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We have all been there. 1045 puck drop on a work night. That means you are going to be getting off the ice at midnight and God only knows what time you actually get to sleep. The rest of your life does not care about your pursuit of beer league glory so how do you prepare and recover from such a disruptive schedule? I have been consciously trying to make these brutally late games less detrimental and here are a few things that I have found to be helpful: Get hydrated and stay hydrated - Being properly hydrated will increase...

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I often find myself playing Dr. Frankenstein in an attempt to build the ultimate hockey player based on taking certain attributes or skills from some players and combining them into one ultimate hockey player. This probably stems from the hundreds (or thousands) of create-a-player scenarios I went through playing NHL growing up but I still find it to be an interesting thought experiment. These are the attributes or skills that I isolate from current NHL players: Size Physical/Hitting Fighting Skating Speed Skating Agility Stickhandling Creativity Passing/Vision Snap/Wrist Shot One Timer/Slap Shot Heres what I have: Size: Joe Thornton (FLA) Who...

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