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    NHL lockout 'disgusts' young Staten Island hockey fan, 9-year-old Victor Guastella, w

    Just wanted to let you how I feel about the NHL lockout. Before I do, let me tell you about myself. I am 9 years old and live in Staten Island, NY. I proudly play youth hockey in the New Jersey Youth Hockey League, Squirt Division. The team that I co-captain and play center for is the Bayonne Rangers.

    In an important league game on December 2nd, my team was trailing by two goals (3-1) during the second period. I was back checking against the other center and in a mad scramble around the net, I felt a sharp and sudden pain in my right leg. Unable to get up and continue playing, the referee blew the whistle and a coach from our team came to see how I was. Saying nothing except “it hurts,” I was escorted to the bench. After a closer look at my leg, there was blood and other stuff that I had never seen before coming out from a gash just above my kneecap. The skate blade from the other player somehow got between my shin guard and hockey pants and had sliced open some skin.



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    If only more people could grow up into a professional athlete without losing that kind of passion for the sport.

    Yes, at age 9 it is difficult to understand why they're not playing - hell, at age 31 I'm still not entirely certain why we had to lose half the season over ideology and a desperate need for a salary cap that has gone up for seven years to have to go back down right here, right now, instead of over time.
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    As a Staten Islander myself I love this kids spunk.Just goes to show the passion for the sport not the money at the younger stages.
    Instead of running away please feel free to counter offer my offers.A deal can always be made

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