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by sinbin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: STATE TOURNEY PICK-EM + RESULTS
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

CLASS AA STATE TOURNEY LAKE S 1, CENTEN 3 EAGAN 1, HILL 4 SEMI WINNER: CENTEN BRAIN/LF 0, EDINA 7 EP 3, ANDOVER 2 SEMI WINNER: EDINA CHAMP: EDINA CLASS A TOURNEY MARSH 0, BRECK 8 PROC/HERM 1, RED WING 4 SEMI WINNER: BRECK NEW ULM 1, WARROAD 5 SPU 3, ALEC 2 SEMI WINNER: WARROAD CHAMP: BRECK tiebreake...
by sinbin
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2016-17 KRACH RANK - MGHCA WEBSITE - Updated 2/26 (6855)
Replies: 31
Views: 15860

Thanks; always appreciate the more technical ratings (knowing that the iterative nature will produce increasingly more accurate results throughout the season). It would be interesting to compare the rankings of KRACH, LPH, QRF and whatever else might be used these days rankings at regular-season-end...
by sinbin
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Lakeville Hockey
Replies: 2
Views: 3127

Best of luck to all the girls, families, coaches, etc. Hope it works out and the program (and all programs) can maintain some critical mass and perhaps even grow.
by sinbin
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Eaves named coach at St. Olaf
Replies: 1
Views: 1598

Badgers' gain is Oles' gain.
by sinbin
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Week 4 Games
Replies: 52
Views: 13579

Tues 11/29 # 3AA Maple Grove 4, #9AA Centennial 1 #19AA Stillwater 2, #7AA CDH 4 Thurs 12/1 #12AA Chaska/Chan 2, #11AA Lakeville S 3 #13AA FLake 2, #2A Breck 4 #9AA Centennial 4, #14AA Eagan 1 Fri 12/2 #2A Breck 5, #9A P/Hermantown 1 #6AA Tonka 3, #3A Warroad 2 Sat 12/3 #1A Blake 4, #6A TRF 1 #1AA E...
by sinbin
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: big games weekly contest
Replies: 70
Views: 19630

Minnetonka 3, Forest Lake 2
Hill-Murray 2, Eden Prairie 3
Eastview 3, White Bear Lake 2
Hill-Murray 3, Blake 4
Proctor/Hermantown 2, St. Paul United 4
Elk River/Zimmerman 3, White Bear Lake 1
Eagan 4, Farmington 3

Thanks for taking up the mantle, ZD!
by sinbin
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching Changes
Replies: 240
Views: 102217

It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out. Coaches leaving successful (everyone has a different definition, I understand) programs. One thing I wonder about is the link between the youth and HS programs. Granted, some HS don't have youth programs and acquire their players in other ways. ...
by sinbin
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching Changes
Replies: 240
Views: 102217

Coaching changes because of parents happens on the boys' side, too, so no surprises here.
by sinbin
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Best 2015-2016 Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 3019

I'll bite sin. 1) attendance records at nearly every session in both classes at the state tourney 2) seeing respected but struggling programs bringing in new female coaches with personal high school and college playing experience 3) high school programs teaming up with girls association teams to me...
by sinbin
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Best 2015-2016 Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 3019

Best 2015-2016 Stories

I'm sure someone is just about to create a post about 2016-17 favored teams to win the State tournament, but before that happens, let's take a few minutes to review 2015-16. What were your favorite stories, most pleasant surprises, positivity, successes, etc. for Girls High School hockey? We spend a...
by sinbin
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: My association should......... (in ten words or less)
Replies: 7
Views: 5762

Remove politics and institute a system based only on merit
by sinbin
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA state seedings
Replies: 62
Views: 16929

Looks to be wide open this year with only at most 3 of the top 8 ranked present. Any Cinderellas?
by sinbin
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Blake
Replies: 49
Views: 16897

Why can't the girls go to Tier 1 and Tier 2 like the early 90's in boys? Take your 120 teams and put them in 8 sections made up by geography (mshsl rules) and seed them all 1-15. Top 8 from every section goes into Tier 1 tournament. Seeds 9-15 in each section go to the Tier 2 tournament. Naturally,...
by sinbin
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Blake
Replies: 49
Views: 16897

I understand the obsession with getting the best teams into the tournament, but what happened to the love for the Cinderella Story? You all sit around here and proclaim to know which teams are the "right" teams to make the tournament, but at the end of the day it's about performing in the last 6 ga...
by sinbin
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Blake
Replies: 49
Views: 16897

And this thread was moving along so nicely until someone brought up '99.
by sinbin
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Blake
Replies: 49
Views: 16897

"For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been!'"
John Greenleaf Whittier
by sinbin
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Congrats to the Ms. Hockey and Senior Goalie Semifinalist
Replies: 32
Views: 12030

Late to the party, but again, how does playing well in 2 games on TV equate to being the best player over the preceding 29 games? And doesn't the voting take place prior to the State tourney, so that all players are equal candidates (i.e., some don't get an unfair advantage of 5 additional games, wi...
by sinbin
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Blake
Replies: 49
Views: 16897

Of course, we'll never know if Blake would have won AA. Great to speculate, but there's no meat behind it until you step up. Reminds me of a scene from the movie "Whiplash".
by sinbin
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2016 State Tournament - Pick the Winners Challenge!
Replies: 67
Views: 15823

huh? :lol:
by sinbin
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2016 State Tournament - Pick the Winners Challenge!
Replies: 67
Views: 15823

Well, this helps salvage what has been a disengaged and subpar season by my standards, but still great fun was had week to week. MNHockeyFan, thanks again for running the show, great (and classy) commentary, quick updates and a fantastic job of herding the cats. Let's connect in the off-season and s...
by sinbin
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Hockey Stats Accuracy.
Replies: 6
Views: 3654

Data 80% accurate is better than no data at all. It's often true, but that doesn't mean we have to like it or can do nothing to improve it.
by sinbin
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls HS Hockey in Major Decline
Replies: 321
Views: 80516

EPDad, congrats, it is good to see a Lake team again in the finals, as we have for so many years now. Also, the Tonka 3peat continues to stand alone. An EP/HM final would have been intense, but I think a final of any of the 4 semi-final teams would have been compelling. I sense that EP would gladly ...
by sinbin
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Hockey Stats Accuracy.
Replies: 6
Views: 3654

The answer is professinal statisticians. However, the money isn't there so it's a wild west. Compare assits to +/1 (e.g., the number of assists for players who were on the bench during the play), the people who try to give both a 2nd assist and a goal to the same player (most of those are nipped in ...
by sinbin
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2015/16 All-Metro Team and Player of the Year:
Replies: 12
Views: 5038

Congrats, 36. Now it's time to up the ante. No less than 2 national championships the next 4 years for the lady Badgers.
by sinbin
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: State Tournament Coverage
Replies: 9
Views: 5660

How come no one has yet groused about the A games costing the same as the AA games?