Hockey Idioms

IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
when hockey players are about to fight each other, they will drop their gloves on the ice before starting to punch.
Sentence 1
"After the ref ignored what should have been a penalty, Jeremy angrily dropped his gloves and started to pummel the offending opponent."
Meaning 2
to get ready for a fight or aggressive offense
Sentence 2
"After AMD released so many amazing computer processors, Intel needs to drop the gloves and start innovating again if it ever hopes to compete."
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
To always keep your stick on the ice in hockey, so that you are always ready if the puck comes toward you.
Sentence 1
A rookie mistake new hockey players make is forgetting to always keep their stick on the ice, only to have the puck shoot right past them.
Meaning 2
To always be ready for anything
Sentence 2
The market is incredibly unpredictable lately, so make sure to keep your stick on the ice.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
when, instead of chasing a puck, a player predicts where the puck is going to move and goes there.
Sentence 1
"After completely missing a pass, Roger's coach scolded him for not skating to where the puck is going to be."
Meaning 2
to predict how events will turn out in the future, and act accordingly to best take advantage of the events.
Sentence 2
"I think the construction stocks are going to rise with the new infrastructure stimulus that is coming out. We should skate to where the puck is going to be and start investing now.