hey everyone...this is a really helpful forum and i appreciate all the good info passed around here. i need your opinion on something.... i'm on a "beer league" team with my friends (i hope they're still my friends LOL) and the skill level among the players varies from awful (me, i'm new and learning to play and skate haha...i'm not the worst though!!) to "OK" or even "pretty good" (some of the guys have played roller, etc). well here's my dilemma. i went to thrashers prospect camp the other day and they were doing a drill with 5 guys on the ice: 3 forwards and 2 D men. they'd skate down one direction, working together, the three forwards passing to each other and then shooting on the goal. then they'd turn around the other direction and practice a 3 on 2. so anyway, i thought this looked like a fun thing for our team to try, so i suggested it and was completely shot down. "we don't skate well enough to do that at full speed" "our D men can't skate backwards well enough yet" etc our practices are usually a few skating drills followed by a scrimmage. i thought this drill would be useful for us to be able to practice with our line mates (i suggested even just changing the drill to forwards only, practicing skating and passing to our linemates) i have been met with nothing but a brick wall. it's like green eggs and ham. am i insane? are we so bad we can't practice passing? i'm confused. if you want to read the thread to get a better idea of the arguments on both sides, here's the link http://www.nastynest.net/mbbs2/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=5543&start=1 i really appreciate any input you can give me. and if i'm dead wrong, cool. i just would like to hear some opinions of people who have perhaps a little more experience, etc. i can take being wrong (this won't be the first time or the last time LOL) thanks again!!!