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Welcome to Roughing After The Whistle. Glad you found us. This is a sports message board with a major focus on hockey. Our members are mostly Canadian, but we welcome fans of all teams and recently opened Bruins and Blackhawks forums to go with those for the Canadian teams. It's not just hockey, either. Baseball, football, basketball, soccer, MMA, you name it, we talk about it.

This forum evolved out of the forums, which were shut down in 2013. RATW was created as a new place for those members, who had gotten to know each other over the years, to continue posting together. We're passionate fans and we love to argue, but in the end we keep it respectful and it's a very community feel.

We're pretty laid back here, but we keep it civil. We have a team of moderators dedicated to making this a better place. If you're looking for a place to talk sports without dealing with trolls and keyboard warriors, you've found it.

The original home of Roughing After The Whistle, opened in October 2013, was located here. In 11 months at that location, RATW racked up more than 250,000 posts, 9,000 topics and 580 members. That's almost 800 posts per day. In September 2014, in order to improve our community, we made the move to our own hosted site here.