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Twitter 10: Hockey Vocabulary

by Patrick Hooper / San Jose Sharks
Sharks defenseman Brent Burns has one of the better represented hairstyles... or flows... or salads in hockey

It is not often that you could hear someone describe something as "greasy" or point out a location as "up where grandma keeps the peanut butter jar" and be refering to sports. Those are not terms that are typically used when talking about football or basketball. However, hockey is a sport that at times seems to contain its own dictionary of colloquial terms.

We asked Sharks twitter fans to describe some of their favorite hockey specific vocabulary for this week's Twitter 10. All responses were sent to the Sharks official Twitter account @SanJoseSharks and the top 10 responses are counted down below.

From @Karst_AF 22h: "Grinder" Because they are some of the hardest workers out there on the ice!

From @knau1992: Apple for assist. I don't get it.

8. From @JamesCavendish: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick, no sport has anything quite like it.

7. From @HelloHockey: Thornton, he dangles, he snipes, he scores hard and he cellys harder!

6. From @J_MigJEM: "Man up, attack the paint, and put the biscuit in the back of the net."

5. From @_MarksM: Nothing is sicker then going BARDOWN, dangle, snipe it in bardown. Most satisfying Term!

4. From @herzskins: the new term for hair. Was once flow, is now 'salad'.

3. From @woodsidevaulter: When Rusanowsky says "The Rubik's cube is starting to turn for the Sharks!"- it somehow describes any scenario!

2. From @Durneybot: Sauce, I use it for everything now, sauce him a text, sauce me that bottle, get sauced etc even some of my teachers use it now

1. From @Numb1CloweFan29: Chippy, because: Clowe: Its beginning to get a lot more chippy

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