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  1. I thought maybe one of the teams was playing an illegal goalie
    4 points
  2. I don’t think the 6 year old is choosing to do all of this skating on his own. My point was that this kid is being forced to do 4 week long hockey camps at the age of six. Not healthy. And even if the kid wanted to do all of them, the parent shouldn’t let it happen. It is unhealthy for the child. Both mentally and physically.
    2 points
  3. Brandon Montour (Panthers) vs. Sam Carrick(Oilers)
    1 point
  4. Most scientific studies are done without "complete data", researchers compile enough data to form a representative population size and use that as the basis for a conclusion. There are and always will be outliers, and those are normally not used because they are so outside of what the expected norm would be. Obviously, we are not doing medical research here, but this comment is correct, based off of what is shown, the missing data would have to skew dramatically one way or another to significantly move the overall results one way or another. There's probably enough provided here to be pretty confident that the 50% number is representative of the whole give or take a few percentage points one way or another. Maybe assume that number would fall in the 47%-53% range. Thoughts?
    1 point
  5. The article states at the outset that it used the "available data" and doesn't yet have it for many teams. Let's see what the full set of data shows.
    1 point
  6. Eyeballing that graph, looks like about 60% of tenders last year across the whole league were still with team in October. Honestly, that was about what I'd expect. No guarantee, but a decent shot at the team if you get one.
    1 point
  7. Probably the best way to handle it is to mind your own business. Let him raise his kids the way he sees fit. I don't know why everyone is concerned about how much hockey someone plays. If he gets burnt out or loses interest, so be it.
    1 point
  8. Nah don't bother. Those folks don't want to hear it. If anything, just say what you do with your own kid because of your own concern with burn out etc and then let it go.
    1 point
  9. This is absurd. This kid should be out playing with friends and experiencing other sports such as soccer, baseball, lacrosse, etc. Maybe level with him and see if there are any solid articles that detail the benefits of diversifying one's life at such a young age.
    1 point
  10. My son as since aged out, but he started skating at 4 and the question my wife and I asked him all the time was "Are you having fun", "Was that fun", "Are you still having fun"... we did it constantly, to the point that it probably annoyed him but it was because we always wanted to be sure that he was doing what he wanted to do and not what we wanted him to be doing. Let your player have fun, progress at their own pace, and then make your choices about what to do based on what they want to do along with what your personal time and financial limitations allow. Most people realize that the odds are against any player/anywhere in the world going pro so ignore the criticisms you are going to hear from other people and parents about things like where you are choosing to play, where you are choosing to spend your money, and how much money you are spending. People (especially on this board) like to be critical of the choices people make even though it has zero impact on them directly. Do what is best for your player and your family, ask questions when you have them, ignore the negative, and make sure they are having fun.
    1 point
  11. @newhockeydad "I have personally thought that North Pittsburgh has done a great job with my son. He really enjoys that coaches and everyone at the rink. He also made a lot of friend's through hockey that don't go to his school." That quote says it all. Your son appears to be having fun, he's making new friends and developing as a hockey player and the rink is at a convenient location. If he keeps playing hockey in his later years, there is plenty of time for him to play on a travel team as U10 is just a year away. There are anabolic parents out there that think their 7-8 year old needs numerous tournaments home and away at that age which doesn't guarantee player development. If you see your son's skill level progressing then he is in a good spot. And don't be afraid to ask his coaches about areas he can work on his game, especially from a dryland standpoint. Good luck to you and your son.
    1 point
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