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11-03-2012, 02:47 PM
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Almost got in a fight at a bar last night because a kid wearing a North Stars flat brim didn't know who Modano, Mcrea, Ciccarelli, Bellows, or Broten were and claimed he was a huge North Stars fan. Should have known, it still had the sticker on it.

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11-03-2012, 02:56 PM
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Almost got in a fight at a bar last night because a kid wearing a North Stars flat brim didn't know who Modano, Mcrea, Ciccarelli, Bellows, or Broten were and claimed he was a huge North Stars fan. Should have known, it still had the sticker on it.

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11-03-2012, 02:59 PM
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Almost got in a fight at a bar last night because a kid wearing a North Stars flat brim didn't know who Modano, Mcrea, Ciccarelli, Bellows, or Broten were and claimed he was a huge North Stars fan. Should have known, it still had the sticker on it.
Secord That kid sucks.

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Almost got in a fight at a bar last night because a kid wearing a North Stars flat brim didn't know who Modano, Mcrea, Ciccarelli, Bellows, or Broten were and claimed he was a huge North Stars fan. Should have known, it still had the sticker on it.
I hate when youngsters don't bend their hats after they buy them. It just looks stupid to me.

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11-03-2012, 08:11 PM
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I hate when youngsters don't bend their hats after they buy them. It just looks stupid to me.

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Flat brim hats look terrible with a bend... that whole style of hat needs to die off IMO.

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11-03-2012, 09:08 PM
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Does anyone have recommendations for skating lessons this winter?

I'd prefer to stay in the SE metro area (St paul, Eagan, IGH, etc). I'm *OK* now, but I can't skate backwards, my crossovers suck, etc. I'm also really guilty of skating on my ankles.

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11-03-2012, 10:16 PM
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Does anyone have recommendations for skating lessons this winter?

I'd prefer to stay in the SE metro area (St paul, Eagan, IGH, etc). I'm *OK* now, but I can't skate backwards, my crossovers suck, etc. I'm also really guilty of skating on my ankles.
Watching others sake, is good cause you can see the technique...

Practice often, and a lot... It's really the only way to improve, lessons only go so far.

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11-04-2012, 03:27 AM
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MTV3.fi (leading commercial TV station in Finland) has news regarding Granlund's injury (muscle sprain) near the top of their sports section. What caught my eye, however, was the video and especially the uploader.

Small world, huh?

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11-04-2012, 07:53 AM
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MTV3.fi (leading commercial TV station in Finland) has news regarding Granlund's injury (muscle sprain) near the top of their sports section. What caught my eye, however, was the video and especially the uploader.

Small world, huh?
Look at all the dislikes, that's so awkward.

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11-04-2012, 10:02 AM
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MTV3.fi (leading commercial TV station in Finland) has news regarding Granlund's injury (muscle sprain) near the top of their sports section. What caught my eye, however, was the video and especially the uploader.

Small world, huh?
Finnish media has used Fel's uploaded videos in several occasions. Wild / Aeros scrimmage highligths for example.

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11-04-2012, 12:24 PM
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Does anyone have recommendations for skating lessons this winter?

I'd prefer to stay in the SE metro area (St paul, Eagan, IGH, etc). I'm *OK* now, but I can't skate backwards, my crossovers suck, etc. I'm also really guilty of skating on my ankles.
Looks like Bloomington Ice Garden offers lessons. There are clinics all over the place too. AHA hockey has beginner programs.

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Bringing up the idea of who the Wild could have drafted in this years draft. Why didn't we look at Tim Bozon, Colton Scissons, or maybe even Martin Frk? We could have had a skilled player imo, better than Bussieres. From what I remember, the Bussieres pick came out of no where. I know I don't have all the info with our strategy and those guys' attitudes/personalities, but they seemed like solid guys to get in the 2nd.

Did you guys like that 2nd round pick?

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Does anyone have recommendations for skating lessons this winter?

I'd prefer to stay in the SE metro area (St paul, Eagan, IGH, etc). I'm *OK* now, but I can't skate backwards, my crossovers suck, etc. I'm also really guilty of skating on my ankles.
I don't think you need to spend money on lessons. Buy a hockey skating dvd, hopefully you already have a camera, and record yourself on an outdoor rink. It's the best way to critique yourself whether your a hockey player, weight lifter, dancer, etc.

I grew up a figure skater till about 3rd grade. Then I didn't skate again until I wanted to go play puck with the boys when I was 20 (24 now). It was weird with hockey skates, but with a season going about three times a week by myself I progressed where when I play puck some guys asked if I played hockey when I was younger (my stick skills are dec because I was a lacrosse player). Really work on being low with those good angles in your knees and not letting those skates bow in. Correct fitting skates are a good sock is key too. Do you cross over's slow.

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11-04-2012, 02:36 PM
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Bringing up the idea of who the Wild could have drafted in this years draft. Why didn't we look at Tim Bozon, Colton Scissons, or maybe even Martin Frk? We could have had a skilled player imo, better than Bussieres. From what I remember, the Bussieres pick came out of no where. I know I don't have all the info with our strategy and those guys' attitudes/personalities, but they seemed like solid guys to get in the 2nd.

Did you guys like that 2nd round pick?
No, I didn't really like it and my opinion hasn't changed much. I'm sure Ralph is a great guy and could turn out to be a good enough player, but I think there could have been better choices at that position. I won't complain though unless Ralph busts and some players taken within 5-10 picks after him become great.

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11-04-2012, 03:00 PM
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11-04-2012, 03:55 PM
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I think we should of taken Frk...

I like Bussieres but not in the 2nd round..

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Bussie says Frk off.

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11-04-2012, 04:50 PM
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Vash I really do think lessons are much better than just screwing around, if you're serious about playing.

There's Laura Stamm's book, which is meh. Not helpful for me. DVD's are a little better. I like the Robby Glantz videos, those were helpful.

For me, what really helped was a series of clinics I took, which really helped with crossovers, crossunders, tight turns, and the forward stride. I took more clinics last year where I worked on single-leg stuff and that was very helpful for strength and balance. I could give you more details if you want.

Also, go over to The Rink section and ask around, a lot more people there for this kind of thing.

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11-04-2012, 06:36 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations, folks.

One other thing I've heard from a lot of people is to buy some nice breezers and practice falling a *LOT*. Any input?

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11-04-2012, 06:46 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations, folks.

One other thing I've heard from a lot of people is to buy some nice breezers and practice falling a *LOT*. Any input?
Only if its the sliding drills where you skate and get back up right away. Otherwise you are going to look like an idiot.

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But..but.. this isn't ze Lounge.

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Only if its the sliding drills where you skate and get back up right away. Otherwise you are going to look like an idiot.
Skating like a giraffe already pretty much makes that inevitable.

Part of me does just want to get out a TON this winter, but that presents a lot of logistical challenges, and I'd really rather not pay for ice at open skates around here. I'd like to just kind of jump-start my lack of skill.

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Get a treadmill and put the fake ice sheets on it. Problem solved. Only if you have an extra grand hanging around. If like me, that answer is no.

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11-04-2012, 07:15 PM
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Skating like a giraffe already pretty much makes that inevitable.

Part of me does just want to get out a TON this winter, but that presents a lot of logistical challenges, and I'd really rather not pay for ice at open skates around here. I'd like to just kind of jump-start my lack of skill.
Get a pair of roller blades and practice with those, I assume Minnesota winter (brr brr) is gentle enough to allow non-snowy roads?

That, or just practice at a nearby lake. I'm planning to finally grab a used pair of skates somewhere and, well, try my best. I'm not even dreaming of playing even amateur/fun hockey this winter. It's been 6 or 7 years since I've last laced up skates and even then only very rarely and although I consider myself a decent skier, it doesn't mean I could actually skate any better than Doug Glatt on his try-out.

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