It's something I've been asked many times. I'm confronted by it when I read hockey blogs, be they about the Flyers or another team. It's probably most noticeable when I attend games.
I'm talking about the shocking difference between female and male hockey fans. Barring the immediate chromosomal differences, and excluding all puck-, rink- and dust-bunnies, I think it boils down to attitude.
So, uh, what's that mean?
Here's what I see on most guys' hockey blogs: B****ing, griping and moaning about freakin' stats. RFA/UFA hits to the CAP-this. PIMs, GAAs, and +/- ratings-that. Here a factoid, there a factoid...
In short, arm-chair GMing and sounding way too pretentious about it.
ENOUGH! Would you guys just sit back and watch the game?
I personally prefer to steer clear of stats because I dislike numbers...unless they're streaks. I'm more interested in the atmosphere of the game, the sights and sounds.
In regards to attending games, I'm deferring to my friend Teka's post on the matter. She's nailed it.In the end, here's what's most important to me: I watched two teams playing hockey and had a d*** fine time doing it.