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by Wet Paint
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MN Hockey winter meeting
Replies: 42
Views: 14593

Why would Minnesota change it's association based model to a Tier 1 and club model? From everything I see the association model works much better. Higher participation. Highly developed players. Is your goal to bring Minnesota hockey down to the level of the rest of the country? Escalate costs like...
by Wet Paint
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MN Hockey winter meeting
Replies: 42
Views: 14593

Now I understand your line of reasoning but I don't agree with it. Every organization, whether it is an association or a Tier 1 Club, is subject to politics and corruption. I'm on the board of my local association and, you might be surprised to hear this, we have more issues with the B and lower pl...
by Wet Paint
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hibbing vs Grand Rapids
Replies: 95
Views: 12792

I don't think of THawks as being inconsistent, but just not playing to what we were given to believe was their potential. When that happens the conclusion would be they were not as good as we were told. I think the team is in that 8 to 10 range in AA. That they will give section 7AA a run. if they ...
by Wet Paint
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hibbing vs Grand Rapids
Replies: 95
Views: 12792

What is "consistency" at this level? Unreal, beat a team 9-0 and still get criticized. If they won 14-0 the message would be they were unsportsmanlike for running up the score. Bottom line, some teams receive blind hatred no matter what they do. Not losing to teams a tier below you is consistent. L...
by Wet Paint
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hibbing vs Grand Rapids
Replies: 95
Views: 12792

What is "consistency" at this level? Unreal, beat a team 9-0 and still get criticized. If they won 14-0 the message would be they were unsportsmanlike for running up the score. Bottom line, some teams receive blind hatred no matter what they do. Not losing to teams a tier below you is consistent. L...
by Wet Paint
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Is Hibbing destined to knock Hermantown out in 7A this year?
Replies: 27
Views: 6634

Doubt either team will show much in the final regular season game. Overlook Greenway and both teams will be watching from the stands at excel. Will be a fun race for the title. Greenway will give Hermantown a tighter game than that overrated, over hyped team 6 miles to the west. :P Agreed, no one i...
by Wet Paint
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tuesday 1/5/16
Replies: 51
Views: 10322

Yep, Rapids looked like a hockey team in the first period. They did not match the effort or intensity in the second. Adams' major can be called Boarding, or Roughing, or whatever, but the truth is that he got a major for Immaturity and Stupidity. It was a bad penalty and could have been worse - bot...
by Wet Paint
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tuesday 1/5/16
Replies: 51
Views: 10322

Yep, Rapids looked like a hockey team in the first period. They did not match the effort or intensity in the second. Adams' major can be called Boarding, or Roughing, or whatever, but the truth is that he got a major for Immaturity and Stupidity. It was a bad penalty and could have been worse - bot...
by Wet Paint
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: What is going on with East? Is it panic time?
Replies: 22
Views: 4032

It's very difficult to assess Hermantown's goalie. The lesser teams don't put too many shots on goal and their defensemen are excellent. So you wonder how many quality shots reach the goalie. Wayzata (not known for scoring), Roseville and Hopkins put a 3 spot on Hermantown. None of them have the fi...
by Wet Paint
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: What is going on with East? Is it panic time?
Replies: 22
Views: 4032

It's very difficult to assess Hermantown's goalie. The lesser teams don't put too many shots on goal and their defensemen are excellent. So you wonder how many quality shots reach the goalie. Wayzata (not known for scoring), Roseville and Hopkins put a 3 spot on Hermantown. None of them have the fi...
by Wet Paint
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: referees
Replies: 30
Views: 10737

If safety is a priority as USA Hockey says it is then we should go with more officials who can call penalties. Hockey needs to do away with linesmen entirely and just go to zone coverage like football, baseball, and basketball. Triangulating a play in hockey is fairly easy, why the thought process ...
by Wet Paint
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: What is going on with East? Is it panic time?
Replies: 22
Views: 4032

Re: What is going on with East? Is it panic time?

The Greyhound have lost 4 in a row since starting 4-0. Is East's run finally over or is this a small bump in the road for Randolphs team? Joking right? Never panic with Randolph behind the bench and your section playoffs are in your back yard. They have Rapids and Elks number every year in sections...
by Wet Paint
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East vs. Duluth Marshall -- 12/16/15 @ Amsoil Arena
Replies: 67
Views: 12561

Sounds good. I have also wondered the reason they don't play could be because of other possible reasons than just the A/AA thing. My theories are: 1. They totally hate each other, as the whole getting voted out of the LSC probably created some serious bad blood. 2. Their completely different philos...
by Wet Paint
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: What is going on with East? Is it panic time?
Replies: 22
Views: 4032

Personally if I was connected to a team that had to play them when it mattered I would be worried. Look what happened last year. They played Rapids at home and almost got shut out if I remember it right. Something like 5 to 1 or 6 to 1. Then when it counted Rapids could not score 1 goal on them in t...
by Wet Paint
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East vs. Duluth Marshall -- 12/16/15 @ Amsoil Arena
Replies: 67
Views: 12561

I also thought the idea of "rewarding" Hermantown with a game was stupid at first, but then I thought about it and I agree. Hermantown has nothing to lose by playing East. The Hawks are an A team, so if they beat the big time AA team, they get all the accolades and can say they were the best team i...
by Wet Paint
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: GRapids and Edina
Replies: 54
Views: 10083

There is no doubt that the sophomores/juniors skate harder and work harder. On another note, GR hasn't had much opportunity to get Mattson-Bischoff-Adams to play together yet. Still no word on if Adams is playing tonight/this week. I thought they played better last year when Adams was on the line w...
by Wet Paint
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: GRapids and Edina
Replies: 54
Views: 10083

I would love to go with Rapids but the Seniors just haven't shown up yet this year. Edina should be able to take advantage of breakout blunders by the Rapids defensemen. Edina 5 (en) Rapids 3 I have to agree. I have seen GR go a couple of times this year and their guys are back into that skating wh...
by Wet Paint
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East vs. Duluth Marshall -- 12/16/15 @ Amsoil Arena
Replies: 67
Views: 12561

Those last two losses by East have dropped them to #42 in PageStat, 33rd in Class AA. That's unprecedented and I've been running PageStat since the 1997-98 season. Of far more importance is the question; what do they do now? Luckily it's only December so there is time. Before they end up going on t...
by Wet Paint
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East vs. Duluth Marshall -- 12/16/15 @ Amsoil Arena
Replies: 67
Views: 12561

Those last two losses by East have dropped them to #42 in PageStat, 33rd in Class AA. That's unprecedented and I've been running PageStat since the 1997-98 season. Of far more importance is the question; what do they do now? Luckily it's only December so there is time. Before they end up going on t...
by Wet Paint
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East vs. Duluth Marshall -- 12/16/15 @ Amsoil Arena
Replies: 67
Views: 12561

Those last two losses by East have dropped them to #42 in PageStat, 33rd in Class AA. That's unprecedented and I've been running PageStat since the 1997-98 season. Of far more importance is the question; what do they do now? Luckily it's only December so there is time. Before they end up going on t...
by Wet Paint
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The future of high school contact sports?
Replies: 7
Views: 2627

I agree with rainer but also think that we need to do a little bit more training about injury prevention for the kids. I am pretty sure that the kids are bigger, stronger and faster now than they were even 10 years ago. How many kids did you know who played hockey year around 15 years ago? Not many....
by Wet Paint
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: PeeWee checking
Replies: 112
Views: 30866

Half of PW aged players in MN are Bantam eligible in the rest of the US. I was opposed to this when it first came out but feel there should be some modification. Checking in PWA or AA should be allowed but the current rule for the B level would be a good idea for development. This was passed using ...
by Wet Paint
Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown at Duluth Marshall
Replies: 38
Views: 7316

I still think Hermantown should move up to AA given the quality of their program. The biggest thing to me is trying to find an answer to the question of why don't they want their kids to get a good hard challenge? I get that they play a few decent AA teams most years so you could say that they do ge...
by Wet Paint
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown at Duluth Marshall
Replies: 38
Views: 7316

How's that working for 0-5 Marshall and their AA move? They lose to unranked single A team Proctor?! All while taking kids from all around the northland to include Wisconsin? 😙 As the old saying goes, Rome was not built in a day. it will get there and when they do, Hermantown will really fe...
by Wet Paint
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown at Duluth Marshall
Replies: 38
Views: 7316

The game will be shown on TV locally on My9, and there is also a live stream available from iFan- http://www.ifan.tv/page/show/871427-live-webcast I think Marshall will benefit from this move to AA in a few years but it will be tough for the next couple of them. I think that as they get more exposu...