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02-01-2013, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Stickchecked View Post
Out of curiosity, what league are you going to be playing in?

If you ask me, playing D is based on who else is available. If you have solid, experienced D, they're going to get preference. It's important to have good D who can get the puck out of trouble and move it to the forwards.

If your team doesn't have a full set of D, just volunteer and do the best you can. I find most people want to play forward anyways so it's not hard to get slotted in D, especially in the lower levels.

The ideal is to be paired with a good D partner who can show you the ropes and ease the transition.
I don't mind. Right now I'm playing in a Church league in Winchester, but come summer it will be the lowest level of the summer Bell Sensplex league.

Yeah it will be kind of cool because right now things are looking like I might be playing with my dad (he's been playing since he was a boy and he's 50 now...still a great skater). So he should be able to teach me a lot.

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