Why is a hockey puck called a puck?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "puck" is derived from the Scottish Gaelic "puc" or the Irish "poc" which mean to poke, punch or deliver a blow.These words were used in the game of hurling. Scottish and Irish settlers to Canada played hurling and probably used these terms in connection with the game. According to some accounts, early hockey was essentially "hurling on ice", so the name was probably used for the object, "the puck" as used in early hockey. The OED gives the earliest written use of the word in 1891, in Canada, by which time hockey was well-established.
An old Canadian word for informal hockey is "shinny" which comes from Scottish "shinty", the Scottish form of hurling.
, To answer your question, a Hockey "Offside" is when the player crosses the offensive blue line before the puck. There is a move called "Dragging the line" that NHL players, or in general any hockey player (Like myself) use. What they do is keep a skate ON the blue line when the puck is crossing the line and you are ahead of the play and/or puck.
Newton's First Law: The hockey puck glides in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force, such as a hockey stick. Newton's Second Law: The acceleration of the puck when hit by a hockey stick is directly proportional to the force, and inversely proportional to its mass. The harder the puck is hit, the faster its acceleration. a = F/m Newton's Third Law: When the puck is hit by a hockey stick, it…