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by karl(east)
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: No State Tournament at the X this Spring....
Replies: 62
Views: 5936

Re: No State Tournament at the X this Spring....

Can't wait for the 2021 Minnesota High School Hockey Culminating Event! Such lovely bureaucracy-speak. That said, I wouldn't completely write off the possibility of a state tournament, even if it has little attendance. Budgeting for no tournaments is probably a wise move on the MSHSL's part as they ...
by karl(east)
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Zach Halverson
Replies: 13
Views: 2014

Re: Zach Halverson

Was just posting the same thing, but Westy beat me to it. Scary to see this, especially for someone in his mid-20s. Wishing Zach a speedy recovery and I hope we get to hear him call some games this winter.
by karl(east)
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Podcast
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Podcast

I have no secrets here, do I?! (Or at least now I know which of you read the non-hockey stuff I write.) :lol: But, yes, the podcast is now live. In addition to discussing my new place of residence and Danny's quarantine life, we go over Tony's experience with recent offseason hockey, play out variou...
by karl(east)
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will there be high school hockey for 2020-2021?
Replies: 393
Views: 37943

Re: Will there be high school hockey for 2020-2021?

Nuking anything that wanders off into such realms as tax policy or any political commentary beyond anything that is directly relevant to whether or not we have a hockey season in 2020-2021.
by karl(east)
Tue May 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: CoVid-19
Replies: 250
Views: 23331

Re: CoVid-19

This thread is getting political. If that continues, it gets locked.
by karl(east)
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pine City to Mississippi 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Pine City to Mississippi 8

Good move for the Dragons. I guess the Snake River does make its way to the St. Croix, which eventually hooks up with the Mississippi, so it sort of makes sense geographically.
by karl(east)
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Tourney w/o top 3 teams
Replies: 72
Views: 5140

Re: Class A Tourney w/o top 3 teams

The Hermantown topic appears to have overflowed its boundaries.
by karl(east)
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points
Replies: 27
Views: 2279

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points

As an outsider it seems like the jumpstart in many of the private schools’ success was bringing in high level coaches who stayed there a while to build the programs. Pauly (not sure when he started at Benilde but wouldn’t be surprised if it was mid-late 90’s when their success started), Trebil, the...
by karl(east)
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 32
Views: 4094

Re: Turning Points

Fun topic. Hockey59 beat me to the obvious one in recent memory for the Greyhounds. I wasn't at the Anoka loss, but that certainly felt like rock bottom for an East team that didn't look like it was going anywhere. I was, however, at the game at Elk River a few nights later when the Hounds busted ou...
by karl(east)
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: CoVid-19
Replies: 250
Views: 23331

Re: CoVid-19

Has anyone ever seen Karl and Lee in the same place at the same time? I know I haven't... Yeah, Karl should have taken a selfie of us at the 7AA semifinals :mrgreen: Lee Next year we'll have to provide photographic evidence when we have our annual 7AA playoff meeting of the minds. Though one year I...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2010 Tourney in Retrospect
Replies: 4
Views: 999

2010 Tourney in Retrospect

For the past couple years I've been writing up looks back at the State Tournament that took place ten years prior to the current year. It's interesting to look back on these teams with some added distance to see if the talent they had actually had matched our perceptions at the time, and how those r...
by karl(east)
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Walk Off GWGs from Sections/Trnys last decade
Replies: 21
Views: 2402

Re: Walk Off GWGs from Sections/Trnys last decade

SpOilerfan wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Do you have East/Cloquet double ot section final 1991? Karl?
Afraid not. I have East's 91 Tourney games, but have never seen a video of that section final or even of Fitzgerald's GWG.
by karl(east)
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Role of the Minnesota State High School League
Replies: 39
Views: 4059

Re: Role of the Minnesota State High School League

My only contribution to this conversation will be a general observation about how the Duluth area seems to magnify this issue (if it really is an issue) in a way other places don't. In the Metro, people don't necessarily love it, but there's an understanding that player movement is a pretty common t...
by karl(east)
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greatest Games That Never Were
Replies: 24
Views: 2473

Re: Greatest Games That Never Were

Fun story, ESPG. Anoka was the top seed in the metro bracket of Region 2 that year, and they did beat East by a goal in their regular season meeting, so they were almost certainly the favorites there. Interestingly enough, I was a resident of Anoka at that time, though I was also one, so I think I c...
by karl(east)
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina 2010's All-Decade Team
Replies: 25
Views: 2621

Re: Edina 2010's All-Decade Team

Hey, glad someone else went in on this. We'll have to find a free Friday night at the X to match these Hornets against my all-decade team Hounds. Hard to argue with that assemblage of talent. BFC, I do have a very, very large spreadsheet where I try to track post-HS careers of players from prominent...
by karl(east)
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greatest Games That Never Were
Replies: 24
Views: 2473

Greatest Games That Never Were

This seems like a fitting topic given our lack of sports right now. Which games do you wish would have happened, but never did? For example, Lakeville North vs. Edina in 2015: two-time defending state champ versus the undefeated #1. I realize they did play in the regular season, but that would've be...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Walk Off GWGs from Sections/Trnys last decade
Replies: 21
Views: 2402

Re: Walk Off GWGs from Sections/Trnys last decade

Forgive the one-track nature of these links: Duluth East vs. Edina, 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbbA5ymWEPU Duluth East vs. Elk River and St. Thomas Academy 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud0vcuczO3k and again for the ER game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQku_GTGtNo&t=167s Dulut...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 5AA 20-21
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Section 5AA 20-21

This could be among the more interesting sections to watch next season. For about a decade now it's been a 3-way race between Blaine, Centennial, and Maple Grove, with Anoka bursting through once and some brief glimmers from Champlin. Blaine was usually the frontrunner. Now, it seems safe to say tha...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Why high school sports
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Why high school sports

There's so much passion and pride. Also, it's generally when athletes start to "get it". You still have situations where one person can single handedly take over a game, but for the most part, teams start paying within their system. This part, definitely, along with the obvious passion and pride. E...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 1996: Duluth East/Apple Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

Re: 1996: Duluth East/Apple Valley

I have seen a picture or freeze-frame somewhere that clearly shows the puck in the net. Not sure where to find it--maybe in a newspaper archive?--but it exists.
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: CoVid-19
Replies: 250
Views: 23331

Re: CoVid-19

Get well soon, goldy, and stay healthy, forum friends. Hard to believe we were just wrapping up a State Tourney two weeks ago with how much the world has changed since. Still, there are ways to cope, even though I've only interacted with three humans in the past week and a half. I've enjoyed some vi...
by karl(east)
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tourney Reflection 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2386

Re: Tourney Reflection 2020

Great stuff as always, Karl. While I always enjoy your contributions here on the board, your free-form writing is even more entertaining to read. I meant to mention this earlier, but I got a chuckle and felt a bit of pride in noticing that you used my rankings in the Class A portion of your state t...
by karl(east)
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Fun With the Transitive Property!
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: Fun With the Transitive Property!

Biggest upset on the list? Sartell losing to Sauk rapids? Either that or Sauk Rapids losing to Bagley. If you're losing to Bagley, you're in some pretty select company. That's certainly one of the most impressive transitive property chains I've ever seen. I don't think we usually get that close to ...
by karl(east)
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tourney Reflection 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2386

Tourney Reflection 2020

As always, my favorite piece to write each year: my post-Tourney wrap-up piece. https://apatientcycle.com/2020/03/10/tourney-reflection-2020/ Thanks again to everyone on this forum for keeping this place alive and kicking and fun. It's been a pleasure! Hard to believe this is the 9th time I've writt...
by karl(east)
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Biggest Tourney upsets
Replies: 61
Views: 5929

Re: Biggest Tourney upsets

There are too many "upsets" to count for my favorite team. I think the one that stands out to me most recently would be 2005 when WBL, led by Ryan Braun and David Grun got upended by unranked Duluth East. Fond memories of that one! East had no business winning that game, but Chris Sall stood on his...