What is this strange sport?

I believe they call it hockey.
After a yearlong lockout, I went to tonight’s Anaheim Mighty Ducks preseason hockey game just to get acquainted with the new rules. I guess they had to show fans the changes as they spent all night explaining them on the scoreboard with clips from a NHL video game and they had a post game demonstration of the new shoot out format (There are no more ties, yeah).

One major change this season is the elimination of overtime. It’s now replaced by the shoot-out (which is also used in european hockey). I’ve always felt cheated after paying thirty bucks for my ticket and wasting three hours of my life just to see both teams skate to a tie. If I wanted to see people skate for three hours I’d go to Anaheim Ice [Formally known as Disney Ice] for a skate session.

The game was fun but I have a few complaints:
First, do you honestly have to charge 10 bucks for parking? Five would be great, seven is bearable, but 10, might as well through in a beer while you

1 Comment so far

  1. Mike Davis (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 4:35 pm

    soooo happy to have some hockey back in orange county. Ducks should do fairly well this year

    — Mike

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