Re: Anyone else see this last night??(Goalies only)
posted at 3/23/2011 8:58 PM EDT
In Response to Anyone else see this last night??(Goalies only)
[QUOTE]I was at the game last night 3 rows behind the B's net. During warm ups right before they leave the ice alot of the players were in front of Tuuka passing back and forth with some shooting on Tuuka, purposely hitting him and getting the rebound etc, a common warm up routine..So Ryder who is about 2 feet from Tuuka takes a shot and his stick gets caught in Tuukas shirt. he pulls and pulls to the point where the pull caused Tuuka to jerk forward. Ryders stick releases and Tuuka gets up and chops him on the shoulder. looked harmless and I thought it was playful until they are leaving the ice and Ryder skates over to him. Tuuka motioned to under his shirt and ryder just gave him a dirty look. Couldnt see Tuukas face obviously but the reaction of Ryder gave me the impression Tuuka was mad at him..funny to watch.. Now before you guys start saying what a baby Tuuka is and I know he threw his stick a couple of weeks ago in practice, then in a game and then motioned to seidenberg, I know alot of you here play hockey and as a goalie we have a name for some you. We refer to you as Warm Up All-Stars. Theres always one idiot in warm ups who is off to the side while your looking at the guy coming in and he rifles one off your head. Or he comes in and tries to deke the goalie. I've even seen some raise their stick, cause lets face it, thats the only goal they're getting tonight. For you fellow goalies in here, i've found a solution. Totally ignore him in warm ups then on his last shot square up to him, save it and as he's skating along the boards fire it at his head. He'll get the message. Totally off subject, and only fellow goalies will understand so sorry for the ramble.
Posted by kelvana33[/QUOTE]
A defenseman, but I know where you're coming from. I like to play "pepper" with a goalie if we are out alone, just get in tight with a bunch of pucks and take little snap shots.
Yes, the rule is not to dent the goalie in warm ups. There have been times when pucks have gotten away from me and high glove ended up dead in in the mask.
A golden rule of my own - and this goes to another sport that I did at a reasonably elite level - never ever never goof around in warmups in any way shape or manner and never ever never interact with any fans in any way in any how.
Let's just call all that screwing around.
If you do, if you screw around even just a little - you head isn't in it. You don't have focus.
Screwing around means you got distracted too easily.
Also, something like that, you're messing with your team mate's head.
A lot of guys I know would have sorted you out in a hurry if you did that to them at practice.
Also, little stupid stuff like that can get people hurt.
I already had a low opinion of Ryder, now it went down a few pegs more.
NAS - no offence dude, but have you ever played any sports at a serious level?