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05-23-2013, 01:30 PM
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McDugan
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Two things.

While I understand your frustration at not getting the answers you want, the thing about posting on a public forum is, you don't get to control the response. Consider that people aren't able to give you an answer that suits what you want to hear because you're so far off of a typical hockey-career path that there isn't a right answer. That doesn't mean you can't make a way, but you're going to have to make it - maybe it doesn't already exist.

Second, also consider that the reason people are saying that your past experience at certain levels is not a reflection on your skills or abilities. Being "good enough" in a skills sense is only part of the equation. If you haven't played organized competitive hockey at a certain level, even with all the skills in the world, it will be hard to adjust. I say this not as someone who has played competitive hockey of any kind but simply as a human being - this is a concept that applies across the board to all aspects of life.

It's the same reason that a really really smart guy graduates from, say, business school with an M.B.A. and can have all the business acumen and leadership qualities in the world, but isn't going to step right into the role of C.E.O. for a large multi-national corporation. The simple wisdom that comes with doing something over time counts for more than you're giving it credit for.

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