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by PuckNA
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 2871

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

I'll say one huge difference between Giles and Randolph is that Giles cares only about his team. Randolph only cares about winning games and will destroy a kids potential in order to play a style that helps the team win. If a kid wants to develop he doesn't go to East HS he goes to Edina. That righ...
by PuckNA
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63754

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

That was his Sr. brother he saw 2 as a Soph. and 1 as a Jr....
by PuckNA
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 2871

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

Answered my own question:

Jr Gold A state champs: 6x since 2009
Jr Gold Runner ups: 4x since 2009
by PuckNA
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 2871

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

How many Edina JGA teams have won championships? I don't know... just asking...
by PuckNA
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 2871

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

Let's not forget they cut 3/4 of the players that tryout for HS, law of averages and history shows he has more talent as a whole than most schools every year to choose from (except MG from #'s). He should be able to win more consistently. Not saying anything about him not being a good coach, but som...
by PuckNA
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 2268

Re: New Body Contact Rules

Hitting a person who doesn’t have the puck certainly can be intimidating. It’s also illegal. The game is so fast especially when you are playing it, sitting in the stands it may appear the players have "tons of time" to avoid contact, not so much when you are on the ice and have committed yourself ...
by PuckNA
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 2268

Re: New Body Contact Rules

I didn't see anyone say anything about going out of your way to "finish a check". Finishing should be as a part of the play, many times if you dont "finsh" and let that guy go free.. you are out of the play.. Difference in taking yourself out of the play... sometimes it happens, but most times you a...
by PuckNA
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 2268

Re: New Body Contact Rules

... They are specifically targeting intimidation. I think that intimidation is needed in hockey, so the small little hacks cant get away with being a small little hack. Everyone here knows that there is far too much small stuff that people get away with that can't be called, otherwise it would be a...
by PuckNA
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 2268

Re: New Body Contact Rules

Agree, the ugly stuff needs to come out, but they are amputating the game, trying to find a quick fix. Some examples, the "no icing rule" on PK it's no more to generate creativity: it's to generate scoring/opportunities, removal of checking at younger ages: give kids a chance to score with no fear o...
by PuckNA
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 2268

Re: New Body Contact Rules

I don't mind that at all, hate to see calls because the crowd "Oooohhh'd" after a hit as it was violent or loud. I hate the big guys who target little guys, but love the guys who are not the biggest but have guts to go after the guys bigger than them when it's part of the play. I know ref's that hav...
by PuckNA
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 2268

Re: New Body Contact Rules

Agree... hate the fact guys first thought when retrieving a puck on the wall is to turn your back on the oncoming defender. You put yourself in harms way and if the guys with the whistle think it is fine to do that the defending team loses a guy for 2/10 or longer, but guy turning his back, could be...
by PuckNA
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 2268

New Body Contact Rules

What are your thoughts? I watch the below and cringe, not only because of some of the crappy examples they give (for both sides) but by how we are taking any of the onus off the player with the puck to play heads up hockey. To me responsibility for preventing injury falls on both parties, puck carri...
by PuckNA
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 53
Views: 4896

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

Seen more than a fair share of kids move in from out state who's parents chase the dream. From one dad, "MN hockey is WAY different than *****, my kid was a superstar there, average when he got here." More fail to reach the dream than actually achieve it.
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63754

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Rumor mill says EP player (who hasn't played HS yet) won't be at EP when season starts... probably not ever... then again... maybe a rumor. Puck , I reconfirmed as best I could tonight that Langenbrunner, Busby , Steeves, and Blake are all locked in. Although, as always , any Forum input to the con...
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63754

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Have a feeling if they were smart they would stay away from that... didn't work well for CEC... in my opinion, to hot headed for youth sports... at least from all my interactions and those around me who know him.
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63754

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Like I said may be just a rumor, but hearing multiple sources saying same.... guess it's not for sure... until it's for sure...=)
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top 5 Goaltenders
Replies: 113
Views: 14909

Re: Top 5 Goaltenders

I heard there is still some question around if BB will be allowed back, but then again... all rumors and such...
by PuckNA
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top 5 Goaltenders
Replies: 113
Views: 14909

Re: Top 5 Goaltenders

Hear it's going to be a tough road for Benson to return.. but not impossible...
by PuckNA
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63754

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Rumor mill says EP player (who hasn't played HS yet) won't be at EP when season starts... probably not ever... then again... maybe a rumor.
by PuckNA
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4308

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

Hearing rumors an EP player leaving before he arrives.... maybe just rumor....
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 5869

Re: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019

Wait until Marshall drops to A. They’ll put Centennial or Blaine in 7AA. I hope it’s Blaine. I wonder if Blaine would put CEC or Grand Rapids on their schedule. 7AA is wacko metro 7AA squads don’t schedule north 7AA squads. Duluth East plays Andover. Nobody else does in the north 7AA. Probably be R...
by PuckNA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63754

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Well the Brahmas are NAHL not USHL... and yeah that would be HUGE for Blaine....
by PuckNA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Let’s see some top 10 lists for AA, 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 3846

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

Ran into a Bengal dad recently.. thinks they might be considerably below last season. He's concerned about goal-tending (0 starts going into Sr year.), says he heard they are trying out forwards to play D as they are so weak on back side, and thinks loss of Brodzinski puts to much pressure on Richel...
by PuckNA
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol
Replies: 13
Views: 1728

Re: Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol

Seeing some of the personnel decisions on some benches I think it's an issue that is way more wide spread !!!! :D
by PuckNA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol
Replies: 13
Views: 1728

Re: Serious question around HS players and drugs/alcohol

Interesting how some of the worst kept secrets, get hidden away year after year... think we all want kids to do/be their best, but think a lot of programs look away if the kid isn't "caught", especially if a talented player. Yeah coaches need to win, but it should be life lessons more so, accountabi...