They Dont use your zip code on your credit card. They use your IP address. So if you are traveling the city your're in is the blackout area you get
In Canada its horrible. All the Jays games are blacked out so I cant watch my Red Sox when they play the Jays. Also now TSN signed a huge deal to show even more baseball games and I imagine I wont be able to watch probably an additional 20-30 Red Sox games. This year I am not renewing my MLBTV subscription.
The puck has to cross before your skates do. Offsides are in place to prevent people from cherry picking. It would look retarded if you could have a guy sitting in front of the opponents net all game waiting for a long pass.
As for an icing its there prevent defensemen from just drilling the puck down the ice anytime they get in trouble. You have to cross the half way line (red line) to be able to shoot the puck at the other end of the rink. It promotes offense.
Also as for the scores if you get a 14-7 NFL game well its basically a 2-1 game in hockey. Hockey doesn't have equivalent for a field goal. you do see 5-1 or 6-5 hockey games just like 50-3 or 56-42 NFL games.