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Re: When do they say they had enough

Anon
anon
It's not a big deal. The parents are more worried than the kids and unless your kid is an absolute cupcake he'll be able to handle it. They should have kept it at Peewees as the size difference isn't so large then.


Having been through it with my two older boys, I'd have to say checking is a actually a pretty big deal and is one of the major reasons kids drop out or get left behind. Some kids just don't take to the physical game. Compare the rosters of your programs top Bantam minor age team from last year with this years top Bantam major age team and you'll probably see a pretty big turnover. D-men who won't take the body or can't clear out the front of the next, and forwards who won't go into corners or give the puck up when someones breathing down their neck usually get replaced with kids that have comparable skills but can also play the physical game.

this is spot on

Re: When do they say they had enough

Usually this is all wishful thinking from the Dads of the big, slow players. In the end it is skating. Skating, skating, skating that separates players. If big blubber boy can't keep up to the pace of the game he will quickly fade away. Sad but true.

Re: When do they say they had enough

anon
Usually this is all wishful thinking from the Dads of the big, slow players. In the end it is skating. Skating, skating, skating that separates players. If big blubber boy can't keep up to the pace of the game he will quickly fade away. Sad but true.


A lot of truth to this but skating and size is the best of both worlds. You see plenty of tiny kids zipping through mites and squirts that you just know will be gone when the kids start to grow.

Re: When do they say they had enough

anon
Usually this is all wishful thinking from the Dads of the big, slow players. In the end it is skating. Skating, skating, skating that separates players. If big blubber boy can't keep up to the pace of the game he will quickly fade away. Sad but true.
Geez, you posted this the last time the topic came up, too.

Let me predict your next post - there are only 2 - 3 impact checks per game.

Re: When do they say they had enough

Anon
anon
Usually this is all wishful thinking from the Dads of the big, slow players. In the end it is skating. Skating, skating, skating that separates players. If big blubber boy can't keep up to the pace of the game he will quickly fade away. Sad but true.
Geez, you posted this the last time the topic came up, too.

Let me predict your next post - there are only 2 - 3 impact checks per game.


We have a lot of one trick ponies on the Dboard.

Re: When do they say they had enough

Anon
Anon
anon
Usually this is all wishful thinking from the Dads of the big, slow players. In the end it is skating. Skating, skating, skating that separates players. If big blubber boy can't keep up to the pace of the game he will quickly fade away. Sad but true.
Geez, you posted this the last time the topic came up, too.

Let me predict your next post - there are only 2 - 3 impact checks per game.


We have a lot of one trick ponies on the Dboard.


Either that or it's just the same 5 people posting over and over again.

Re: When do they say they had enough

Anon
Anon
anon
Usually this is all wishful thinking from the Dads of the big, slow players. In the end it is skating. Skating, skating, skating that separates players. If big blubber boy can't keep up to the pace of the game he will quickly fade away. Sad but true.
Geez, you posted this the last time the topic came up, too.

Let me predict your next post - there are only 2 - 3 impact checks per game.


We have a lot of one trick ponies on the Dboard.


So the games you go to have 8-9 stoppage of play to take kids off of the ice? Rubbing a kid out along the boards is not considered an 'impact check'...well maybe if your fat lumbering kid is delivering the 'blow' it is.

The guy is right, the dads with the kids that can't skate are all sitting there saying 'wait until checking starts, it will alllll change' and then it happens and 3-4 weeks into it no one (even the dad's of the fat kids) cares.

I've had two kids that went through it including one that was a late December kid and it's no big deal.

Re: When do they say they had enough

The guy is right.

You can be a very good skater and small and still play; You can be a very good skater and large and still play; You can not be a below average skater and small and play; You can not be a below average skater and large and play.

The big slow kids become a total non-factor.