At 3/4/10 10:24 AM, Nev wrote:
At 3/4/10 10:18 AM, Coop83 wrote:
Did you watch it on the internet, or on TV? It's much easier to follow it on TV and yes, it does get easier with practice, as you learn where to anticipate the puck as moving to.TV.
It just takes some getting used to. 2 games a week for about 4-5 weeks was what I needed and now I know pretty much where it's going to go ;)
How do you think the cameramen feel? :PI'm sure they're fine as long as they get some good rough stuff :P.
Nah, it's an art just following the puck sometimes, while being ready to zoom in on a fight or hit at any moment.
That, I'll say, was great. As the only team sport I watch often is football you hear loads of Premiership commentators moaning about how in Europe all the refs are too hard on fouls. Whilst in hockey you've got people pointlessly ramming the opposition into a fucking wall.
There is a reason to it - getting them off the puck, letting them know you're there, trying to start a fight are all legitimate reasons. Attempting to injure a player is not legitimate, so pay attention (This means you too, Alex Ovechkin!)
At 3/4/10 01:07 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
Do they have much hockey in Europe? I know there's a Euro League of some sort right?
Not as much as in North America. Russian league, Swedish, Finnish, German leagues all get good attendance, but the ELITE League in the UK has so far failed to take off. Telford is still quite a drive away for me, so I can't see the tigers play.
At 3/17/10 05:57 AM, SpeedMetalSandwich wrote:
Coop's level icon is the best.
Nah, gfoxcook's Leprechaun takes some beating. As does the staff's magical Irish whimsy fella.