The biggest thing I noted when watching games with newcomers was how many times I heard it was hard to follow the puck. On TV or at the game, same comments. Then it occurred to me that they were literally trying to follow the puck whereas I was looking to where the puck was going. After that I tried to actually watch the puck for a while and understood what they were talking about. If you've grown up with the sport, the flow and strategy of the game allows you to analyze and anticipate what the guy on TV is going to do. You don't watch the wraparound dump in, you focus on the weak side wing and the goalie. You don't watch the d-man carrying the puck out of his zone, you look at his pass options... and so on. Unlike football where a ball is run, passed and caught or baseball where a ball is thrown to a target for a guy to swing at, hockey's speed and strategy makes it difficult for a newcomer to fully appreciate what's really happening out there unless a puck is going in the net or two guys are punching one another. I don't mean this as a slight in any way, mind you. It's just how it is... The Theo Fleury reality show would have been a lot more interesting eight years ago. More depressing as well, I'd guess.