This has been my train of thought, so agreed 100 percent. Breck, Benilde, Warroad, STA, now Hermantown. Was Red Wing part of it years ago? What happened to Lourdes ???HHawks4Ever wrote: ↑Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:00 amI know I am about a month late but this is a really good post.warriors41 wrote: ↑Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:45 pmIs this really such a big deal that it requires 10 separate threads every single season? It’s ridiculous. Rant time...
I’m willing to bet that for most people this isn’t about giving other small towns a chance. It’s purely about hating the top dog, which right now is Hermantown. I say that because I can remember when STA was dominant and people hated them too. Hermantown had a bunch of kids move there from other towns during the same time period, but people swore up and down that if STA just moved up, it would make everything better. And before STA, people said Breck should move up, and before that Warroad should make the move up. And before that, people complained about that they changed from a 1 class tournament at all.
And that’s what this is really about. People want to make the change to a de facto 1 class tournament by trying to come up with all these different rules that would require any good teams into AA hockey. Those days are over. They aren’t coming back.
I’m sure every single one of you would claim that you just want to see the best hockey possible. Yet, if teams just played in the class that enrollment would have them we’d have two great tournaments played by 12-14 teams that would be really fun to watch each year (allowing some sections will be weak every year and their champ might not all that good). But that’s not what people on this specific thread want. They want all the teams out of the way that prevent their town from winning. If Hermantown winning a championship again bothers you, why not ask STA or BSM to go back down to keep some of the mystery alive?
If every single quality A team is forced to move up than winning the A tournament means nothing at all. 30 years from now people from Bagley will be whining to Moose Lake to move up because they won 3 championships in a row. EGF should be forced to move up to AA? God what a ridiculous notion. One that people said wouldn’t happen a decade ago, they were just looking for the privates to be forced into AA.
STA is gone, now people have to complain about the Hawks. Before STA it was Marvin's Warriors... Hermantown takes extra ribbing be cause of their old coach and what he said, they also have had a higher level of success than some others, but it wont change if the Hawks go AA. Then it will be the next guy. Maybe back to Warroad?? IDK. I think Hermantown could and should do AA, but that is not the culture of their community obviously. Class A is not what it initially was either what with class A teams who initially played AA now in class A. Do ya want a class A to be interesting or not?? I thought the STA, H Town, EGF drama was great.
Wan to win class A? Learn to beat the best teams, bottom line. Arent able to beat them? Why not look at your own program and see what you can do to be better?? If your program is not elite(seems to be the zing word lately) no big deal, look at the successes that did happen this year. This is sports guys. I just hate this mentality that demands someone else to change in order to benefit me. Where has our personal integrity gone?