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by karl(east)
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 29
Views: 2034

Re: Turning Points

Fun topic. Hockey59 beat me to the obvious one in recent memory for the Greyhounds. I wasn't at the Anoka loss, but that certainly felt like rock bottom for an East team that didn't look like it was going anywhere. I was, however, at the game at Elk River a few nights later when the Hounds busted ou...
by karl(east)
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: CoVid-19
Replies: 80
Views: 4831

Re: CoVid-19

Has anyone ever seen Karl and Lee in the same place at the same time? I know I haven't... Yeah, Karl should have taken a selfie of us at the 7AA semifinals :mrgreen: Lee Next year we'll have to provide photographic evidence when we have our annual 7AA playoff meeting of the minds. Though one year I...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2010 Tourney in Retrospect
Replies: 4
Views: 511

2010 Tourney in Retrospect

For the past couple years I've been writing up looks back at the State Tournament that took place ten years prior to the current year. It's interesting to look back on these teams with some added distance to see if the talent they had actually had matched our perceptions at the time, and how those r...
by karl(east)
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Walk Off GWGs from Sections/Trnys last decade
Replies: 21
Views: 1317

Re: Walk Off GWGs from Sections/Trnys last decade

SpOilerfan wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Do you have East/Cloquet double ot section final 1991? Karl?
Afraid not. I have East's 91 Tourney games, but have never seen a video of that section final or even of Fitzgerald's GWG.
by karl(east)
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Role of the Minnesota State High School League
Replies: 34
Views: 1535

Re: Role of the Minnesota State High School League

My only contribution to this conversation will be a general observation about how the Duluth area seems to magnify this issue (if it really is an issue) in a way other places don't. In the Metro, people don't necessarily love it, but there's an understanding that player movement is a pretty common t...
by karl(east)
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greatest Games That Never Were
Replies: 24
Views: 1282

Re: Greatest Games That Never Were

Fun story, ESPG. Anoka was the top seed in the metro bracket of Region 2 that year, and they did beat East by a goal in their regular season meeting, so they were almost certainly the favorites there. Interestingly enough, I was a resident of Anoka at that time, though I was also one, so I think I c...
by karl(east)
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina 2010's All-Decade Team
Replies: 20
Views: 991

Re: Edina 2010's All-Decade Team

Hey, glad someone else went in on this. We'll have to find a free Friday night at the X to match these Hornets against my all-decade team Hounds. Hard to argue with that assemblage of talent. BFC, I do have a very, very large spreadsheet where I try to track post-HS careers of players from prominent...
by karl(east)
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greatest Games That Never Were
Replies: 24
Views: 1282

Greatest Games That Never Were

This seems like a fitting topic given our lack of sports right now. Which games do you wish would have happened, but never did? For example, Lakeville North vs. Edina in 2015: two-time defending state champ versus the undefeated #1. I realize they did play in the regular season, but that would've be...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Walk Off GWGs from Sections/Trnys last decade
Replies: 21
Views: 1317

Re: Walk Off GWGs from Sections/Trnys last decade

Forgive the one-track nature of these links: Duluth East vs. Edina, 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbbA5ymWEPU Duluth East vs. Elk River and St. Thomas Academy 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud0vcuczO3k and again for the ER game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQku_GTGtNo&t=167s Dulut...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 5AA 20-21
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Section 5AA 20-21

This could be among the more interesting sections to watch next season. For about a decade now it's been a 3-way race between Blaine, Centennial, and Maple Grove, with Anoka bursting through once and some brief glimmers from Champlin. Blaine was usually the frontrunner. Now, it seems safe to say tha...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Why high school sports
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: Why high school sports

There's so much passion and pride. Also, it's generally when athletes start to "get it". You still have situations where one person can single handedly take over a game, but for the most part, teams start paying within their system. This part, definitely, along with the obvious passion and pride. E...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 1996: Duluth East/Apple Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 1022

Re: 1996: Duluth East/Apple Valley

I have seen a picture or freeze-frame somewhere that clearly shows the puck in the net. Not sure where to find it--maybe in a newspaper archive?--but it exists.
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: CoVid-19
Replies: 80
Views: 4831

Re: CoVid-19

Get well soon, goldy, and stay healthy, forum friends. Hard to believe we were just wrapping up a State Tourney two weeks ago with how much the world has changed since. Still, there are ways to cope, even though I've only interacted with three humans in the past week and a half. I've enjoyed some vi...
by karl(east)
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tourney Reflection 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1799

Re: Tourney Reflection 2020

Great stuff as always, Karl. While I always enjoy your contributions here on the board, your free-form writing is even more entertaining to read. I meant to mention this earlier, but I got a chuckle and felt a bit of pride in noticing that you used my rankings in the Class A portion of your state t...
by karl(east)
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Fun With the Transitive Property!
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: Fun With the Transitive Property!

Biggest upset on the list? Sartell losing to Sauk rapids? Either that or Sauk Rapids losing to Bagley. If you're losing to Bagley, you're in some pretty select company. That's certainly one of the most impressive transitive property chains I've ever seen. I don't think we usually get that close to ...
by karl(east)
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tourney Reflection 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1799

Tourney Reflection 2020

As always, my favorite piece to write each year: my post-Tourney wrap-up piece. https://apatientcycle.com/2020/03/10/tourney-reflection-2020/ Thanks again to everyone on this forum for keeping this place alive and kicking and fun. It's been a pleasure! Hard to believe this is the 9th time I've writt...
by karl(east)
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Biggest Tourney upsets
Replies: 61
Views: 3467

Re: Biggest Tourney upsets

There are too many "upsets" to count for my favorite team. I think the one that stands out to me most recently would be 2005 when WBL, led by Ryan Braun and David Grun got upended by unranked Duluth East. Fond memories of that one! East had no business winning that game, but Chris Sall stood on his...
by karl(east)
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Can we please bring back on-ice cheerleaders?
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: Can we please bring back on-ice cheerleaders?

All the rink girls are playing HS hockey , why would they cheerlead ? As much as I remember those days , I’m happier fitting in some girls hockey games every year and watching that tournament too . That Andover win over Edina was as good as it gets Two Roseau HS hockey girls were right next to us a...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Season Finale Podcast
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

YHH Season Finale Podcast

One last time for the year, including: -Reflections on the two state champions -Top Tourney players -Disappointments -Sights and sounds -News of the Weird, Tourney edition -Who's staying/going for next season -Best incoming classes -Way too early top 10s https://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_article/s...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Biggest Tourney upsets
Replies: 61
Views: 3467

Re: Biggest Tourney upsets

The three biggest in my time following closely are almost certainly Moorhead over Edina in 09, Lakeville South over East in 12, and East over Edina in 15. East/Edina had the biggest ranking gap, and probably the biggest skill gap, though on the flip side the team that pulled the upset was a power pr...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Sparlimb
Replies: 37
Views: 2303

Re: Sparlimb

Congrats to Sparlimb and all the Hill-Murray faithful on this board! They certainly are one of the biggest followings on here and they know how to have fun with this stuff. It seems like Hill's level of support in the X always punches far above the size of the school, which says a lot about the prog...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Championship: Hill Murray v Eden Prairie
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: AA Championship: Hill Murray v Eden Prairie

Congrats to Hill-Murray! More than anyone in this field they peaked at the right time and were the deserving champs; outside of a bit of a let-up as they looked to lock down St. Thomas in the 3rd period of the semis, they were the class of the field all weekend. They had the perfect combination of t...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mahtomedi vs Hermantown
Replies: 89
Views: 4398

Re: Mahtomedi vs Hermantown

A belated congratulations to Mahtomedi on their title. These Zephyrs lived up to all of those old cliches about a team that becomes more than a sum of its parts, and after many years of frustration there, the coaching staff deserves a lot of credit for coming up with a winning scheme. It's rare to f...
by karl(east)
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Blake vs Eden Prairie - Semi-Final Friday
Replies: 28
Views: 1449

Re: Blake vs Eden Prairie - Semi-Final Friday

Sparlimb wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:09 pm
northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:02 pm
Sparlimb wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:59 pm


You pull for STA right now and EP tomorrow night!
STA ALL THE WAY! Go you mighty C-A-D-E-T-S
NWOT is on the bandwagon!! All in for 2020 =D> =D> =D>
IT'S WORKING!
Well, done, NWOT! :lol: :lol:
by karl(east)
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mahtomedi vs Warroad
Replies: 22
Views: 1184

Re: Mahtomedi vs Warroad

The upset is possible, but the Zephyrs need to play a complete game and get great goaltending from Dardis and try to capitalize against Warroad's lower lines. Curious if Warroad will try to line-match or do anything tactically to gain an advantage. That said, their top line is really just a coach's...