Hah, some of them try, but with my calm demeanor and my superior intellectual capacity and hockey knowledge it quickle becomes apparent that any effort in trashtalking to me is futile.
Though I do have to admit, for my own hockey aspirations, I shoot Left handed and am settling into the LW position, so I don't think I could ever truly be the Sedins RW. I may have to settle for playing LW with Langkow and Iginla
ummm superior intellectual capacity and canadian , isnt that a contradiction??? LOL j.k i only became a hockey fan 2 years ago cause i married a Calgarian. So the deal was i cheer for the flames or there arent many happy nights during hockey season...... So see im a Flames fan out of necessity so dont take offense it was good old ribbing, i mean there are worse things than being a Nucklehead.... you could be a grease head from oil country!!!!
Started relatively late, and never really had the chance. Couldn't crack it against WHLers. Had very good health, but my skating (speed and acceleration) was never better than average, and once it started declining, that was the spell of doom. I lacked strength, and generally didn't have high-level skills. As a defenseman, I could hit pretty well, and had a hard slap-shot. But I had a sub-par wrister and generally wasn't good at getting my shot off.
Every coach I've had did tell me that I had very good hockey sense and quickness. I always had good positioning, made the correct plays and did them quickly, and read the opposition very well. I like to think the couple of games I had in the WHL justified that, as the speed of the game never once phased me.
2 of my old friends are in the NHL right now and a couple others in the AHL. I think if I continued to play and worked my arse ass to get more fat and muscles I would've a chance at AHL at least... Oh well, I should've never stop!
Honestly, if I work really hard for as long as possible, I MAY make some sort of junior league. Like my max potential would be a not so good OHL'er or something. Maybe I could join the Mexican Elite League
Ive been offered tryouts for a couple minor league teams, namely the PeeDee Cyclones, and sort of (through a friend once on the team) the greenville growl . . but that was a few years ago, im still only 22 and in school playing club roller hockey . . so NHL no . . but if I really want to I could play for money . . . or pennies
Which Roller team do you play for? Do you play in the NCRHA?
I didnt do a great job hiding it because i really dont mind if people know who i am on here. A bunch of people already know i just ask not to name drop in convos. I dont want someone doing a search of my name on here and see its me saying hey guys my name is....... and I'm a flyers fan! You never know whos on here and you never know who may stumble upon that, there are players from the east coast league i played with that i know are on here and choose to stay out of convos like this or any questions about their own playing. you would be surprised how many guys on are here but because of where they play and contract situations they want to stay on the safe side. thank you guys for the luck.
I get asked questions like that all the time. Pretty much everyone knows im a diehard flyers fan and so honestly when the flyers play the devils i want the flyers to win. Nothing has changed at all like that. The way i see it, i do not play for the devils and never have so i really dont have an emotional ties to the NHL squad. I know a few guys, younger players and have skated with most of them at one time or another but until I'm at least a fringe NHL player I will be a flyers fan. I get asked a lot if i would still be a flyers fan if i made the NHL and to that i say...hell no, once i'm in the league thats my competition, my rival and those are the guys trying to take our spot in the standings.
Yeah your not a Devil. At least don't let Chris or Lou see this.
I played NCAA for a full 4 years and went undrafted mainly due to size. I'm in the ECHL and played a few call up games for the Lowell devils in the AHL but chances are I never see the bigs. I just turned 23 and last season i had close to 50 points in 70 games as a defenseman so I'm hoping for a full time spot on Lowell this season but who knows, gotta work my butt off. I dont really want to say my name since i dont know who is on here and i'm an obvious fan of a rival of my program.
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If you don't make in North America, you should really try Europe. I bet your style/size would fit nicely on larger rinks, playing a more open style of hockey. Lots of players with similar stats as yours do well, and get paid good money at the same time.
Anyway, good luck with the season. Hope you earn a spot with Lowell.
Edit: These guys were leading scorers in the Norwegian Elite League last season: