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by 100percenteffort
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Any Meltdown scores from last night?
Replies: 104
Views: 26896

I agree that bringing in "Ringers" and sitting kids who paid for large stretches of tournaments is in bad taste and buyer beware to sign your kid up for a team like that. Ask for full disclosure from the coach prior to sending the check. But the Blades, Icemen and MN Made do not "own" the kids on t...
by 100percenteffort
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Any Meltdown scores from last night?
Replies: 104
Views: 26896

Re: how is the trny marketing itself

If the tournament is calling itself AAA, then any player should be allowed no matter how good they are. You should easily be able to find how these programs define AAA hockey. I believe part of it call for playing with and against elite players. If the tournament is called "rec" or something like t...
by 100percenteffort
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98 Machine vs 98 Blades
Replies: 85
Views: 22185

puckfan wrote:thanks for the info on the game, sounds like they carried over from last years Easton cup OT game
Puckfan, I believe the Blades won the Easton
Cup, you are making it sound like the Machine won. Just wanted to verify.
by 100percenteffort
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: FARGO PREDICTIONS
Replies: 109
Views: 29521

The original premise of the 98 Fire was to try and keep the 98 Machine team together. Some of the of the Machine kids opted to stay with their association and then the team was filled in with Deuce type players and the token 4 from Wisconsin. The small association factor doesn't come into play with ...
by 100percenteffort
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 2000 MACHINE VS 2000 BLADES
Replies: 356
Views: 115844

The teams are up front with the practice players as far as I know and if they bring kids in for a tourney the parents know far ahead of time and are fine with it. If not they have a choice to not play on the team Now that is a funny statement........and nowhere near the truth if you ask some of the...
by 100percenteffort
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98 Fire hold on for win over STMA
Replies: 40
Views: 11939

Muckandgrind- Nobody is "bashing" the fire. I personally think it is fine that you are able to play year round against other Tier 1 teams and Yes people do understand that this is how other states are doing it. But, Minnesota has the luxury for thousands of kids to play, develop and compete within o...
by 100percenteffort
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98 Fire hold on for win over STMA
Replies: 40
Views: 11939

Why are we even comparing a hand picked team that has been playing together for 2+ years to a STMA team that might have 5 games under their belt. The fact the fire have played 28 games already is a huge advantage against any other association team. The fact is .....I could hand pick a team from the ...
by 100percenteffort
Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Local Squirt A Tournaments with Availability
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Local Squirt A Tournaments with Availability

Does anyone have a list of local Squirt A tournaments that have some openings? I saw the Johnson tournament but I was wondering if any other tournaments were out there. Silverstick? Bloomington? Just wanted to find one more. Thanks
by 100percenteffort
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98s DEBATE - Easton Cup results stir things up!
Replies: 23
Views: 6464

Let's just say that the 98 Blades are in a much better situation this coming year than they were a year ago for a lot of different reasons. Taking nothing away from the time, effort and expertise of the previous coaching staff, having a non parent coach is the way to go for this particular team. :D
by 100percenteffort
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98s DEBATE - Easton Cup results stir things up!
Replies: 23
Views: 6464

Quack, I agree with everything you said except: One important note: Keep in mind one of these two programs keeps kids on their roster all year long. The other will add and subtract players throughout the season. Which one would you rather have your kids play for?[/quote] On occasion Blades families ...
by 100percenteffort
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98s DEBATE - Easton Cup results stir things up!
Replies: 23
Views: 6464

Quack, I don't have a problem with a team "shortening" the bench towards the end of the game when it is on the line, however, when you completely "cut" the bench off from the first drop of the puck and those kids never see the ice that's when the problems come in. All of the kids earned a spot on th...
by 100percenteffort
Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98s DEBATE - Easton Cup results stir things up!
Replies: 23
Views: 6464

Does anyone have an insight as to the roster for the 98 Fire? I'd be interested to see who would actually play with them? BTW, answering a previous post, I'm sure everyone knows the 98 Machine and Fire coach are the same person.
by 100percenteffort
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98s DEBATE - Easton Cup results stir things up!
Replies: 23
Views: 6464

Machine Line Equal Play

Not to say the 98 Machine won't be at or near the top for a while but I think they are going to have some problems in the future. From what I know they are the only Machine team that completely overplays their top line. Ask anyone that has seen them play (heck, ask the parents of the kids on their ...
by 100percenteffort
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: top 98 teams......
Replies: 19
Views: 4385

Let's just say that the same group of kids figured out how to play like a TEAM!
by 100percenteffort
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Easton Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 11988

Final Results of the 98 Easton Cup

This thread is pretty quiet.........are the Machine folks a little humbled that the Blades finally did what they've been capable of doing all along? I figured!
by 100percenteffort
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Best Winter Peewee A Tournaments in Minnesota
Replies: 18
Views: 5821

Best Winter Peewee A Tournaments in Minnesota

Can someone give me some insight to the best Peewee A tournaments. My friend coaches the 97 Madison Capitols and is looking for a tournament to register for.
by 100percenteffort
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Top AAA teams 98 / 99's
Replies: 77
Views: 18678

don't bother watching any of the other AAA teams - only the best one with the best kids - especially the 9 and 10 year olds. They are the only ones that will ever make it to D1 or the NHL. By 9 or 10 - everyone knows who will be a stud when they are 18. You have to be joking. These are 9 and 10 yea...
by 100percenteffort
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98 Blades go 0-4-1 at Brick Tour.
Replies: 46
Views: 13075

stupidiswhatstupiddoes wrote:Bruins: if the 98 Blades want to be a team that fits into the category of the, so called, "benchmark for AAA hockey" then they better start by getting a coaching staff that can work together.
That will take care of itself
by 100percenteffort
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98 Blades go 0-4-1 at Brick Tour.
Replies: 46
Views: 13075

jancze5, I agree this thread is a joke, but I'm going to have to disagree that Minnesota Made has cornered the market on hockey talent. If that were the case then Bernie would not be calling the Blades parents trying to get them to come over to the Machine. The products are different in the fact tha...
by 100percenteffort
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98 Blades go 0-4-1 at Brick Tour.
Replies: 46
Views: 13075

Icemen23, what do you know about the 98 Blades and how Brian Bellows coaches. Until you know your facts I think you should keep your thoughts to yourself. The Blades are a great organization with great talent and "dumping" Bellows as you put it, is the only way to develope the talent of the whole te...
by 100percenteffort
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98 Blades go 0-4-1 at Brick Tour.
Replies: 46
Views: 13075

Can't Never Tried wrote:
100percenteffort wrote:I heard Team Brick Alberta added three of their best players after the Subway Tournament. I had also heard that a couple of the Blades better players had the flu and played sparingly.
Why not just say nice game! :roll:
Nice game!!
by 100percenteffort
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98 Blades go 0-4-1 at Brick Tour.
Replies: 46
Views: 13075

Re: 98 Blades go 0-4-1 at Brick Tour.

98 Blades fall way short at the Brick in Canada 0-4-1 one point !!!!! The 97 Blades team was the best team ever to play for the Blades at the Brick. The 97 Blades coaches did a great job last year. I would agree the 97 Blades have been the best, but until you know all of the dynamics of what went o...
by 100percenteffort
Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 98 Blades go 0-4-1 at Brick Tour.
Replies: 46
Views: 13075

I heard Team Brick Alberta added three of their best players after the Subway Tournament. I had also heard that a couple of the Blades better players had the flu and played sparingly.