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by Doc Holliday
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points
Replies: 27
Views: 1833

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points

Doc, try decaf in the morning. At least you didn't read all three and before the last sentence in third one ask yourself..."this sounds familiar". Sucks to get old. GB HA HA. I screwed up originally & had myself in the quote block, so I edited it to get rid of that, but have no idea what I did to g...
by Doc Holliday
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points
Replies: 27
Views: 1833

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points

2. Your information on Breck is pretty much on the money (pun intended). I would add that Breck is quite generous with need-based financial aid for all students who require it, but the issue was more of hockey players receiving disproportionate aid, usually under the guise of “alumni scholarships.”...
by Doc Holliday
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points
Replies: 27
Views: 1833

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points

2. Your information on Breck is pretty much on the money (pun intended). I would add that Breck is quite generous with need-based financial aid for all students who require it, but the issue was more of hockey players receiving disproportionate aid, usually under the guise of “alumni scholarships.”...
by Doc Holliday
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points
Replies: 27
Views: 1833

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points

2. Your information on Breck is pretty much on the money (pun intended). I would add that Breck is quite generous with need-based financial aid for all students who require it, but the issue was more of hockey players receiving disproportionate aid, usually under the guise of “alumni scholarships.”...
by Doc Holliday
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina 2010's All-Decade Team
Replies: 25
Views: 2190

Re: Edina 2010's All-Decade Team

That is interesting about Edina's goalies. I was born in the late 80's so started following Edina hockey in the mid-90's. I remember thinking Jeff Hall was a super hero, but I was 8 years old. I don't remember how good he actually was. Above average goalie, but turned into Jesus Christ for a brief ...
by Doc Holliday
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greatest Games That Never Were
Replies: 24
Views: 2079

Re: Greatest Games That Never Were

The 1990-91 Anoka team was the Star Tribune pre season #1 team in the State. They also had two guys get drafted in the 1991 NHL draft, Reimann and Magnusson. One of their top forwards Dan McAlister was injured in football and did not play that hockey season. The fall of 1990, the Anoka football tea...
by Doc Holliday
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina 2010's All-Decade Team
Replies: 25
Views: 2190

Re: Edina 2010's All-Decade Team

Good list. Only change I think I'd make is having Connor Girard over Willie Benjamin. That's totally just a nitpick though. Interesting thing about Edina is when is the last time they've produced a goalie? Matt Bertram? Steve Carroll? Larry Thayer? We're going back 40-50 years at this point. That de...
by Doc Holliday
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greatest Games That Never Were
Replies: 24
Views: 2079

Re: Greatest Games That Never Were

-1986: Edina vs. anybody (probably Edina's best team ever to not make state) -1991: Darby & Richfield vs. Hill-Murray -1993: Jefferson vs. a collection of the best from Moorhead/Hill-Murray/Cloquet. -1995: A best of 7 between Duluth East & Jefferson:This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I still...
by Doc Holliday
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1721
Views: 153027

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Would it ever be possible for the MSHSL & Minnesota Hockey to come to a combined decision regarding level of play in terms of AA & A? If you play at the AA level in youth, you must play at the AA level for MSHSL? You are allowed to play at the A level in youth and opt up to the AA level for MSHSL, b...
by Doc Holliday
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 2AA 20-21
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Section 2AA 20-21

I think you may have one more year of EP. Then a year, maybe 2 drop off, and then another strong few years, before a few down years, before a few up years again. Of course, this is all dependent on which brothers play college hockey with which EP alumni or which kids' dads need to be closer to the a...
by Doc Holliday
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 1996: Duluth East/Apple Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 1570

Re: 1996: Duluth East/Apple Valley

It is kind of a head scratcher to me that Apple Valley hasn’t had a good team in some time with how big the community is and the higher income area -I think the creation of Eastview didn't help anything, so whatever talent was there was now split into two. -I guess I've never really considered Appl...
by Doc Holliday
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Biggest Tourney upsets
Replies: 61
Views: 5012

Re: Biggest Tourney upsets

1997 Edina winning the title. They may have only had 3 losses, but they were clearly the #4 team in that field behind Duluth East, Hill Murray & Moorhead. May argue them behind Rochester Mayo. Listed for winning 2 upsets: -Championship over undefeated Duluth East: It was an upset, but if you watch t...
by Doc Holliday
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Crowd at Marriuci
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: Crowd at Marriuci

East Side Pioneer Guy wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:06 am
None of the ten Mr. Hockey finalists are committed to the Golden Rats.
Jake Boltmann is....
by Doc Holliday
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HERMANTOWN VS ST CLOUD CATHEDRAL
Replies: 61
Views: 3989

Re: HERMANTOWN VS ST CLOUD CATHEDRAL

I'd have to look back at it, but I think what started a lot of it was a Hermantown guy literally took out the SCC goalie with about 5 seconds left and there was no call. Then add the frustration part of probably being down 2-0. Hermantown was by no means innocent in it either and threw gas on the fi...
by Doc Holliday
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Maple Grove vs Blake
Replies: 61
Views: 3245

Re: Maple Grove vs Blake

Tied up.

This game is fun!
by Doc Holliday
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Announcers for State
Replies: 49
Views: 5587

Re: Announcers for State

+1 on Hankinson.

RE Parrish: I don't hate him as much as most here seem to, but I feel his issue he seems to talk more like a coach than color guy explaining what happened or what's going on. Lots of "go to the net"'s and commenting on individual efforts & such.

He's adequate, in my mind.
by Doc Holliday
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Single A Blowouts
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

Re: Single A Blowouts

if you do something for A, do you have to do it for AA? Would it be possible to go 6 sections for A & then have a way to fill in the remaining 2 teams? I agree that Wednesday typically seems to be a drag, but the payoff is usually Friday afternoon makes up for it (at least 1 of the games usually see...
by Doc Holliday
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Seeding for State
Replies: 72
Views: 6325

Re: Seeding for State

Just curious where you are getting this info from: Im finding different sites that list the state tourny results but that that list the seeds Just off the top of my head & memory. In seed order: 2007: Edina, Roseau, Hill-Murray, Blaine 2008: Roseau, Edina, Benilde, Hill-Murray 2009: Edina, Eden Pra...
by Doc Holliday
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Seeding for State
Replies: 72
Views: 6325

Re: Seeding for State

I used to think that it was seeded 1-8 & they just said that it was random draw, but after some results over the past few years since they've seeded 1-5, I really do think it's random. 2019: #1 Edina drew Moorhead, where most thought Lakeville South would have been "8" 2018: Lakeville North vs. Hill...
by Doc Holliday
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020
Replies: 62
Views: 5500

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

First, you do realize the U doesn't schedule conference basketball games, right? Also, it is the University of Minnesota, their events will always take precedence over a rental event, no matter the size, and it should. Both should be fine at the same time, assuming fans can walk further than a bloc...
by Doc Holliday
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 65
Views: 5867

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

-Make the seat change process for season ticket holders a bit more technologically advanced. Implement an online portal where you can select seat changes rather than a sheet of paper & you scribble out the areas you don't want and you may or may not be changed. -Give the 1 seed the option of the mor...
by Doc Holliday
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: What new Co-Op would be instantly relevant?
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: What new Co-Op would be instantly relevant?

Slap Shot wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:20 pm
Tonka/Wayzata/Hopkins/Edina/Eden Prairie.

Make it happen.
A couple of years ago, I would have cracked "Finally Tonka could hang a banner!"

Damn you, 2018! :D
by Doc Holliday
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2010s All-Decade Team and Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 3485

Re: 2010s All-Decade Team and Awards

Fun post to read. One addition to D pairings for AA: Maybe not results wise, but I particularly enjoyed Eagan 2014 when Wolff & Muck literally only left the ice when they chose to get a quick blow. They never left the ice. And they did the best job of slowing down the 2014 Edina team, only allowing ...
by Doc Holliday
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Article on Eden Prairie
Replies: 57
Views: 7698

Re: Minnesota Article on Eden Prairie

Unfortunately, it's something that's not just unique to Eden Prairie. Word I also heard is that SEVEN (7) kids from the Portland area have come in to Minnetonka. Whether all 7 would make varsity is unknown, but it also pushes numbers for JV players. Minnetonka was asking Edina & EP if they'd be inte...
by Doc Holliday
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 52
Views: 8733

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

I didn't mean to get into a MN Made vs. Association argument; I think most have their opinions on it. I think most don't have a problem with it when they come back for 1st year Squirts....it's more about coming back after that point. I was simply talking about coming back into an association after y...