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10 Words That Have A Different Meaning To Hockey Fans

#CheersToHockey season! No matter who you root for, make sure you're cheering with a Labatt Blue in your hand!

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1. Power Play

To the public: that thing you do when you use secret info about someone or something to one-up the competition.

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To a hockey fan: when the opposing team is down a man, AND SHOOT IT! JUST SHOOT IT AT THE NET! WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME! PLEASE! JUST SHOOT AT ANYTHING WHILE WE STILL HAVE THE ADVANTAGE.

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2. Butterfly

To the public: a beautiful insect.

To a hockey fan: a beautiful way to block a shot, or an OMG THAT WAS AN INSANE GOAL!

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3. Icing

To the public: something that you put on cakes.

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To hockey fans: an infraction when the puck flies over the center and red line without anyone touching it WHEN WE DON'T NEED A RESET IN OUR ZONE RIGHT NOW!

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4. Boarding

To the public: that miserable thing you do when you get on a plane for a business trip.

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To hockey fans: a dirty hit that's more likely than not going to result in a fight and a penalty, AND THAT JERK BETTER NOT SHOW HIS FACE AROUND HERE AGAIN!

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5. Embellishment

To the public: accessories you might wear on your person to make yourself look fancier.

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To a hockey fan: something that the ref calls against a player they think wants to draw a penalty on purpose WHEN HE IS CLEARLY NOT MAKING THIS UP AND SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY A FINE.

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6. Face-off Specialist

To the public: Nicolas Cage and John Travolta in a brilliant movie about swapping faces.

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To a hockey fan: the center who comes in to win, AND HOLY WHOA, DID YOU SEE THAT?!

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7. Hat Trick

To the public: anything that involves magic and a cap.

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To hockey fans: when a player trumps the goalie and scores three goals in a game, AND THIS MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE HAT, BUT IT DOESN'T EVEN MATTER BECAUSE IT'S GOIN' ON THE ICE, BABY!

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8. Spearing

To the public: something that happens involving fish.

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To a hockey fan: a serious offense, WHICH WAS REAL DIRTY! THAT GUY IS BLACKLISTED.

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9. Lines

To the public: pretty boring things you draw or drive between.

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To a hockey fan: your favorite players that play a shift together, AND SEND IN BASH BROS!

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10. Face Wash

To the public: an astringent that cleans the pores of your skin.

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To a hockey fan: a gross glove in the face, WHICH WAS TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR, MAN!

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