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by Hockeydaddy
Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Transfers 2013?
Replies: 99
Views: 27359

Wow! If true that would be huge. BSM only returns a couple defense IIRC.
by Hockeydaddy
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 'Tonka and girls hockey history
Replies: 39
Views: 9976

Huge congrats to Tonka, who are indeed probably the best Girls HS team in history. But before we shuffle BSM off to never-never land and give Tonka the free trip to state next year, let's remember that the margins of victory this year were fine, and that BSM might return the best two lines in the st...
by Hockeydaddy
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Nobody talking about Tonka/BSM?
Replies: 11
Views: 3408

I give Johnson major credit. He never allowed his team to panic and his girls were more rested deep into the 3rd. I don't think the "spirit of playing for your community" thing applies, as there are girls on Tonka who didn't play youth there. If anything, Johnson added the correct pieces along the w...
by Hockeydaddy
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12A Scrimmage Scores
Replies: 2
Views: 1863

12A Scrimmage Scores

Post 'em here - long time before regular season starts, lots of scrimmages out there.
by Hockeydaddy
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: A Proposal
Replies: 35
Views: 7662

SnowedIn gave us two good reasons why parents want their kid playing with "better players": A: You live in an area that has a non-competitive association and you think your child (son or daughter) is a good player today and deserves more than a 5-30 season every winter? Yes, but the record isn't alw...
by Hockeydaddy
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: A Proposal
Replies: 35
Views: 7662

What I've learned in our 8 year youth hockey career is this: There are only a very tiny number of parents who don't want their kid playing with kids who are either equal or better, and most have a semi-inflated opinion of where their kid is. Most parents want great competition for their kid, a coach...
by Hockeydaddy
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Looking for 14UA coach
Replies: 9
Views: 2829

Whose registration isn't closed yet?
by Hockeydaddy
Tue May 18, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: AAA Girls Team Rankings
Replies: 31
Views: 12214

I think trying to rank AAA teams is folly.

Depends on the weekend, which girls are there, which are at the cabin?

In the long run, it doesn't really matter.
by Hockeydaddy
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: U12B American Region Tournament
Replies: 66
Views: 13849

So what do you do about the kids from big associations who aren't chosen for their A squad? Because little Suzie doesn't get along with the A coach's kid she gets banished to the B team, and now she has no shot to go to state? In the larger associations politics are played after the top ten kids, it...
by Hockeydaddy
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: NO "C" teams in girls???
Replies: 13
Views: 3272

I'd go along with 3 classes. Mostly because there is very little real competition at the top of both A & B. The best A teams kill the weak A teams. The best B teams (generally those with no A team) kill the weak B teams. Add in how unfair it is for the kids in large associations who just miss their ...
by Hockeydaddy
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: U12B American Region Tournament
Replies: 66
Views: 13849

Let's add National as well

American field looks stronger than National, stronger than Olympic Tartan, St. Francis, N.Wright County are all REAL good - All could be playing A Here's the National 12B Field RED Owatonna Edina Green Lakeville North Eden Prairie Black BLUE Edina Black Waseca Woodbury Blue Red Wing This field not a...
by Hockeydaddy
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Edina PeeWee A Shenanigans (?)
Replies: 159
Views: 60962

You must not understand. Parents of kids 1-10 don't want their little hotshots playing with #'s 20-30. Can't stunt lil' Sidney's development that way. And if you don't keep 1-10 happy... Parents tend to care only long enough to make sure THEIR kid gets taken care of. Development is only a concern fo...
by Hockeydaddy
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Super Teams
Replies: 21
Views: 5924

As long as you limit the number of teams. 10 at those levels us too many. 4 sounds better, six might be accepable.

And do you do this for girls, too? If so, it'd probably be the death of girls hockey at the association level.
by Hockeydaddy
Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Should Coaches be Involved with Pre Tryout Clinic's?
Replies: 33
Views: 7856

Life is a tryout. There's always someone watching. Figure it out or play at the B level forever.
by Hockeydaddy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12U's going to JV
Replies: 21
Views: 5324

Haven't seen this yet here.

Is this going on in EP? Edina?
by Hockeydaddy
Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: delete
Replies: 85
Views: 14642

Minnesota Hockey's obligation is not to the superstar kids in search of a super Team because parents just can't bear the thought of their Ovechkin skating with lesser players. Minnesota Hockey should be all about THE REST of the kids. If you live in Richfield and just happen to think junior would ge...
by Hockeydaddy
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Special meeting on new rule?
Replies: 23
Views: 5063

>>>HockeyDaddy: why you so worried anyways? A bubble kid. One who will get bumped from the A team in a large association when someone else's hot shot comes in. And he won't get to try out somewhere else. We don't get a "choice," since we live and go to school here. >>>HockeyDaddy: you and many other...
by Hockeydaddy
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: delete
Replies: 85
Views: 14642

Maybe you never knew a bubble kid. When the open-enrollers stroll in, they bump the bubble kids. The kids at 13, 14, 15 don't get to pack up and head to a neighboring association to play on their A team. You play squirts and pee wee and some open enroller phenom comes in and steals the kids spot. No...
by Hockeydaddy
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Special meeting on new rule?
Replies: 23
Views: 5063

Unless the rule is "Play Where You Live" it really doesn't matter, people will find a way around things. Make whatever convoluted rule you wnt.

Play where you live, period.
by Hockeydaddy
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Poll- is the new participation rule good or bad
Replies: 37
Views: 8350

Play Where You Live is the easiest and best rule, certainly in the metro. Easiest to administer: No question. Just check the parents' drivers license. Best because associations should be stronger when the kids don't bolt for another association. Go help your local association for the 5 months of the...
by Hockeydaddy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: New participation rule
Replies: 234
Views: 46613

I just don't buy the "I should be allowed to play my kid wherever I like" argument at all. Any rule that puts any choice in the hands of parents is a bad rule. "My kids want to play with their friends" = "My kid and his hockey friends are all-stars and I don't want my kid playing with kids who might...
by Hockeydaddy
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: New Region Format
Replies: 52
Views: 8467

Given that pretty much every team has some travel at playoff time, I think it would be best to start the cross-district play earlier rather than later. In effect, create one giant bracket. If I decipher the Minnesota Hockey site, there are 12 districts having anywhere between 8 and 20 associations i...
by Hockeydaddy
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mn Hockey summer meeting
Replies: 130
Views: 24635

So, there will be no association changing districts this year?
by Hockeydaddy
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mn Hockey summer meeting
Replies: 130
Views: 24635

>As for the district alignment it is being put on the drawing board as a few issues came up in discussion which are not appropriate to discuss on this forum. Wow, that sounds ominous. "Not appropriate to discuss on this forum?" What, are they R-rated? Or, are they just going to redraw boundaries and...
by Hockeydaddy
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mn Hockey summer meeting
Replies: 130
Views: 24635

So a kid living in Eden Prairie, going to school in Edina. Later leaves to go to school at Benilde (7th grade). Plays in Edina into Pee Wee. He has to leave Edina's association? Has to either rejoin EP (they'd just love that, I bet) or become a player on the Mpls/Park team? This is confusing, man. ....