I'm looking to try out for a professional roller hockey team. I'm not trying to be cocky, but I'm more skilled than some of the players on that team that people claim to be "good." The question is though, Is it worth it to be a two-way forward? I'm on a rec-league team with one of the people who plays pro currently, and he's had his eye on me to recruit me to the professional team. I have players on my team that can not catch a pass, or hit the net for that matter. I pass to them very often (they have yet to score on perfect backdoor feeds on a consistent basis) and regret every time. To get to the point, though. I've been averaging 3 points per game while playing a very defensive game, because I know that that's one thing that will make me invaluable. It's hindering my offensive performance, because I could easily score a goal every shift if I really wanted. My question is, is if you were a coach of a team, would you rather have a player who scores 7 goals a game, while being a +3, or have a defensive minded forward who puts up a +5 rating, minus the goal scoring. Mind you, I'd be playing with people who have played on the team USA roller hockey team, and they are also very skilled, so should I keep playing the 2 way game or start playing a much more 1 dimensional complete offensive game? Don't be too hard on me! I'm not trying to be cocky! EDIT: To answer the people who think I'm trying to go from rec league to pros: I've played ice hockey since i was 4 and played AAA and juniors around where I live. I'm just playing the rec league for fun. So it's not rec league roller hockey to pros. It's Junior A to Pro Roller. Sorry! should have cleared that up!