If you’re a hardcore hockey fan, you’ll know that one of the biggest frustrations in life can be falling behind in your knowledge of the sport as information overloads take you down a long road flooded with stats, gossip and commentary when you’re trying to focus on one team, competition or player at a time. So how do you keep your brain from giving up?
1) RSS feeds
Your own personalised list of news sources, listed in a client that makes it look like a quick-click list of headlines sound better than the bottomless pit that is your average search engine adventure? Then RSS feeds are the answer. Whether you read about hockey, the stock market or partypoker, you’re going to thank the skies when you realise that a good RSS feed means being able to quickly find the news you care about, all within one window.
Don’t worry – no one’s asking you to tweet. You can, if you like, but you can also stay silent and follow a ton of relevant accounts to stay on top of the latest news. Even better, follow a few hockey players to get an idea of just how much you can learn from their daily 140-character updates.
They may be rife with rumour and debate (we say debate, we mean argument with the fiery aggression of a thousand volcanoes), but they’re also a good way to put your ear to the ground and see what’s going on, what’s important to the fans, and to see various rumours and odd stats debunked by a committed community. Never a bad idea, even if you’re just a lurker (registered, but never posting).
These are just a few ideas, but of course, they’re topped by the best one of all – this site. We’re here, we’re regular, and you won’t find pointless information or anything a hockey fan wouldn’t want covered, simply because we’re all hockey fans ourselves. So feel free to take on board the above advice, but remember – we’re you’re first stop.