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  1. fastmiele

    Vintage skates pro stock

    At first, I thought it was Mike Brown who played for the Maple Leafs. Turns out it was another Mike Brown, which makes sense because the Leafs Mike Brown is much smaller and 9 1/2 skate would be too big for him imo. http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=26839
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    Yzerman stepping down

    lol.............some guys have all the luck. It wouldn't surprise me if he ends up in Detroit next year and by some luck, they win the lottery for Jack Hughes.
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    IPv6Freely's Never-Ending Season

    oh, I hate to say this but your defencemen are not helping you much. I am okay with old and slow, etc. but from the videos they seem to be out of position quite a bit. The least they can do is take their position.Left and right sides respectfully, at least this way you can deal with one shooter not 2 more 3 possible shooters. Too often I think the d-men are facing you, which I can understand because they are trying to follow the puck and recover control of it/get it out of harms way. But the problem it usually is not effective because the puck is bouncing around and it seems they are bit slow to react to the opposition. When I play defence, I try to look up the up the ice and face/cover the forward. Cover my ground, box out the opposition and use my stick and try not allow them to a one timer from the slot. I try to use the same mentality as basketball, man your spot, box out the opposition from driving to the net.
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    IPv6Freely's Never-Ending Season

    One time I got lucky and I got this former professional German hockey player for some hockey lessons. I never could puck handle with looking down at the puck, let alone skate up with the puck with head up. I always had to look to look down. So the German player tells us to stand still and puck handle with our heads up. No one does it and everyone looks down at the puck and ice. The next thing he says, if he sees anyone looking down, immediately get down on the ice and do 10 push ups. First couple times we still look down and then he stops us and forces us to do the push ups. After the second or third time, no one one wants to do the push ups anymore and we try to puck handle with our heads up. We all lose control of the puck but no push ups. Funny thing is quite soon afterwards you develop some type of muscle memory and you can actually puck handle the puck without looking down. Maybe Ackbar the goalie can do the same thing. For a practice session, with maybe 2 players, they slowly skate towards him and he must stay up no matter what, if he drops to one leg or both legs, he must do 10 push ups.
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    Vegas vs Washington

    Okay, one is a no brainer with David Perron, who is the second friend ?
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    2018 NHL Trade Deadline

    i am going to guess that the Leafs are trying to make at least 1 more trade (guessing right hand shot defenseman) which requires having enough cap space. From this chart the Leafs don't have much cap space. https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/mapleleafs
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    90's Skates

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    How are sticks refurbished?

    I was fooling around with this years back. Its pretty much done like you say. But I would not really encourage anyone to pay/do it unless its a stick you really like. Its not cheap and I found that the stick would break in another spot later on. Because I had to cut some of the shaft off to make it a seamless join, the stick became more shorter/stiffer. But hey, if you have spare time and materials, go for it. Its a little project
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    Jagr to Flames

    I would say Connor McDavid but they play completely different styles of games. But then again, I kind of question whether Auston Matthews and Jagr line up would work because I believe both players want to hold onto the puck. There is only one puck.
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    Jagr to Flames

    He can still play but is no longer a 1st line player imo. He can still play but what's he really going to do for your team ? He is taking valuable ice time from emerging players. There are only 2 scenarios where I think he can be a valuable player. Since he is a legend I am sure his presence, experience and wisdom would rub off on younger players. The other situation is if he helps pushes a team over the edge with his existing skills. He is still a big and strong player and scorer, Its hard to stop that. So I am imagine if he played with the right player they could be dangerous. Maybe someone like Auston Matthews ? Auston Matthews is another big and strong player with good control and skating, he could get in down low and feed Jagr. Maybe that would work ?
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    NHL Draft, why so early?

    after doing a little research and reading, it seems like everything is out for NCAA. http://hockeyfamilyadvisor.com/keeping-your-ncaa-eligibility-during-chl-tryouts-dos-and-donts/
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    NHL Draft, why so early?

    that's rough, I would think its okay to accept transportation and lodging for a development camp. Its a short event and there is no cash involved. Regarding NHL draft picks playing in the OHL, etc. What I meant is do they have to pay their own way for a development camp ? The player doesn't sign with the club and decides to play in the OHL for the year. For him to go to development camp, does he pay for himself ? I don't think the OHL team would cover the costs.
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    NHL Draft, why so early?

    they have to pay their own way ? I thought it would of been free. So they have to pay for transportation and lodging ? And how about junior hockey draft picks like OHL, WHL and QMJHL ? Those draft picks have to pay their own way ?
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    NHL Draft, why so early?

    I don't think drafted players who play college hockey get money, if anything I think its against school rules to accept money. I think kids who get drafted go to college hockey for a couple of reasons, they are usually not good enough to play professional hockey (AHL hockey or higher) at the time. So going to college may allow you to grow and develop at your own pace. Also, some kids really want to have a school/degree/diploma. Either way, its a crapshoot, if you look at the results of the NHL draft over the years most of them don't make it to the NHL. http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl2011e.html I think I heard in the media that Tyler Bozak is the productive undrafted player from college hockey. http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=83925
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    9th Annual MSH SummerJam

    oh, I hope I didn't make you feel like I was singling you out. The way I asked my question may not of been worded the best and may be viewed as a confrontation. If so I am sorry. My intention was to discuss Dave's situation and options. We all want Dave to get better and have a good time.
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    9th Annual MSH SummerJam

    To be honest, I thought there is only one type of travel insurance. I buy it and leave it at that. How naive of me. I agree its up to me to read the fine print and such, but things are so complex these days you pretty much need a lawyer. Anyhow, this is my favourite horror story for family travel insurance. http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/million-dollar-baby-saskatchewan-couple-billed-950k-after-daughters-premature-arrival-during-hawaii-vacation/wcm/c410a963-cafa-482f-82be-8b8b1cc1c3c8
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    Photos of yourself

    touche :) https://ibb.co/mdkfuv
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    9th Annual MSH SummerJam

    These days I don't have confidence in any type of insurance. They will come up with anything to not pay/help you. Look at this article I read in Toronto a couple of weeks ago. https://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/2017/07/18/travel-insurance-gap-leads-to-costly-mistake-roseman.html
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    9th Annual MSH SummerJam

    sigh.........I was hoping you wouldn't say something like this. Unfortunately its true, glory lasts forever. Go Big or Go Home,
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    9th Annual MSH SummerJam

    Trip insurance ? Are you asking to him to cancel the trip ?
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    9th Annual MSH SummerJam

    I am concerned you have a MCL injury. I suffered one years ago and it was hard to walk. Would it be practical to buy one of those light knee braces with aluminum strips on the side. It helps stabilize the knee. Something like this. https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/futuro-sport-hinged-knee-brace/6000112371546 Either way, take it easy and don't put too much weight/pressure on the injured knee.
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    9th Annual MSH SummerJam

    what kind of knee injury do you have ? ligament sprain ? Is this an existing injury ?
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    9th Annual MSH SummerJam

    forget about JR's freckles, I got my eyes on his gloves. I want my name on my gloves. https://ibb.co/bV31uk Also, with that kind of resolution you get to check out what kind of stick someone has https://ibb.co/kAwX0Q
  24. No, that's only in theory. I've tried those techniques and they have limited success against a player who is significantly stronger, faster and skilled. Even though I was expecting it I couldn't react fast enough. Imagine a 35 year old player streaking down the ice one on one against a 70 year old player (of similar skill level), the sheer speed and reaction timing will allow the 35 year old to get around. The only real thing I can think of that really gives the team a chance is not fore check and do a defensive trap, especially if the player doesn't pass. https://ibb.co/mW6PX5 Look at this photo, its like a wolf pack. Surround him, suffocate him, hack and slash at the stick and puck at the right time. This gives you best the chance at knocking the puck off him.
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    9th Annual MSH SummerJam

    I believe between pictures 774 and 775 you took a puck off the helmet ? https://ibb.co/gaHVPk https://ibb.co/k6Hmx5