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    Quote Originally Posted by FishMonger View Post
    I play at TSC. They decided to take a 7-year hiatus (or like 4 weeks, somewhere in between there) for the holidays so I don't get to play again until next weekend.

    It's been so long I can barely remember what the ice smells like...
    What division and what nights are worth playing over there now? I'm toying with the idea again of playing, after being bashed to death by my 9 year old to do it, but I'm tentative. The 40 and over seems to be stacked with former NHLers, and the lower levels look like they would frustrate the piss outta me. I'm not going to go end to end at any point, I just want to be able to pass someone the puck that's not going to eat it.
    at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    What division and what nights are worth playing over there now? I'm toying with the idea again of playing, after being bashed to death by my 9 year old to do it, but I'm tentative. The 40 and over seems to be stacked with former NHLers, and the lower levels look like they would frustrate the piss outta me. I'm not going to go end to end at any point, I just want to be able to pass someone the puck that's not going to eat it.
    Playing Bronze A on Sundays, it's a decent league. Used to do Bronze B on Sats, and that was fine. What level would you be comfortable in? I also got a buddy looking for someone at Bay Harbor.

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    We won again last night against a team that we lost to in week one, and were ahead 4-1 and eventually lost.

    Overall we played alright but there was an abundance of no-look, backhand passes into la-la land committed by our team that luckily did not bite us in the ass.

    @eddieshack23 , any chance we can change up the lines a bit up front, maybe rotate forward partners each period? what i'm getting at is that i need more time with you out there! it would be fun to connect out there with some good scoring opportunities. last night i set larry a few times that should have at least resulted in a SOG but nothing developed. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by beedee View Post
    We won again last night against a team that we lost to in week one, and were ahead 4-1 and eventually lost.

    Overall we played alright but there was an abundance of no-look, backhand passes into la-la land committed by our team that luckily did not bite us in the ass.

    @eddieshack23 , any chance we can change up the lines a bit up front, maybe rotate forward partners each period? what i'm getting at is that i need more time with you out there! it would be fun to connect out there with some good scoring opportunities. last night i set larry a few times that should have at least resulted in a SOG but nothing developed. :(
    That's a good idea. We should all serve time with Larry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishMonger View Post
    Playing Bronze A on Sundays, it's a decent league. Used to do Bronze B on Sats, and that was fine. What level would you be comfortable in? I also got a buddy looking for someone at Bay Harbor.
    No to Bay Harbor. Back in the day, I was comfortable at any level, I just played in different role the higher up I went. Now? I'd probably be fine at Bronze and could probably handle it in Silver after a few games of sucking. Sounds like I want where you are playing now.
    at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.

    ---gescom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    No to Bay Harbor. Back in the day, I was comfortable at any level, I just played in different role the higher up I went. Now? I'd probably be fine at Bronze and could probably handle it in Silver after a few games of sucking. Sounds like I want where you are playing now.
    Then you should see a certain fellow Mod , who captains my team. I know we've had problems in the past getting guys to show, so maybe you could start out as a sub to get back into the swing of things. Things seem to have improved with guys showing up, though, so you'd have to talk to him.
    It is mid-season. Not sure if you could jump on full-time at this point. New Season starts May/June.

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    Another OT loss for us last night. The game started off decent enough, we were up 2-0 and then let them back in. It eventually was tied up, then we traded goals and ended up in a 3-3 tie I believe. We switched up the forward lines a bit which I felt helped out, it allowed some of us to play together and get some SOG. In the 2nd period I had a goal disallowed. Basically their goalie went to dive to cover the puck and one of our players had poked it right before the goalies glove completely covered it, so it squirted out to me and I shoveled it in, right after it crossed the goal line the ref blew the whistle. Imho it should have counted, but no biggie, it is just mens 40+ roller hockey, so I wasn't going to argue. Later in the 3rd I had picked up a lost puck by their d'man about 8 feet out in the slot, as I drifted to my right, and leaned into a backhand shot (I'm a lefty) and was going 5-hole. The goaltender dropped and as I crashed the net to follow my shot I saw it was sitting on the goal line, literally straddling it. Due to the goalie's positioning and their d'man pushing me away from the net (towards the end boards, as he should) I was unable to get my stick on it and tap it in, it was the most helpless feeling everrrrr.

    Their goalie played great, and was fairly aggressive, came out to challenge shooters and handled the puck very well. He robbed me at least two or three times when I was ripping top shelf snappers, I did manage to net one though when our d'man carried the puck in the zone, circled behind the net and found me at the mid slot all alone, he passed it and I zapped it.

    All in all it was a great game. They had fantastic passing and I thought we were in trouble at the beginning of the game due to this. It led to a lot of chasing the puck by us. But then we took the early lead and I was feeling better. @eddieshack23 and I never got to play a full period together up front, hopefully next game we can. We did get a shift or two together in which we had a couple SOG.

    So far our team is doing just fine in the upper division, we have two regulation wins, and two overtime losses.
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    Played back to back games for the first time since I don't know when Sunday. First game (lower level playing D for both) I picked up a puck at the blue line that squirted back. Looked at the net and the goalie came out as there was no screen but one of my guys was to the right of the net (tangled up) so I figured I'd fire it that way and see if he could get a stick on it. Well the puck kinda stuck to my blade a bit (not sure if it rolled or something) so I ended up lifting it waist high on accident smacking the defenseman in the ass and getting a goal out of it. Wasn't exactly the way I planned it but the concept was sound right?

    Only bad news was my groin got gimpy by the end of the first game so in the second game I was trying to nurse it a bit. Got a puck wide on a bad line change for the other team but I knew I didn't want to try and rush the puck in. I saw the goalie charging out to set himself for the break so I said **** it and just fired a slapper about a foot off the ice short side. Caught the goalie totally off guard and he whiffed badly trying to butterfly and get his blocker down.

    Hopefully I can keep this thing stretched and keep strengthening it over the next few weeks. Nagging groins are the worst.

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    So we played the second place team last night, a real solid group no ringers. Lost the game 4-2. The refs though had a call that just boggled the mind (there were several but this took the cake). Our team had a standard regroup, swung D passes and then caught the center flying up the middle on a curl. He cut to split the D at the blue line but one of their D men stands him up (this is a non checking league). Our center is a big boy and their D was not and as a result the D got knocked down but he did knock our center off the puck. Our winger cuts behind the play to grab the loose puck whistle blows. Everyone is confused thinking maybe there's an offsides call..... Nope elbowing on our center.

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    I missed my last two games because I was sick, but finally got back on the ice yesterday.

    After being down 1 or 2 goals for the entire game, we rallied in the 3rd to tie the game 3-3 only to lose in the ensuing shootout. This marks our second overtime loss this season giving us a 2-0-2 record so far.

    Overall, I felt like I played like crap. Still being on the tail end of the cold that won't go away, I had no lungs and no legs. I felt like I was constantly out of position and nothing but a liability when I was out on the ice. On the upside though, they recorded an assist for me, even though I don't remember touching the puck at all before the goal in question. At least it made up for the actual assist they didn't give me in game one when we were still waiting for our team jerseys with numbers to be ready.

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