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Coffee Friday! Did you want to be a hockey player as a kid growing up?

I read this article this morning and it made me think of this question: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/ourgame/minor_memories/2008/10/phil-esposito.html Basically, if you don't feel like reading it, Esposito said he wanted to be a hockey player when he was a kid, and his guidance counselor told him that wasn't a good answer. Yet, his dad thought it was a good goal and dream. Did you want to be a hockey player as a kid growing up? If not, what did you want to be? Are you doing that job now? I know it is a short and lame Coffee Friday. I am having a busy day at work. I hope everybody has a great weekend! I have a spare second, before I am off to another meeting. I was always a realist as a kid. In the 4th grade we all saw the guidance counselor and answered the standard questions. I explained that I want to be a bartender. Mrs. Sawyer (the guidance counselor) asked “Why would you want to do that for a living?” I responded, “Bartenders make people happy and since God was a bartender, I want to be one too.” She said, “God wasn’t a bartender.” I retorted, “Yes he was! He served blood red wine at dinner!” Like Esposito, my parents were also called to come in for a conference. This is one of those stories that my dad would bring up every Christmas and Easter he actually came to church. I never became a bartender, but I did become a patron, so at least I am still close to the action.

Asked By: Homes - 11/21/2008
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I grew up in the Boston area in the 60's. I watched the Bruins play right there next to my Dad. He would eat peanuts, and throw the shells at the T.V. whenever the refs would blow a call, or one of the Bruins would get a penalty, or turn the puck over. I wanted to play hockey from that moment on... More
Answered By: hockeynut - 11/25/2008
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Yes from the first time I saw a game! I was pretty good at tennis and baseball also. Closest that I came was being among the last cut for the UQTR Patriotes in 97-98... More
Answered By: HabsFan-in LoneStarSt8 - 11/21/2008
 
I wanted to be a hockey player or a princess. I couldn't decide. Now I'm a mom, and I rule tyrannically over my minion. I guess that's close enough to a princess ;-)
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Answered By: Amy B - 11/21/2008
 
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Answered By: Shadow of the Tuna - 11/21/2008
 
I may have dreamed about it, what Cdn kid doesn't. However, I was enough of a realist to know I didn't have a shot... More
Answered By: cdn24fan - 11/21/2008
 
It is funny, I said that in second grade and my teacher replied "what if you don't make it" I then said I would be a football player if I don't make it, and he once again shot me down, that b*****d... More
Answered By: Andrew V - 11/21/2008
 
As a kid I always wanted to be a baseball player.I had people my whole life tell me it was just a pipe dream except my father and people who ACTUALLY saw me play..LOL.I got so close to my dream that I was fortunate enough to play semi pro ball and had a tryout with a Major League team and NO I'm not doing that now..
Answered By: Joe B- Drop'anUtley - 11/21/2008
 
I wanted to be MR B! As in Amy Bs boy toy! (the whole tyranny thing sounds so HAWT) NO, I am not presently doing that! I got beat out by the real Mr B (but hey, sometimes Mrs B emails me to give me hope, all is not lost)
Answered By: NIPSY® - 11/21/2008
 
Yes I wanted to be a Hockey player growing up, with a 2nd option as advertising. I've graduated threw the ranks and played Jr's up until I was 21.Played Jr's for 3 teams in NJ, Pa& RI.Made it to 4th cut on a USA hockey olympic/world Jr. team. Played in London for a few Tourneys against there pro teams in 1994.Took my H... More
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Answered By: J.O', has faith in Weeks - 11/21/2008
 
At the time/place I grew up I just wanted there to be a hockey league that accepted girls so any expectations beyond that were unrealistic... More
Answered By: san - 11/21/2008
 
I wanted to be everything back then, as I lived in a 4 sport neighborhood. Eventually realized that I was a better baseball player(Too short for basketball, too slow for football, wasn't a fast skater either). My dad pushed in that direction, despite my mom doing everything in her power to pull me away. Got a shot in... More
Answered By: Layin Low- ?'s my paper bag? - 11/21/2008
 
I too wanted to be a baseball player. I always had fun playing hockey but never envisioned it as a career.........baseball on the other hand, I always dreamed that someday it could happen. Plus, chicks dig the long ball.
Answered By: Bob Loblaw - 11/21/2008
 
Who from this section didn't want to become an NHL player when they were young. I wanted to be the next Pat LaFontaine for the Sabres. Wear 16 on my back with a big C on my shoulder... More
Answered By: Benny P - 11/21/2008
 
No I didn't.. wish I could've in hindsight but we didn't even have a franchise until I was 19. Grew up playing tons of baseball, was pretty good in my early teens.. then in HS smoked TONS of weed and kind of got into music for a while... More
Answered By: Finnishflash8 - 11/21/2008
 
No, I wanted to be a teacher....and still want to be one. So, I'm in school right now doing a BA and next year, I'll go to the Faculty of Education... More
Answered By: sporty_cocotte_13 - 11/21/2008
 
i always wanted to be a player and my dream came true i am one of the top players in my school i might play for st francis high school which is A GREAT hockeyCLUB IN NY
Answered By: Buffalo Boy™ - 11/21/2008
 
I wanted to be a scientist or an author as a kid. Because back at my elementary school, I could read before anyone else and better than everyone else and I was pretty good at science. However, I am currently in the process of getting an accounting degree to become a CPA. Truthfully, I never watched any sports as a kid... More
Answered By: Doug - 11/21/2008
 
Yuppers...wanted to be a pro hockey player...and a LEAF (gag..p**e ..hurl) of all teams!
Answered By: BeerSlayer The Coolest GameonIce - 11/21/2008
 
Did I WANT TO BE, or should that read do I still want to be? hahaha... More
Answered By: SPACEBOY - 11/21/2008
 
Like a lot of young Canadian lads, I dreamed of being a hockey player. Played in high school and one year of CIS hockey before the dream ended. I'm content playing beer-league hockey; it's still fun.
Answered By: Leafsfan29 - 11/21/2008
 
Let's see, I went from fireman, to Batman, to Formula One racer, to astronaut, to pitcher, to quarterback, to goaltender, to rock star, to gangster, and to law-abiding, tax-paying citizen... More
Answered By: Bill D Cat - Fluffaslug fan - 11/21/2008
 
No. Actually, my dad wanted me to start hockey because my brother was playing too, and I said no. I didn't want to, which I completely regret now...I think I ended up playing soccer and did swimming instead. Now, I really wished I played hockey! :(
Answered By: Sara FTW :) - 11/21/2008
 
I've always and still want to always play hockey, but as a girl being a NHL-er really wasn't a per say dream, but getting older doing something with hockey is still apart of my goals. Right now I volunteer for a sports corporation and help fun a hockey tournament every year and I LOVE IT. I help with all the... More
Answered By: Ms.Hockey! - 11/21/2008
 
I didn't wanna be a hockey player as a kid. I had a whole schedule where I was a nun M-W (I know, right?!?!?!) and then I was gonna train killer whales at Marineland the rest of the week. Brilliant. Needless to say, I don't do either of those things.
Answered By: Freckles Like Woah - 11/21/2008
 
Well.... I'm only 14.... so when I was younger I definitely wanted to be a hockey player and i still do! But my real dream is to go into Politics or maybe be a Teacher! No I'm not Either yet! lol But hopefully one I will be!
Answered By: Candy-Go Leafs Go! - 11/21/2008
 
I was one of those nerdy kids that wanted to be an Engineer when I grew up. And not the kind that drove trains either. Well I did that and did it well for forty years. I am retired now and for the first time in forty years when my fee statement comes in next month I will say no more... More
Answered By: tomjc43 - 11/21/2008
 
Yes at a time I did want to be a pro hockey player. I had pitched a fit when the rink down here told me I could not play hockey because I was a girl. I have also wanted to be a heart surgeon, Stunt car driver and fashion designer. I currently play hockey both Co ed and women's . I am on the reigning state champ team... More
Answered By: Kimmy (QOP) - 11/21/2008
 
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