If folks are going to try and put teams together, be honest about your skill level. We don't need "hustlers" out there. It's not bragging if it's true.
Personally, I capped out at the college club level. Which is to say we were a drinking team with a hockey problem.
Not to mention, some of us have represented the same team all throughout these games. We should try to stay constant to keep the, ahem, rivalry alive. Certainly folks should bring both a dark and a white shirt if available in the event of last-minute fallout.
While I hate to see a "cap" on players, it might be a reasonable precaution. I'd love to see a pool on how many we end up with at the actual game though.
I was just assuming that most (like me) didn't remember who was original dark and white.
I played in the first game way back in the spring of 07 on Dark.
There was a game in July of 07, which I only remember because I missed it because I was in Disney at the time.
I've played in all the rest and I think I've been on white once and dark twice.
If people want to break it down by original white and original dark and then add people in to make it a fair game, that's fine too.
Although I'm not playing this go-round (baseball season in full effect), I will vouch for the talent level of a few guys.
IIRC, zylos is an excellent player, good wheels, vision, can score.
I played with Fredi28 and LPBruins in high school, and I can testify to their talent, also. Fredi's fast and has a big shot, also only knows one gear - top. LPBruins is a bit more cerebral, always reminded me of Joe Thornton. He's big, strong on the puck, and an excellent playmaker.
Just thought I'd contribute a bit to the talent-level conversation.
Out of curiosity is everyone that is playing pretty well skilled. I've been play once a week since October so I am still kinda new to the sport. I mean I have watched hockey a lot and love to play it, but I am still somewhat of a beginner on the ice.
Forum name: TheShoe82
"Real name": Damon
Highest level played: High School JV
Last skated: One year ago
Position preferred: Forward, but can play D pretty well, too
Skated in a forum game before?: yes, I was at the past 2 pickup games
Forum name: Scotiahockey (just look to the left!)
"Real name": Glenn
Highest level played: Senior A
Last skated: This morning
Position preferred: On the bottom - really don't care much
Skated in a forum game before?: 2 of 4 so far!
Forum name: KCMDux88
"Real name": Kevin Maguire
Highest level played: Duxbury High School Varsity
Last skated: Last weekend, but it has been 3-4 years before that
Position preferred: LW
Skated in a forum game before?: Rookie
Forum name: EmptyNetter
"Real name": Chris Perdigao
Highest level played: Rec league, D-level
Last skated: last night
Position preferred: defense or wing
Skated in a forum game before?: Yes, 3 times
Forum name: Spoked-B
"Real name": Oren
Highest level played: HFBoards Pickups
Last skated: several months back, but for all intents, last HFBoard pickup game
Position preferred: D, as I get less winded that way!
Skated in a forum game before?: 3 of 4, I believe.