America's Cup: Why Hockey Rules in Canada (and why we just don't get it)

Hey America, Venuist here. You still ballin’? Thought so. Catch that Canada/Team USA cage, err, grudge, err, championship match last weekend at the Olympics? Same here. It was pretty awesome. And here’s why you thought it was awesome, because for around 70 minutes, the best players in the world of hockey (if there is, indeed, … Continue reading

Hockey Geometry: Trapezoids

In high school math a trapezoid is a four-sided figure with one pair of parallel sides.  In hockey it’s a box behind the goalie’s net meant to keep Martin Brodeur from being more awesome than he already is.  The NHL implemented the rule after 2005, drawing lines outward from the net to the back wall … Continue reading

ESPN’s War on Canada or, “Dear Hockey, I tried to care, but I’m in love with your cousin…”

Hey Canadians! [[Editors note: here’s looking at you, Malcolm Gladwell!]] Rejoice! Today an American-American (me) tried to care about Hockey! I know about as much about hockey as I do about neurosurgery. I know that blades are required and there is usually a significant amount of blood. Today I decided to dedicate a significant chunk … Continue reading

ESPN's War on Canada or, "Dear Hockey, I tried to care, but I'm in love with your cousin…"

Hey Canadians! [[Editors note: here’s looking at you, Malcolm Gladwell!]] Rejoice! Today an American-American (me) tried to care about Hockey! I know about as much about hockey as I do about neurosurgery. I know that blades are required and there is usually a significant amount of blood. Today I decided to dedicate a significant chunk … Continue reading