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Respect for goalkeeper's well being gone ?


Just playing some pick up hockey the other day and punk fires one off my throat guard, and only concern was where rebound went (both sides). No "sorry man", no "are you ok ?"
Is it wrong for me to get pissed at a shot like this. Have not played a whole lot in last 10 years. The equipment is much better these days. Do they just expect you to take it? Guess I'm from an era where those type of shots ment pain, and that made it personal.

it was friendly hockey, and i resisted urge to pop him... is it just me ?
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I think you're right. It's become part of hockey culture. At the NHL level, there is very little respect for the goalies, or for that matter, the other skaters as well. Charging the net is commonplace and the goalies are paying the price. I'd like to see the pegs put back in the ice because as long as the net moves the problem will get worse. In the old days, a guy running the goalie would be getting hammered by that team's tough guys. The rules stop the retribution. Same with head shots. Shooting at the goalie's head would bring about retribution.

The idiot needs to be reminded that guys have to go to work in the morning and it's supposed to be friendly. Either that or run him over with your car in the parking lot after. emoticon
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I'm short but i still wanted to kill...
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Depends..
In my regular beer league (Which is very competitive with skaters ranging from University level to guys in their 50's)they seem to get it.. There are a few D Men of mine who enforce the "respect the goalie" mentality for those who forget..
The problems I see are when I'm playing pickup or playing for a team other than my own. I dont have the level of protection from my D Men. Im not their regular guy so why bother right?
So.. sometimes you need to take things into your own hands..
This past summer I was playing for a makeshift team (My regular guys took the summer off) and I was constantly being whacked and slashed by a forward on the opposing team every time I froze the puck.. It was getting very frustrating.. I urged my D men to step up and help.. nothing.. spoke to the refs (Who were more concerned with getting home quickly) still nothing.. I was becoming furious but was trying not to let it disrupt my game.. (Let me say, im not proud of what follows but it was necessary - I would do it again if I had to)
After not getting anywhere with my D-men and the refs I decided I needed to have a suitable response for this guy. So, after the game in the handshake line I gave him a shot to the head with my blocker. A full on dust-up ensued.
Like I said, im not proud of the way I did it but i can guarantee you that the forward will never forget what happened and why.

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Nice Job
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as a player in ice hockey my thinking is warm up shots deserve an immediate apology to the goalie. General rule, the less skilled the player, the better the chance of getting a head shot during warm up.

During actual play if a player made a genuine attempt to score but accidently hits you in the mask or throat, a sorry should be considered a bonus, unless you go down injured.

Its different if the guy comes down and just blindly winds up just trying to make good contact. I hate these guys, no one in the rink knows where these shots are going including the shooter. If this guys is dumb enough to do this in pick up or beer league level, he's dumb enough not to even realize he did anything wrong.

When I play nets in ball hockey, I dont expect any apology if I get hit in the mask during a game, I'm standing in front of the net, I'm going to get stung sometimes. Warm up frustrates me though,

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As far as pick up goes, I nearly fall over myself and almost kiss a goaler's skates!!!! I am always so happy to see a goaler in pick up. We tire of playing against a shooting board.

I always warm up the goaler with easy to grab shots and try to NEVER go for the head. If I shoot at his head in warm ups, I go out of my way to apologise, though I still don't have shooting down with these new-fangled composite sticks. I was a wood, then aluminium guy. I missed 25 years of playing, so getting a shot that makes a pop on the pads rarely happens. lol

Maybe it's my age, but goalers always get my respect. If you play in my rink, you will get a red carpet welcome.
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@NJ Hitman-

If you play in my rink and I'm your D, I will do what I can to keep your crease clear, despite my meagre skill. There are two things I have retained from "back in the day": 1) my ability to win battles on the boards, and 2) good, old fashioned, justifiable dirty play, especially when my goalie or any of my teammates get hassled by dirty play. I would rather get my a** kicked standing up for my teammate's honour than stand by and let the opposition, even in pick up (which is where it seems to be the worst), take liberties on my teammates.

What you did HAD to be done. You were justified.

In a game I subbed in last winter, there was a super-dirty player who was head-locking anyone who had the puck. Believe it or not there were 30 guys from BOTH teams beating the crap out of this fellow at the end of the game.
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You folks know what finished my playing days and how I feel about player’s disrespect.

 Sadly it is not just at the rink anymore. People texting or talking on cell phones have become oblivious to anyone but themselves. They drive like they are the only ones on the road, they cannot even stop talking when in line at the coffee shop to say thanks to the gal serving them, etc. I’ve even see them take calls in church and start talking like they are on the subway. In a way I am glad I have less years ahead of me than I do behind me.

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