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by PuckNA
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 6073

Re: New Body Contact Rules

I don't mind that at all, hate to see calls because the crowd "Oooohhh'd" after a hit as it was violent or loud. I hate the big guys who target little guys, but love the guys who are not the biggest but have guts to go after the guys bigger than them when it's part of the play. I know ref's that hav...
by PuckNA
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 6073

Re: New Body Contact Rules

Agree... hate the fact guys first thought when retrieving a puck on the wall is to turn your back on the oncoming defender. You put yourself in harms way and if the guys with the whistle think it is fine to do that the defending team loses a guy for 2/10 or longer, but guy turning his back, could be...
by PuckNA
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 6073

New Body Contact Rules

What are your thoughts? I watch the below and cringe, not only because of some of the crappy examples they give (for both sides) but by how we are taking any of the onus off the player with the puck to play heads up hockey. To me responsibility for preventing injury falls on both parties, puck carri...
by PuckNA
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 52
Views: 12515

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

Seen more than a fair share of kids move in from out state who's parents chase the dream. From one dad, "MN hockey is WAY different than *****, my kid was a superstar there, average when he got here." More fail to reach the dream than actually achieve it.
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 121598

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Rumor mill says EP player (who hasn't played HS yet) won't be at EP when season starts... probably not ever... then again... maybe a rumor. Puck , I reconfirmed as best I could tonight that Langenbrunner, Busby , Steeves, and Blake are all locked in. Although, as always , any Forum input to the con...
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 121598

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Have a feeling if they were smart they would stay away from that... didn't work well for CEC... in my opinion, to hot headed for youth sports... at least from all my interactions and those around me who know him.
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 121598

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Like I said may be just a rumor, but hearing multiple sources saying same.... guess it's not for sure... until it's for sure...=)
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top 5 Goaltenders
Replies: 145
Views: 39348

Re: Top 5 Goaltenders

I heard there is still some question around if BB will be allowed back, but then again... all rumors and such...
by PuckNA
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top 5 Goaltenders
Replies: 145
Views: 39348

Re: Top 5 Goaltenders

Hear it's going to be a tough road for Benson to return.. but not impossible...
by PuckNA
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 121598

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Rumor mill says EP player (who hasn't played HS yet) won't be at EP when season starts... probably not ever... then again... maybe a rumor.
by PuckNA
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 9227

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

Hearing rumors an EP player leaving before he arrives.... maybe just rumor....
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 11846

Re: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019

Wait until Marshall drops to A. They’ll put Centennial or Blaine in 7AA. I hope it’s Blaine. I wonder if Blaine would put CEC or Grand Rapids on their schedule. 7AA is wacko metro 7AA squads don’t schedule north 7AA squads. Duluth East plays Andover. Nobody else does in the north 7AA. Probably be R...
by PuckNA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 121598

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Well the Brahmas are NAHL not USHL... and yeah that would be HUGE for Blaine....
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Let’s see some top 10 lists for AA, 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 13346

Re: Let’s see some top 10 lists for AA, 2019

Ran into a Bengal dad recently.. thinks they might be considerably below last season. He's concerned about goal-tending (0 starts going into Sr year.), says he heard they are trying out forwards to play D as they are so weak on back side, and thinks loss of Brodzinski puts to much pressure on Richel...
by PuckNA
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol
Replies: 13
Views: 3572

Re: Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol

Seeing some of the personnel decisions on some benches I think it's an issue that is way more wide spread !!!! :D
by PuckNA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol
Replies: 13
Views: 3572

Re: Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol

Interesting how some of the worst kept secrets, get hidden away year after year... think we all want kids to do/be their best, but think a lot of programs look away if the kid isn't "caught", especially if a talented player. Yeah coaches need to win, but it should be life lessons more so, accountabi...
by PuckNA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol
Replies: 13
Views: 3572

Re: Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol

So I would guess another loophole is if parent puts them in a facility, without getting "caught"?
by PuckNA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol
Replies: 13
Views: 3572

Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol

So not like any other season, I have heard of a few players, from high profile commits to role players, getting in trouble or being placed in treatment programs/DUI's/ etc.. How do or should these be handled by the programs/HS league? Do off-season out of school issues face consequences? I am not lo...
by PuckNA
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 121598

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

I have to agree, but I don't think they care honestly. I am curious to see how they do in their new home though, some better talent around them some give and take for points, but if egos are in check and coaches use them in the right ways with the right guys, could be pretty interesting how 5AA shak...
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 121598

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

It all depends, I think they are both good players, should have been on HSEL as well as a couple others that IMHO got snubbed. Some guys only like the points guys, they (CB) didn't have many in HSEL tryouts, but noticeable. So many forwards... guys have their favorites. There's D that to me were roc...
by PuckNA
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 262
Views: 56523

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Apparently the team the Warroad (Red North Team) boys were on scored one goal in 3 games and had double digits scored against. I don't think goals and wins should be a big factor always, but at least that's the word on some of the North boys not getting love other than the invites.
by PuckNA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 262
Views: 56523

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Agreed, a lot of players in this league will be done after HS, many who didn't make it will... it is what it is. People just can't put all the stock in this like they use to... it's changed.
by PuckNA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 262
Views: 56523

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Right advisers and contacts... it just happens...
by PuckNA
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 255
Views: 74504

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

But, could you hear him say... "I don't want you back here..."? I know of plenty of coaches who have uttered those words to a player.
by PuckNA
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina summer festival
Replies: 39
Views: 9632

Re: Edina summer festival

Don't run to hot on MG yet, most teams did not have complete rosters or played guys who won't even see varsity ice next yer. MG will be good, but they won't be unchallenged. I don't know many teams who gauge their season off summer games... Blaine wasn't represented, and now hear Richels is a before...