defense wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:28 pm
Hunters1993 wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:20 pm
For your argument you picked East and Greenway. Why greenway and East of all teams. The reality would be SCC or Warroad. The matchup of one of those CE Mahtomedi would be just as awesome. SCC looking for a second c-chip. Warroad always brings a great crowd.
And if Hermantown would move up SF Friday at the X we could have watched Hermantown try to take down some great competition. But alas that will never happen!
Tell me something now how many c-chip games will it take for Hermantown to move up?
With the resume they have what are they waiting for?
Your turn to answer my questions.
I did a couple times but here goes again: if I was a Hawks fan, they should have done it 5 years ago. As a class A fan, stay as long as they want because it has made class A hockey that much better
leading to the recent point which is obviously so confusing. I don't care how long they stay. My team has been pounded by them too.. It bugs me that my team wasn't good enough, not that the Hawks are in class A.
As for the confusing and irrelevant question: I answered that twice already for ya. I chose two random teams. Input who ya want.
This is the take of yours that is the most baffling. You think watching the same dominant teams make the semis and finals every year has made Class A hockey better. It hasn't. It has just allowed certain programs to stack trophies while actual small town community programs have almost no chance of making a tourney run.
This "great every year" standard of success that you think community teams should be able to reach is a fantasy. Little Falls made some great runs, and then fell off. Greenway was almost dead, then made a great run, and now they will fall off. Luverne had a few great years. Hibbing had some great teams recently, then fell off. Warroad, as good of an A program as there is, didn't go to state for the last decade, and is now making a run. The point is, community teams have ups and downs, cycles of talent.
This isn't the case with Hermantown. When a team of theirs isn't looking dominant in youth, they just bring in some great players from surrounding communities. Problem solved. Are 3-4 elite level players going to move to Warroad every year to bolster their talent? Luverne? TRF? I-Falls?
You loved watching how awesome the Hawks were this year, right? You loved watching them because they were so talented, so good. Do you realize that their stud, UMD-commit defenseman came to Hermantown as a freshman, their stud top line wing came there as an 8th grader, and their other stud top line wing came there as a SENIOR? These are not "Hermantown players". You are not watching the "product of the Hermantown hockey program", you are watching kids who developed into stars while in other programs, kids who developed with the help of the coaches, teammates, and volunteers in the programs they left behind
, all because Hermantown can offer a 99% chance of getting to state. All because, at some point, "getting noticed" or having social media bragging rights became more important than playing for your community, or for your coaches, teammates, and volunteers that helped you for the first fifteen years of your hockey life.
This is what you want? This is a system you support, all so you can watch big-city teams that could be competing for the AA title kick butt in Class A?