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by karl(east)
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 47
Views: 3234

Re: State of Hockey's Team

I threw up some HS-centric thoughts on UMD over the weekend: https://apatientcycle.com/2019/04/15/doggedness/ I made a mention of the Hermantown-UMD connection there, which is obvious. Looking back at recent rosters, the only real front-line D-I players over the past decade from Hermantown who didn'...
by karl(east)
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4357

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

Interesting backstory on the A/AA split and its advocates. (I was in diapers when that happened. We're at the point now where a couple generations have no memory of single-class hockey.) It made me wonder how many more teams would've gone to state over the past decade if we still had single class ho...
by karl(east)
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4406

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

While the youth results can be a decent guide, we also have to remember that HS teams are usually drawing from three or even four grades to build out their roster instead of one to two, and that not everyone develops at the same rate. That said... Andover should be the favorite. Plenty of depth up f...
by karl(east)
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4357

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

Hot take alert: several of the sections were rather predictable dating back to the single class era. Like many of you, I recall ye olden days fondly and cherish my memories of playing for a small school going up against the big boys in sections. That said, we pretty much knew how our season was goi...
by karl(east)
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Year-End Wrap-Up Pieces
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Year-End Wrap-Up Pieces

And, the finale: a look back at the 2009 Tourney.

https://apatientcycle.com/2019/03/16/st ... back-2009/
by karl(east)
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hello. My name is BeauKnowsHockey…
Replies: 19
Views: 1134

Re: Hello. My name is BeauKnowsHockey…

Welcome, Beau! As has been alleged on this thread, he and I have chatted recently. Anyway, as someone who's done some dives into old stats and tried to dig some up here and there myself, I think his project is pretty great, and the more of this we can get, the better. I'm sure there are some people ...
by karl(east)
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: White Bear Lake, Moorhead, South Saint Paul
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: White Bear Lake, Moorhead, South Saint Paul

In a lot of ways we talk about DE as an Edina killer, but they have also been a WBL QF killer in multiple scenarios where WBL seemed about to breakthrough. East absolutely stole the 2005 game. The Bears had a senior Justin Braun, a junior David Grun (a dominant HS player), and several other future ...
by karl(east)
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Year-End Wrap-Up Pieces
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Year-End Wrap-Up Pieces

Rather than litter the Forum with a bunch of my own stuff, I decided to create one thread for all of it. The annual Tourney reflection piece went up today: https://apatientcycle.com/2019/03/13/tourney-reflection-2019/ The Duluth East season in review piece and a look back at the 2009 State Tourney w...
by karl(east)
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Rivalries & one-way hatred
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Rivalries & one-way hatred

Some stray answers: 1. High school hockey is driven by high schoolers, who are not always known for nuanced thinking. 2. HS hockey is hyper-local and tribal in a way that even college rivalries may not be. There might be a few kids on the Alabama and Auburn rosters that grew up rooting intensely for...
by karl(east)
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Podcast Finale 2018-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 447

YHH Podcast Finale 2018-2019

For one last time this season, Danny, Tony, and I get together in studio. Topics include: -Tourney highs and lows -Our best predictions as to who stays and goes this offseason -Way-too-early preseason top 10 for 2019-2020 https://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/1003022 Thanks for listening!...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Cathedral vs Greenway
Replies: 22
Views: 2379

Re: Cathedral vs Greenway

Difficult as the (correctly called) Greenway no-goal and SCC goal replay sequence was, I thought the real turning point in this game was Greenway's inability to do much with the major penalty in the 2nd . . . Yep. By the time the major occurred, Raiders already looked gassed. They could not sustain...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Cathedral vs Greenway
Replies: 22
Views: 2379

Re: Cathedral vs Greenway

Difficult as the (correctly called) Greenway no-goal and SCC goal replay sequence was, I thought the real turning point in this game was Greenway's inability to do much with the major penalty in the 2nd. After that didn't go their way they immediately took a penalty themselves, and then they went do...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greenway Raiders
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: Greenway Raiders

The class A tourney has had some epic Friday afternoon’s in the last 10-15 years. I can appreciate the depth of talent in this years AA field, but it hasn’t been all that exciting. And this isn’t the first year that has been the case. I know this is a generality, with plenty of exceptions, but it s...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA title: Edina vs EP
Replies: 44
Views: 2835

Re: AA title: Edina vs EP

Give Eden Prairie credit, they've given us the best three finals of this past decade (2011, 2016, 2019). Their aggressive forecheck really set the tone, and they used their depth to their advantage. If they'd managed to make it 2-0, I don't think Edina comes back. But they let the Hornets hang in th...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Consolation: Duluth East vs Lakeville South
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: AA Consolation: Duluth East vs Lakeville South

A good ending to the season for an East that provides some, well, consolation after Thursday's loss. Would've loved to see this group get a crack at Edina, but you gotta finish when it matters. Thanks to the seniors for their contributions...I'll be along with a longer post there in time. Never any ...
by karl(east)
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Eden Prairie vs Blaine
Replies: 68
Views: 2353

Re: Eden Prairie vs Blaine

Had heard Blaine is deep 3 lines and had the best line in the state. They aren't and they might have. Unfortunately they weren't playing their best hockey today. From what I saw they would also struggle against Edina's puck possession game. All teams did. I agree with this. Blaine was the one AA To...
by karl(east)
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: St. Thomas Academy vs Edina
Replies: 28
Views: 1732

Re: St. Thomas Academy vs Edina

This game really turned when Edina turned it into a shooting gallery late in the first. In early stages I thought STA might do enough to stick around, and obviously they did a good job late of dialing up the pressure and making it somewhat close. But they had that stretch where Edina just took over,...
by karl(east)
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA QF: #5 Duluth East vs. #4 St. Thomas Academy
Replies: 72
Views: 4373

Re: AA QF: #5 Duluth East vs. #4 St. Thomas Academy

As others have said, East had their chances, but as has been the case all season, the finishing wasn't there. The Lyle penalty did seem to affect their physical edge some, but they still were in a position to win this game if they bury a chance or two. Hard to win games when you don't score 5-on-5. ...
by karl(east)
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA title: Edina vs EP
Replies: 44
Views: 2835

Re: AA title: Edina vs EP

You never know, I think EP had a much better team in 2016 & a better team in 2017 than this years version of EP, and they got beat both times, so if EP somehow pulls off the upset tomorrow, it will be as ironic as it will be dramatic☝️To this point, best game I witnessed all season was Tonka vs Edi...
by karl(east)
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greenway vs Mahtomedi
Replies: 48
Views: 2274

Re: Greenway vs Mahtomedi

The Gopher Bar reported that Greenway fans broke the record of beer consumption by drinking 45 cases of beer on Wednesday. I’m guessing a new record might be made today. :lol: :lol: :lol: The Range at its best! Not much to say about this Greenway team and its fan support that has not already been s...
by karl(east)
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: #5 Delano vs. #4 Greenway
Replies: 40
Views: 3195

Re: Class A QF: #5 Delano vs. #4 Greenway

Fun game, and a welcome break from the prior 2 and a half games of predictable hockey. Delano was a tough matchup in some ways for Greenway, but when their top kids get rolling, they almost always seem to finish eventually. The Raiders are a fun team to watch, but will have to tighten up in back to ...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine
Replies: 35
Views: 2689

Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Well this is disappointing Karl. Barely any bulletin board material here. We need more doubters. Blaine's going to win 7-0 (here you go Zach) :lol: I think I sounded appropriately disdainful on the podcast today when Tony said WBL would upset Blaine, so maybe that's good enough for you? Otherwise I...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: North Branch vs. #2 St. Cloud Cathedral
Replies: 22
Views: 1823

Re: Class A QF: North Branch vs. #2 St. Cloud Cathedral

NORTH BRANCH VS. #2 ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL 11:00 Wednesday -The Tourney opens with a season-long frontrunner in Class A welcoming a new entrant. These teams have no recent history against each other. North Branch (19-7-2, Unranked, 2-seed in 5A) First State appearance Key section win: 3-2 over 4-seed ...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH 2019 Tourney Preview Podcast feat. Mason Nevers
Replies: 0
Views: 275

YHH 2019 Tourney Preview Podcast feat. Mason Nevers

This week's Tourney preview podcast includes: -News from around the state -Revisiting some of the more dramatic section finals we saw -Danny being disgruntled over the AA seeding -A look at each of the Tourney quarterfinals and teams -Danny and Karl squabbling over STA/DE -Tony's dramatic upset pick...