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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:18 AM
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Default What do players sniff on the bench?

I was watch the ranger game today and i saw that before the game players on the bench were sniffing or smelling something red, does anyone know what it is called?
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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:36 PM
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my guess is that its probably something with menthol in it to help them clear up their noses.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 07:39 AM
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It could have been cayenne pepper capsule. Used for energy. Actually, thats not what you do with cayenne pepper. We used to pop cayenne pepper caps for a little boost of energy. Old school hockey, do not snort!!!

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Old November 15th, 2009, 01:20 PM
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Haven't seen them in red but...
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Old November 15th, 2009, 02:38 PM
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that actually resembles it
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Old November 15th, 2009, 04:20 PM
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smelling salts
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Old November 16th, 2009, 05:20 PM
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They are smelling salts, the active ingredient being an ammonia compound.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 05:58 PM
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does anyone know the name of the product?
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Old November 16th, 2009, 07:15 PM
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hot panties:twisted: sorry couldn't resist.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 07:49 PM
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what does that do?
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Old November 16th, 2009, 08:47 PM
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The smelling salts basically clear your nasal passages (almost to the point of burning) and they "wake you up". Some players feel they make you more alert because it essentially shocks your system. They're not all that expensive. If you have a local sports medecine/athletic training supply store, you can buy them locally or order them online of course.
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The ammonia just irritates the mucosal membranes and "wakes you up" as mentioned but it doesn't really have any chemical or physiological effects.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Haven't seen them in red but...
definitely it. I've played at Philips Arena a few times following Thrashers games and these little packs are ALL OVER the benches! :lol:
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Old November 17th, 2009, 02:06 PM
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The ammonia just irritates the mucosal membranes and "wakes you up" as mentioned but it doesn't really have any chemical or physiological effects.
It feels like a slap in the face.

You'd be AMAZED how many of these some teams go through in a single playoff game.
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It feels like a slap in the face.

You'd be AMAZED how many of these some teams go through in a single playoff game.
Interesting, I rarely see anyone use them on TV but I guess they don't focus on the bench much except for this one time when the commentators were pointing out someone using it. Ammonia definitely causes a nasty face.

It should smell like hair colouring treatment unless technology has really changed in the past decade.
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yeah ive sniffed one of them before as my friend played a trick on me with one and i didnt know what it was... ITS NUTS!! its a burning/tingling shock feeling after u sniff it and lasts about 2 seconds i would say but really wakes you up... its what they use if someone is knocked out they crack the pack and it wakes the guy up.
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Interesting, I rarely see anyone use them on TV but I guess they don't focus on the bench much except for this one time when the commentators were pointing out someone using it. Ammonia definitely causes a nasty face.

It should smell like hair colouring treatment unless technology has really changed in the past decade.
In 2004, the night before game 7 against the Flyers in the conference finals there was a high-level pickup game to break in the freshly redone ice. On the Lightning bench I saw about 200ish packets in the drain under the water bottle holder on the bench.
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