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12-12-2011, 10:16 AM
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Life is nothing without dreams man.

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."

I have dreams of becoming an NHL coach someday and am not afraid to talk about it on a daily basis. I get some laughs and ask why? Who cares if I don't make it, the odds are against me, but that isn't going to stop me from giving it my all and thinking about it every single day.

You are really gonna have to commit yourself but anything is possible. Good luck dude.

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Markus Kristiansen is the name of Norway's goalie and they got wailed by Russia 13-1 in January according to the website I found. Maybe their elite aren't so elite?

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So I actually forgot about this post, and at the time I most certainly not wasn't "trolling".. Optimistic and naive, perhaps.

Ended up busting up an old knee injury and there's been no sports for me this fall/winter.

I still, however, continue to hope next fall I'll be able to succesfully try out for the university team. Mind you, it's no "real" dream of mine so I intend to take this with a happy-go-lucky approach.

Let's see where this goes!

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Well you play Bandy so you can skate. It's a very different style from Bandy to hockey. Considering the difference in the net sze
This is the thing that intrigues me the most.

I think there are several factors that would only be beneficial to me having previous experience playing Bandy.

Smaller pads on the legs, my chest pad was basicly a scimpy life-vest, and my gloves were actually something that resembles real gloves. Tiny things, with a 1 cm padding layer.

The ball is pretty small, about the size of a tennis ball. It's heavy-ish plastic, though a bit lighter then a puck. It can be absolutely POUNDED and let me tell you, hurts like a SOB missing the catch because it curves and takes a bounce off the ice.

The net is so huge compared to hockey nets. With the reflexes and agility required to guard such a net from a tiny ball, and me being a big guy (6'3 and 205lbs) I don't see how it could be that hard.

All the goalies would joke and laugh at the hockey goalies, with the tiny nets and absolutely HUGE pads, a gigantic catching glove, and you even get a stick.

I was jelly as hell over your helmets, I'll give you that.

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This is the thing that intrigues me the most.

I think there are several factors that would only be beneficial to me having previous experience playing Bandy.

Smaller pads on the legs, my chest pad was basicly a scimpy life-vest, and my gloves were actually something that resembles real gloves. Tiny things, with a 1 cm padding layer.

The ball is pretty small, about the size of a tennis ball. It's heavy-ish plastic, though a bit lighter then a puck. It can be absolutely POUNDED and let me tell you, hurts like a SOB missing the catch because it curves and takes a bounce off the ice.

The net is so huge compared to hockey nets. With the reflexes and agility required to guard such a net from a tiny ball, and me being a big guy (6'3 and 205lbs) I don't see how it could be that hard.

All the goalies would joke and laugh at the hockey goalies, with the tiny nets and absolutely HUGE pads, a gigantic catching glove, and you even get a stick.

I was jelly as hell over your helmets, I'll give you that.
Can you explain this to me?

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This is the thing that intrigues me the most.

I think there are several factors that would only be beneficial to me having previous experience playing Bandy.

Smaller pads on the legs, my chest pad was basicly a scimpy life-vest, and my gloves were actually something that resembles real gloves. Tiny things, with a 1 cm padding layer.

The ball is pretty small, about the size of a tennis ball. It's heavy-ish plastic, though a bit lighter then a puck. It can be absolutely POUNDED and let me tell you, hurts like a SOB missing the catch because it curves and takes a bounce off the ice.

The net is so huge compared to hockey nets. With the reflexes and agility required to guard such a net from a tiny ball, and me being a big guy (6'3 and 205lbs) I don't see how it could be that hard.

All the goalies would joke and laugh at the hockey goalies, with the tiny nets and absolutely HUGE pads, a gigantic catching glove, and you even get a stick.

I was jelly as hell over your helmets, I'll give you that.
And if this isn't a troll thread, you need to appreciate that the puck travels at twice the velocity of a bandy ball. Remember that bandy sticks are tiny, the ball is lighter, and has significantly more surface area. Your hand would shatter if you caught a puck with a 1cm bandy goalkeeper's glove.

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And if this isn't a troll thread, you need to appreciate that the puck travels at twice the velocity of a bandy ball. Remember that bandy sticks are tiny, the ball is lighter, and has significantly more surface area. Your hand would shatter if you caught a puck with a 1cm bandy goalkeeper's glove.
Not sure about twice the velocity you're claiming, but I won't discredit the fact that a puck probably would be alot more powerful. As a goalie in hockey, you do however wear way more protective gear and have more tools at your disposal.

I certainly won't argue the fact that ones hand might be shattered if you tried catching a puck with a glove, but what does that really have to do with anything? At all?

All I was trying to say, it appears easier to catch a puck with rather large catching glove.. compared to say the saves I've had to make where I've had to pick a ball out of the air with only my hands.

Not trying to discredit the position of goalie here folks, there's a reason why I watch hockey and not bandy

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