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Habs Season Thread: 2021-22

worm

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Its hilarious also how parents think their kid is NEXT ONE

I have a buddy who dropped about 35k on power skating for years and other camps and his son couldn`t chew gum and skate in a straight line
so long as the kid enjoys it (and can still afford food, shelter, clothing) it is all good
 

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
Its hilarious also how parents think their kid is NEXT ONE

I have a buddy who dropped about 35k on power skating for years and other camps and his son couldn`t chew gum and skate in a straight line

I was the opposite of that kid...I would be pls drop a fraction of that crazy money on a better tv and the occasional ticket so I can get a better look at the Habs.
 

GEEMAN

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I was the opposite of that kid...I would be pls drop a fraction of that crazy money on a better tv and the occasional ticket so I can get a better look at the Habs.

Your unique , you were shorting soybean and copper when you were 12 years old :D
 

GGpX

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I get it if the kid is a legit prospect

Buy when your ability cant surpass bottom of the barrel house league as 12-13 year olds ........... your dream is over
For the most part, yeah.

But I played with Marco Scandella growing up. He was way better than everyone else, but in hindsight, we weren't at a level that had future NHLers written on us. There isn't a single other player I ever played with that even made it to Midget AAA, let alone the Q, or pro level.

I think worm was the same thing with Curtis Glencross.
 

WeHaveMoreCupsThanYou

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I was the opposite of that kid...I would be pls drop a fraction of that crazy money on a better tv and the occasional ticket so I can get a better look at the Habs.
Yeah, from my first day of organized hockey to my last I can't remember ever thinking that I was ever going to play in the NHL or that what I was doing was getting me, my teammates or any of my opponents even one inch closer to it. Even at 7 years old I was under no illusions.

Oh, and I hated the hours. To me, hockey was something that got played on Saturday night at 8pm, not Saturday morning at 8am. The closest I ever got to the NHL were the 6am practices at the Leaside Arena in Toronto where Frank and Pete Mahovlich's father had a kiosk where he sharpened everyone's skates.
 

Krustchev

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There's a d-man on my son's team who could possibly play NCAA Division 1. He's already 6'1'' and 180 lbs (at age 13) and projects to be about 6'5", skates well and shoots well, and his dad played in college too. But that's probably it. Some could play D-3 depending on the school (my son included . . . maybe) but that's about it. But they all have a (very expensive) blast doing it.
 
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Rolex

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People complaining about hockey costing a lot........pfffffffff please

Try having a kid that is in tennis.....then come back and talk...
 

Rolex

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So all those trips to play tennis tournaments (Caribbean countries, around the US) are free, and the private coach also ?

What about renting the courts daily for tennis sessions ? Or paying for the coach's plane tickets and hotels ?

Yeah, not even close....
 

GEEMAN

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For the most part, yeah.

But I played with Marco Scandella growing up. He was way better than everyone else, but in hindsight, we weren't at a level that had future NHLers written on us. There isn't a single other player I ever played with that even made it to Midget AAA, let alone the Q, or pro level.

I think worm was the same thing with Curtis Glencross.

If the family is loaded its not an issue

Mainly hard work working middle class families whose dreams will never be met and owe money
 

GEEMAN

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There's a d-man on my son's team who could possibly play NCAA Division 1. He's already 6'1'' and 180 lbs (at age 13) and projects to be about 6'5", skates well and shoots well, and his dad played in college too. But that's probably it. Some could play D-3 depending on the school (my son included . . . maybe) but that's about it. But they all have a (very expensive) blast doing it.

A paid education is more than worth it
 

Krustchev

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So all those trips to play tennis tournaments (Caribbean countries, around the US) are free, and the private coach also ?

What about renting the courts daily for tennis sessions ? Or paying for the coach's plane tickets and hotels ?

Yeah, not even close....
If you live in this part of the U.S. you don’t need to travel too far to play high quality tournaments or get very good coaching. Maybe you do in the frozen tundra but not here. So yeah, you’re wrong.
 
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