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LowOnCyan
Feb 29, 2016

None of this matters


Henrik Zetterberg posted:

Furthermore, hockey is weird:


P A R I T Y

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Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007




My rink is opening up locker rooms and showers starting Saturday and told people to stay 3 feet from each other in the showers.

We've been getting dressed either outside or the birthday party rooms. Wasn't really sure how the party rooms were much safer than locker rooms anyway.

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



Predictably my rink is loving it all up. Before the season started they sent out all these emails how showers were closed, you could only show up to the rink 20 minutes before game time, you'd have to confirm you have no symptoms or anything, masks on in the locker rooms, etc. Then I get there and there's no one at the check in station, showers are open, people are getting in 40 minutes early, it's basically just like pre-covid except the place is almost a ghost town due to the way they're spacing ice times and not letting people hang out in the lobby.

It doesn't really affect me personally because my vaccine is fully charged and it's trivial to keep wearing a mask to avoid spreading anything if I do pick it up, but the indifference towards protocols was a bit disappointing.

prom candy
Dec 16, 2005

Only I may dance

I love playing against a team with all matching expensive looking gear because it usually means they suck. It's when nobody on the other team has a pair of matching socks that you know you're about to get rocked.

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006

Hey Sid Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster, and the theory of Atlantis?

Fun Shoe

Gonna be playing some outdoor ball hockey this week for the first time in forever since I got my 2nd shot and waited the two weeks. I'm probably gonna be gassed as gently caress. I've been walking every day so my cardio isn't completely shot but I haven't been running or anything so my high intensity cardio is probably not gonna be so great.

I'm still not sure about playing ice even with the shot. I will probably do it again if not in the summer then by the fall but there's a still a part of me that feels a little skeeved out about it since I know there's a ton of idiot chad hockey players who engage in the riskiest behaviors and will constantly expose other people to covid. Plus rinks/locker rooms are like breeding grounds for that poo poo.

Bradf0rd
Jun 16, 2008

Agent of Chaos


bewbies posted:

is that more or less lame than having a big picture of sellouts on your jersey

Having a big picture of sellouts on my jersey makes it easily the best jersey I have.

sellouts
Apr 23, 2003



brad...................thank u

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006

Hey Sid Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster, and the theory of Atlantis?

Fun Shoe

Played some hockey today for the first time since like March of last year. Outdoor ball hockey but was still fun. I felt surprisingly decent but I have been walking like every day so my cardio wasn't completely shot. We had no subs though so I was loving gassed by the third game.

doctor 7
Oct 10, 2003

In the grim darkness of the future there is only Oakley.



bewbies posted:

I went out last night to the local "hockey bar" with a couple of teammates, one of whom spent a couple of years playing for the local ECHL concern a while back.

so we are sitting there doing our thing and in comes some guy who was wearing my buddy's jersey from back in the day. my buddy goes up to him and asks, without telling him who he is, if he'd like for him to sign the jersey. instead of being friendly or at least cordial, the dude got all offended and righteous at the idea of someone defacing his aging AA hockey sweater and thus missed the opportunity of a lifetime

Haha this is incredible

Verman
Jul 4, 2005
Third time is a charm right?


Played a few games in the last few weeks. First game back/first game of the season I torqued my back halfway through the second period and it was that familiar herniated disc pain that Ive known before but on the opposite side from what Ive hurt in the past. I skated off and iced/heated it for the next week as well as continued on with my physical therapy routine. I took the next week off of playing as quick movements triggered a tweak in that spot. gently caress back issues man. The first one healed fine, the second time has stuck with me for 2-3 years now and its not fun.

Fast forward a few weeks and I felt much better. Played the last two games and its been a lot better. I'm starting to get the feel for the game again. My positioning and timing is so off. Last nights game however I had like 4-5 great scoring chances and just couldn't make it happen. I even beat the goalie on a streak coming up the boards when I cut in on my backhand around their defenseman, I lifted the puck under the armpit of the goalie as he was hugging the post but the puck wrapped up in his super floppy jersey and didn't go in.

Either way it was great until the last minute or so I was skating to a puck that was headed next to our net so I'm skating towards the back boards. He eased up and stopped skating meaning I was in front when the guy hooks my foot with his and I go down head first towards the boards and crash. No call since we were leading the game and there was only a minute left. I was pissed. Thankfully nothing hurt.

God does it feel good and awful to get on the ice again. I miss the team.

Fingat
May 17, 2004

Shhh. My Common Sense is Tingling




Trip report. First pickup in like 5 or 6 years this AM. I suck in the mornings, and also hit a detour on the way to the rink, and got dressed too slow. So I missed warmups which I really fuckin needed. My skate wasn't tight enough on one side and I just got a new sharpen, so I fell 3 or 4 times on my first shift, and felt awful. It was supposed to be a beginner/intermediate level but I've never been to this skate, and didn't know how it would be. It def was more of a wide range of skills than I expected. My rust was thick and crusty. Also I had to take off the CCM mask it was impairing my vision too much. I was pretty dead by the end but started to get things coming back. My first good open shot went flying over the top corner. I really needed to get a feel for this new stick. This all would be fine except the summer league draft is Saturday, and I don't feel ready to try and get on a C team at all yet.

V for Vegans
Jan 30, 2009


Fingat posted:

Trip report. First pickup in like 5 or 6 years this AM. I suck in the mornings, and also hit a detour on the way to the rink, and got dressed too slow. So I missed warmups which I really fuckin needed. My skate wasn't tight enough on one side and I just got a new sharpen, so I fell 3 or 4 times on my first shift, and felt awful. It was supposed to be a beginner/intermediate level but I've never been to this skate, and didn't know how it would be. It def was more of a wide range of skills than I expected. My rust was thick and crusty. Also I had to take off the CCM mask it was impairing my vision too much. I was pretty dead by the end but started to get things coming back. My first good open shot went flying over the top corner. I really needed to get a feel for this new stick. This all would be fine except the summer league draft is Saturday, and I don't feel ready to try and get on a C team at all yet.

Just think how much of a stud youíll be when you end up on a team below your skill level and you finally start performing

Fingat
May 17, 2004

Shhh. My Common Sense is Tingling




V for Vegans posted:

Just think how much of a stud youíll be when you end up on a team below your skill level and you finally start performing

The bottom is C3 and they already did the draft a couple weeks ago so I don't know what will happen. I signed up for the stick and puck and open pickup after the draft Saturday so I have some reps coming.

V for Vegans
Jan 30, 2009


Speaking of, stinky socks is doing a draft league this summer at the Bruins practice rink. It seems tempting to try, especially since the guy organizing the summer pick up games that most of my team play in blocked me on Facebook last spring so Iím probably not invited to play. Anyone else in the Boston area doing it?

Fingat
May 17, 2004

Shhh. My Common Sense is Tingling




I decided to wait on doing the summer league. Besides feeling way more rusty I also thought about how much I'm planning to be away this summer, and decided the fall would work way better.

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



Is there anything worse than being down 3-2 late in the third, you're in the slot and a pass comes towards you.. and you one time it about four inches wide of the post. That corner was wiiiiiiide loving open too.

loving poo poo gently caress, gently caress you hockey

I'm gonna be mad about it all week.

a mysterious cloak
Apr 5, 2003

Leave me alone, dad, I'm with my friends!




Have someone break your stick

And I finally conquered my covid fear and start coaching 14U again tomorrow. I'm vaccinated since February so I shouldn't die when I inevitably catch it from some numbskull teenager.

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Chemmy
Feb 4, 2001



Good news is they just said Pfizer is ok for 12+.

I coach 9U and tell them if they get close enough that I can hit them with my stick Iím gonna, and we all wear masks.

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