Last year Playmobil revealed its first official hockey line featuring actual teams from the NHL, but disappointingly it was limited to just the league’s original six franchises. A year later, the toymaker is finally introducing 12 additional teams to help fill out your kid’s miniature league.
I don’t really realize the skill of professional athletes until I see them up close. The speed in which they do things, the control they have over their bodies, the hand eye coordination, it’s all ridiculously superhuman. Just check out this video of hockey players running through exercises and tricks. You get to see…
Here’s a glimpse of the process of how an NHL arena turns a concrete slab into an official ice hockey rink. It’s footage from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a place that’s hard enough to get water (let alone ice). The process of putting the ice rink together is quite quaint, it involves string and paint and…
A wise Canadian prophet named Stompin’ Tom Connors once declared that the good old hockey game was the best game you could name. And since it’s foolish to disagree with anyone nicknamed Stompin’, Playmobil has officially announced a new series of officially-licensed NHL toys focusing on the league’s original six…
There's an awesome story here about a mom and dad who built a backyard ice rink during the winter so that their two boys could have fun skating and playing hockey outdoors. But what I love most about this excellent quick cut video is just hearing all those sounds come together. It's enough to make a man maybe,…
Usually, when you play ice hockey you play it on the side of the ice where the air is. Not these divers. They decided to take a puck and a pair of hockey sticks underwater in a frozen lake and do a bit of knocking around on the wrong side of the ice.
Sitting rink side at NHL games affords an unparalleled view of the action, especially when someone gets lit up on the boards right in front of you. But now, fans of the San Jose Sharks will be able to recreate that bone-jarring experience in the comfort of their own homes.
Virginia Tech thinks hockey helmets are bullshit, which is more or less true. In turn, it wants to look at the differences between hockey's helmets and football's recently evolved versions, and bring the concussion-stopping advances to hockey. This is pretty much bullshit.
Nothing happens quickly in the NHL. Fighting still exists. Visors were only mandated for incoming players last year. But the league is reportedly preparing to test player-tracking technology, and if it takes, we're not far away from a complete and sudden revolution in how we understand the sport.
The slapshot is the fastest shot in hockey. One satisfying thwack and the puck goes flying at incredible speeds. Except it's not really one thwack, it's two, and our buddy Destin at Smarter Every Day has both the science know-how and the super high-speed slow-motion cameras to show you exactly how it works.
Watching the world-class ice athletes of the Winter Olympics, whether it's in speed skating, figure skating or hockey, is a jaw-dropping affair. The speed, control, and dexterity they exhibit while somehow balancing on a metal blade is simply amazing. But what exactly is going on with those blades? Smarter Every Day's…
When it comes to sports, they say it doesn't matter if you win or lose, just how you play the game. And if hockey's your thing, with the FWD Powershot sensor on the end of your stick you'll know for sure if you played the game better than everyone else out there on the ice.
Watching hockey and playing hockey are two entirely different experiences. Or at least they were until Joseph Lallouz got his hands on a pair of Google's new wearable computer system and took it to his local skating rink. The result—awesome first person hockey. Hint, hint NHL.
If you've ever wondered what the pool of data which is the Stanley Cup results would sound like turned into song, then... well, you have an overactive imagination. But now that artist Bard Edlund has done just that, you'll wonder why more visualizations don't make use of audio, too.
Hockey is a game played by linebacker-sized men moving at vehicular speed on razor-sharp blades. Skaters will travel almost 200 miles in a single game, slicing, shredding and shaving a surface just 200 feet long, 85 feet wide and 1 inch thick.
Are you Team Stark or Team Targaryen? Do you pledge your loyalty to the Browncoats or the Time Lords? Root for your favorite fictional group with these custom hockey jerseys.
Don't worry, you can watch the video because no one was hurt in this freak accident. It's crazy, a youth hockey team in Slovakia was actually practicing in the hockey rink as the arena's roof came crashing down.
I never understood people's need to trash streets, burn cars or destroy anything after their team loses (or sometimes wins) a big game. But I've always wondered what it would feel like. This 360-degree video of the Vancouver riots shows me.
The August 20, 1967 Progress-Index (Petersburg, VA) ran a piece titled, "Hard Times Facing Joe Fan," about the overcrowding of sports stadiums that was sure to come with exponential population growth.