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I know a guy or a dozen who have no problem bad mouthing other players to the coach. All have short horns. Also know moms who are the same way. Short horns as well.
“Dad, hockey isn’t all about winning.”
"Well son, show me someone who likes to lose and I will show you a loser."
If you like it now, you will forever.
Yea this conversation never happened. Nice try pretending to be more virtuous than everyone else.
Excellent post and a good lesson learned. I pla*** juniors and D1 hockey and had a career ending injury my senior year. Best hockey memories I had from youth- my friend throwing up in the pool at our first away squirt tournament because he ate an entire pizza before. All the shenanigan's with my teammates through the years, sleepovers, on ice fight with my best friend from another club at bantam. My parents never pushed me and I learned how to skate and play on our back yard pond. When you get in college and beyond its a job. Let the kids have fun and play with their friends. Running around for all these camps and privates and driving hours to play with the best team is all for the parent not the kid. If the kid has the ability and skill and is willing to put in the time then he might have a shot when he gets older to play in college or juniors. Until that time stop taking it so serious and let the kid be a kid.
If playing 2 years of juniors, 4 years of D1 and being drafted means I sucked than so be it. **** happens and in the long run it worked out for the best. Riding around on the ECHL bus and getting a sniff of an AHL team was about all I was going to get anyway.
Why do you keep saying “We”. What position you play on the team.. are you a coach on the team or a player for them? Pretty arrogant of you to suggest cutting players on your kids team