How does your league weed out ringers?
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08-23-2011, 07:03 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TealTown, USA
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Well, it's different for goalies. It's not like a younger goalie gets to put his youth to great advantage. (He's not skating all over gaining a step on older skaters, etc.) If there aren't any 40+ y/o goalies, then you're faced with a choice between having no goalie on one or more teams or bringing in someone who doesn't meet the age requirement. Pretty obvious to me which is the better option.
Plus there's the sub factor.
Just because you roster a 40+ y/o goalie doesn't mean he's going to be available every night.
Eventually you'll get a game where he calls the captain an hour or two before game time saying "I've got to work late tonight, can't make it," and then what do you do? Forfeit the game and tell both teams they can't play because the only available goalies playing earlier games at the rink that evening are 35 and under?
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