What You Need to Know About the History of Ice Hockey

The History of Hockey

Hockey Has Come A Long Way Since This Gear Was Relevant

What You Need to Know About the History of Ice Hockey

Many people don’t realize that ice hockey, in various variations, has been around for hundreds of years. Perhaps it is because hockey has not converted Americans as compared to football or baseball, that people routinely overlook its rich and fascinating history. Scholars have traced the origins of hockey all the way back to a pre-Christian Europe. That’s a crazy long time! In order to understand how hockey has become the game we know and love today, we must first look at what it was.

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2014: Early Season NHL Predictions

NHL Early Season Predictions

2014: Early Season NHL Predictions

It seems just yesterday that the Los Angeles Kings were hoisting the Stanley Cup above their heads in a shower of champagne. Without even time to catch our breath, we are already up to our elbows in a new year of professional hockey.

Every season brings change to the NHL landscape. Some change we can anticipate while other change leaves us shocked. Now that we are a few games into the season, let’s take a look at a few of our early season surprises before forecasting where they might lead us. Here are a few of our early season NHL predictions!

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Hockey Bucket List: 6 Best Rinks To Play In

Yost Arena Michigan

Yost Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Hockey Bucket List: 6 Best Rinks To Play In

One of the great things about the game of hockey is the opportunity to lace up the skates in some of the coolest, most unique ice rinks not just in the country, but in the world. Yes, it’s always a little extra special for a young player to skate on the home ice of their local professional or college hockey team, but needless to say, not all rinks are created equal.

With that being said, here’s a closer look at ice rinks that you need to add to your hockey bucket list:

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Everything You Need To Know About Biosteel

New Jersey Devils forward Mike Cammalleri discusses Biosteel

In the past few years things like protein shakes and performance supplements have had a much more prominent presence in hockey locker rooms and at increasingly earlier stages in players’ careers. I am referring to the types of products that were once viewed as something just for professional athletes or the ‘I pick things up and put them down’ guys from the planet fitness ads. They are now a common sight in the hands of young hockey players at as early as the middle school level.

Personally, I always avoided the protein powders and shake mixes. I never totally understood how they worked or what was in them, and not knowing what I was drinking gave me pause. The risk of not knowing what’s going into your body is far greater for professional athletes. Beyond the health implications and concerns, there is the ever-looming risk of some unknown ingredient showing up on a drug test. The damage done by a failed drug test to an athlete’s reputation, career and livelihood is an all too familiar story line in the modern sports landscape.

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