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"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
Mine too and I do not understand it. Especially when you consider the varying skill level in beer leagues and the lack of general stick control. I can already remove two teeth so I have no interest in making it more. But to risk my vision, it's a no-brainer.
Google Borje Salming and tell me why non-NHLers shouldn't all be wearing Itechs or cages.
They just need to use Nerf pucks.
It was only 1997 when Craig MacTavish was playing without a helmet.
The shield is a personal preference. I understand why some guys don't wear them at the professional level. I thinks it's borderline insane to go down to block a shot without a visor.
One of the strange things about wearing a visor is that it gets you an extra penalty if you instigate a fight and are wearing one. I've seen this come up a couple of times this season in various games.
Not everyone is a pussy.
Wyshynksi with an aggregation of responses to Staal's injury.
Also, 46 seconds of goalie zen, Spartan style.
Ryan Miller makes an unbelievable glove save on Alex Semin.
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Thank you, Denicos.
He skated off after that. Can you imagine if that was a soccer match? Hell, those guys take dives and fake an injury and that results in a bunch of keystone cop looking guys running out, a "doctor" assessing the injury and squirting water on it, and the guy going off on a stretcher carried by about six guys.
That shows how much of a tough sob Stevie was. Tried to skate back to the bench.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
I had a beer league game on Wednesday, was thinking of this thread, so I noticed it more. The people who were wearing visors or nothing always turned their head when there was a slapshot from the point. It was pretty funny to watch.
I also think it's funny when people wear tinted visors in men's league. They think they are so cool.
This post was edited by maizegoblue 13 months ago
Thats what you get for skating in the Bronze League at Fraser...
For the love of Trevor...™
Lol, not at Fraser, it is bronze league though. Some guy on the other team showed up during the second period in my last game. He had a winged helmet, Michigan pants, Michigan socks, and a tinted visor.... of course he was terrible.
Was it Mike Comrie? It was probably Mike Comrie
As an aside, I play in a beer league at Viking Arena in Hazel Park with the average age around 35-40. But I'm sure it's like this everywhere. We're in a C+/B- league and every team has that one guy that should be two tiers up from the rest of the skaters.
It's just absurd watching Gretzky Jr. constantly skate through everyone. I wish they could relegate players to the appropriate skill level leagues to make it more enjoyable for the remaining 95% of skaters.
(Hops off the soapbox)
In our league they allow you to have 2 "B league" players on each team. Of course this always leads to arguments at the league meetings. What our team does is put the top players on defense... it's a great way to avoid getting called out.
And yes the Gretzky types are extremely annoying. People have brought out OHL players to our games.
Big bros Eric and Jordan have seen enough, decide to go with the visors. Mom is reportedly happy.
Apparently seeing their brother Marc suffer a harrowing eye injury was enough to convince Eric and Jordan Staal to start wearing visors.
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