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by stromboli
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Sticks Out-Porch Light On
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Wore a jersey to downtown Mpls today. Would normally get a mix of "go Sioux" shouts along with some less flattering jeers -- but all in good fun.

Today nothing but sad smiles, thumbs up, and "go Broncos."

Ties that bind. One community.
by stromboli
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elite League Rosters
Replies: 45
Views: 15920

MrBoDangles wrote:The SW team looks like they'll be way down this year.... :shock:
Yeah, we might want to start a cheer section for them just to keep their confidence up. 8)
by stromboli
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 17-18
Replies: 96
Views: 53967

While I wasn't surprised that Portland signed a MN kid -- Moose Jaw? Unless I'm mistaken, that's not a team that team that is generally known for taking US skaters outside of an occasional kid or two from the west coast. Is the WHL starting to make a few inroads. Is this just a coincidence / an aber...
by stromboli
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NHL Central Scouting 2017 Draft Final Rankings
Replies: 26
Views: 9877

Some poor word choices on my part. The bolded players are in fact those that didn't play high school hockey last year. That doesn't have any bearing on whether they chose to play somewhere else vs. high school hockey or had already graduated. The "left MN high school hockey" phrase should have been ...
by stromboli
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NHL Central Scouting 2017 Draft Final Rankings
Replies: 26
Views: 9877

7 of the top ten ranked skaters and 2 of the three ranked goalies left MN high school hockey. On average, those that left MN high school hockey are ranked higher overall. Here are the lists from above combined in rank order, with those who did not play high school hockey the past season in bold. 3 C...
by stromboli
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Breck to AA
Replies: 3
Views: 1662

Pretty sure the announcer meant to say Blake. Would love to see, but not happening.
by stromboli
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 2A: Breck vs Delano
Replies: 22
Views: 4840

Hermit wrote:Does anyone know if any audio/video is going to be streamed online anywhere? Link would be awesome
Most of tonight's games and the Delano / Breck game can be found on MSBN

http://www.msbnsports.net/
by stromboli
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 2A: Breck vs Delano
Replies: 22
Views: 4840

Hoping for an epic battle from each team tonight. It's a virtual draw on paper and should be a one goal game or maybe two with an EN. Either team has the talent to pull away though. If that's the case, it comes down to Delano's sharpshooters needing to bury their chances vs a Breck team that hasn't ...
by stromboli
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 2A: Breck vs Delano
Replies: 22
Views: 4840

GoldyGopher wrote:Delano 6
Breck 2
That's down right funny
by stromboli
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2 guarantees, who do you take?
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

STA and MAML
by stromboli
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Rankings 2-12-17
Replies: 14
Views: 4710

For a different take on ranking the Class A teams, I decided to see what would happen if I combined three sources -- Pagestat, My Hockey Rankings, and Let's Play Hockey. That gives me two formula based ranking systems and one based on coaches' opinions. The combined rankings and average ranking amon...
by stromboli
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: GRAND RAPIDS AT BEMIDJI
Replies: 75
Views: 14592

What happened in the parking lot after the game? Getting a report on Twitter of an incident/brawl. Lee Two dads whose boys were going at it thought they should. A couple of punches some pushing, lots of f bombs. Serious for a few minutes than diffused. Now we are talking some good old fashion hocke...
by stromboli
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Rankings 12-11-16
Replies: 40
Views: 8400

5 Hibbing 1 Greenway Obviously the rankings of these 2 teams are going to change this week? Is Hibbing a top 5 team because of this? Is Greenway not a top 10 teams because of this? Should they both be in the 8-10 range? Hibbing 5-9, Greenway 8-12, IMO, having watched this game and also seen Hermant...
by stromboli
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Wayzata 2016/2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3267

Barring an upset by Orono or New Prague, the section 2A final should be as exciting as it gets. I like Parade for the finals. It's standing room only and a rocking atmosphere. Although it'd be nice to have more seating for what will likely be one of the most anticipated games of the year, the same c...
by stromboli
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Preseason Scrimmages
Replies: 19
Views: 10071

"Delano is clearly sandbagging and should move to AA already." That has got to be the dumbest thing I have read so far this year! Lol, maybe the Breck Mustangs that continually beat them to make it to the state tourney every year should stop sandbagging & move up! P.s. If you know your hockey histo...
by stromboli
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Friday 11/25/16
Replies: 12
Views: 4231

Who is the favorite? I think both are toss ups. If I was Vegas I would favor HF and Wayzata by 1 goal. So to answer your question with the aforementioned assumptions, I would take HF and Grove. GB Sorry if I wasn't clear. I think both Edina and MG are the underdogs, but was checking to see what fol...
by stromboli
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Saturday 11/26/16
Replies: 14
Views: 4964

kniven wrote:
elliott70 wrote:Breck vs Lakeville South

St. Thomas Academy vs Minnetonka

St. Paul Academy vs Mahtomedi

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Lakeville South
Minnetonka
St. Paul Academy
Breck
Minnetonka
SPA
by stromboli
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Friday 11/25/16
Replies: 12
Views: 4231

Who is the favorite? I think both are toss ups. If I was Vegas I would favor HF and Wayzata by 1 goal. So to answer your question with the aforementioned assumptions, I would take HF and Grove. GB Sorry if I wasn't clear. I think both Edina and MG are the underdogs, but was checking to see what fol...
by stromboli
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Friday 11/25/16
Replies: 12
Views: 4231

Who has the better chance for an upset...

Edina vs Holy Family?

or

Maple Grove vs Wayzata?

(Just trying to see if the bored are alive or if everything has gone the way of twitter and YHH...)
by stromboli
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Saturday 11/26/16
Replies: 14
Views: 4964

A few good early matchups:

Breck vs Lakeville South

St. Thomas Academy vs Minnetonka

St. Paul Academy vs Mahtomedi

Who you got?
by stromboli
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Nick Swaney
Replies: 61
Views: 18376

I know the subject is about college coaches having the hammer and deciding, however it's still up to the kid. Swaney I'm sure could have gone to UMD-- may not have played on top two lines and special teams early on. I'm pretty sure the coaches have this conversation with the kids and then it's up t...
by stromboli
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 86192

Tier 1 $$$$$ :P Not always. Some kids end up paying the freight for others on some clubs. Other teams have outright financial support for a few kids. Can't assume it's pay to play in all cases, even though it is for most. Tier 1 (or III) ? It's safe to assume it's pay to play. :P The "financial sup...
by stromboli
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 86192

zamboniexhaustinhaler wrote:
InigoMontoya wrote:Tier 1
$$$$$

:P
Not always. Some kids end up paying the freight for others on some clubs. Other teams have outright financial support for a few kids.

Can't assume it's pay to play in all cases, even though it is for most.
by stromboli
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A Section Favorites
Replies: 39
Views: 13817

Geez Bo, you sure started this early. I'll discuss a wager with you the next time you run into me at the rink. However, the only bet is whether Breck can give Hermantown a better run in the ship. I'll do a top teams pre-season summary sometime next week. Spoiler alert -- Delano is a top-5 team, but ...
by stromboli
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early departures: 2016-17
Replies: 75
Views: 50058

David Wilkie is a great coach If true they would be a team of Omaha/Council Bluffs/Lincoln players. None of the top tier one programs has only local players. If anything, the fact that good players are willing to move to Nebraska indicates he is a great coach. He's turned it into a top-5 program. T...