I played one of my worst games last night in a 7-4 loss against the last place team. Yes, we were shorthanded. Yes, they had more chances than we did. Yes, they played a bit better than we did. I just believe that we could have won if I played a better game. There were a couple goals that I let in that were horrible shots. I don’t let those in and maybe we have a chance. The funny thing is that I haven’t played well consistently for this team since I started playing with them at the beginning of the season. I can play well one week, and then horrible the next. Its just very tough to inspire confidence in your team when you don’t have a consistent game from one week to the next.
The other thing to consider is that I will play in higher leagues on Wednesday and Thursday, and I will play better than I did tonight. Rebounding from a poor performance is not hard to do when you have confidence that it is going to happen. I have all the confidence in the world on my teams that play on Wednesday and Thursday nights so maybe thats my problem on Tuesday. Either way, I have a couple weeks to get my act in gear before the playoffs begin. I can’t play that messy and expect my team to play inspired hockey.
After the game last night, I got home and started messing around with WordPress and my theme. There is a new version out that borks my site when I load it, so I have to dedicate some time to figuring it out before I enable it. The problem is that I won’t have a lot of time to mess with it until Friday night or sometime on Saturday. All this hockey playing, working, teaching, and reffing is really taking a lot out of me. Eventually, I am going to find my breaking point, but until I do, I am going to continue to stay involved in as many activities as I can.
Hockey tonight and then heading to bed early I hope. I need more sleep. The 6 hours a night is not enough for me.