I have always been someone to take my goaltending seriously. If I make a mistake or don’t play well, I am the first to admit it. Today was playoff day, and I played a very solid game in my Brass semifinal and lost in OT 2-1. It was a bitter loss, but I am at ease with it. In the past, if I didn’t make that key save, I beat myself up over it. Now, I just let it go. Whats done is done.
There are some things that really irk me about some of the people I call friends. As a positive person, I always try to instill positive things in people. I may pick on people from time to time, but for the most part, I am a positive guy. I want to see all my friends succeed. Even if they play on other teams or against me. As a goalie, I don’t want to see another goalie lose by a bad goal or a bad bounce. Especially in double or triple OT. A few of my friends seem to find it funny to raz on me a little bit when I lose or if my team doesn’t make playoffs. At first, this upset me. And then I realized how small these people have to be. I do this sport for fun. Playing goal is so much fun and I can’t wait to play everytime when I get a chance. It is just amazing how crappy I am treated from time to time by these people I call friends. That is just their way I suppose.
Now, I get the fun job of having the next 2 weeks in a row off. I still will play on Sunday, but the next two weeks are going to be a lot of fun. Relaxation, rest, and a little bit of fun aside from hockey. I love it.