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Hockey 101

ProSmart Hockey has partnered with Sportsnet to provide a Hockey 101 Series. You will learn everything you need to understand the basics of the game and who's who in the world of hockey.

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THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

The NHL has had a lot of different looks over the years. But today there are 30 teams, each trying to make the playoffs. 


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PLAYING THE GAME

Never seen a hockey game?


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RULES OF THE GAME

Who is on the ice, what are they trying to do and why is play stopped?


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PENALTIES

How players get in trouble with their sticks and bodies.


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THE PLAYING SURFACE

How big is the ice surface? And just what are all those lines and circles for?


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BREAKING DOWN THE POSITIONS

What do all the players do?


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THE FACEOFF

It starts every game, period and play.


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GREATEST NHL PLAYERS RIGHT NOW

Lots of Canadians, some Russians, a Swede and even a Slovenian.


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GREATEST PLAYERS IN NHL HISTORY

From Eddie Shore to Bobby Orr with a Rocket in between, the NHL has had some shining stars.


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THE GREATEST TEAMS EVER

There have been a lot of great teams in NHL history. But these are the ones that stand out most.