When my kid joined the circus that is youth hockey, I was assaulted by lingo that had mutated wildly in the thirty years since my own youth hockey “career” ended. Then as now, there were mite, squirt, peewee, bantam and midget teams. Then as now, there were AAA, AA, A and B teams. But that…
It’s August. The Kings have nobody left to sign. The odds of the NHL season starting on time don’t seem very good. But most of the rest of the North American hockey world — by which I mean juniors, college and youth hockey — has already started their camps and practices, or (in the case…
This is what Red Chief said to me the other day after his second day of Hobey Hopeful Camp:
RC: Mom, I’m never going to make it to the NHL.
Me: Why do you say that, honey?
RC: Because I can’t tie my own skates.
Me: Honey, if you make it to the NHL, I will come and tie your skates for you every day.
RC: Mom, that’s nice of you to offer but you’ll be dead by then.
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