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PuckNA
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Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by PuckNA » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:24 pm

Whether it be bad systems, poor use of talent, etc...

Who do you think is under-utilizing their talent or miss-using it... half way through... any thoughts?

WestMetro
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Re: Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by WestMetro » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:57 pm

Chaska has to be in running the last couple years

TheNightman
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Re: Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by TheNightman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:01 pm

Chaska for sure, BSM this year as well.

TheNightman
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Re: Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by TheNightman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:02 pm

I'd even throw EP in the mix, they've been fine but I think they're easily the most talented team in the state.

InThePipes
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Re: Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by InThePipes » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:25 pm

TheNightman wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:01 pm
Chaska for sure, BSM this year as well.
What is it at Chaska, just too much loosey goosey play with limited focus on defensive responsibility?

Stang5280
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Re: Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by Stang5280 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:00 pm

Wayzata’s system is fairly successful, but seems to do a good job of convincing players from its youth system to enroll elsewhere.

WestMetro
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Re: Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by WestMetro » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:10 pm

That’s a good one Stang. Nice feeder system to BSM!

WarmUpTheBus
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Re: Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by WarmUpTheBus » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:20 pm

TheNightman wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:02 pm
I'd even throw EP in the mix, they've been fine but I think they're easily the most talented team in the state.
They do have a lot of talent, unfortunately there is only one puck.

InThePipes
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Re: Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by InThePipes » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:21 pm

Stang5280 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:00 pm
Wayzata’s system is fairly successful, but seems to do a good job of convincing players from its youth system to enroll elsewhere.
Being defensively responsible doesn't get a player noticed :lol:

WestMetro
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Re: Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by WestMetro » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:24 pm

Pipes - part of problem in Koster era was he was too regularly a 4th forward up the ice . So the D pairings seemed to have inconsistent breakout passing discipline , and the true forwards seemed to have regular problems with neutral zone spacing and into the O zone . So Hawks didn’t seem to find the best optimization . ImHO

Particularly problematical against the better teams when they shadowed Koster and Pitlick

Witness a change in Andover this year by contrast. Kaiser led the rush too much last year. This year not doing so much of that , leads to better discipline with a new crop of top forwards after heavy graduation loss. Although someone mentioned he reverted to his old ways towards the end of the SCC game .
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hockey59
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Re: Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by hockey59 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:03 pm

I may attend Andover vs TG tonight simply to gauge how the Huskies respond to a tough loss. Plus Heffron is a nice senior forward for TG & they have 2 freshman forwards who are pretty good too.

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Re: Worst use of talent in HS hockey...

Post by WestMetro » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:26 pm

Freshman Moore definitely worth a look .

Heffron could hit 60 points . Rosemount regrets?

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