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KingoftheCrease

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http://www.juniorhockey.com/mobile/news_detail.php?news_id=80572

I got emailed this story and died, just died reading it.
It's a Greek tragedy. NOT at all this exactly what happens eery year to numerous players
Johnny hockey stud made into the nahl as a 4th line part time guy. He should have played tier3 in all situations and developed, but the na...ah yes free hockey free gear and the chucky slick life style. All got in the way. The NCAA dream got in the way. Now you have a player who has value at tier 2 but not for any "good enough team". So he quits. Tier3 teams start calling offing to buy his rights. Johnny won't go. Won't even go to a stand out coach like Rocky Ruso! A guy who has helped more kids than the Mexican bloggers site hit counter. As he prays upon knowledge seeking parents, thinking he has an inside view. "One corona two corona three...." He is a bloger...he must know what he is talking about he played???? no where. He coached! nope, again no where. he is just misguided fan folks...sigh.
So back to our story of stupid, The Soo know he has value, they can recoup some of the costs they put into Johnny trying to develop a kid with no head room. Same old story, would work hard enough, or just plain not good enough. but yet he quits...or does he. Has he been tampered by another coach offering greener pastures?
Mommy knows Johnny wants to play. He just got beat down by the process of his compounding bad decisions, reaching to far for nahl and Ushl teams when he is an d3 role player at best. So now mommy who for years has been hungry for information, Information about the secrets of hockey sucess, beyond the reality, that all Johnny needs to do is play. Play for teams that will play himin all situations so he can be successful and develop. She turns to a guy with zero hockey experience and a blog. (Bad idea, as hthe blog reads more like the national enquirer than the wall-street journal.) Mommy and the Mexican hockey league correspondent have effectively killed Johnny from all but ACHA club....which he still likely can't afford. My hat is off to the youngman for working construction, a time honered and noble career. Again to for allegedly telling Mom¥ to stay out of it. I am sorry you quit. Quit on yourself and on your dream. Then had a moment of pause were you saw your not happy with your options. Had I been advising you
You would be playing in Minot or for Ruso, in Philadelphia. More likely Ruso because your a d3 kid.
But now a few weeks removed even his roster is loaded and I doubt you could crack his top 6.
Parents this is how it works, teams know when kids are not done. Teams have their playing rights in USA hockey. If your son has value,( if he can play tier3 or for a shitty tier2) that is where his value is and the team with his rights is due compensation, ti get him there. This is for his own good. Nothing free about free hockey

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KingoftheCrease

Oh and imagine that, a coach of another jr team is telling johnnie he cannot at for him if gets his release. Some thing for nothing, gee a kid with value, for nothing. What coach wouldn't want that

Come on

Maybe it's this coach tampering with johnnie that is the problem, maybe it's the "slander" about Ruso that's the problem

Maybe its mommy

Maybe it's just time to be done

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Bottle Knocker

Looks like this just might be the downfall of the King of Mexico hockey. This article was quickly taken off of the site, and Randy Russon who was really the only writer worth reading on the site has tweeted that he no longer has any affiliation with the juniorhockey.com site. The King wrote that he is no longer writing his daily article, and it sounds like more than a couple of NAHL teams have told him to no longer mention their names on the site. Maybe his BFF can get him a job in Wenatchee.

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