping to do the same as my wife and really do a lot and lose weight. <BR> When it comes to hockey I am a very big fan. Although I have never been to a pro game in person; only semi pro and college. <BR> In joining this team I am hoping that I can find some friends and lose weight at the same time. <BR> Oh and my team preference is the Chicago Bla... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 10:46:02 EST Olympic Year Challenge I have only been on Spark for a few months but wondering, are there ever any yearly challenges? <BR> <BR> Who can lose the most in one year, who can walk the furthest, do the most work outs consecutively. <BR> <BR> I don't know about you guys but I have always been someone who likes to compete and would be up to a 2010 Olympic year challenge. Afterall, the Olympics are coming up in another month or so in my home province of BC, and home of the Vancouver Canucks. Sun, 27 Dec 2009 13:20:42 EST So... what's the secret? Just to introduce myself... <BR> Andy , 46 year old guy from Surrey in BC (Canada) <BR> <BR> Back onto Spark after a few months away. Seems like I am on this endless roller coaster of healthy eating and fitness, followed by too much junk food and no exercise. The roller coaster continues again and again. Right now I am back on the fitness ride. <BR> <BR> So what is your secret to keeping motivated on track, and staying on track? Sat, 26 Dec 2009 15:04:37 EST Rituals and Superstitions When attending a game, I have as many rituals and superstitions as the players. What jersey to wear, which car of the metro to get on, which door to enter the stadium. Anyone else or am I just a little crazy? Sun, 1 Nov 2009 08:27:02 EST Live Hockey!! I am so excited -- first home preseason game is tonight and I can hardly wait to get there. <BR> <BR> Let's go Caps! Mon, 21 Sep 2009 15:53:50 EST Any Belfast Giants Ice Hockey fans out there.... Hi, <BR> <BR> As a very keen Season Ticket holder for the last 7 years I was wondering if there is any other Belfast Giants fans on Spark People? <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Sep 2009 19:26:15 EST gee....who do I cheer for :) Hello to SP and finding places to keep myself active on the site, motivated to chat and sign in and get perhaps even a bit 'o support. <BR> <BR> I love my CBJ...I've had a PSL since the arena was being built. I'm SLOWLY making my way to other arenas...been to FLA, CHI, MIN, other love is baseball parks and I've managed to make it to many more of those :) <BR> <BR> I'm ON THE COUNTDOWN to Oct 3rd.....TG for hockey season. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:33:20 EST Hi from Hockeytown! I'm from the Detroit area and have been a Red Wings fan my whole life. They had a super disappointing end of the season, but hopefully they'll bounce back this coming season! <BR> Excited to see so many hockey fans on this site :) Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:23:48 EST Hola from Mn Hi all! <BR> Newbie from Mn, home of the Wild! <BR> Spent most every winter involved. <BR> Will be nice to have a buncha hockey nuts with me on this journey. <em>30</em> Wed, 29 Jul 2009 13:41:31 EST Mike Green's Norris Trophy nomination Obviously I'm a huge Caps fan but I'm glad Mike Green did not win the Norris trophy this past season. I don't think that this particular award was meant to be a defensemans scoring title. Yes, Green had a career season with goals and points but his defensive play was extremely suspect. I yelled at the t.v. on many occasions as he turned the puck over again and again. I wish I could find his season give away stats. I'm not doggin' the guy. I'm glad he's on the Caps. I just didn't think ... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:04:52 EST now that most of the signings are done.... All those crazy off season signings! Teams look very different now. As a Ducks fan, I'm thrilled to have Saku and Teemu playing together, and was sad to lose Pronger -- but overall happy with how my team is looking. Can't wait for the season to start. <BR> I was just wondering how you all are feeling about the changes your team's rosters have undergone! Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:30:29 EST hello from a CA hockey fan Hi all. <BR> I'm Liz and an Anaheim Ducks hockey fan. <BR> I LOVE hockey, and I'm learning to enjoy fitness and working out to be in better shape. <BR> This seemed like a great SP group to be a part of. Wed, 8 Jul 2009 17:49:21 EST Hello all from St. Louis...home of the BLUES!!!!!! Hey ya'll! I am a new hockey fan but a HUGE HOCKEY FAN!!! I went to my first St. Louis BLUES game this past season and I had such a blast that I did lost of research on rules and history and pretty much immersed myself in all thing hockey and learned a whole lot about the game and the players, etc. I am still learning and I am missing hockey soooo bad. I cannot wait until the season starts up again. Just wanted to say Hi to all and share my love of hockey with others who appreciate this fanta... Fri, 26 Jun 2009 22:07:11 EST Not a new hockey fan but new to the team. Hockey has been my favorite sport to watch since I was in high school. I got my dad and my brother into hockey. My brother played hockey as a kid all the way through high school. He was good enough to play in college but decided he wanted to focus on school and also he wanted to play more for fun. He would co-coach the youth team he used to play for whenever he got a chance. <BR> <BR> I started with watching the Milwaukee Admirals with friends in High School. One year we went to every s... Sun, 31 May 2009 21:47:51 EST Another noob - player and fan :) Hi there, <BR> <BR> Happy to find this group! <BR> <BR> Been playing ice hockey for 14 years on mens and womens teams - took a 3 year break, gained too much weight, took a bunch of it back off and am back on the ice lol. That's the quick summary. Sun, 31 May 2009 14:52:26 EST off season rumors Another year of hockey -- some crazy rumors going around about the Capitals and steroid use -- I wonder if any of it is true or if the people who got caught just had an agenda against the Capitals. I also heard that Federov is likely to go to Russia to play -- can you imagine? He hasn't lived there since it was the USSR and he defected, interesting... Sat, 30 May 2009 08:52:50 EST Hello! Hi, all. I just found this team and am happy to join. <BR> <BR> I don't see too many saying they're Penguins fans, so cross-checking me! <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 May 2009 20:01:23 EST A New Hockey Fan Hi! I a new hockey fan. One of my co-workers asked me to go to a Lake Erie Monsters game. A minor league team. I loved it. I can't even tell you how many games I've been to since then. A little lost since our season it over. I've been following the play offs. GO CAPS. Look forward to making new hockey friends. <BR> Stef <em>213</em> Sun, 3 May 2009 08:41:34 EST How is your team doing in the playoffs? Mine is giving me fits -- first they outplay the Rangers in two home games which they lost and now this win at MSG. Not sure if we will make it to the second round or not. I think we are a better team but... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 13:53:18 EST Frozen Four Anyone following the frozen four? My University has made it for the first time in 13 years (since I still lived up there) and I am pretty excited but without local teams find it hard to follow here in general. I wish I could afford the crazy amount they want for tickets but really $100 each for upper deck seats just isn't in the budget when I will be seeing the caps in the quarter finals next week (all four games if they need them) for the same amount. even the Stanley Cup round won't cos... Thu, 9 Apr 2009 09:13:07 EST Bruins Fans? any bruins fans? there is a fan page up now, please join! cheers! Wed, 8 Apr 2009 21:42:04 EST Bobby Orr is 61! Hey all you Bruins fans; join me in wishing Bobby Orr a very Happy 61st Birthday today! He is possibly the best hockey player to EVER lace on a pair of skates; (& NO I am NOT his MOTHER)! LOL <BR> Happy Birthday, Bobby, with many, many more to come! Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:06:36 EST Hello from Tennessee.. Home of the Predators! My name is Sarah and I live in the small town on Kingston Springs. I'm a single mother of 2 wonderful kids! My daughter is 7 and unfortunately is me made over (but worse) and my lil man is 2 and as good and as cute as can be! I have always struggled with my weight but never really had the motivation or the strength to actually do anything about it. I am recently divorced, so now that I am out of that very unhealthy relationship I am ready to make a better, healthier life for me and my childre... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:24:58 EST How is your team doing lately? I just thought of starting this thread because I'm so inspired by my Oilers today. They lost 10-2 to the Sabres on Tuesday (I believe MacTavish described it as "a debacle of monumental proportions") and I think it would have been so easy for them to just be demoralized for days on end, and go into some downward spiral, but INSTEAD, they played hard and beat Minnesota 3-1 tonight. It's not hard to apply that idea to our own goals for health and weight loss, in the context of having a really ... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 04:16:25 EST Hi! I'm new here! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this group- I've got about 50 lbs to lose, but would be happy with 25-30. I have a 7 month old and a 10 year old at home, so my biggest challenges are time and energy. <BR> <BR> I live in Washington Capitals country, but I'm a NJ Devils girl married to a Sabres fan. Sun, 25 Jan 2009 14:15:45 EST New to group Hi! New to this site and group. I actually love the Washington Capitals and have been to 2 games this season. I am working on losing the weight I need to as well. Look forward to discussing weight loss and hockey! Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:29:29 EST Morning everyone! New here :) Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. My name is Carrie, and I'm from New Jersey. And yes, you guessed it... A true Devil's gal. LOL Hope everyone is doing wonderful, and had a great new year! Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:14:37 EST 3 things to be thankful for my friends. Wed, 17 Dec 2008 09:01:57 EST New here Hey all my name is Brandi and I am a die hard Columbus Blue Jackets fan! My fiancee Steve, my son Ryan and I live in Ohio and we love to watch hockey and go to games on occasion. Hope everyone has a great day! Sat, 6 Dec 2008 17:07:28 EST Montreal Canadiens Spark Team I created a Team if there are other fans out there that would like to join me :) Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:11:24 EST Best Goalie?? Which Goalie do you think is the best in the league? I'd have to say Brodeur for sure, but Price will be up there soon too once he gets some more experience. Wed, 22 Oct 2008 10:58:23 EST Hi everyone :) Hi everyone! I'm new to SparkPeople and am so excited there's a Hockey Fans team! I love hockey! I don't get to watch it as much as I want to, but I try to keep up. Go Flyers! Mon, 6 Oct 2008 19:06:22 EST I love Carey Price Hi all you Beautiful People . . .I love Carey Price . . .maybe because he is a goalie . . .my son is a goalie!! I'm love the Habs, but I also love the Ducks! My son goes to 1 to 1 Goldtending in Halifax, and of course met JS, (goalie for the Ducks) <BR> STAY FIT, <BR> Cat :0) Tue, 9 Sep 2008 14:53:32 EST Hockey fan Been a big hockey fan for years and years and not just NHL hockey. Because of the pricing here, I've been a season ticket holder for the Vancouver Giants for a few years now since NHL tickets are way too expensive here. <BR> <BR> We (my live-in boyfriend and I) get the Hockey Central package every year so that we can watch games from all over and love it. <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> <BR> Katherine Thu, 4 Sep 2008 23:40:37 EST My Yahoo fantasy hockey team Anyone here who enjoys playing some fantasy hockey and is committed and interested in joining my team is welcome to. <BR> <BR> This year I'm doing a points league so come and join and let's have some fun!! <BR> <BR> Here's some info: <BR> <BR> League ID#: 10157 <BR> League Name: Tuzzi's Fantasy Emporium 08/09 <BR> Password: hockeypucks <BR> Custom League URL:<BR>ue/tuzzifanatasyhockey <BR> Draft Type: Live Draft <BR> Draft Time: Sun Sep 28 1:0... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 23:36:45 EST Greetings From Minnesota Hey gang, found this team through the search, looks like the kind of crowd I enjoy! <BR> <BR> I have been a lifelong fan of hockey going way back to the early days of the North Stars and now the Wild. I own a fan site dedicated to the rougher side of hockey, fighting! No, I am not a knuckle dragger. I love the complete game but the fights have always interested me, from why they start to how fighting is used in the game. <BR> <BR> <BR> if anyone is interested. Loo... Fri, 29 Aug 2008 17:49:42 EST Sakic signs, Avs fans rejoice. Looks like Sakic isn't ready to hang them up yet. Even if he's in the twilight of his career he'll still be able to add some serious offense and will get significant power-play time. Now if Smyth stays health and they get some steady goaltending I think the Avs are going to surprise alot of people. If Forsberg comes back I'm not sure how much help he's going to be. He has so much talent it's not funny but with his bum foot he is unable to play for long streches at a time and contribute re... Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:39:44 EST Introduction Hi Hockey Fans! I am Carolina Hurricanes fan! I don't really know all the ins and outs of hockey cause I am a fairly new fan of the game. My daughter had a boyfriend who was really into the game and got my daughter and me hooked. The boyfriend is long gone but the hockey fever remains. I have only seen my guys play live once, but it was the most fun. My son took me to see the Canes play the Thrashers in Atlanta and I was one of about 6 Canes fans in a sea of Blueland. Anyway, it is always... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 12:14:04 EST ....Am I the only... Lightning fan in here? :-) Just wanted to introduce myself. My name's Becky and I'm a Lightning fan (that sounded rather 12 stepish, didn't it??). I can't wait for the season to start again as we've had LOTS of changes from right before the trade deadline til now. Fri, 25 Jul 2008 22:34:06 EST I am going crazy without hockey Hey hockey fans, <BR> <BR> My name is Ellen and I live in South Florida. Home of the PANTHERS. Okay, so they may not be the best or even that good, but I love them anyways! Our family goes to a hockey game whenever we can and if we are not there, the game is on t.v. and we are watching. <BR> <BR> I am very excited to be able to add this to my losing weight! Hockey is such a special thing for me throughout the year and weight loss is being added to that, however, no off-season for the weight... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:02:13 EST Hi I new Love the leafs and fans out there Sun, 22 Jun 2008 08:12:54 EST Off Season Hockey In the off season ther eis not much to do not like football or baseball hot stove leagues. Wed, 18 Jun 2008 13:49:56 EST hey hey hockey town come on lets go red wings <BR> wings in 5 Mon, 2 Jun 2008 19:26:12 EST Hockey Message Boards Are any of you members of NHL Connect? Or of your team's message boards? If so, what boards do you frequent and what's your handle?? <BR> <BR> I'm on NHL Connect, as well as the Avs, Wings and Pens message boards with user name Ingenious_21. Fri, 23 May 2008 16:32:26 EST hey hokey fans 34 from mi big red wing fan Wed, 14 May 2008 08:39:13 EST ROUND 2 Okay, the first round is over and we're heading into the conference semis. My picks to move on to the conference finals are... <BR> <BR> Canadiens over Flyers <BR> Pens over Rangers <BR> Wings over Avs <BR> Stars over Sharks <BR> <BR> Conf finals... <BR> <BR> Pens over Canadiens <BR> Stars over Wings (hey, it's possible...) <BR> <BR> Pens/Stars Cup final... <BR> <BR> Stars in 6 <BR> <BR> Yes, I'm biased... <BR> <BR> Your predictions???? <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:25:58 EST New to board Hi everyone. My name is Jeff and I bet you can't tell who my favorite team is by looking at my name huh? <BR> A few Detriot fans in here. Excellent season Detriot. <BR> They sure did kick our butts this year, but that stuff happens. <BR> Our first game (where we lost 3-2 in OT) was so disappointing. The Wild played probably their best game of the season. Oh well, we went on to win game 2. Now on to Col. for back to back gms 3-4. It would be fantastic to pull wins out of both games and then c... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 09:10:28 EST Hockey Skates A new pair of hockey skates, thats what was waiting for me at home this week. No turning back now - I guess I am going to learn how to play!! <BR> <BR> <em>100</em> Sat, 12 Apr 2008 16:46:02 EST OUTRAGEOUS OTTAWA SUN ARTICLE THIS WAS POSTED ON THE PENS FAN TEAM THREAD TODAY: <BR> <BR> To anyone who supports the Penguins...please read this article by Don Brennan, one of the main dirt bags that are employed by something resembling a newspaper...the Ottawa Sun. <BR> <BR> Here is the article... <BR> <BR> <BR> /2008/04/08/5222896-sun.html <BR> <BR> For anyone who doesn't want to take the time...I will give you the Reader's Digest version. Mr. Brennan (who's email address... Wed, 9 Apr 2008 14:45:11 EST Playoff Predictions Here's a little game we started on the Avs Fan Message Boards, thought I'd start it here to. <BR> <BR> Predictions for how the playoffs will break down. Here's my bracket . . . <BR> <BR> East <BR> (1) Montreal over (8) Boston- in 5 <BR> (2) Pittsburgh over (7) Ottawa- in 5 <BR> (3) Washington over(6) Philadelphia- in 7 <BR> (5) New York over(4) New Jersey- in 7 <BR> <BR> Round 2- <BR> (1) Montreal over (5) New York- in 6 <BR> (2) Pittsburgh over (3) Washington- in 6 <BR> (Ovechkin, v. Cr... Wed, 9 Apr 2008 10:34:27 EST The Quest for the Cup... Round one match ups are set and I want to know who y'all think will take each series. <BR> <BR> Here's my predictions: <BR> <BR> Montreal over Boston <BR> Senators/Penguins...not sure yet <BR> Washington over Philly <BR> Devils/Rangers...not sure here yet, either <BR> Detroit over Nashville <BR> Calgary over San Jose...whoever wins this one will come out severly banged up. It should be a physical series. <BR> Colorado over Minnesota <BR> Dallas over Anaheim (we are capable, but will we be h... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 13:21:45 EST Most Competetive Division What is the most competetive division in the NHL? <BR> <BR> My vote is for the Northwestern division of the Western Conference . . . the teams are all quite good and competition is stiff from top to bottom. They also rank well within the conference, right now it looks very likely that FOUR of the northwestern division teams will make it to the playoffs this year. Thu, 13 Mar 2008 22:48:24 EST Ice Skates So, ice skating is my favorite winter sport in all its many forms (figure, speed, dancing, hockey). I love to watch it and I love to go ice skating, but never get to do it as often as I'd like. Anyway, for my birthday I'd really like to get a pair of ice skates. So I had a few questions . . . <BR> Figure? Hockey? or both? <BR> Beginner or Intermediate? and what's the difference? <BR> What brand (if any) is more reliable? <BR> So if you know anything about ice skates give me your two cents, b... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 15:29:32 EST Man, I love trade deadline day... that is all! Wed, 27 Feb 2008 01:23:00 EST Freak Accidents What's with the freak accidents over the last two days. THe ref at the Philly game nearly gets his nose cut off and tonight Zednik gets his throat slit by his own team mate. I hope it stops. Mon, 11 Feb 2008 02:49:07 EST the ducks Whats going on with my ducks? They just can't seem to get the puck in the net. It's getting pretty frustrating to watch. <BR> <BR> How are everyone else's teams doing? Mon, 4 Feb 2008 12:47:37 EST YAY a hockey club! Living in Calgary, we live and breathe and eat and sleep it here. Its kind of nice, I grew weary of football in the Us, and don't even get me started about baseball. Give me well tones men who can balance on blades and shoot a puck at 100 miles an hour, and I am a happy girl! Also, when you see the players out and about, they are nice, talk to you, they are actually human! Who knew! That being said, GO FLAMES! Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:30:22 EST Tonight is the skills part of the All Star <em>196</em> <BR> Hey all you hockey fans the NHL All Star starts this evening, on Versus. The skills and speed part is tonight and the game is Sunday(1-27) <BR> Don't miss watching your favorites play and have a ball out there relaxed on the ice. <em>198</em> <BR> I know I will be watching for sure! <BR> Shawn Sat, 26 Jan 2008 16:37:25 EST AHL All Star weekend anyone? My family is heading to Binghamton for the upcoming AHL All Star weekend. We can't wait! Is anyone else going? Wed, 23 Jan 2008 11:14:09 EST BlueJackets beat Annaheim, Wow! I am so excited! Columbus Blue Jackets opened the season beating the Stanley Cup defenders, 4-0. Our team needed to start out well. Sat, 6 Oct 2007 10:25:17 EST How's your team in the Pre-Season? My team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, aren't doing too bad. They beat Nashville last night 3-0. That's impressive. <BR> <BR> The open the regular season against Stanley Cup champs, Annaheim on Oct. 5th. Sun, 30 Sep 2007 08:34:41 EST Got my first tickets of the season! They are not on sale yet, but the company I work for(owns the Rangers, Knicks, and MSG) gets tickets for everything under the sun and gives us guys first dibs. I got 4 tickets (half price) for the first Islanders home game versus the Rangers on 10/10!!! Islander/Ranger games are always so intense, like Mets/Yankees (gee, can you tell I'm a NYer?). I went a couple NY vs NY games last year and they were some the best games I've seen! Save for the playoff game vs the Sabres of course. I mean,... Thu, 23 Aug 2007 10:11:41 EST Latest trades and signings How do you think your team did with these latest trades and signings? The Wild didn't make any big deals, but signed a lot of current players. They did sign Sean Hill, currently on a 19-game suspension for using a banned substance. <em>198</em> Hopefully that will work out for the best - we'll see! <em>213</em> Tue, 7 Aug 2007 14:41:20 EST New I am a big hockey fan..."Lets Go Penguins". Anyway, great to be here and hope to chat hockey shortly... <BR> See ya soon <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2007 11:05:08 EST What are you doing in the off season? Getting in better shape for the hike to the cheap seats. <BR> <em>196</em> Sat, 30 Jun 2007 09:54:16 EST Five more minutes! And hopefully the Ducks will be hoisting the Cup! Wed, 6 Jun 2007 22:32:38 EST Any one? Any one a Bruins fan? I know its been rough the past couple seasons, but I feel something brewing! Who knows? Our boys in Black and Yellow might be making a come-back! <BR> <BR> LETS GO B'S! Fri, 1 Jun 2007 11:26:50 EST To all you soldiers and vets... <BR> THANK YOU. <BR> <BR> ch24rw Sun, 27 May 2007 17:33:00 EST Do you skate or just watch? I skate once a week and break a great sweat, how bout you? <BR> P.S I got a back hand goal tonight. Mon, 30 Apr 2007 21:49:14 EST Conference Quarter Finals Poll <em>197</em> Western: <BR> (1)Detroit vs. (8)Calgary <BR> Detroit in 5 <BR> <BR> (2)Anaheim vs. (7)Minnesota <BR> Anaheim in 6 <BR> <BR> (3)Vancouver vs. (6)Dallas <BR> Dallas in 7 <BR> <BR> (4)Nashville vs. (5)San Jose <BR> San Jose in 6 <BR> <BR> <em>197</em> Eastern: <BR> (1)Buffalo vs (8)Islanders <BR> Buffalo in 4 <BR> <BR> (2)New Jersey vs. (7)Tampa Bay <BR> New Jersey in 5 <BR> <BR> (3)Atlanta vs. (6)Rangers <BR> Atlanta in 6 <BR> <BR> (4)Ottawa vs. (5)Pittsb... Tue, 10 Apr 2007 02:23:21 EST MSU NCAA National Champions! Speaking of great hockey - did anyone catch the Michigan State Spartans winning the NCAA National Champion? It was such a great game. I have to admit that I am biased because I am such a huge Spartan fan, but it came down to the last few minutes. Sun, 8 Apr 2007 20:26:52 EST Happy Easter everyone. Just wanted to tell everyone happy easter. Think Healthy today. I know it will be hard, but we can do it. <em>224</em> Sun, 8 Apr 2007 09:58:55 EST Introducti on/Welcome Thread I think we have enough people to do this now. You don't have to base it off this year either (cup question). Basically who is your favorite team in the other conference. <BR> <BR> Name:Chris <BR> Location: Greenbrier, TN <BR> Favorite Team: Predators <BR> Team you most like to play in Cup finals: Penguins <BR> Conference finals: Detroit <BR> Wed, 4 Apr 2007 10:20:40 EST We need some sticky topics. Any suggestions? 1. Welcome/ Introductions 2. Chat room or What's on your mind? 3. Questions....................... Please let our team leader,FFWRX03, know to make some sicky topics where we can just chat and also welcome new members. Fri, 30 Mar 2007 22:09:10 EST Who got you started watching Hockey? My husband has been a Hockey fan since the Flyers began in 1967! The first expansion team in the NHL, where there were only 6 teams before that. So I have to say I love watching the Flyers with my husband and he definitely got me started watching Hockey. Fri, 30 Mar 2007 21:59:12 EST Do we need any more changes to the game next year? This hockey season went by so fast. There are always the trades and draft picks to keep up with. The gossip and stuff. See what the new rules are gonna be. Do we need any more changes to the game? Fri, 30 Mar 2007 21:49:25 EST Who are some of your favorite players? I like Forsberg, Recci, LeClair, Justin Williams, all the Flyers esp Carter, Knuble, Gagne. In days gone by Eric Lindros & LeClair with his 50 goal years. I miss Desjardins, he just retired with the Flyers. Thu, 29 Mar 2007 22:28:03 EST What do you think of the shoot outs? I don't think they are fair. It's not a good way to win a game. I don't even care to watch them. I like OT better. I hope they bring OT back instead. Thu, 29 Mar 2007 22:16:44 EST Any hockey fans out there? Nashville Predators fan here. Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:36:58 EST