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The Fireman's still got it
3/27/2012 1:25:44 PM
 
I promised I would blog about my matches. I almost don't want to because everyone knows Danny is a badass when it comes to airhockey. I know he has been bested by Billy recently and he has changed his holding and mallet due to injury. All of these things could not stop the motion from Danny. He is still a beast.
That being said, my goal was to give him the best I could and I did and it was not enough. I was up 3 games to 2 in the first set and it felt great. Then Danny turned up the heat with his adjustments. Less pucks flying off the table and he would not give up the darn puck. 7-0 in the last game of the set. After that it was all a shut down game. Once He had my rhythm he shut me out. I won only one game afer his adjustments. Everything else was 7-5 or 7-3.
On the plus side I know more of the things I need to work on. Mostly turnovers and defense centering on the puck, also not being afraid of shutting down the angle at the top of the key to force a player to the wall. I am proud of not letting all the cross straights eat me alive druing our sets. Although he has no issue choosing straight unders when I'm waiting for him.
When all was said and done I should have pressed the pacing a bit more. I took the 15min between sets and all that really did was let Danny rest up for another bashing. Although he is not hitting as fast as I have seen him hit in the past I was still amazed at his puck control.
Kudos Danny, I look forward to playing you again in the near future.
:)
~Pete

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