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Re: Glass watchers

There are also nutjob goalie parents who like to stay close to their little sieve. You can tell who they are - they are the ones who switch ends after each period.

Re: Glass watchers

True about goalie dads switching each period. You can also tell who are the daddys of the forwards that don't play in the defensive end (or fail to backcheck)-- they also switch to the offensive end of the rink each period. And why not? their bender tries not to venture into the defensive zone. He's got to be ready in the neutral zone for that long pass for his breakaway (which usually ends up as a turnover because Daddy wants him to score rather than pass, and he has to try to skate through multiple defenders or execute the toe drag he's been practicing with family dog in the driveway)

Re: Glass watchers

Anon
My experience is that glass watchers are simply trying to get away from the crazy parents in the stands yelling at their kids and coaching from the top row. Glass watchers are generally quiet, and above the gossip that eventually overtakes the parents in the stands. Also, some glass watchers no themselves and remove themselves from any potential altercations with other team parents.
You can't be serious. The glass is the habitat of the biggest d-bags at any game. They stand behind their goalie or switch ends depending on where their kid is shooting.

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says the dad in the stands who yells "shoot" every time anyone on his kids team crosses the blue line.........

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Anon
Anon
My experience is that glass watchers are simply trying to get away from the crazy parents in the stands yelling at their kids and coaching from the top row. Glass watchers are generally quiet, and above the gossip that eventually overtakes the parents in the stands. Also, some glass watchers no themselves and remove themselves from any potential altercations with other team parents.
You can't be serious. The glass is the habitat of the biggest d-bags at any game. They stand behind their goalie or switch ends depending on where their kid is shooting.


You hit the nail on the head. We call them Glass Monkeys!! They truly believe bender Johnny is going pro. HAHAAHAHAHA

Glass Monkeys Christmas Dinner at the local rink near you!

Re: Glass watchers

C'mon, plenty of tools everywhere - at the glass, in the stands, in the locker room area. A whole lot of parents living vicariously through their kids.

Re: Glass watchers

I'll watch from the best view. Some rinks it's the stands, others it's the glass. There's a difference between the guy just watching by the glass and the guy that pounds on it.

Glass watchers

I am a glass watcher and the reason I am there is not to offend any parent with my critical commentary of the skill set of their little darling.

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Anon
I am a glass watcher and the reason I am there is not to offend any parent with my critical commentary of the skill set of their little darling.
And here I thought it was so as not to offend with your awful gingivitis.

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I love that people take these post so seriously

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I find it hilarious that people on here actually care and have an opinion as to where people stand during games. My kids are 17 and 15 now so I am pretty much at the end of the line when it comes to "youth" hockey. I guess all I can say is I have no idea why on earth people get so caught up in crap like this. Just enjoy watching your kids play and don't get caught up in the gossip and who did this and who did that and who is elite and which coaches' kid sucks and doesn't deserve any ice time compared to x y and z.

It will be over before you know it, so chill the F out and enjoy it without all your stupid hangups.

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And for the record, in the 12 years the kids have played the game, I have:

Stood alone on the glass watching
Stood on the glass with other family members / other parents
Sat in the stands alone
Sat in the stands with other family members / other parents
Chased my younger son around the rink while the older one played
Chased my older son around the rink while the younger one played
Done the clock
Done the scoresheet
Had a great time watching the games with all 4 of my kid's grandparents
Watched some games with their great grandfather
Gotten old
Watched others get old
Enjoyed every minute of it all no matter where I stood or who I was with and I will miss it when it's gone

So quit yer *****in' about everyone else and enjoy the ride on your own terms

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Sorry your kid got cut from his HS JV team.

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Anon
C'mon, plenty of tools everywhere - at the glass, in the stands, in the locker room area. A whole lot of parents living vicariously through their kids.
Well, yeah, now this is completely true.

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Anon
Anon
C'mon, plenty of tools everywhere - at the glass, in the stands, in the locker room area. A whole lot of parents living vicariously through their kids.
Well, yeah, now this is completely true.
The Stands Watchers think they are normal and the Glass Watchers crazy. The Glass Watchers think they are sane and the Stands Watchers obnoxious. Both are right, and both are wrong.

But, I've never been to any rink where you can see the whole ice surface better from the glass than from above. That includes TD Garden. At some rinks the view from the stands is certainly better than others. It's never better at the glass, overall.

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anon
What is with all the hockey dads (and moms) who watch games along the glass instead of watching the game from the stands with the rest of the families? Same group that huddles together watching practices to evaluate every drill and performance of the kids. I have generally seen this from mites through peewee minor level. Same guys talking about tryouts 1 month into the season.

Guys......give it a rest. Either your kid is over pressured by you or your kid sucks and is just happy to be there to begin with. Relax and enjoy the long run with them.


It's a much more pleasant experience watching games away from the rest of you pyscho's who think your kid is the next NHL 1st round draftee.

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teams are all different.... our team has several moms that think they should be NHL coaches yet have never played and yell shoot, two hands on the stick and every other useless piece of advice every 5 sec.... I head to the glass or other side of rink to enjoy the game. I try from time to time to join the nonsense for entertainment value but last only a few min before I cant stand it......

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I find it is easier on my back to stand rather than sit in the bleachers.

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Depends on the rink, stands at HT suck, can't see a ton of the play. I love sitting with some of the parents on the team and watching the games, other days I like to stand at ice level and watch games. Who would care really?

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anon
What is with all the hockey dads (and moms) who watch games along the glass instead of watching the game from the stands with the rest of the families? Same group that huddles together watching practices to evaluate every drill and performance of the kids. I have generally seen this from mites through peewee minor level. Same guys talking about tryouts 1 month into the season.

Guys......give it a rest. Either your kid is over pressured by you or your kid sucks and is just happy to be there to begin with. Relax and enjoy the long run with them.


Getting away from Yahoos like you who scream down at the kids and the refs. I'm actually enjoying the game and not giving my kid hand signals or having them look up for me every second.

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Who cares

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Anon
Who cares
You bender son who will play JV for a D3 HS does.
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