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Everything posted by Chadd

  1. If 95/75 feels like a brand new 1/2" sharpening, then 100/50 feels like you've used them three or four times. The guys ranged anywhere from 150-200lbs on 95/75 and the one guy on 100/50 was well north of 200. I also had a few guys that were on 90/75 with me and they ranged from 170-200+.
  2. Since the weather is turning warmer... https://www.dropbox.com/s/ee8n8sobke31vx8/bike.jpg?dl=0
  3. Barring any major damage, I tend to do mine every 2 or three times on the ice. Every time feels like overkill and I don't want to feel a dramatic difference the next time I get on the ice. I like consistency.
  4. You have no idea how much you can handle, until you have to do it. I've lost a lot of people in the last year or so, including my wife. It never gets easier and the thoughts of them never go away, they just hurt a little less as time goes by.
  5. But in the case of Chicago, the unit was named for someone who was from the Chicago area. That is a local connection that the "Vegas" team doesn't have.
  6. Couldn't make it to winterfest. My older dog was in really bad shape at the end of the week and may not make it past his vet visit on Tuesday. In the meantime, one of the cats had to be put down this morning. Blood tests showed kidney failure and there wasn't anything that they could do. She was nothing but skin and bones and had no energy at all. On the plus side, we squeezed in a band rehearsal today and Simon got to have people come over to see him one more time.
  7. Named for a military unit, that was in turn named for a prominent Illinois native leader. Seems like it's not really all that similar, as there is no "Vegas" tie to the "Golden Knights" name.
  8. That's exactly why the assist was granted. No different than a pass that is deflected or tipped on the way to the guy that scores. This isn't really all that weak, I was in the old Civic Arena in Pittsburgh when Mario got as assist from the locker room.
  9. They wouldn't have had to add the rule if "hockey fans" hadn't decided to troll the league. Scott not taking the high road anywhere along the process certainly didn't help his case either.
  10. Hopefully the next owner will fix the name/logo fiasco. My first thought upon seeing the name and logo was the ego stroking for the owner. Guys like that usually don't end up being good owners, so my hopes for the franchise have diminished significantly.
  11. Unfortunately, far too many officials take the "it's only beer league" attitude when working adult games. I've seen a lot of people get hurt over the years because of it as well.
  12. I think pretty much everything you said it spot on.
  13. I've always said that caring about the quality of your work is the most important part of being a good sharpener. Oddly enough, I find most of the really good sharpeners are also the least likely to brag about it.
  14. I haven't skated in almost two months. First game of the season I got yet another cheap shot and just haven't bothered to go back.
  15. Hard to say that any NHL caliber goalie isn't talented. Some guys thrive on seeing a ton of shots, others are better at seeing a handful of real chances and making the critical stops in a tight game. You have to have the right guy behind the right D.
  16. He says a great number of things that are wrong and treats his opinions as facts. Frequently, the loudest voices are the ones that you should listen to the least.
  17. If you were following correctly, you would have noticed that I said "...in this topic...."
  18. I don't do hype. I am honest about what I feel, experience and know. For me, FBV feels dramatically different on the ice. My experience with the product and the company has been exceptional. I've also learned a great deal about the science behind it all and it backs up what I feel on the ice. Hey, if I thought it sucked, I would have no problem telling people that. Anyone who has been here long enough knows that I do that as well.
  19. I've deleted quite a bit of spam, there's a reason that you don't see it in this topic, or others.
  20. This is the same team that was so bad last year that they fired the coach and then went on to win the cup, right? The east is still fairly weak compared to the west, only a handful of teams are projected to be "elite". The Pens should have no problem making the playoffs and potentially having home ice for a round or two at least.
  21. If you're using one of those, you aren't doing it yourself. That's like saying you "cooked dinner" when all you did was put something in the microwave. That said, glad you're happy with it. I have no beef with the company, you or anyone that uses them on their own skates. Consistently having edges the same every time you play is a great luxury, it's one less thing to worry about during a game. You live in a much better area than I do. A very large percentage of people around here are always working some scam or looking for a way to screw over someone else. I've seen it with a fair number of people on this site as well over the years. I have hundreds, if not a thousand emails and PMs complaining that we wouldn't let them promote their website, book, blog. company, etc... and do it for free.
  22. Or when someone put a car through Just Hockey when the OPS were just starting to roll out.
  23. There was no damage to the blade to indicate a major chip or anything like that. Frankly, I didn't particularly care if it was user error or an issue with the machine. Either way, it resulted in a bad sharpening. More than any other hobby I've been around, hockey is filled with people that are looking to make a buck. More often than not, it's a matter of principle and/or not wanting to spend $1.50 that leads to that pursuit.
  24. The two guys I've seen both had dull spots along the blade.
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