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by karl(east)
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Preseason Rankings 2019-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: AA Preseason Rankings 2019-2020

Deep breath in and exhale. Ahhh, they're back and it's about time. Bless you Karl. =D> :lol: I aim to please you all. Yes, I suppose Rosemount has technically made a state tournament. Will edit that to say "AA." EP has a unique amount of currently committed D-I talent, but I agree that they probabl...
by karl(east)
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Breakdown's 2019-20 book
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Breakdown's 2019-20 book

The Breakdown's 176-page guide to Minnesota high school boys' hockey is out! https://breakdownsportsusa.sportngin.com/register/form/402974955 https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/text_block/bb96-133451120/2019-20_hockey_cover_small.jpg I’ve never bought this book. KarlEast, Danny Charmin, and Ton...
by karl(east)
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Preseason Podcast 2019-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 717

YHH Preseason Podcast 2019-2020

We're back!

-Preseason top 10, AA and A
-Thoughts on each section, AA and A
-A long preseason Mr. Hockey watch list
-The usual inane amusement

https://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_art ... ow/1064436
by karl(east)
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Let’s see some top 10 lists for AA, 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 7762

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

WestMetro wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:18 pm
Karl claims he is working hard to finish , but other less knowledgeable non 7AA types keep tying him up on phone calls !

https://mobile.twitter.com/KarlEastHock ... 5050801152
:lol: Actually I got a lot of ranking work done while Danny and Tony struggled to make the sound work!
by karl(east)
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Preseason Rankings 2019-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

AA Preseason Rankings 2019-2020

Welcome to season 11 of these rankings! The first in-season set will come out on December 1. 1. Eden Prairie -The Eagles return a superb core of talent who are now mostly juniors, and add Mason Langenbrunner and Jackson Blake to the mix for good measure. No team can match the high-end talent of Mitt...
by karl(east)
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 392
Views: 36540

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

muckandgrinder65 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:17 pm
Thanks to Mr Chiodo, Karl will come out of hibernation
😂
Not hibernating, just lurking silently and plugging away at preseason rankings. :wink:

Chiodo should be a good hire for Rapids. Proven track record and appeared well-regarded in Bemidji. Four days till practice...
by karl(east)
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 392
Views: 36540

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Rapids will be on to its 5th coach in 8 seasons once they get a new one in place. Obviously it's an attractive job given the community support and upcoming talent, but the timing is bad for anyone who already has some sort of coaching job, and it's not an easy one, either. Marinucci's departure may ...
by karl(east)
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 69419

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Ivy League schools (and some of their like-minded ilk) do not give athletic scholarships, period. Instead, they have a commitment to meet 100% of what they define as the "financial need" of the accepted student. Relatively few families pay the sticker price for an Ivy education, and they are often f...
by karl(east)
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Which Varsity programs utilize their JV teams well?
Replies: 12
Views: 2001

Re: Which Varsity programs utilize their JV teams well?

Karl may have more insight, but I think this may be a year that DE will have a revolving door between JV and Varsity -on 4th line- at least in the beginning of the season. This was pretty much the case last season and in a decent number of other seasons in East's history. Randolph has never been af...
by karl(east)
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 3330

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

It's interesting to see how many different styles there are of being an effective coach. Giles is as reserved as they come. Randolph isn't particularly vocal on the bench either, but has a comfort level with the media. Both are very intense in their own ways. Lechner, less so, but he does it with hi...
by karl(east)
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 3330

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

This thread got me thinking more broadly over how we measure coaches' success. One way to go at this is to pose a bunch of questions over traits that some people might equate with coaching success. Obviously we can look at won-lost records but that isn't always reflective of what coaches do with wha...
by karl(east)
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 55
Views: 6312

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

While there may be more high school age players moving into Minnesota now, this isn’t exactly a new issue. If memory serves, both Eastview and Eagan had kids move into the district from other states during some of their respective tournament runs. The 2000-01 (?) Jefferson team featured in the book...
by karl(east)
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4475

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

Questions about business models and the direction of youth sports or parent actions are perfectly fair game, but let's leave the personal attacks out of this.

My only other comment on this whole topic is that, if profit margin were all that were driving YHH, this podcast surely would not exist.
by karl(east)
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: RIP Greg Trebil
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

RIP Greg Trebil

MN HS hockey has lost one of its most iconic coaches of the past several decades. Greg Trebil was a vital piece of the Bloomington Jefferson dynasty years as the bantam coach and made waves when he jumped ship for the Holy Angels job, where he won two state titles and built the Stars into a powerhou...
by karl(east)
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4475

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

I think anyone with a conscience who covers youth and high school athletics has to wrestle with the question of how much attention is too much. We all love the game and want to draw attention to good stories, and obviously there's a market for it, but we don't want to go over the top, either. One pe...
by karl(east)
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 392
Views: 36540

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Correct, East only plays Cloquet twice, and that's been the case for the past 15+ years. There were some stretches before that when they'd play Rapids twice, and of course they would play several local teams twice back in the Lake Superior Conference days. Cloquet is certainly the Hounds' most histo...
by karl(east)
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4475

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

With all due respect the Braemar concession stand, the State Fair offers somewhat tastier fare. (Believe it or not, hockey is usually secondary when it comes to my summer travel schedule!)

Was good to dust things off and start to get ready for the season ahead, though...it's not that far off!
by karl(east)
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4475

YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

Here we are with our summer edition. Plenty to entertain Danny, Tony, and I on a Sunday in August, including: -Section-by-section coverage of comings and goings -Coaching changes -AA top 10 and Class A top 5 as of 8/25/19 https://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/1044240 Thanks for listening!
by karl(east)
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 239
Views: 43457

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Yeah, on the surface, it appears they will struggle to score goals. We'll find out if Coach Mike has a rabbit up his sleeve. Lee When hasn’t he a rabbit up his sleeve? He seems, year in and year out, to be successful with what he has....without a doubt there are programs who lose kids and fall in d...
by karl(east)
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 6267

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

I am not sure this is true. “Or remains stagnant...” implying it is currently stagnant without much in projections of it trending upwards. Thanks for reading the rest of the sentence. I read the whole post - I don't think it is stagnant either..... I'd say most of the places that play AA in hockey ...
by karl(east)
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Let’s see some top 10 lists for AA, 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 7762

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

muckandgrinder65 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Karl still on the wagon?
Just lurking about, as I often do in summer. Gotta save my bullets for November.

Not that I'm not giving it some thought...decent chance a podcast will appear before the end of the month which will force me to start getting things into gear.
by karl(east)
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina summer festival
Replies: 39
Views: 6009

Re: Edina summer festival

kniven wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:22 pm
KarlEasT. Will u be in Edina on Saturday🤓
Didn't make the trip this year--too much on my plate up north here. Please post updates, those of you who go!
by karl(east)
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 69419

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

The tension really is killing me. When will we ever learn the truth???
by karl(east)
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 69419

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

While I've probably been guilty of this once or twice on this forum, I will agree that "I know some secret big news but am going to leave you all in suspense and not share any details on it" statements are rather annoying.
by karl(east)
Thu May 23, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 75424

Re: The Hermantown Thread

What would be an interesting statistic is what percentage of a team’s roster is on free and reduced lunch. I know for Greenway’s full roster there is only one player (bench player) who might be on free/reduced lunch. This f/r lunch figure has a significant impact on the pool of kids that will/can g...