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Vandersl3  (Level: 225.0 - Posts: 12)
Thu, 29th May '08 8:44 AM


I have reported a "name" spelling error in one of the puzzles.

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Sploofishy (Editor)  
Thu, 29th May '08 8:59 AM

It has been fixed. My apologies.

Keithr81052  (Level: 151.5 - Posts: 147)
Thu, 29th May '08 9:18 AM

I know nothing about ice hockey but it was a good puzzle

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5428)
Thu, 29th May '08 10:04 AM

Like you, Keith, I know almost nothing about hockey, but this puzzle was written in such a way that even if you had the slightest knowledge you could still make it through the puzzle. WTG

Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 29th May '08 10:04 AM

Gotta learn to count those squares!! Drat.
Good puzzle.

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Thu, 29th May '08 11:46 AM

Nice puzzle. Yes technically about ice hockey and a working knowledge of the game would help but you can work everything out without that,

Now I'm waiting for those 'famous bridge players' to make their apearance in a WP. Though maybe famous snooker players would be more fun.....


Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1937)
Thu, 29th May '08 11:59 AM

Hockey Night in Canada, whoeee!!!! The Canucklehead national pastime in my youth, if the home had a TV, that was what it was tuned too. Fun puzzle

Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Thu, 29th May '08 12:01 PM

I have a question about one of the WPs I had. One of the NHL teams has a plural name but it is singular in the WP. Is that a proper way to do that. If we were talking about an LA Dodgers catcher, would he be called an LA Dodger catcher or LA Dodgers captain?

Kaufman  (Level: 270.1 - Posts: 3942)
Thu, 29th May '08 12:19 PM

I'd call him "a Dodger third baseman", but I'd also say "a pitcher on the Dodgers". Not sure if that's a regional usage or not.

Spacecat  (Level: 165.2 - Posts: 676)
Thu, 29th May '08 12:44 PM

As Randy would also remember. During the 1972 Super Series Canada Vs USSR, the games in Russia were in the afternoon or late morning if you were the Western time zone. The games were shown in the classroom on TV's instead of class. The same thing happened 2 years later during the hastily forgotten Super series 1974 featuring the best players from the World Hockey Association.

Donleigh  (Level: 156.6 - Posts: 5480)
Thu, 29th May '08 2:26 PM

Living in Winnipeg and having Bobby Hull playing for the Jets, the Super Series was not easily forgotten. Too many people want them back - even though they stink in Pheonix.

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1937)
Thu, 29th May '08 2:33 PM

Daryl Sittler, 1976, Richard: I once dated a guy based solely on the fact that he looked like Daryl I'm too old to be still in school in '72

Maurlin  (Level: 221.5 - Posts: 2718)
Thu, 29th May '08 6:03 PM

I was afraid, very, very afraid of this topic, since I know nothing about hockey or the NHL except for the names of some famous players that I could not pick out of a line-up, so I was very pleasently surprised with this WP. I actually enjoyed it and the WPs made sense. Thanks, Sploofishy!

Bleepy  (Level: 149.1 - Posts: 628)
Thu, 29th May '08 6:23 PM

Thank you!!! My hubby and my kids would be proud to know that I actually had some interested in hockey (if only for a short time)!

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Thu, 29th May '08 7:07 PM

Bravegator, a team is a collective noun that is singular ("The Dodgers has a chance for a win tonight"). But your example is possessive so technically, it should be "a Dodgers' pitcher" or "a Dodgers's catcher." Which is why I'd also change it to "a pitcher for the Dodgers."

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Thu, 29th May '08 7:08 PM

I knew a little bit about hockey and I think it helped me a lot.


Alvandy  (Level: 242.1 - Posts: 7727)
Thu, 29th May '08 9:57 PM

One of my better scores!
Because my kids and wife love hockey- I'm becoming a big fan too.
Two of my puzzles mentioned the Pittsburgh Penguins.
It's time for a Stanley Cup in the Keystone State.

Go Pens!
[ and our local AHL team- Hershey Bears}
Did Viperdan play this puzzle?- He requested it.

Congrats to Sploofishy

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.7 - Posts: 4459)
Thu, 29th May '08 10:31 PM

Thanks for a great puzzle, Sploofishy! Fortunately, I knew a little about hockey from various types of other puzzles done in the past, and your clues were good, so I didn't feel confounded. In fact, it was a lot of fun!

-- Geri

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Fri, 30th May '08 12:05 AM

Had I known beforehand, about the request for a Hockey WP
I would have countered it with a request for NO HOCKEY
puzzles....thus declaring it Null and Void !!!!
However - it was very do-able, a fun and challenging WP

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Sploofishy (Editor)  
Fri, 30th May '08 12:35 AM

Thanks. I know a little bit about hockey, but don't follow it. It can be fun to take on a subject that you are willing to learn something about. Like I assumed exactly the opposite about Angelo Esposito. Lucky timing, too, since Sid the Kid scored two goals today.

Mad at myself though for misspelling the Great One's name. I've done that before (hanging head in shame).

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.7 - Posts: 4459)
Fri, 30th May '08 1:02 AM

Don't feel bad, Sploofishy! We've all had our share of spelling errors.

-- Geri

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Fri, 30th May '08 1:32 AM

Hey Sploofishy....
there's an Emoticon for that
or aren't Editors allowed the
pleasure of using them

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