My skates actually worked pretty well. I felt I was going faster than last shinny, I wasn't too uncomfortable, and no blisters on my feet! Probably should get them sharpened though.
I'm not hurt from shinny (even when I slide on the ice 4 or 5 times) but I played road hockey after and my groin hurts so much from too much hockey and I got hit in the eye with a stick and now my eye hurts.
I forgot to mention this, but to those who went to game 1 and game 2, did game 2 feel much faster-paced than game 1? Game 1 I was tired at the end of each shift, game 2 it felt like I had ran 4 hours in the Sahara after each shift.
Having a few extra guys on the bench for game 2 helped a whole lot. Personally it was a world of difference for me because my cardio has been much better from playing twice a week the past few months, plus I didn't have to conserve my energy for a playoff game an hour later.
According to people on the BoH board they pay to watch the team and the logo has more value than the players. So...how about renting that Rogers Arena ice, wearing Canuck jerseys, and charging people $200/ticket to watch us play?
I told ya so. I was right all along!