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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby meow on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:46 pm

MRandall25 wrote:So, what would be the point of replacing my current holder? I have Easton EQ skates with the generic Easton holder, and while I don't have any problems with them or the holder, I am curious to see if Tuuks would make a difference in anything (plus, I want to get black Tuuks a la Jagr, but can't find them anywhere).

I exclusively wear Graf skates, but replace the Graf holders with Tuuk Custom+. I do this because of the steel. Tuuk steel is a little bit harder and holds a sharper edge a bit longer. I like a lot of bite in my skates, so a sharp blade suits my style better. Holders are holders, in my opinion. But the steel that goes with each holder is the big difference.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:54 pm

nowadays holders are holders (pretty much) but a few years ago this wasn't the case. tuuks have pretty much always been what I will call 2 pieces, a front and a back:
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CCM's used to be 3 pieces:
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and Graf's are something like 5 pieces:
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the big complaint about the CCMs and Grafs are that they would shatter when hit by a puck. mind you I've seen Tuuks shatter too but not nearly as much as CCMs.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:45 pm

I'm fairly certain Seidenberg is the only remaining NHL player with T blades
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:47 pm

MRandall25 wrote:So, what would be the point of replacing my current holder? I have Easton EQ skates with the generic Easton holder, and while I don't have any problems with them or the holder, I am curious to see if Tuuks would make a difference in anything (plus, I want to get black Tuuks a la Jagr, but can't find them anywhere).


biggest thing would be altering the pitch. tuuks put you on your toes, eastons are flat.

You should be able to find Black Tuuk LS2 holders - they're around. Jagr wears black Tuuk Custom + (you wont find those - but they're everywhere in white)
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:49 pm

For the record - the only time anyone gets a differing brand of holder other than what was already on their skate, is if they're getting Tuuks. They're far and away the best made and have the preferred pitch of most players.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby JS© on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:32 pm

Is anybody doing the Adult Hockey Classic tournament that the Penguins have been promoting?
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby CERV96 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:38 am

So I get an email today from our league suggesting that we pay the reffs $10 more a game to get more quality officiating to games after 11 PM. Here is a suggestion for ya. It's not going to bring quality up cause these guys don't care to begin with. I have a better suggestion. How about cutting the teams down to reduce the amount of games after 11 PM? I loose half of my roster for weeknight games after 11 PM to begin with so raising the cost is just going to cut my roster down even more.

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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:38 pm

We had our first IM game.

Nothing worse than getting two breakaways, making the same move because the goalie sucks, and hitting the same post twice.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby meow on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:46 pm

shoeshine boy wrote:nowadays holders are holders (pretty much) but a few years ago this wasn't the case. tuuks have pretty much always been what I will call 2 pieces, a front and a back:
Image

CCM's used to be 3 pieces:
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and Graf's are something like 5 pieces:
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the big complaint about the CCMs and Grafs are that they would shatter when hit by a puck. mind you I've seen Tuuks shatter too but not nearly as much as CCMs.

CCM and Graf use Canadian steel, while Tuuk uses German steel. German steel - strong like bull.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby joeyg412 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:34 am

has anybody tried the mystery hockey stick pack from hockeymonkey? Just put in an order for it Friday.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby champeen on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:12 pm

i'm too particular to try it, but it's always tempting. let us know what you get.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby yubb on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:23 am

Same here. I'm worried I'll get a stick with a really sharp curve in the blade. I like mine flat (Henrik Zetterber curve).
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby joeyg412 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:17 pm

I got an Easton stealth Iginla curve and a warrior diablo savard curve. Haven't seen the sticks yet, checked my order status and it told me
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Godric on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:17 pm

I love my stamkos curve on the Bauer totalone
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby the errey i breathe on Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:15 pm

I have long debated joining a beginner ice hockey league here in Baltimore but I'm worried I'll embarrass myself with my below average skating and what I'd imagine will be awful talent level. I wish there was deck hockey around here...
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:26 pm

the errey i breathe wrote:I have long debated joining a beginner ice hockey league here in Baltimore but I'm worried I'll embarrass myself with my below average skating and what I'd imagine will be awful talent level. I wish there was deck hockey around here...


I thought the same thing when I signed up for beginner Intramurals last year, and I actually was one of the better players.

Never know till you try
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby yubb on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:12 pm

Agreed. The hardest part is getting over not knowing anyone and the potential embarassment.

If you're that concerned see about taking skating lessons first. I'm considering this now and I've been playing for a few years now. With a solid skating foundation the stick handling and everything else will come much quicker.

And forget deck. Learn to skate. It's 100 times better than deck or inline.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:19 pm

yubb wrote:
And forget deck. Learn to skate. It's 100 times better than deck or inline.


this.
the hardest part about taking up ice hockey as adult is that it's impossible to hide the fact that you suck. if it's a beginner league then everybody out there is going to have recently been in your shoes and will most likely be more than happy to help you out.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Rylan on Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:36 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
the errey i breathe wrote:I have long debated joining a beginner ice hockey league here in Baltimore but I'm worried I'll embarrass myself with my below average skating and what I'd imagine will be awful talent level. I wish there was deck hockey around here...


I thought the same thing when I signed up for beginner Intramurals last year, and I actually was one of the better players.

Never know till you try


#humblebrag
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby Godric on Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:35 pm

Rylan wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
the errey i breathe wrote:I have long debated joining a beginner ice hockey league here in Baltimore but I'm worried I'll embarrass myself with my below average skating and what I'd imagine will be awful talent level. I wish there was deck hockey around here...


I thought the same thing when I signed up for beginner Intramurals last year, and I actually was one of the better players.

Never know till you try


#humblebrag


Not really, being one of the players at beginner intramurals is like being the *insert stupid joke here*
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:28 pm

Rylan wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
the errey i breathe wrote:I have long debated joining a beginner ice hockey league here in Baltimore but I'm worried I'll embarrass myself with my below average skating and what I'd imagine will be awful talent level. I wish there was deck hockey around here...


I thought the same thing when I signed up for beginner Intramurals last year, and I actually was one of the better players.

Never know till you try


#humblebrag


More of an indictment on how bad people at the beginner level are, not on my perceived skill (of which I have very little).
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby champeen on Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:23 am

sorry for the bump, i just thought this thread had potential to be really good/ongoing and then it just sort of died out.

i'll try to rekindle with this:

do you guys play in a draft league or
one where you bring your whole team?
ours is a draft league (w/ a few 'protects' allowed) and while i enjoy playing with a lot of different guys, there is a learning curve to start every season of trying to get some chemistry going.
a buddy of mine in NY has played with the same team for like 8 years! they're able to play full-on systems. we're lucky to get a decent breakout implemented by season's end.....
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby tjand72 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:01 am

I probably need new skates, but I haven't played in about 5 years. My CCMs with the Prolite3 holders have probably seen their last days. Any suggestions as to the brand of skate/holder that will be similar? I'd rather not learn to skate all over again with a different feel since I'll have to almost learn to skate again since I've been off of the ice for so long.
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby tfrizz on Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:01 am

The final of the CIS University Cup goes tonight at 7:30pm EDT and will be aired on Rogers Sportsnet One. The game features the two AUS representatives - the AUS champion UNB Varsity Reds, and the runner-up Saint Mary's Huskies. UNB and Saint Mary's met 7 time through the AUS season, with UNB winning 4 of them.

Saint Mary's earned their spot with a 5-2 win over OUA runner-up Waterloo yesterday afternoon after losing their first game to the Canada West champion University of Alberta 4-3 in OT.

UNB was the only undefeated team beating the host Saskatchewan Huskies 3-1 on opening day and securing their spot with a dominant 8-3 win over the OUA champion UQTR Patriotes.

I believe the game will also be webcast on http://cis-sic.tv/
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Re: Amateur Hockey Thread

Postby champeen on Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:34 pm

tjand72 wrote:I probably need new skates, but I haven't played in about 5 years. My CCMs with the Prolite3 holders have probably seen their last days. Any suggestions as to the brand of skate/holder that will be similar? I'd rather not learn to skate all over again with a different feel since I'll have to almost learn to skate again since I've been off of the ice for so long.

i'm a bauer guy when it comes to skates, but i'm pretty sure the ccm e-pro holder is a similar pitch/feel to the Prolite3, but a bit stiffer. i do know that ccm replacement steel will fit in both, so they must have some similarities. reebok uses the same holder, so i would recommend trying on both brands and go with the best overall fit.
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