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by Wise Old Man
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 31
Views: 4172

Re: Section Realignment

One thing that struck me up north is Duluth Marshall continuing to opt up to AA. Wise has proven to be an excellent coach (and at the college level, to boot), and I’m sure they have longer term visions, but I figured DM would be tired of taking beatings and drop back down for a while to gain some t...
by Wise Old Man
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 18296

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Puck, I’m genuinely happy for you and your player if the fit at Gentry is working as well as you say. It’s also great to hear that you and others there would keep their players at Gentry even without the extra ice opportunities. I agree with your assessment that the style of play Gentry is emphasizi...
by Wise Old Man
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 18296

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Great discussion...First to Puck, I really appreciate the detailed info about Gentry that you've provided. I've definitely learned a lot. I also commend you for how you've handled any negative comments or criticisms. You haven't taken anything in a personal manner -- at least, it doesn't seem as tho...
by Wise Old Man
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 18296

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

This parent is not saying it's 4 plus hours a day but, it's often as much as between 2-3 hours per day. If you're talking about only ice time during the school day, this is incorrect. If you're including after-school team practices / game to the amount of time, you are correct on certain days. Jg.....
by Wise Old Man
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 18296

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Puck...I appreciate your response as well. After reading some of the details you provide, I certainly have a better understanding of some of the nuances within the school/program that some of us may have had questions about. And, it's good to know that the majority of the kids attending and playing ...
by Wise Old Man
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HS Hockey Conn Smythe
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: HS Hockey Conn Smythe

Wise -- Fully agree with your sentiment if we are looking at any grade level. If this list is made of only seniors, it makes sense for Batchelder. Blake was the missing ingredient that changed EP from a really good team to an Elite team. They did not lose when he was healthy and playing. He is a fu...
by Wise Old Man
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HS Hockey Conn Smythe
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: HS Hockey Conn Smythe

Based on a discussion we had on our season finale podcast, I figured I'd start a thread on potential winners of a playoff-specific high school hockey award. (Danny has graciously suggested we name this the Pat White Memorial Award, though at last check Pat was still alive and kicking.) In honor of ...
by Wise Old Man
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Honor seedings and bracket integrity
Replies: 17
Views: 1602

Re: Honor seedings and bracket integrity

MSHSL should honor seedings they oversee for tourney. Instead of unseeded team (Wayzata) getting bye to semifinals, they should give bye to #1 seed (EP) and have STA and Wayzata (other two unseeded teams) play seeded MG and Andover. This is common sense, though, so MSHSL won’t do it. They didn't do...
by Wise Old Man
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 18296

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Look, the bottom line is Gentry should not be allowed to exist in the MSHSL. It is no secret that their entire existence revolves around recruiting kids specifically to play hockey at their school. EVERYONE knows it. Elite prospects says a lot of kids on their roster come from out of state, as far ...
by Wise Old Man
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hill-Murray Update
Replies: 202
Views: 14073

Re: Hill-Murray Update

I sympathize with Hill Murray and other sports teams that are not allowed to compete. They earned this opportunity, only to have it snatched away through bureaucratic overreach, in my opinion. According to the CDC, in the under age 18 demographic, there have been 238 deaths "involving" Covid in 202...
by Wise Old Man
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hill-Murray Update
Replies: 202
Views: 14073

Re: Hill-Murray Update

Except they're not. If there is literally one thing everyone in society has learned during this pandemic it's that rule application is *never* equal or consistent. I guess I just watched Hermantown’s varsity give up six goals to Brody Lamb in a 7-3 loss?? Sure, only HM is being forced to quarantine...
by Wise Old Man
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF - Dodge County vs Hermantown
Replies: 40
Views: 3520

Re: Class A QF - Dodge County vs Hermantown

A bounce here or there in the HT direction and it would have been a really interesting game. Four of the first five goals were very weak. Not to be too harsh on the starter but, If they’d have started the other kid, Hermantown might’ve actually won. Valiant effort by Zam. Showed great class at the ...
by Wise Old Man
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.
Replies: 33
Views: 3946

Re: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.

Sounds like maybe a re-seeding should be in order. Hard to imagine Hermantown JV being a #1 Seed. Not happening at this late stage. Too many moving parts. In the Twitter thread from Sam Ali, there is a post from what is ostensibly a Hermantown parent and/or coach: "Wait till you hear the whole stor...
by Wise Old Man
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.
Replies: 33
Views: 3946

Re: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.

Question: If Hermantown’s JV beats Dodge County, doesn’t that forever end the argument that they should be playing AA (like their youth teams; both Hermantown Bantam and Peewee AA teams made state tournament this year, by the way). Yeah, but the PW AAs went 0-2 and the Bantam AAs went 1-2. However,...
by Wise Old Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: FROM LPH PEEWEE A RANKINGS
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: FROM LPH PEEWEE A RANKINGS

Proctor belongs on this list. Probably in the top 10. They literally have 4-5 top level AA players on their roster. That's great, they also are only a .500 team (9-8-1), have a few bad losses (Superior and Greenway), and the teams they have beat have a combined record of 29-116-2... Wise Old Man wi...
by Wise Old Man
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 18296

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Stang- they just beat their nearby East Side A class state champ? I mean call it what you want- we all know that’s what’s been coming back to the beginning of the season I mean what’s wrong with new programs, and what’s wrong with having quick success ? Westy...I think the challenge many of us have...
by Wise Old Man
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7AA Final - Andover vs Grand Rapids
Replies: 36
Views: 3044

Re: Section 7AA Final - Andover vs Grand Rapids

While we’re debating whether anyone in the section can compete with Andover going forward, this seems like an appropriate place to drop in a link to Karl’s postmortem dissection of East’s season: https://apatientcycle.com/2021/03/18/incomplete/ With all due respect, I don’t necessarily share his op...
by Wise Old Man
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Carver County Alert
Replies: 51
Views: 6389

Re: Carver County Alert

The headlines continue for Carver County , weeks after the first story line. https://m.startribune.com/mapping-of-carver-county-outbreak-unmasks-how-covid-spreads/600036697/ Is there any reason for continued headlines , other than that it is “ interesting mapping “ of the new variant ? What about t...
by Wise Old Man
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2020-2021
Replies: 71
Views: 12618

Re: 7AA 2020-2021

I agree that it's starting to sound like that, not just on the Forum but on other social media outlets too, really? Nevermind, rhetorical question, it's the world today. Totally. Somebody posted that they want Jackson Blake to be ineligible for postseason. Egads, what leads people to such despair. ...
by Wise Old Man
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A early prediction
Replies: 19
Views: 3066

Re: 7A early prediction

Heard an hour or so ago that Hibbing boys and girls may have COVID challenges.
by Wise Old Man
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Thursday 3-11-21
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: Games Thursday 3-11-21

I take that as a compliment 😁
by Wise Old Man
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Friday 3-12-2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Games Friday 3-12-2021

Sparlimb wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:45 am
Do we have a stream for Gentry and Hermantown? I might tune in for a bit. Interested to see how Gentry looks.

Hermantown game with Gentry canceled.
by Wise Old Man
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Thursday 3-11-21
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: Games Thursday 3-11-21

Thus my making it clear it was a rumor. 8) Genuinely glad to hear that was the case as it would be very unfortunate if it had effected Hermantown's status in a negative way. Also very disappointed for the East players and staff. Sadly, I suspect they won't be the only team in the state to have their...
by Wise Old Man
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Thursday 3-11-21
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: Games Thursday 3-11-21

East and Denfeld pushed back to tomorrow 4:30pm I see Karl just tweeted that East's season is over due to a positive COVID test. That sucks. :( Tis true, and a sad end to a weird season. Onward we go. Other stray observations: -Lakeville South ties Prior Lake, which isn't a disaster but doesn't qui...
by Wise Old Man
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Carver County Alert
Replies: 51
Views: 6389

Re: Carver County Alert

Westy...the stricter guidance is due to the UK strain being the main variant that’s spreading. Statewide we had over 1600 cases yesterday. Up from around 400 something the day before. Certainly could be just an anomaly but, Osterholm started predicting back in late January that in the next 8-14 week...