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by karl(east)
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: GAMES THURSDAY 1-16-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: GAMES THURSDAY 1-16-2020

Greenway 1, E-G 0 early 2nd Shots allegedly 13–11 Bears, but count seems fishy Tied 1-1 after 2 Greenway scores two early to make it 3-1 Golden Bears strike back to draw back within one 3-3 now midway through third This one also headed to OT, tied 3-3 Golden Bears win it 4-3 in OT Stang... meant to...
by karl(east)
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: GAMES THURSDAY 1-16-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: GAMES THURSDAY 1-16-2020

Greenway 1, E-G 0 early 2nd Shots allegedly 13–11 Bears, but count seems fishy Tied 1-1 after 2 Greenway scores two early to make it 3-1 Golden Bears strike back to draw back within one 3-3 now midway through third This one also headed to OT, tied 3-3 Golden Bears win it 4-3 in OT That's a fascinat...
by karl(east)
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A Rankings for 1/12/20
Replies: 14
Views: 1983

Re: A Rankings for 1/12/20

Are you kidding?? I wrote the myth of Icarus. Of course there was another famous Icarus up north. He was the farmer next door to us out in Ericsburg. He carried a pitchfork with him all day, but never used it. Until one day he went up to the loft of the barn and started tossing hay out. To no one o...
by karl(east)
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 1/12/20
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

Re: AA Rankings for 1/12/20

So much for the Blake pick! And Prior Lake, while admittedly something of a Hail Mary at 9, suffers a tie as well. Very curious to see what happens Thursday at the EPCC, and part of me is sad that I'll likely be at Hockey Day and not East-Moorhead on Saturday. The fun doesn't end.
by karl(east)
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Tuesday 1-14-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1474

Re: Games Tuesday 1-14-2020

Another reason the game stood out is that it's the first time in a long time I didn't see birthday boy Danny Ryan in the house. That slacker! East-Prior Lake started out as a slopfest but turned into one of the more entertaining games I've seen this season. The Hounds got to their game midway throu...
by karl(east)
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A Rankings for 1/12/20
Replies: 14
Views: 1983

Re: A Rankings for 1/12/20

The bar has been raised for ranking write-ups now that we have our first ever Icarus allusion. Excuse me while I go revisit Gilgamesh for material for next week. :lol: I agree with this ordering of the top six. I feel like #7 in Class A is the equivalent of #1 in AA in its revolving door status, but...
by karl(east)
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 1/12/20
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

AA Rankings for 1/12/20

Posted these to my personal blog what with the forum outage, but in the interest of conversation, here they are: Well, so much for this getting any easier as the season went along. 1. Eden Prairie (11-2-1) -First off, let’s acknowledge what the Eagles are not: they are not an elite, surefire #1 on t...
by karl(east)
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Re: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20

bardown27 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:17 pm
hockey59 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:13 pm
BodyShots wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:32 am

Double that..... [-X
lol...seems like too big of a coincidence to me 😉
Rule #39
Between that and rankings being impossible, what choice did I have? :twisted:
by karl(east)
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Re: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20

GR 2-1 victory in front of a packed house. Pretty even game. Some sloppy play and some good back and forth action. Difficult for either team to generate much offensively. Rapids probably had more puck time but East was good about limiting chances. Karl, better update them rankings this week. :lol: ...
by karl(east)
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Re: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20

Question for the Rapids crew: I plan to attend tomorrow night, but a work commitment may keep me from arriving until shortly before puck drop. What's the best place to park near IRA for a late arrival? I don't mind walking some distance, just don't want to spend a lot of time circling in a fruitles...
by karl(east)
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 516
Views: 51557

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Lots of interesting ways to slice this one. Thinking back to past teams that ran their offense through their defense, my thoroughly unscientific sample would suggest that teams that really focused on locking down and being defensive-minded (East '13, Eagan '14, maybe Wayzata '16) tend to outperform ...
by karl(east)
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Re: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20

Usthockey13 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:19 pm
Also a heads up game is 7pm not 730pm. Rapids has changed all week night games to 7pm.
Well, guess I'm missing the first period. Ugh.
by karl(east)
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Re: Duluth East at Grand Rapids 1.9.20

Question for the Rapids crew: I plan to attend tomorrow night, but a work commitment may keep me from arriving until shortly before puck drop. What's the best place to park near IRA for a late arrival? I don't mind walking some distance, just don't want to spend a lot of time circling in a fruitless...
by karl(east)
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Single A Top 20 1-5-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2976

Re: Single A Top 20 1-5-2020

I like the Little Falls and Gentry calls at this point in the season. Well, that was the kiss of death! My take on LF aged as well as the #1 teams in AA :lol: :lol: Apparently my ability to cast curses is contagious for Class A teams, too. Very intrigued to see how 5A shakes out in the coming weeks...
by karl(east)
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Tuesday 1-7-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 2276

Re: Games Tuesday 1-7-2020

SCC 2 Andover 1 FINAL Another #1 goes down. Craziness. Caught the third period of this one. Apparently my #1 ranking is now a kiss of death. Guess I'll have to slide the Huskies back up there in sections! :twisted: I'll say this for Cathedral: between the Hermantown game last week and this one, I d...
by karl(east)
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 1/5/20
Replies: 12
Views: 4081

Re: AA Rankings for 1/5/20

Good follow-up comments as always. Goldy, I appreciate the 1AA take and think it's spot on from my vantage point up here in the north. As I said on the podcast this past week, both Hastings and Century got tested this past week, and neither one passed. Both have a lot of work to do to get back on th...
by karl(east)
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Upper Midwest HS Hockey Ratings/Rankings: JAN/05/2020
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: Upper Midwest HS Hockey Ratings/Rankings: JAN/05/2020

Karl, Please offer your opinion on this ranking system. It does seem logical to me for MN teams. Thanks Since you asked, I'd slot this somewhere between PS2 and QRF in how much stock I'd put in them. PS2 is the only rating system that I look at that actually leads me to readjust my thinking at time...
by karl(east)
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Monday 1-6-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Games Monday 1-6-2020

East pulls it out 5-4. Lee A bit nerve-wracking at times for the Greyhound faithful, but objectively, this was one of the most fun nights I've had at the Heritage Center in a while. Packed house, and the most even these two have been talent-wise in my memory (including the Denfeld 2013 win). Both t...
by karl(east)
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Single A Top 20 1-5-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2976

Re: Single A Top 20 1-5-2020

Fun read as always. The top six certainly seem to be the top six in Class A this season, with Warroad now in the driver's seat for the top spot following the SCC-Hermantown tie. If the Warriors lose the rematch to EGF but no other Class A games, that could make the top few teams very difficult to ra...
by karl(east)
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 516
Views: 51557

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Also hurting any Andover/Elk River narrative is the fact that Andover is pretty much locked in as the top seed and Elk River is likely to be the 6. They'd have no chance of meeting until the section final, which would require 2 ER upsets just to get there. Question for the room: is this the weakest...
by karl(east)
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 516
Views: 51557

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Also hurting any Andover/Elk River narrative is the fact that Andover is pretty much locked in as the top seed and Elk River is likely to be the 6. They'd have no chance of meeting until the section final, which would require 2 ER upsets just to get there. Question for the room: is this the weakest ...
by karl(east)
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 1/5/20
Replies: 12
Views: 4081

AA Rankings for 1/5/20

Last week’s attempt didn’t exactly hold up, did it? Such is high school hockey this season. Let’s try again this week: 1. Andover (9-2) -The Huskies took care of a strong Moorhead team this past Tuesday, and with carnage striking the teams that were above them last week, it’s hard not to say they lo...
by karl(east)
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Monday & Tuesday 12/30 & 31/2019
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: Games Monday & Tuesday 12/30 & 31/2019

Good research 👍. Let’s just say many of forum members were not yet alive ! Including this one! The less said about that game, the better. Lakeville South has now handed East both its worst loss of the regular season (score-wise) of the Randolph era and the worst playoff loss (upset-wise) of the Ran...
by karl(east)
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2010s All-Decade Team and Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 2553

Re: 2010s All-Decade Team and Awards

Exceptional work Karl!! Not to slight big Al Adams but wouldn't the 2017 line of MacGlauphlin-Hain-Miller have garnered more state wide interest? If I recall correct they seemed to have received more state wide appeal. What does the hive think? Agreed. Hain-Miller-McLaughlin was incredible. Yeah, t...
by karl(east)
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2010s All-Decade Team and Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 2553

2010s All-Decade Team and Awards

Figured this would be a fun way to round out the decade. I posted an all-decade team on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/KarlEastHockey/status/1212031582749544448 And a Duluth East all-decade team (would be fun to see other teams): https://twitter.com/KarlEastHockey/status/1211393995156475905 Looki...