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by Section 8 guy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Parity
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Parity

Like someone said a handful of weeks into the season......is no one good.....or is everyone good? Honestly.....I do think the whole parity thing at the AA level is a bit overhyped. Look at the top 10 a year or two ago. The only things that’s really that different is that you don’t have two teams at ...
by Section 8 guy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 1/19/20
Replies: 28
Views: 5113

Re: AA Rankings for 1/19/20

As long as they are good teams that’s fine. Fresh faces but marginal teams does not make a good tourney.
by Section 8 guy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Friday 1-24-20
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Games Friday 1-24-20

Roseau handled the Knights in that one. They deserved a much better fate tonight no question.
by Section 8 guy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Friday 1-24-20
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Games Friday 1-24-20

I know.......would like to see that one.
by Section 8 guy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Tuesday 1/21/2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1871

Re: Games Tuesday 1/21/2020

Didn’t see the original game but went and glanced at the stream. The first Spud goal was scored on a centering pass from behind the net to a Moorhead player standing all alone 15 feet out between the circles. What was lucky about that?
by Section 8 guy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Tuesday 1/21/2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1871

Re: Games Tuesday 1/21/2020

Anyone have any observations on the game in Roseau last night? How about Blake vs Benilde?
by Section 8 guy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A Rankings for 1/19/20
Replies: 50
Views: 2831

Re: A Rankings for 1/19/20

Three observations: 1)). Nate Werner played his youth hockey in St Cloud so he did play AA in youth...just since that came up. I believe most of the SCC kids did but don’t have the data. Just remember the history. 2). Some kind of relegation system has been talked about several times on here and man...
by Section 8 guy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 1/19/20
Replies: 28
Views: 5113

Re: AA Rankings for 1/19/20

Predict that MH, And., EP win out before state seedings.. Westy do you agree? Yikes......that’s a little aggressive IMHO. Especially the way this season has gone. I don’t think I’d place a bet on any horse, but If I had to bet on one team running the table the rest of the way I’d bet on Andover. Cl...
by Section 8 guy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 1937

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

I actually kind of like that. It has enough wrinkles to it that you couldn’t actually do it. But it would sure make people think twice about taking the trophy chaser route.
by Section 8 guy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: North Star Academy-Alexandria
Replies: 53
Views: 9077

Re: North Star Academy-Alexandria

While I hear what you guys are saying......as both a Minnesota High School hockey fan first, and a hockey fan overall.....I don’t need to see any more growth in the Tier One model than we already have. If you wonder where I’m coming from.....see Massachusetts. Don’t confuse a short term open spot cr...
by Section 8 guy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: CS Mid Term Rankings
Replies: 25
Views: 2422

Re: CS Mid Term Rankings

Honest question. Is the take that BB is a lock for Mr. Hockey because of his NHL stock overthinking it? He’s a great player. No question about that. But he’s a borderline 4th round pick who’s stock is stable. Has maybe even fallen a bit if anything. It isn’t like he’s skyrocketing like Brink did as ...
by Section 8 guy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 1937

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

Very well said 7. Agree with all of it. Make the AA section finals into a prep bowl type event and televise them all. Either 4 on Friday or 4 on Saturday....back to back to back to back......or 2 Thursday, 2 Friday and 4 Saturday. In many ways the Section final is the most important game of the year...
by Section 8 guy
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Tuesday 1-14-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1561

Re: Games Tuesday 1-14-2020

Did anyone see the Roseau EGF game or have any kind of a report on it?
by Section 8 guy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Could a Class A team win it all this year if we still had single class tourney?
Replies: 22
Views: 1894

Re: Could a Class A team win it all this year if we still had single class tourney?

I agree with Blue. Depth would be the obstacle for an A team. And winning 6 straight vs deeper AA teams would be a grind and a tall order. One game? Sure. 6 that are progressively more difficult? Very different conversation. To me SCC is the only team that belongs in this discussion. Take a closer l...
by Section 8 guy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20

Did you just try to throw a curse Karl?
by Section 8 guy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Upper Midwest HS Hockey Ratings/Rankings: JAN/05/2020
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Upper Midwest HS Hockey Ratings/Rankings: JAN/05/2020

IMHO any ranking formula that relies on goal differential is likely suspect out of the gates. It’s just too difficult to balance getting the double benefit of a win and a big margin of victory with the offset of strength of schedule. See Hill and Cretin above.
by Section 8 guy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 548
Views: 54208

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

59, You will likely end up being right.......and I tend to agree..........but talking in absolutes is naive. Rapids has a very good goalie, and East has a goalie that can win games himself at times. That alone makes absolute statements a bad idea. These are kids that will be under enormous pressure....
by Section 8 guy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 12/29/19
Replies: 27
Views: 4871

Re: AA Rankings for 12/29/19

We’ll have to agree to disagree.

EP has noticeably more overall depth and probably better top end talent as well. At least depth of it. Most people that know this age group saw through the Chaska hype all along. Was EP overhyped? Yes. Is there plenty of there there? Absolutely.
by Section 8 guy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 12/29/19
Replies: 27
Views: 4871

Re: AA Rankings for 12/29/19

Yep. EP will be just fine. They will have a tougher time getting out of their section than they planned but so will some other teams. 18-19 Chaska to 19-20 EP is not a good analogy. No correlation at all in overall talent or depth.
by Section 8 guy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Single A Top 20 12/29/2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4530

Re: Single A Top 20 12/29/2019

Yeah......I think SCC will still have way more talent than pretty much any class A school they play.......Little Falls and Alex included.....with or without Smith.
by Section 8 guy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Who’s your top AA team?
Replies: 19
Views: 2660

Re: Who’s your top AA team?

After seeing the game tonight on Spuds.tv......with a bit of glitching so missed a few parts.......Andover.
by Section 8 guy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The lake
Replies: 23
Views: 3174

Re: The lake

Pretty sure Moorhead has already clinched it. You mean they have 2nd place clinched. Well played. You must have been drawn to this thread after thinking "The Lake" was a thread breaking down Lake of the Woods forecheck.....since they were the best team you played in your holiday tournament last wee...
by Section 8 guy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The lake
Replies: 23
Views: 3174

Re: The lake

Pretty sure Moorhead has already clinched it.
by Section 8 guy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 12/29/19
Replies: 27
Views: 4871

Re: AA Rankings for 12/29/19

WBL by default right now.. Andover beats Moorhead and Rosemount beats St Thomas those two teams would be locks with the top 2 spots. EP is looking a lot like last years Chaska squad. Lots of big names don’t translate to wins. Right now EP has one win against a top 10 team and that’s Edina which is ...