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10-04-2010, 02:36 PM
It's a wolf v2.0
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Tonight I played in a league game for a team needing players but for a few divisions below where I should be playing. It was weird to coast around and focus purely on passing but I liked it. I'm not much of a shooter (my beer league team tells me to shoot more), and I usually prefer passing more in pick up and whatnot. I have pretty much a slap shot I can get off when-where ever and a deceptive-released wrister.
I took one shot, and that was on an unintended breakaway. I just threw it on net from far out. I wanted assists. I only picked up the scoring chances when my sub team had only a goal lead. The other team had a ringer and I made sure to play him normal.
Long story short, I didn't want to be THAT guy.
Yeah definately don't be that guy
. It's inevitable that you're going to get a few ringers in a beginners league, simply because when you're short on actual beginner players someone needs to call in a sub to fill a spot, and chances are they're going to be better than everyone else to some degree. My first team we had a guy like that, could probably skate around the other team and score at will but rather took it easy and passed a lot and usually played defense. Play like this and you get appreciated by both sides.
On the other side of the coin, I remember going into one game against a team that was like winless in their frist 6 games so naturally thinking it would be an easy win, but we lost 8-3. One of their guys who showed up had something like 5 goals and 3 assists, another had 3 goals and 2 assists... and that was it, no other scorers on their team. Making matters worse, this bad team had a full bench with 3 full forward lines, yet that main scorer was on the ice for at least half the game. So not only was he
, he was also
For my own no-no's worst I did was shoot a puck straight at a ref on a clearing or dump in while looking directly at him. This wasn't in the beginners league either but rather in the upper divisions, though I was still a panicky beginner, shooting for the open lane without thinking. I felt bad and was appologetic, thankfully he let me off the hook.
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