thought I've seen some variations on this theme before, but "ice vs inline" and "ice/inline contrasts" found no search mode matches...
I just finished re-reading the Jim Jensen article in the Between the Pipes column (yeah, I actually read the columns, once in a while).
The article was written about two and one half years ago. I probably wouldn't have thought so myself at the time, but as I read this thing now, I am amazed at what I perceive is a real level of "ice snobbery" here.
I do not know Jim Jensen personally. I confess I don't know his resume, either. For all I know, the guy's played with the US or Canada national team for ten years,
I am appalled by what I read in this article. Especially when he tries to compliment roller hockey toward the end. While I do not believe that, currently, any non-nhl players can compare to nhl'rs for pure hockey skill, I am not buying the generalizations Jensen makes regarding a comparison between elements -both technical and tactical- of the two versions of our sport.
Before I decide to write my own column and submit it to Richard, does anybody else get the same reaction? or am I ignorant and being silly in this one?
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