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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:16 pm 
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We've had to do rent-a-goalie a bunch of times this year too. Not only is it stupid expensive, but the caliber of the goalie you get is super unreliable.

Last time, our spare was the goalie that subbed for Price in the Habs team skills competition thing (he works in their marketing department). And guess what? He sucked too!


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:32 pm 
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I've stopped short of paying for goaltending but I assume that may come up at some point. I was fortunate last week that the kid who was going to ref our game found out we needed a goalie, wanted to play (the rest of the season, minus a few games), and switched his ref duties. I didn't think he could do it this week but he could.

The goalie who'd played most of our games through January had something pop when he was stretching out for a save. He was already dealing with some groin/muscle issue and that seemed to kill it.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:34 pm 
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I'm counting down the games until the season is over. I was planning on not running the team this summer but the high likelihood of moving at least gives me an excuse other than "It's the largest source of stress in my life and it's not worth it."


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:38 pm 
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Well, it was the largest source of stress in my life, har har.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:43 pm 
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More exciting goalie news: The guy who agreed to fill in for the rest of our games (who is great) just got out of the ER, so he won't be able to play tonight. So I get to ask around last-minute for a goaltender again. I was really hoping to NOT HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN EVERY WEEK.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:29 pm 
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I lined up a goalie. We're going to get killed but I found a goalie.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:43 pm 
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Scored the shootout winner (in playoffs we do 4-on-4 for 5 mins, then a shootout) in sudden-death 5th last night in game 1 of our semi-finals. Still feeling like a boss.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:21 pm 
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My season ended on Wednesday and presumably my time with the team I’ve played on for 10+ years.

True to form, the dumb league had a rule change so we didn’t make the playoffs and changed our last game to an opponent two levels up from us. We lost 2-1, I blocked a bunch of shots and got called for a BS penalty where I stole the puck from someone and then he stepped on my stick blade and fell over.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:22 pm 
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My season ended on Wednesday and presumably my time with the team I’ve played on for 10+ years.

True to form, the dumb league had a rule change so we didn’t make the playoffs and changed our last game to an opponent two levels up from us. We lost 2-1, I blocked a bunch of shots and got called for a BS penalty where I stole the puck from someone and then he stepped on my stick blade and fell over. They called the penalty right as I passed the puck to a teammate for a 1 on the goalie chance.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:25 pm 
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I will miss playing games this summer and talking with other humans but I absolutely will not miss finding a goalie or asking people for money.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:37 am 
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Yeah quite honestly running a team seems like a non-fun responsibility.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:40 am 
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It wasn’t as bad when the money was less of a hassle and I didn’t have to work to find a goalie but the last two seasons were miserable. Even if I didn’t have the high probability of moving keeping me from running the team this summer, I likely would have been out.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:53 am 
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The league did a terrible job of differentiating levels the past few seasons, too. Almost every team in our division has ringers that dominated the games, and for the first half of this year, we were playing teams that mostly had those guys. I played in this league for over ten years and honestly I’ve gotten better over that time, but I don’t remember having to chase after former college/junior players back then.


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 Post subject: Re: official ice hockey participants thread
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:56 am 
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Hey I scored in the shootout in a playoff game last week too. After scoring the tying goal to send it to OT with 2:04 left. I play D on this team and score maybe 3-4 goals per year, so definitely feeling the high of my beer league heroics.

Semi-final this week


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