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by yesiplayedhockey
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 4966

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

Back to the original post Typically Bantam tryouts are a month ahead of High School ones so isn't this kind of a moot point? or is the originator of the post thinking after a kid makes a the Stillwater Bantam AA team and goes and tries out for Hill Murray varsity team and doesn't make it should he s...
by yesiplayedhockey
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast - February 2
Replies: 20
Views: 1540

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast - February 2

WM.

I enjoy your comments but please explain who you think shouldn't be on their list and why?

You don't have to bash the kids obviously but welcome your thoughts constructively

Also who would you replace these kids with...
by yesiplayedhockey
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 6754

Re: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting

So what is the bigger problem Class A schools playing mainly a Class AA schedule all year then dropping down to class A ? Or Class AA schools that mainly play a Class A schedule throughout the year? Personally I think the rule should be "if you want to play up, be my guest. But you can't play down" ...
by yesiplayedhockey
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board
Replies: 56
Views: 7352

Re: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board

Puck8 I like a lot of your ideas...especially going to two halves As far as the icing....I'm all in favor of banning icing all together at the squirt level. Keep the kids moving/hustling THE ONLY reason changing the icing and offsides rule may not work is sometimes a whistle is the only way to get s...
by yesiplayedhockey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 65
Views: 5801

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

I would love to see a 32 team playoff (No Classes)

First couple rounds would be held in historic arena's throughout the state (Friday/Saturday games until you get to 8 teams)

I would make sure NO games are played on Olympic size rinks
by yesiplayedhockey
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Jackson Blake
Replies: 131
Views: 22988

Re: Jackson Blake

Are the public schools doing a better job of recruiting than the private schools? Think of it this way....It could be similar to that of college hockey... The colleges today that seem to be enjoying the most success are the ones patiently waiting to offer scholarships...Meanwhile other schools (like...
by yesiplayedhockey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Jackson Blake
Replies: 131
Views: 22988

Re: Jackson Blake

MWS

Why would your lawyer be knocking on my door....I think we are all on the same page...let the kid play
by yesiplayedhockey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Jackson Blake
Replies: 131
Views: 22988

Re: Jackson Blake

Compare this to Motzko Motzko - Family moves to the cities for job.....The kid doesn't like Minnetonka after one year of Varsity and moves back to St Cloud to live with friends or other family members - Immediately eligible (and I've stated in earlier posts, I am glad they allowed this) Blake- Leave...
by yesiplayedhockey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Final Cuts
Replies: 51
Views: 7108

Re: Final Cuts

The biggest thing I've seen over the last several years is the lack of empathy some coaches (and many parents) have shown towards these kids getting cut For so many kids, it's truly the first time they didn't "make it" High School is stressful enough and to toss this at these young kids sure puts mo...
by yesiplayedhockey
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Might be an ugly season...
Replies: 20
Views: 4514

Re: Might be an ugly season...

I think you may be confusing what I am trying to say (and that may be my fault) I'm not saying the reffing is BAD...I'm say they (whoever they may be...Districts, MN Hockey, USA Hockey) are most likely asking the refs to call the game a little tighter...What use to be a good solid, body on body chec...
by yesiplayedhockey
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Might be an ugly season...
Replies: 20
Views: 4514

Re: Might be an ugly season...

Lets see....Gophers Notre Dame game last March Mr. Goldy?

Great call on Sheehy then I assume? or a "dumbass" call....
by yesiplayedhockey
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Might be an ugly season...
Replies: 20
Views: 4514

Re: Might be an ugly season...

I've said it before..Nowadays parents/kids are so wrapped up in Skill they forget that if you can't compete you probably won't last long at the next level. The problem is refs, (ie MN Hockey/USA Hockey), is slowly taking the physical side of this sport out of the game. I see way to many whistles whe...
by yesiplayedhockey
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: University of St Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 7733

Re: University of St Thomas

Attendance is a great topic as it pertains to St Thomas possibly going D-1 On one hand you have schools like ASU playing in front of 400 people and the U of MN playing in a arena half full. My guess is St Thomas would struggle to draw in the casual Metro area hockey fan. Just to much competition in ...
by yesiplayedhockey
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bantams vs. High School
Replies: 31
Views: 4461

Re: Bantams vs. High School

My personal view on this... I like a forward to practice more puck possession the younger they are...Puck on stick, time and space to make the right decision. Repetition...over and over and over I think this is a little more important than playing to a faster speed.. I think speed is easier to learn...
by yesiplayedhockey
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bantams vs. High School
Replies: 31
Views: 4461

Re: Bantams vs. High School

There is no right or wrong answer but if you told me I was in charge of making the decision I would say take your time and stay at Bantams Bantams 45-55 games You're kid is probably on the PP and top 6 (maybe top 3) weekend tournaments (the last you'll probably experience this) Lots of free press fr...
by yesiplayedhockey
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Watch NTDP vs Elite League this weekend
Replies: 53
Views: 7324

Re: Watch NTDP vs Elite League this weekend

He will be an early early first round draft choice...That's a given Aside from that, we must all admit hockey is really no longer a contact sport. I see more hitting in a non checking pee wee game then I do some USHL games. Imagine 5-10 years ago a team going down 3-1 or 4-1....Coach calls a timeout...
by yesiplayedhockey
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 262
Views: 39483

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

One team of all seniors (15-18 kids)

One team of all juniors (15-18 kids)

Younger kids can "wait"
by yesiplayedhockey
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 262
Views: 39483

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

I think picking ONE all star team would prove to be HIGHLY political and the results may actually be the same.... If you opened it up to every kid, how would you pick a "fair" team? Would you have the kids vote for the team(s)? The coaches? The scouts? How do you propose taking the politics out of t...
by yesiplayedhockey
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 85283

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Do we know how many times since #7 was added has the High School league still said NO (even after both AD's signed off on it)? To me, once they added in #7 the flood gates are now wide open....A good number of AD's could care less about hockey and will sign a piece of paper for any family wanting to...
by yesiplayedhockey
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 85283

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

I have no dog in this fight and have stated I'm okay with him going back... But from a learning the rules standpoint, how is it he's allowed to go back and play if I quote the newspaper article "he will stay with friends and family during the season" Is it as simple as getting both AD's to agree? Do...
by yesiplayedhockey
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 5117

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

Giles is in a tough spot If he wins, it's because of his deep pool of talent (and the money behind it) If he loses he is going to get blamed. He doesn't seem to want the attention, he doesn't make excuses and you don't find him hanging out at Bunny's with the parents It's the highest profile, most d...
by yesiplayedhockey
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 52
Views: 8695

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

Can anyone remember the last time a high profile player (or school) was busted for this rules violation?

Does anyone know if they even investigate a player if there's an actual inquiry?
by yesiplayedhockey
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 52
Views: 8695

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

I think if you left and came back "years" later there shouldn't be any issues It's the ones that left and came back a year later that needs more clarification In the case of the kid who's dad coaches at the U...I am perfectly fine with that and there should be no issues if he goes back (assuming eve...
by yesiplayedhockey
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 52
Views: 8695

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

I agree...the topic is moving to MN for HS hockey Not "moving WITHIN MN for HS hockey"...Or Moving within MN BEFORE HS Hockey Question I have is how often does that really happen...Families moving here when their kid is say a Junior or Senior Is it truly a problem? Does the family move here with the...
by yesiplayedhockey
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 52
Views: 8695

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

Thanks for clarifying I agree with Scout that it's very well run.....and attended. Their budget is "a little bigger" than the budget of the local associations that are run by a group of volunteers My issue with these tournaments (this and the brick) is that it's a coach to win tournament to early in...