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by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Rankings 12-9-18
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Class A Rankings 12-9-18

The SCC - TRF game was a good game. SCC was flat the first period (road weary maybe) but heavily dominated play the other two periods. Score could have easily been not as close, but they did a lot of "one more pass before shooting" that lead to the usual no shot at all, and a lot of their shots were...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A TOP 20 Week 2
Replies: 34
Views: 3028

Re: Class A TOP 20 Week 2

Not sure if I'd call St. Paul Johnson and Minneapolis better than average A teams, but TRF is playing well and without their starting goalie (injury).
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ryder Donovan
Replies: 72
Views: 9916

Re: Ryder Donovan

O-townClown wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:39 pm
karl(east) wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:13 pm
I can assure everyone that this is nothing "bad."
I'm not following the I-know-something-but-can't-tell logic here. If people know something and don't feel it is their place to share it better to keep quiet and say nothing.
=D> =D> =D>
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Something to keep in mind with many top 8A schools and their ".500 records": Their strength of schedule is very strong. Many play GF Central (who have lost one game the past two years), GF Red River, Moorhead, Bemidji, Roseau. I believe EGF plays all those schools 2x/year. You may knock ND High Sch...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

EGF beats Orono 3-1 TRF beats Delano 5-1 Watched the TRF game. They played well, especially first game. But Delano is brutal, goalie had a very bad night. EGF-Orono was super chippy. EGF generally carried play and created better scoring chances, particularly on the PP. They did a nice job of killin...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

USA218 wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:31 am
EGF beats Orono 3-1
TRF beats Delano 5-1
Watched the TRF game. They played well, especially first game. But Delano is brutal, goalie had a very bad night.
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Good grief So why don’t you explain the point you were trying to make when you said “I see teams actually play. Novel idea, eh? Every year. For many years.” To me it sounds like you are saying that your analysis is more accurate than results or computerized rankings. And I added the “watch so much ...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

TRF was 18-11-2 last year, hardly what would qualify as "barely above .500" Lee I meant the regular seasons, seeing as two of the three didn't have the same amount of games. Why would the playoffs not count? Other than because it disproves what you said. The answer is in my reply. Make it easy for ...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Read your post. Explain to me how you meant anything different than what I said. Maybe you just don’t understand what you say? I am not sure. I will summarize again what you said which is that you don’t need results or computerized rankings because you have watched the teams and have a better under...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Looks like I’m going to have to say it again......and just so there’s no questions.....this is replying to you ZamboniExhausrInhler. Do you have anything of value to add to the site Or are you just bored because your mom took away your X box? My god......how much Zamboni Exhaust did you inhale? Tha...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Just taking records without the context of the schedule is a poor way to judge teams. If we did that LOW would be the best team from 8A last year with a record of 16-5-3. Using a rating system like Pagestat (while not perfect) that does take this into account is far superior. Using Pagestat 8A had ...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Why pick on 8A? It will be in the better half of A sections. Last year they ended with 3 teams in the top 15 (Pagestat) and TRF went 2-1 at the state tournament. EGF brings in a nice crop of young players from bantams and I believe this group of Warroad kids had a runner up in youth hockey. If you ...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

I wouldn’t waste your energy. You are talking to a person that doesn’t understand the concept of SOS or even results. A win against Minnetonka is equal to a win against Ely (sorry to pick on you Ely) in their mind. Just as a note on the GF teams for anyone that isn’t aware of the players coming out...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

I wouldn’t waste your energy. You are talking to a person that doesn’t understand the concept of SOS or even results. A win against Minnetonka is equal to a win against Ely (sorry to pick on you Ely) in their mind. Just as a note on the GF teams for anyone that isn’t aware of the players coming out...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Looking at EGF regular season schedule from last year: Losses to Orono, Delano, Roseau, Warroad, GF Central, GF RR, Moorhead, Greenway, Bemidji & Crookston Outside of Crox, which of those losses would you consider weak teams? Bemidji was no powerhouse, but not bad either. Also, decent read for HS h...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

jackstraw wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:44 pm
Haven't posted in years, couldn't resist. Do you know anything about some of those ND teams? Ignorance is bliss.
Who are you replying to ?
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Why pick on 8A? It will be in the better half of A sections. Last year they ended with 3 teams in the top 15 (Pagestat) and TRF went 2-1 at the state tournament. EGF brings in a nice crop of young players from bantams and I believe this group of Warroad kids had a runner up in youth hockey. If you ...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

I can't speak for Warroad and TRF, but, even though EGF had a slightly higher than .500 record last year, they did play a pretty tough Class A schedule including 2 wins over Alexandria, a very close loss to Orono, and a strong win over SCC. They play Orono, Delano, Totino Grace, and SCC early this ...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Just taking records without the context of the schedule is a poor way to judge teams. If we did that LOW would be the best team from 8A last year with a record of 16-5-3. Using a rating system like Pagestat (while not perfect) that does take this into account is far superior. Using Pagestat 8A had ...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Why pick on 8A? It will be in the better half of A sections. Last year they ended with 3 teams in the top 15 (Pagestat) and TRF went 2-1 at the state tournament. EGF brings in a nice crop of young players from bantams and I believe this group of Warroad kids had a runner up in youth hockey. If you ...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Thanks for getting this going, Stang. Tony says Mankato East should be somewhere on a watch list as well, which I'll buy given their youth success and State trip last season. It is striking how few metro area teams appear to be real contenders at this point. Mahtomedi is the only sure contender, re...
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4253

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Thanks for getting this going, Stang. Tony says Mankato East should be somewhere on a watch list as well, which I'll buy given their youth success and State trip last season. It is striking how few metro area teams appear to be real contenders at this point. Mahtomedi is the only sure contender, re...