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by karl(east)
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 12/5/21
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

AA Rankings for 12/5/21

Well, that was an eventful start to the season. 1. Edina (4-0) -With no one else making anything resembling a statement in the first week, the Hornets slide to the top of the heap. A come-from-behind effort against Maple Grove showed their mettle, a late burst against Wayzata buried another quality ...
by karl(east)
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Tuesday Nov. 30
Replies: 28
Views: 2428

Re: Games Tuesday Nov. 30

Grand Rapids 4, Duluth East 3, final. Shots were very lopsided, 54-18 Rapids. The first period, with East benefitting from a couple of PPs, was pretty even; I'm not sure they got the puck out of their own end once in the 2nd. The third started out as more of the same before the Hounds found some lif...
by karl(east)
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Preseason Rankings 2021-2022
Replies: 8
Views: 5452

Re: AA Preseason Rankings 2021-2022

east hockey wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:17 pm
You do know that you'll be accused of being an East homer just because you mentioned them, right? :mrgreen:

Looking forward to seeing how things unfold this season, and if CDH can live up to the hype.

Lee
:lol: I can't escape it even when I don't put them in the top 25!
by karl(east)
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2021-22 MN Boys HS Computerized Rankings
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

Re: 2021-22 MN Boys HS Computerized Rankings

O-townClown wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:17 pm
karl(east) wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:32 pm
One of your missing ones is Winona Cotter
Welcome back.
Did I go somewhere?!
by karl(east)
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Preseason Rankings 2021-2022
Replies: 8
Views: 5452

AA Preseason Rankings 2021-2022

A new season is upon us, and it’s time to revive the rankings. This process had some additional challenges this season, with last season’s thinner crop of results to work with and fewer chances to see all of said teams and understand what’s coming up. But we now head in to what looks like a somewhat...
by karl(east)
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2021-22 MN Boys HS Computerized Rankings
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

Re: 2021-22 MN Boys HS Computerized Rankings

Hi All, Need someone to provide a doublecheck on the new list of Mn Boys HS teams. There have been a number of new coops and some MSHSL section switch-a-roos There are 147 teams spread amoung the 16 sections? correct? Farmington(MN) HS MN 1 AA MSHSL Hastings HS MN 1 AA MSHSL DodgeCounty HS MN 1 AA ...
by karl(east)
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast - Season Preview
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast - Season Preview

Was surprised to hear Cotter playing BSM. When I looked @ BSM's schedule on their team website, looks like it is the JV team playing Cotter. Ok I see that now too. That may be the only place that shows that because everywhere else I looked it appeared to be V on V but I think you're right. Still a ...
by karl(east)
Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnhock.com is gone
Replies: 7
Views: 1725

Re: Minnhock.com is gone

Works for me! Just went on a binge to fill the hole that its absence had left. :lol:
by karl(east)
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: RIP Brendan Flaherty
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: RIP Brendan Flaherty

RIP, Brendan. Real good guy who will be missed. Was a pleasure to get to know him a bit.
by karl(east)
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2021-22 Coaching Openings
Replies: 149
Views: 58736

Re: 2021-22 Coaching Openings

I had to check Karl's and YHH"s twitter feed to see who broke Randolph stepping down at Duluth East first :) Karl by 4 minutes! When it comes to the Hounds, nobody scoops Karl. Nobody. :mrgreen: Lee :lol: Tony probably could've, but he's a good journalist who needs to do his due diligence. I have n...
by karl(east)
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Janne Kivihalme Out at Lakeville South
Replies: 60
Views: 10940

Re: Janne Kivihalme Out at Lakeville South

Split this thread off the coaching openings thread since it took on a life of its own.
by karl(east)
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2020-2021
Replies: 84
Views: 18580

Re: 7AA 2020-2021

So long old friend... We'll miss ya in 7AA, Al. Might have to venture over to an Elks section final at the Sanford Center or in St. Cloud someday, as the schedule allows. And welcome, Blaine and Coon Rapids. The Bengals, having finally run out of Brodzinskis, may not be the powerhouse of the past d...
by karl(east)
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MN Hockey Hub Class A top 16 for 2021-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 4400

Re: MN Hockey Hub Class A top 16 for 2021-2022

Well, there you go, two contrasting views. I won't dispute that the list of very top teams is a little bit shorter. That said, I think the talent level on the not-top teams is somewhat higher than it used to be, even if the Brody Lambs of the world are less likely to stick around for their senior ye...
by karl(east)
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2020-2021
Replies: 84
Views: 18580

Re: 7AA 2020-2021

So long old friend... We'll miss ya in 7AA, Al. Might have to venture over to an Elks section final at the Sanford Center or in St. Cloud someday, as the schedule allows. And welcome, Blaine and Coon Rapids. The Bengals, having finally run out of Brodzinskis, may not be the powerhouse of the past d...
by karl(east)
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MN Hockey Hub Class A top 16 for 2021-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 4400

Re: MN Hockey Hub Class A top 16 for 2021-2022

There is no point in ranking Dodge County, because Brody Lamb has about a 1% chance of returning. Breck also graduates a ton. Morgan and Theissen return on D, but the top two forward lines are all gone. It will be a rebuilding year (or two) for sure. The Class A landscape looks bleak for next seaso...
by karl(east)
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 49
Views: 10332

Re: Section Realignment

Looks like the new sections leaked a little while back were pretty much accurate in A, but there was a lot of jumbling in the north metro in AA. Nothing is perfect, but in general I really like the direction of the changes. 2AA and 6AA are probably always going to be some of the deepest sections in ...
by karl(east)
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tourney Reflection 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Tourney Reflection 2021

A pleasure as always. Here's the 2021 edition, my 10th in this series: https://apatientcycle.com/2021/04/06/to ... tion-2021/

It'll be going up on YHH as well.
by karl(east)
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 49
Views: 10332

Re: Section Realignment

One thing that struck me up north is Duluth Marshall continuing to opt up to AA. Wise has proven to be an excellent coach (and at the college level, to boot), and I’m sure they have longer term visions, but I figured DM would be tired of taking beatings and drop back down for a while to gain some t...
by karl(east)
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 49
Views: 10332

Re: Section Realignment

It's not perfect, of course, but I do sort of like the leaked A alignment. 6A may be a bit top-heavy, but the competitive balance across it and 5A is a clear improvement over where we were. And I think some people are inflating how good Litch and Hutch were, and the implications of their move to 2A....
by karl(east)
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HS Hockey Conn Smythe
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: HS Hockey Conn Smythe

No doubt Blake was the best player on this Eden Prairie team, and could be deserving of this award as well. I leaned toward Batch because of his hat trick and game-winner in the semifinal, which I thought was the game of the Tourney, and because he kept going in the title game even when clearly hurt...
by karl(east)
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: All-Tournament Teams
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

All-Tournament Teams

It doesn't look like we're getting any, so here's my stab at ballots for each class if I did have them: Class A F: Barrett Hall, Damon Furuseth, Zam Plante, Brody Lamb, Jaksen Panzer, Landon Parker D: Trey Ausmus, Easton Hammill, Connor Brown, Zach Reim G: Dane Couture, Alex Timmons Class AA F: Cart...
by karl(east)
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HS Hockey Conn Smythe
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

HS Hockey Conn Smythe

Based on a discussion we had on our season finale podcast, I figured I'd start a thread on potential winners of a playoff-specific high school hockey award. (Danny has graciously suggested we name this the Pat White Memorial Award, though at last check Pat was still alive and kicking.) In honor of P...
by karl(east)
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast: Season Finale
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast: Season Finale

One of the most fun shows we've ever done, despite the rather epic length. No shortage of fun takes and I'd encourage listeners to take it in chunks and get through all the fun stuff, or at least the stuff you're interested in! As always, it was a blast, even if it looked a bit different. Thanks for...
by karl(east)
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7AA Final - Andover vs Grand Rapids
Replies: 36
Views: 4498

Re: Section 7AA Final - Andover vs Grand Rapids

While we’re debating whether anyone in the section can compete with Andover going forward, this seems like an appropriate place to drop in a link to Karl’s postmortem dissection of East’s season: https://apatientcycle.com/2021/03/18/incomplete/ With all due respect, I don’t necessarily share his op...
by karl(east)
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Tournament Seeding
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: Class A Tournament Seeding

Kind of a weird situation in which Little Falls almost certainly has the 4th-best resume of all the entrants on paper, but has lost two the 1A entrant and the 5A entrant. And Delano might be playing the best hockey of anyone outside the big three right now. So Litch is really the only team that does...