March 17, 2019

Kid 2.0 pays fitness price

Since Kid returned to the road hockey courts two seasons ago, the dynamic speedster has been more interested in stopping the evil orange plastic ball than firing it past flummoxed goaltenders.

Sunday, the veteran eschewed the goalie pads and discovered while he may have lost a step, he hasn’t lost his shot.

Kid was the offensive dynamo around which his various teams revolved in a series of mini games that heralded the resumption of a troubled season that had been put on ice — literally — by a series of snowstorms and freezing conditions. But by the end, he was wheezing and panting just as much as the rest of the regulars who were feeling the effects of their extended hiatus.

“Towards the end, he had no legs,” said Nouvelle Guy. “But he wasn’t the only one.”

Lak Attack said he immediately noticed his longtime rival had lost a step.

“These days, he’s more or less just another player that every now and then gets a lucky break,” said the versatile veteran who strapped on the goalie pads Sunday.

In their prime, both players could match each other stride for stride speeding up the court and making electric plays around the net, but Lak Attack said time has clearly taken a toll.

“The talent is deteriorating,” he said.

Still, Kid’s presence as an offensive threat could not be taken lightly, said Nouvelle Guy.

“He made a difference for each team he was on.”

That presented an ongoing challenge for players charged with defending against Kid
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“We just needed to take away his shot,” Nouvelle Guy said. “He just kept shooting and it built up his confidence and then they kept going in.”

Lak Attack said that may have been due more to the depleted defenders.

“Maybe the odd time he’s going to get lucky,” said Lak Attack. “Nine times out of ten he’s going to shoot wide.”

Posted by jaysuburb at March 17, 2019 09:33 PM
Comments

Big D and Nouvelle coming as are Joker and Beezle

Posted by: Nouvelle at March 24, 2019 09:04 AM

I will be there tomorrow

Posted by: lakattack at March 23, 2019 08:56 PM

Open for check-ins.

Posted by: Living Legend at March 23, 2019 07:37 PM