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07-28-2012, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by SexyJoffreyLupul View Post
You guys make a lot of good points, and i think ultimately playing against bettter players did force me to think position. My only fear is being a useless pylon, and being way too over my head with all these great players. As a beginner who hasn't even taken hockey lessons, it may be a bit too high a level for me. Nonetheless, i actually had fun and plan on going to a shinny once a week, at least to gauge my improvements.
I'd agree playing against people who are a lot better for you is pretty bad for development. It can help positioning but that's about it, and what is that when you barely touch the puck anyways. Going off my friend and in-law, you should play with people at your level. You should take hockey classes for adults, and join a beer league at the lowest division which is usually designed for people who took up the sport as an adult, this way you see a lot of the puck and can gradually develop skill. Just remember to have fun and develop your skating skills.

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