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by thefatcat
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 54
Views: 5450

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

Doc Holiday I think MNMade does an excellent job in early development.Their choice Mite league in really good for kids starting out. Plus it takes the pressure of associations who are already hurting for ice time. Most associations pile 40-50 mites on the ice for 45 minutes of babysitting. The trai...
by thefatcat
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 209
Views: 23392

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

I'm confused, what HSEL teams playing Tier 1 teams like Blue Army? Kids had to tryout for HSEL (well, some/most) and Blue Army is a lot of STA kids. What are the two intermingling? Seems off given the number of HSEL teams that they'd need to go outside the league. It's basically like an A team play...
by thefatcat
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 209
Views: 23392

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

I'm confused, what HSEL teams playing Tier 1 teams like Blue Army? Kids had to tryout for HSEL (well, some/most) and Blue Army is a lot of STA kids. What are the two intermingling? Seems off given the number of HSEL teams that they'd need to go outside the league.
by thefatcat
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 3026

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

I'm willing to bet that Curt doesn't care if he gets his "dues". Seems to enjoy what he does, stays above the fray in regard to parent drama (which is impressive inside the bubble) and every time I see him in public (with or without family) he just looks like a guy who wants to be left alone.
by thefatcat
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 54
Views: 5450

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

Pee Wee Quebec is wonderful, no doubt. It's more than a hockey tournament because it is in large part a vacation. Consider that when comparing to others. A friend grew up in Quebec and now lives in South Florida. Schools are off that week in Quebec, so kids aren't sacrificing that. He was puzzled h...
by thefatcat
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4317

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

Questions about business models and the direction of youth sports or parent actions are perfectly fair game, but let's leave the personal attacks out of this. My only other comment on this whole topic is that, if profit margin were all that were driving YHH, this podcast surely would not exist. If ...
by thefatcat
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4317

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

Questions about business models and the direction of youth sports or parent actions are perfectly fair game, but let's leave the personal attacks out of this. My only other comment on this whole topic is that, if profit margin were all that were driving YHH, this podcast surely would not exist. If ...
by thefatcat
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4317

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

and the next sentence you bitch about how much money you think they make.... you make simple mathematics based on ice time, refs, costs, etc... Now add to that staff costs, equipment costs, insurance costs, car and lodging costs, etc..... I don't believe they are making as much as you think... the ...
by thefatcat
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4317

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

Specifically how are some associations "covered" by yhh.com in a way disproportionately with the coverage you think yhh.com should instead be providing? That's like when my wife nags on me for never doing the dishes and then I say that I do in fact do them from time to time and she says "oh yeah, w...
by thefatcat
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4317

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

cigar wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:14 pm
fatcat,

thanks for your opinions.
and thankfully they are only opinions...

And if you think YHH is making a ton of money, I say God Bless them... They deserve it.
You must have missed the part where I gave them credit for finding a niche market and cashing in on it?
by thefatcat
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4317

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

Specifically how are some associations "covered" by yhh.com in a way disproportionately with the coverage you think yhh.com should instead be providing? That's like when my wife nags on me for never doing the dishes and then I say that I do in fact do them from time to time and she says "oh yeah, w...
by thefatcat
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4317

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

There's a few bitter whiners on here that are a bit tweaked because their kids or associations haven't had enough success in HS hockey. Free market is great isn't it? If there's a market and people support it...great. YHH does what they do and they do it well. More people get pissy and have issues ...
by thefatcat
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 54
Views: 5450

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

It is a bad thing because of the tension it creates in the community. No player moves in to a particular community to play hockey unless they have been promised something by the coaches. The parents in the community know this and it makes the coaches out to be duplicitous a-holes, because while the...
by thefatcat
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4317

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

Henrik Zetterberg's nephew is not going to BSM. He would be considered an exchange student and would only be eligible for one season. Pretty lame on MSHSL's part of you ask me.
by thefatcat
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4317

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

Tony celebrates hockey. I think he tries to give credit where Credit is due Danny and Karl have their favorites Ha ha While I enjoy the banter on the HS hockey podcast, let's be realistic here... Tony celebrates by rolling around naked in all of the money he makes off of youth hockey tournaments fr...
by thefatcat
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Let’s see some top 10 lists for AA, 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 3859

Re: Let’s see some top 10 lists for AA, 2019

Ill take a stab at it. Excuse errors or omissions. Rank, key players, and tentative goalie are shown 1, EP Middlestadts(2), Holt, Blake, Batchelder,Langefels Steeves, Langenbrunner, Busby, G: Rosenlund 2. BSM Mesenberg,Schweitzer,Sarsland,Marshall,Bisson,Callahan,EllingsonG: Limesand 3 RSMT Wheeler...
by thefatcat
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 64188

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

There is a new very interesting and unusual directional transfer rumor floating around the STA bantam elite rink today, which has been confirmed with 2 well placed sources. Involving upper classman, not bantam. Will leave it to the knowledgeable 218 people to further clarify specifics and provide F...
by thefatcat
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 209
Views: 23392

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Some good netminders in that group but I think overall the group is weaker than in years past. I'm kind of surprised Houg from Edina didn't make it considering all of the hype...did he not tryout?
by thefatcat
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Tis the Transfer season...
Replies: 198
Views: 63842

Re: Tis the Transfer season...

I heard the other day of a high profile goalie that was shopping around late this spring. Now plans to make a move from a small powerhouse to a big powerhouse on the west side. Corneia to Edina? Correct I don't know if I'd call it shopping around though, she lives in Edina and for the most part the...
by thefatcat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 64188

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

, Will we see Bennett Schimek in a certain private school uniform at the Braemar festival next weekend? Someone with a kid at GA told me that there's a possibility he goes to the GA high school team...which seems crazy to me. You'd be paying the same $ to go to either GA or STA, as far as education...
by thefatcat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 64188

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Well said MinnScout I’m particularly puzzled how Stramel can be at NatCamp and trying out for HS Elite League at the same time , Im assuming he didn’t get auto acceptance as a freshman (although maybe deserving ) Not to mention being listed on main BEL roster pending further developments Oh he won'...
by thefatcat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 64188

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Will GE be in uniform for the Red Knights? This is an interesting one. I figured it would be hard to stay where he was and still pursue hockey. A nice player I saw with both Blizzard 18U and Fall Tier I 16U. He'll do well wherever he plays. Soooo....his parents must have moved out of Bloomington in...
by thefatcat
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 64188

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

High Heat wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:12 pm
WestMetro wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:03 pm
MinnScout - now that Mahony name is out , would you care to be the first to announce any newly arrived BSM high scorers that we will see in Knight uniform at the Braemar festival?
Will GE be in uniform for the Red Knights?
Yes...do tell!
by thefatcat
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 103
Views: 30089

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

When do we get to hear all of the seedy details of how STA's coaching position came to be filled?
by thefatcat
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 64188

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

It may not happen, just rumblings from what I hear. Then again I heard they will have another import this year as well from Green Bay, last year Canada, must be top notch learning going on there... They should contemplate just renaming it Velocity / Breakaway High as the church aspect is really kin...