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DarkStar50

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  1. " Show me the money Jerry !! Show me the money !!!! "
  2. I was referring to youth travel hockey which is generally heavily scheduled in our rinks on Saturday/Sunday starting at 7 am and ending by 7:30 pm before mens league starts on Sunday nights. There is no curfew on hockey at our rinks.
  3. Summer starting year 3 on Marleau's deal at $6mil+ cap hit is when 34, 29, and 16 all come off 3 year rookie deals? If so, this can't be good. They are going to want to give 34 a long term deal, no bridge deal, and we are going to be talking $$$$. 29 and 16 won't come cheap either. IMHO, this "character guy, in the room, leadership" role is the most over-hyped thing in hockey chemistry, Are you basically saying your vets from this past year didn't have it or just an excuse to justify signing a few vets on light $ deals?
  4. Could we set up a separate thread for the Bauer 3-D Fit ? I know it's new gear but a stand alone thread might be easier to follow.
  5. The AAA coaches I have talked to here at my rink told me that is the idea behind the no icing on PK rule: to specifically develop stick-handling skills instead of just smash it against the glass on the PK and ice the puck. Since that is the thinking behind the rule change and there are really not a lot of PP opportunities, the impetus behind this rule results in few opportunities to actually make a difference in any player's ability to improve puck possession over a season. Just make icing a two minute penalty !!!
  6. Is this rule change really going to develop the next generation of Erik Karlsson type players for USA Hockey that they think it will ? I really doubt it. So in the meantime USA Hockey creates a generation of players playing the game with a rule the players will abandon before they even age-out of travel hockey. Oh, and the goal of this rule was to create these Karlsson type players for the next level ? Seriously, out of all participating USAH youth players, how many get to that next level? Less than one-half of one percent, maybe. What a joke this rule really is when you dig deeper into it's motivation.
  7. Talking to some AAA coaches at the rink and they are not sold on the rule change. If the penalty for a team icing the puck on a power play is a defensive zone face off and your PK unit is a minute into the penalty in "the period of the long change", most coaches will take that face off to get a fresh PK unit on the ice. Also, games will run longer with the icing whistles and consequently screw up rink scheduling.
  8. Well the CDC is really going out there on a limb with that recommendation.
  9. The problem with VN lined helmets is eventually the VN foam hardens due to sweat/salt perspiration and the life of the VN foam. The VN foam will die and lose it's effectiveness. At that point, pull the foam and wear the shell !!
  10. Micron M-1 skates, Tiger Williams. D & R gloves.
  11. The white gloves are completely out of place. On a hockey uniform. Understood as part of the USMA uniform. Also, the red stripe is part of the USMA uniform here.
  12. I just finished two games in FT1 for testing. I wore my usual 6-D that I have always worn in Supreme. The FT1 fit the same for me as the Supreme. The baking did help a lot to improve overall fit. I would probably bake them one more time just to customize certain areas. The heel lock was great and no issues with the width.
  13. Here is another analogy to placing too much emphasis on the VT results: just as they run crash tests with cars to determine the "safest" car in an accident, the fact of the matter is that you are still in an accident !! Chances are good that at some point in playing hockey you are going to get hit in the head. Buy the helmet that fits your noggin the best.
  14. Home run helmets. Both extremely comfortable. CCM has two great models for retail. Plus they hit the price points and leave money left over for tape and sharpening !!
  15. I understand the point you are making and it is valid. I wasn't clear about mine by referencing the coffee machine analogy. The market for coffee machines and then K-Cups is huge as well as your car sales point. My point, made not clear at all by me, was just the smaller size of the market for Sparx. That will be the challenge after the first wave of sell-through. Axxion89, sorry for the misunderstanding.
  16. Comparing an appliance that you can buy for $100 and makes your daily cup or two or three of coffee to a $900 machine sharpening your skates once a week or every two weeks is not the comparison you want to make. And that edge needs to be level in that picture.
  17. ^^^ ha, after seeing this, he will offer MSH one in a nano-second. Gotta push that product out the door because the product life cycle clock is ticking. Early adopters phase is over.
  18. After Peter Stastny retired and was living in NJ, he used to play a lot of pickup hockey. Always a gentleman, I remember one time playing with him. He passed me the puck from his blueline. I was at the red line. By the time I got moving to the attacking blueline he had passed me and I dished it off to him. "Passing cars like they were standing still." Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen
  19. ^^ Second highest scorer during the 80s, after 99 of course. Orbit skates, Vic stick, Jofa helmet & gloves. All-Universe.
  20. My frkn internet sarcasm font failed again. Dammit.
  21. Victoriaville Custom with 21 ply shaft and the original Banana/Euro curve blade. .....and two Bobby Orr sticks.
  22. Next on his radar: Victoriaville sticks and Orbit skates.
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