Hey kids, is everyone ready for the weekend?! I know I am. Hell yeah, a nice long weekend for the traditional end of summer and start of hockey season! I am pumped. I got my arm blowup swimmies and I am heading to the beach. Though I am a little nervous that my cloak will get wet and weigh me down. Oh well, I am looking forward to some fun in the sun.
But those Tier III protected lists are out kids! http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/916758-protected-lists Now the Tier III lists aren’t complete, but they will be by the end of the day. Some teams have been hard at it updating their rosters and stuff all week.
You can cross reference with most team websites because most teams had their signed players up on Wednesday.
Now, what you are going to see here is a lot of teams claiming they didn’t get all the players entered on time. Ummmmm yeah, well that’s just a bullshit excuse. Everyone knows the deadlines, and its not freaking rocket science to get it done.
By the looks of things I have been watching there are a bunch of teams still that couldn’t ice even close to a full team next weekend.
So, if you show up and see only 10 other skaters on the ice, turn around and go home. Don’t listen for the same old bullshit line of “we are waiting for players to come down from the NAHL”, because it isn’t going to happen. Most NAHL teams are already down to their rosters or very close to it.
Be smart kids. Playing on a team with less than three full forward and defense lines is putting your long term health at risk! So, do the math, 15 skaters and 3 goalies is what a team needs to have as of today to survive. If they don’t have it, run like hell. If not, just sit and wait for me to walk in the room to pull the plug because it will eventually happen.
But hey kids, while your out giving away thousands of dollars to the bad operators on this holiday weekend, make sure to grab yourself a hot dog. That’s right, you worked hard all summer for a little treat, and I have never seen a kid eating a hot dog crying because his team was a joke. Its a comfort food thing. See ya Monday!
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