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01-07-2013, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Frankie Spankie View Post
Rod Langway didn't start playing hockey until he was 13.

I don't see that kind of thing happening nowadays though. Too many kids playing since before they start school, I don't see any way somebody can jump in with the competition of the kids today while being a teenager and still make it to the NHL.
I 2nd this

My neighbor's kids play for the Jr. Sharks and I go out and skate with them every now and again at Sharks Ice. They are 12 and 15 and are absolutely lights out. I'm a good 10/15 yrs older and can body them out, but I have to catch the little fu***** first which gets harder to do every damn day.

Kids start skating at age 3/4. There is not much you can do to make up for 10+ years of natural skating ability. If I had a kid playing hockey I would put him in figure skating too just to work on that part of the game.

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