Chez Par�e, the most legendary NHL hangout, is a gentleman's club. When team curfews are broken, this place is usually the reason.
RALEIGH ( NORTH CAROLINA)
A college town brings college atmosphere: This is the only arena in the NHL in which cheerleaders (the Storm Squad) are used.
High humidity leaves the ice sticky, keeping the puck from sliding as fast as in other arenas and making passing especially difficult.
With no seamless glass, pucks often take wild caroms they hit the metal rods holding the panels of glass in place.
EAST RUTHERFORD (NEW JERSY)
After the game, of course, New York City beckons, but by day players do some serious shopping at the many outlet stores in Secaucus.
NEW YORK CITY ( RANGERS)
Madison Square Garden is notorious for having the worst ice in the league, complete with holes that go down to the cement floor.
UNIONDALE (N.Y. ISLANDERS)
This is every team's least favorite stop. The 30-year-old Nassau Coliseum is among the dirtiest and most rundown facilities in the league.
Three of the four corner board sections in the MCI Center are dead, but the fourth is extremely lively. Visiting goaltenders have fits adjusting to the various speeds.
These fans richly deserve their reputation as the most abusive in the league. And, yes, it's a nightmare to play here.
Players sometimes leave their game (their hockey game, that is) on the 18th hole—more NHLers hit the links here than at any other road stop.