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In Topic: What I've been up to....

17 November 2014 - 11:52 AM

Wow that is awesome, congrats!

In Topic: Officials picking up broken sticks

16 November 2014 - 11:04 AM

I didn't see last night's game but generally they pick it up if they don't need to out of position to get to it.  If they are already near it, they'll grab it and hold onto it until they get a chance to drop it in a bench or penalty box.  They don't go out of their way to pick up a broken stick because they might end up missing a call while doing so if it takes them out of position.

In Topic: sansstick

27 October 2014 - 01:25 AM

I'm pretty sure they changed the handpass rule so that even if you're in your own zone it's illegal and the ref should blow the play dead.

I think you can still do handpasses in your zone, but you can't put your hand over the puck now, you can only push it.  Otherwise it's not only blown dead, but it's a penalty.  Seemed like an unnecessary splitting of hairs in my opinion, it's not like people were picking up the puck and throwing it because that was already a penalty.

In Topic: sansstick

26 October 2014 - 12:52 PM

There are 2 schools of thought on this with about an 80/20 split with the heavy side towards staying on the ice. New school coaches tend to say go get a stick, they also do not subscribe to handing off the stick of a player already on the ice for the most part. Old school coaches are split on this area of handing the stick off as well. I always think it makes a bad situation worse. Imagine Gio handing Sal a stick.(Bump...Set....)


I teach them to evaluate the play for a moment, then go to the bench to get a stick or usually better a change. A good change can really speed up getting a player back into position faster. 

Why would it make more sense to have a defenseman out there with no stick?  Even if it's too short, it's definitely way better than having no stick at all.  You can handpass in your zone, but you're not going to get a good pass off, you can't make any kind of breakout pass, and if there is a rebound or a scramble in front of the net, you have a much lower chance of being the first to the loose puck if you have to kick it or use your hands while everyone else has a stick.  A forward without a stick is much less of a problem than a defenseman without one.  The forward won't be able to pressure the point man as effectively and it will be easier to get around him, but the defenseman definitely needs a stick more than the forward.

In Topic: Here we go again. New goal song for 14-15

16 October 2014 - 12:37 AM



This is actually the song...

I like this.  I'd rather have something original than some lame mainstream song that will sound outdated in five years.  I am on the fence about the recorded "Let's go Devils" though.  I've always found it lame that the Rangers had that in an otherwise awesome goal song, and I feel the same about this one, but if it remains in the final product I can live with it and I think it is more universally appealing than all other suggestions I've seen.