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by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 209
Views: 23418

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Question: Where is Warroad? :-k
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About 150 miles into Manitoba, judging by their passports. :wink:
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sat May 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Herb Brooks Holiday Classic (Formerly Schwan Cup)
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: Herb Brooks Holiday Classic (Formerly Schwan Cup)

Not really any difference between gold, silver and bronze.

Maybe just change it to blue, green, and purple.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sat May 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1828

Re: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

This reminds me, I need to get on my son to get his kid on the list for a good pre-school. Because if want to get into a good college, you need to get into a good high school. And if you want to get into a good high school, you need to get into a good elem. And you don't get into a good elem without...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tournament programs sold out
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Tournament programs sold out

east hockey wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:13 pm
East Side Pioneer Guy wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:28 am
I'm shocked that MSHSL doesn't have a good grasp of marketing.

Well, maybe not.
Here, I'll add this for you: :roll:

Just in case someone didn't get it. :mrgreen:

Lee

Indeed, sarcasm is largely lost on the inter-webs.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Rivalries & one-way hatred
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Rivalries & one-way hatred

I've long thought this is primarily a case of envy of others' success. If your program is new to the tournament, you're cast in positive light. This was the case for Burnsville in the early/mid 80's. But after winning a couple of championships, the boos rained down on them when they played Warroad i...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: All Time All Tournament Team
Replies: 16
Views: 2110

Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Boucha only played in one tournament, also. Fair point, but Boucha is like a living folk hero in MN HS hockey. So is it more than tournament play? Being a legend outside the tournament counts? I don't get it. What McDonough did outside the tournament doesn't count, but what Boucha means outside of ...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tournament programs sold out
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Tournament programs sold out

I'm shocked that MSHSL doesn't have a good grasp of marketing.

Well, maybe not.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 16 Subsection Model
Replies: 36
Views: 2297

Re: 16 Subsection Model

Good point on other sports ThatMNHockeyGuy62.

If 16 beats 1, 16 should face the highest remaining seed.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA state tourney seeding
Replies: 180
Views: 10870

Re: AA state tourney seeding

Again, parse my words carefully Grasshopper. Just where did I say that was the only thing that matters? Would wins against teams that lost in the section quarter finals a better metric? How about wins against Class A teams that lost in section quarter finals? Isn't that a key metric when sections ar...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 16 Subsection Model
Replies: 36
Views: 2297

Re: 16 Subsection Model

It easy to think of this sort of thing in terms of hockey. But the high school league runs many sports. If hockey wants their own deal, basketball probably will too, and girls may be different than boys. So there's that. Now guys here like to get up in arms about seeding the stat tourney. First, it ...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tournament programs sold out
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Tournament programs sold out

No need for extra staff to sell them on Saturday. The folks staffing the souvenir stands stands can sell them there.

If they are sold out before Friday evening, MSHSL is leaving money on the table. Given the marginal cost of a couple hundred extra, this is a no brainer.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA state tourney seeding
Replies: 180
Views: 10870

Re: AA state tourney seeding

Why even play the games in December then if they’re supposedly meaningless? You should always look at what a team has done all season long. EP had losses to Chaska, Blake and Stillwater. They lost 7-5 to Stillwater on February 5th. Parse my words carefully, Grasshopper. I said I would weight the la...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA state tourney seeding
Replies: 180
Views: 10870

Re: AA state tourney seeding

Moorhead's "body of work" (an over used sports term) consists of losses to Edina and EP, and a win against DEast. WB: Losses to DEast and Edina, quality wins - none. DEast: A loss to Moorhead, ties to EP & Blaine STA: Loss to Edina, tied EP If my body looked like any of those I'd head to Anytime Fit...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA title: Edina vs EP
Replies: 44
Views: 3327

Re: AA title: Edina vs EP

Did the EP kids whip out the "Where's your girls team?" in the first two periods? How about "Daddy's money"?

I agree that "instant classic" is over used. And I'm not sure how a game becomes classic some time afterward, any way.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA state tourney seeding
Replies: 180
Views: 10870

Re: AA state tourney seeding

When it was seeded 1 - 4 and all the seeds lost in the first round, there was a lot of carping about what a joke seeding is. Seeding is an estimate of the relative strength of the teams involved, and is supposed to be predictive. #1 finished 1, #2 finished 3, #3 finished 2, #4 finished 4, #5 finishe...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tournament programs sold out
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Tournament programs sold out

What??? They sold out on Friday?

Oh wait, this is run by the High School League, isn't it? Never mind.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA state tourney seeding
Replies: 180
Views: 10870

Re: AA state tourney seeding

I will no doubt get ripped for saying this, but the seedings were still off going in. Hindsight is always 20/20, but like everyone was saying before the tournament started, EP ended up with an easy draw in which they were very close to playing in Mariucchi on Friday after they could have very well ...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA state tourney seeding
Replies: 180
Views: 10870

Re: AA state tourney seeding

Well the world looks different in hindsight, does it not? But first, the seeding conspiracy theory. For many seasons the conspiracy was that MSHSL secretly seeding the tourney 1 - 8. Remember that? I never got that one. There is no reason to conspire unless there is a benefit to conspirators. And th...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greenway vs Mahtomedi
Replies: 48
Views: 2863

Re: Greenway vs Mahtomedi

How was this crowd so pro- Greenway? I'd guess that under most opponents, Mahtomedi are the darlings, finally cruising to their first title, as it would be. Sure they're Metro, but they are the prototypical small school the two class format was made for. Has Mahtomedi born the brunt of the crowd lik...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Realignment theory
Replies: 20
Views: 2986

Re: Realignment theory

Sure, i suppose it could work for hockey too. Part of my point was that taking football out of conferences solved problems for all sports, namely conference roulette. Taking hockey out of conferences only solves problems for hockey, so there just isn't as much impetus for it. How much does it matter...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA state tourney seeding
Replies: 180
Views: 10870

Re: AA state tourney seeding

CakeScout17 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:02 pm
East Side Pioneer Guy wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:56 pm
elliott70 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:46 pm

Come Thursday I will be cheering for Moorhead, we hate Edina more.

And STA, also, so go Hounds.
DEast: L'Edina del Norte.

ESPG! YOU are the sine qua non of the truth...!
Yeah, I get that all the time.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Benilde-St. Margaret frosh D Tristan Sarsland commits to Colorado College
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Benilde-St. Margaret frosh D Tristan Sarsland commits to Colorado College

This reminds me, I need to get my unborn child signed up for a good pre-school for Sept. 2028.

Otherwise s/he will have no shot at Harvard.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA state tourney seeding
Replies: 180
Views: 10870

Re: AA state tourney seeding

elliott70 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:46 pm

Come Thursday I will be cheering for Moorhead, we hate Edina more.

And STA, also, so go Hounds.
DEast: L'Edina del Norte.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine
Replies: 35
Views: 3077

Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

HSPuckFan wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:15 am
Thursday was the fist time I've seen Blaine live this year.From what I saw out of that Blaine PP,if WBL can't stay out of the box which is something I believe they've had trouble with this year Blaine with blow them right out of the building.
Now if I posted this I'd be accused of sour grapes.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Realignment theory
Replies: 20
Views: 2986

Re: Realignment theory

If MNHS football can do away with conferences and move to their district scheduling process, why can't hockey? Football is a sport that is driven by numbers far more than any other sport. The odd thing about hockey is that there are a lot of schools that don't offer it. Although, I'm not sure how m...