A timer is a device that counts down the seconds as the puck travels over the ice. The one timer in hockey is the goalie. The goalie is the one who has the puck and who controls it. That’s why he’s the one who gets checked and the one who is responsible for scoring the goal. It’s a lot of pressure.
This is the pressure that hockey players face every shift. The pressure of having to be the best goalie in the NHL. The pressure to win every game and keep your team’s coach happy. Thats what you do every game. You are the goalie in hockey.
In hockey, if the goalie is off (and it’s very common), then the team is usually out of the game. Its not fun to have a high-pitched, ear-splitting whine coming from a defenseless net. Yet if you can’t make a save, its because you suck at what you do.
Its no fun to just sit on the bench and bitch about how you suck. If you are a goalie in hockey your job is to step into the net and save your team from disaster. Thats why you are the goalie. You have to make the right plays and save your team from misery. If you aren’t doing that then you need to be fired, and fired as soon as possible.
I think this probably sums it up best. It’s probably not fun to be a goalie, but its fun to be a goalie who sucks at it.
This is exactly what I’m talking about. Having a bad game or a bad day can be a lot of fun. It means you haven’t learned the right lessons from your mistakes. If you’ve learned something and are doing the right thing to take your game to the next level, then you can have a really good time. But if you’ve learned the wrong lessons and are acting like a moron, then you probably shouldn’t be doing the things you do.
I remember when I was really bad at hockey. It was only a few years ago. I was not a big fan of the game. I just got lucky the last couple years and got really good. I was a terrible goalie and my team never had a chance. I remember thinking “this is easy, I’m so good,” and then I got lucky and everyone on my team was really good.
I remember the first time I heard that from someone, a guy in the locker room of my college team. I was like “wow, I totally suck”, and he was like “well that’s not too weird then, you can’t go to practice and suck so much.
As an aspiring hockey player, I know it’s hard to not be a fan. I feel like I’m always playing at something that I’ve never done before, just to see how good I can be. And to see what other people do. I don’t know if I’m really good at this but I’ve got to try. Some people say I’m not good enough. I’m like okay. But you don’t know how good you are until you start playing.
I think college hockey is one of those sports that is so hard to get into that you have to start practicing as soon as you can. And even then, there are many days when you just don’t feel like it. It’s tough and we all know it can be hard.