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 Post subject: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:50 am 
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i play a hybrid style of goaltending. my boys encourage me to come way out of the crease to cut off the shooter's angle while they cover any potential pass receivers.

i guess my first question is: as a shooter, do u think white pads give a goaltender a slight advantage?


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:18 am 
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No, they don't.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:21 am 
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Perhaps I should qualify that statement. As a goalie, do you find it more difficult to see the puck if a player uses black tape?

No


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:24 am 
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not usually. i guess the white pads help me personally tho. i had an all-black trapper/blocker combo for ages. i'd catch a puck to the chest and think that it landed in either/or when in reality it was sitting right next to me on the ice


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:26 am 
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As long as it works for you, stick with it.

I've always had black/red equipment because they were the team colours. If equipment wasn't so expensive I probably would have changed it up purely for aesthetic purposes


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:27 am 
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How long have you been tending goal?


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:32 am 
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i played in high school, but never tried out for my college team. i was doing rat ice every now and then, in the meantime. finally found a squad to play men's league with and im playing better than ever cos i was tiny in high school. now i feel like i have way more control over my body and i can predict likely outcomes more effectively. plus the new equipment is light years ahead of when i was playing ~7yrs ago


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:36 am 
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I didn't think it would be hard for goalies to find time in men's leagues. As long as you're reliable and not a total sieve, you'll get plenty of calls.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
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My team won 6-3 last night. I might have had a second assist, but I doubt they keep track of those in our league.

At one point I was forechecking their defenseman who had the puck behind the net. Their other d-man was standing in front of the goalie, and he tried to trip me as I skated from one side to the other. I glared at him when I backed off to get the puckhandler and he was all "I DIDN'T DO NOTHING."


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:03 am 
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As I mentioned elsewhere, I'm playing hockey again for the first time in 7 or 8 years. It's a very shitty caliber men's league, but in 4 games I've gone from the guy trying to remember how to put his equipment on to the guy they pair on D with the dude that can't skate.

I've scored a couple goals but man, my shot is pathetic. I just bought my first composite stick ever, hoping to cut it tonight and try it out tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:11 am 
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My shot is terrible and I've been playing regularly for the last few years. I need to reunite with my one true love, the Sherwood Coffey curve.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:13 am 
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haha amazing. The 7 year old sticks I pulled out of my garage were all Sherwood Coffey models. And maybe one Leclair too.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:25 am 
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They still sell those.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
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Once you go to the Coffey curve everything else seems like a Ryan Smyth special.

I typically try to order sticks online to get the cheapest prices (< $80 per), but it's hard to find Sherwood Coffey curves on sale ever. I'm probably going to suck it up and get the one from the hockey store down the road when one of my sticks breaks.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:29 am 
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Aren't these things like $14 at Canadian Tire?


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:31 am 
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I've found that the shittier / heavier composites I've had, the longer they've lasted. My first Sherwood composite lasted at least a year, although the blade was beat up by the time the shaft broke. The next Sherwood was a slightly better model and snapped in a few months. I ordered a few Bauer sticks online that were marked down a lot and the blades on those frayed after a few months. Right now I'm using Easton sticks, one of which I got in desperation at Sports Authority, and they have lasted at least a year. I hate the feel of them though.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
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suttermoss are you talking about the wood Coffeys or the composites?

I'm sure Canadians have hockey stick subsidies to bring the prices down, in either case.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:33 am 
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Wood. Why would there be a composite Coffey, guy never played with a composite stick in his life!


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:34 am 
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Man, all these fancy sticks nowadays. I play with an old horse femur and it works fine.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:37 am 
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Aside from tuna pucks, are all of your pucks made from smushed together Gordie Howe turds?


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:46 am 
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User club lonely and mod ke$$e, as goaltenders, what are your thoughts on players blocking shots?


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:51 am 
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As long as I don't have to let a puck hit me, I feel like it's a good day


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:59 am 
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I usually go for the block. Seems like 75% of goalies don't mind or appreciate it, but the other 25% gets pissed off that they can't see the shot the whole way in.

One game we had a super awful sub goalie, and my strategy was "no shots," since the odds of him stopping it were slim. I do not know or care if he picked up on our team strategy.

When we first went up a division, we kept the same shitty goalie and every game was 7-2 or 8-3. It was demoralizing, since no matter how well we played as a team, a center ice dump-in would find its way to the back of the net.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:15 am 
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Goalies who complain about it are terrible at the position


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:28 am 
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If memory serves, that is an accurate statement.


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