Calling all SoSH hockey buffs to help educate a new fan. As a teenager, I loved playing hockey video games and going to the local AHL arena (Hershey Bears) to take in a game. I went for the speed of the action and the fights. There was no opportunities to play where I grew up, and it was not big at the division 1 university I attended, so I quickly lost interest. Now that my 7 year old son is getting into sports, he has been particularly drawn to hockey. I find myself watching more and more with him, but it has been hard for me to teach him the strategy of the game other than the obvious. When watching baseball and basketball it is easy to recognize great defense. However, I find it very difficult to understand defensive strategy in the NHL. I think it is the speed of the game that is tripping me up. So what makes a great defenseman on the NHL? How do you identify a struggling one? Who are the best defensive centers and how can you tell? Any other general pointers for TV viewing? Any help is much appreciated! Thanks in advance.