So the literal advice is for hockey. The equivalent of being ready to catch a ball.
But in the context of *life advice* I see it as being passively ready to handle what gets thrown at you. And you can even say it with the intent of "be ready to catch the puck when your friends throw a problem your way."
This is the kind of handyman I like to hold on to. Not some libertarian "do everything yourself. asking for help is weakness." But being able to help people and help yourself.
@rockario this sort of readiness is important in life, to be able to assist your comrades, but also to be able to capitalize on momentary advantages when they come your way
of course, that sort of constant awareness, readiness, and action is extremely draining
which is why the average pro player's shift is about 48 seconds. then the next line hops the boards and takes over, so they can rest a minute
@rockario pucks can bounce off the blade of the stick, you need to actively control the puck as it comes to you
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