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by SCBlueLiner
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 2310

Re: New Body Contact Rules

I’m probably in the minority but I think the changes are positive and just hope they stick with them and get the change in play they are looking for. There is nothing exciting about grinding physical play. A skil game is way more exciting and it’s an entertainment business. I also disagree with the...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 2310

Re: New Body Contact Rules

Watched that video, shaking my head. Agree with all the points above how responsibility is being taken off the offensive player to not put themselves in a bad position and to keep your head up. Agree that checking should be started at younger ages so players learn the proper way to do things before ...
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates
Replies: 60
Views: 5091

Re: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates

I think it's more about if you make the change to birth years then you will have players that will be in 9th grade (late birth year players) that will have run out of Bantam eligibility and who may not be developmentally ready for HS hockey as a freshman. There is a lot of change that goes on with y...
by SCBlueLiner
Fri May 31, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 64188

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Pure Hogwash!!!! If this is pure hogwash why is Jeff Panzer's house for sale in Grand Fork's? I've heard it's a done deal that his kid is playing in EGF next year. A lot of people in EGF are going to have to quit throwing stones now that they live in a glass house. Both the goalie this coming year ...
by SCBlueLiner
Wed May 15, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Checking in bantams
Replies: 22
Views: 2821

Re: Checking in bantams

I had my son use a wooden stick through squirts. I can tell you the cost savings is negligible. You can buy a cheap composite youth stick for under $50, easily, especially with sales, that will perform better than a wood stick. Lower grade composites are more durable than the more expensive composit...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu May 02, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Scout's perspective
Replies: 11
Views: 1346

Re: Scout's perspective

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." That's what I took from that article. It's so true. There are players I have watched over the years that continue to get opportunities on the better teams/at the next level and I cannot understand why. I see one thing, somebody else sees something else. The pe...
by SCBlueLiner
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 6784

Re: State of Hockey's Team

He also lost to Holy Cross, and turned a premier college hockey program that drew 10,000 people to games at 3M Arena at Mariucci Place to a team who draws 500 to a Big10 tournament game. Woog recruits kids and gets let go. They don’t leave and tDon gets all the credit. Crazy. Love Lucia all you wan...
by SCBlueLiner
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 6784

Re: State of Hockey's Team

The thread has derailed a little from the OP, so congrats to Duluth and it is nice to see all that homegrown talent on the roster. The community based hockey model is working indeed. Now for me to derail it some more. I spent the past weekend in Detroit at the NAHL combine. My takeaways from sitting...
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: White Bear Lake, Moorhead, South Saint Paul
Replies: 14
Views: 1972

Re: White Bear Lake, Moorhead, South Saint Paul

Amazing to think of the roster that could be at WBL next season based on some of their squirt/peewee/bantam teams. Notable players not currently on the roster include Cameron Berg (AAA Lancers), Owen Gallatin (USNTP), Chaz and Cruz Lucius (Gentry 15U, although some people may say they could also be...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State Tourney live streaming?
Replies: 10
Views: 1406

Re: State Tourney live streaming?

Don't care what the reason is, I like it, and I will be watching from work again today. Definitely reaching more eyeballs by not putting it behind a paywall.
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Dream State=Dream Curse.
Replies: 15
Views: 2021

Re: Dream State=Dream Curse.

I agree warmupthebus. I can’t believe they are continuing to do HDMN after a kid got bad frostbite this year. Not worth the hype IMO. Maybe move it south to Mankato, Rochester, Winona, Marshall or somewhere along I-90 like Luverne, Albert Lea, or Austin? It would more likely be warmer,still winter,...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ryder Donovan to Wisconsin
Replies: 27
Views: 2806

Re: Ryder Donovan to Wisconsin

Here is the question I have. Why would a player agree to spend a year in Juniors and then put pen to paper committing to a school that wants him to do that? The way I see it, that school can keep recruiting and upgrading your position group, defer you off one year of Juniors, two years of Juniors, e...
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates
Replies: 60
Views: 5091

Re: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates

Jumping in at the end of this. I have some perspective because my kids are pretty spread out. I have a 16 year old, May 2002 birthday, who is a Junior this year. He started kindergarten at 5 and he was fine. My youngest is 2, August 2016 birth year. There is no way we will start him in school at 5, ...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...
Replies: 22
Views: 1794

Re: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...

I think Wisconsin hockey is like hockey in out-state, especially southern MN, the sport is growing and the talent is getting better. It's kind of like hockey everywhere in the country, the talent is getting better and good players are being produced in many different places. It's not a case of MN sl...
by SCBlueLiner
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bullying at Hill Murray?
Replies: 14
Views: 3531

Re: Bullying at Hill Murray?

My take is that no institution wants publicity like this. This story lead the local TV news the other night. That is not a good look for H-M, no matter what. For the administration to dig in it's heels and oppose the transfer eligibility tells me either; A) They've investigated the claims and do not...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)
Replies: 20
Views: 2663

Re: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)

"Additionally, Perbix said that his college team wanted him to play for the Gamblers, adding they are willing to let him play collegiate hockey as a true freshman pending a good season in the USHL." Not very good optics for the U, encouraging recruits to leave school and go to the USHL. Not a good ...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)
Replies: 20
Views: 2663

Re: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)

"Additionally, Perbix said that his college team wanted him to play for the Gamblers, adding they are willing to let him play collegiate hockey as a true freshman pending a good season in the USHL." Not very good optics for the U, encouraging recruits to leave school and go to the USHL. Not a good w...
by SCBlueLiner
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minnesota Hockey state meeting June 22-24 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: Minnesota Hockey state meeting June 22-24 2018

There is something a certain group wants to pass, in a different sort of method, perhaps sneaky would be a good word. And many of us oppose it. Should make for an interesting weekend in Brainerd, both in meetings and out. Hopefully, I ma not the only one to stand against it (them) again. What do th...
by SCBlueLiner
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Two former Duluth East players commit to DIII programs
Replies: 26
Views: 3453

D3 athletics, some of you may laugh at it. Here is how D3 schools that have money really work. I graduated HS and was recruited for football by several D3 schools. The financial package they all put together were chock full of every type of scholarship name you could think of other than an "athletic...
by SCBlueLiner
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NTDP Camp Roster
Replies: 40
Views: 10460

Cam Berg did play at WBL, he was on Omaha AAA U16 team this season. Maybe his parents moved? Don't really know.
by SCBlueLiner
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NTDP Camp Roster
Replies: 40
Views: 10460

Got it. Thanks guys.
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NTDP Camp Roster
Replies: 40
Views: 10460

I have a question, why is the NTDP evaluating 2002's for the U17 program? Those kids will be U16 next year.
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Associations feeding multiple high schools
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

It's all about the numbers in your youth organization. I don't think they have the numbers to support 3 HS teams. Let's hope that changes. Hosting Hockey Day won't hurt them any, hopefully it helps in recruiting. Thinking about this, I mentioned Duluth, Rochester, and St. Cloud in this conversation ...
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Associations feeding multiple high schools
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

It would make it harder to make youth teams that could compete at the AA or maybe even A level. Not exposing the top players in your association to the top level of play in the state would have negative, long term, cumulative effects. That said, it would force the individual school communities to t...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Associations feeding multiple high schools
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

It would make it harder to make youth teams that could compete at the AA or maybe even A level. Not exposing the top players in your association to the top level of play in the state would have negative, long term, cumulative effects. That said, it would force the individual school communities to ta...