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03-25-2010, 08:08 AM
7:11 of OT
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Its funny how kids that are 'from good parents' tend to be team players and passers and the kids that are from 'stage parents' tend to be puck hogs and glory hounds.

As a coach, I always say that my next team will be a team of orphans because while I love working with the kids, the parents can really get under your skin.

For the 7 year old talent, give it time. Many mite/squirt players that stand out at that age fall back as the rest of the kids develop (size, strength, skating, etc), but the real test is when full contact hockey starts (peewee/bantam) because that is when the fancy players need to start keeping their head up and passing. That is when you can really start to identify talent versus potential.

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