Wow, lots of open nets tomorrow and beyond. Where did all the goalies go?
I can't speak for everyone, this is my opinion. The majority of any particular level skates (as opposed to all-level) are 90 minutes long and players frequently leave early, at least in the skates I've done. Proper gameplay diminishes as people get tired, having less players compounds that, and this gets harder on goalies. Also, a large majority of skates start at 9/9:30pm or later which makes getting off the ice at 11pm or later. These things become less and less attractive. Additionally, I've continuously heard if anyone speaks up or questions anything in general, they get berated. I'm guessing this will happen to me for posting this or else it will be deleted. I don't know, I could be the only one who feels this way but this is also not the first post questioning goalie attendance recently.
Yeah, it’s tough. I’m a goalie and have been with JMS from nearly the beginning. I don’t take nets often anymore because of some of your points. But how can that all be made better? Hoping to turn complaints and negativity into a positive solution.
I wasn't trying to straight up complain and sorry if it came off that way. I too get frustrated in life with how people can complain about situations without offering solutions. So, I'm not sure there is a way to force players to stay for the whole 90 minutes. I don't know how the financial details work but I'd guess they play a role in ice times and lengths, meaning cheaper for later times and larger blocks. The biggest thing I can suggest is some 60 minute skates. That allows for everyone to go hard the whole time and helps with late start times by having earlier end times.
I can’t speak for everyone - but as a player, we appreciate when you guys show up. I know that doesn’t address your issues but just know we appreciate you guys haha
Thanks for the input Erik; I have posted comments regarding goalie attendance recently not counting today (both were deleted); 60 or even 75 minute games would be fine with me also. You are welcome to skate tonight at EP....early start (8:30), usually full benches with only 2 or 3 typically leaving early.
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