Articles by Tyler D.

Articles by Tyler D.

Best Hockey Gloves: Top Ice Hockey Glove Reviews for 2021

With numerous glove launches over the past year, in this article, we will go over what we think are the best hockey gloves for the 2021 season and beyond.  To see more options, check out our full selection of ice hockey gloves.
June 21, 2021
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NHL Rookies: Hughes vs. Makar

What a season it was for NHL rookies throughout the league, with most of the spotlight and hype surrounding the first and second overall draft picks, Jack Hughes of the Devils and Kaapo Kakko of the Rangers. Both started to come into their own and show highlights of elite-level skill while both playing for underperforming teams.
June 4, 2020
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Failure to Advance: May

In special 5-Friday months, we’re offering our 5th show, Failure to Advance! Featuring Graisen, Hank, Jason, Tyler, and Will, the group talks about everything from the recently announced NHL format (1:43) to which sports video games should be remade (24:51), and everything in-between. Be sure to follow @MonkeySportsPodcast for podcast-specific content from each show, and use promo code Podcast10 at,,, and for 10% off your entire order!
May 29, 2020
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NHL Return to Play Plan

On Tuesday afternoon, league commissioner Gary Bettman announced the NHL’s Return to Play Plan for the playoffs, thus effectively ending the regular season. This announcement was delivered via a 16-minute video, which was complicated regarding certain topics, so we’re here to break it down.
May 28, 2020
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Off the Ice Podcast: Episode 4 - Rich Mihelic

We kicked off episode four of our Off the Ice Podcast by asking the hypothetical question of “what separates the Generational players from their peers”? We determined that most NHL players are on the same “playing field”, with access to a wide variety of resources to help reach their maximum potential. Resources that include access to premium training facilities, nutrition, trainers, so on and so forth.
May 27, 2020
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How to Put on Hockey Gear, Socks & More | HockeyMonkey

It’s no secret that hockey is a gear-intensive sport, and new players to the game of hockey inevitably face the task of putting on all their gear for the first time. While getting dressed in all that gear seems like a daunting task, it's really not as difficult as it sounds. New players may want to practice a few times at home until they feel comfortable. Remember that all your gear is adjustable. If it doesn't fit quite right the first time, try adjusting them until you find the right fit. Here is a step by step guide to putting on hockey equipment.
May 15, 2020
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First Look: CCM AS3 Pro Hockey Skates

CCM is excited to bring to you the latest iteration of their popular Super Tacks line with the introduction of the AS3 Pro Skates! With the integration of their one-piece boot construction, the newest Super Tacks line is the most advanced to date! Let’s take a quick look at some of the details.
May 1, 2020
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Hooking in Hockey: A Guide to the NHL’s Hooking Penalty

Hooking in Hockey is when a player uses his stick to slow down or prevent an opposing player from making a play on the puck or getting into a better position on the ice. The result of this infraction is a usually a 2-minute Minor Penalty but can warrant a 5-minute Major Penalty depending on the severity of the infraction. Following the lockout year in 2005, there has been a spike in hooking penalties called by referees, with the hopes of decreasing injury and speeding up the pace of the game.
May 1, 2020
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Spearing in Hockey: Definition & Examples

Spearing in hockey is when a player uses the blade of his stick to “jab” an opposing player, usually in the stomach or legs. This is considered to be one of the dirtiest infractions in hockey because, while most stick infractions are usually accidental, Spearing is one that is usually seen as more deliberate. A Spearing penalty can also be called when a player intentionally uses his stick in a lifting motion to strike an opponent in the groin area. These dangerous types of infractions can lead to a 4-minute Double-Minor penalty or a 5-minute Major Penalty.
April 30, 2020
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Off the Ice Podcast: Episode 3 - Sarah Nurse

Coming off of an incredibly busy summer with the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association, Team Canada’s Sarah Nurse joined us on the MonkeySports Podcast to give us some insight on the PWHPA and what they’ve been up to.
March 27, 2020
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