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Who does the A Rankings? Karl has set the bar!

Post by BP » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:42 pm

Let's get em going!

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Re: Who does the A Rankings? Karl has set the bar!

Post by Sats81 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:52 pm

BP wrote:Let's get em going!
1) EGF.....


Everyone else

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Post by BodyShots » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:32 pm

2) Hermantown

Does anybody want to predict #3?

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Post by old goalie85 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:25 pm

Maht/Hibbing

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Post by puckbreath » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:10 pm

BodyShots wrote:2) Hermantown

Does anybody want to predict #3?
Actually, I'm going with

Hermantown
Breck
With a slew of possiblities for third including, but not limited to EGF or Warroad, Totino-Grace, Marshall, for starters.

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Post by Just Checking » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:28 pm

BodyShots wrote:2) Hermantown

Does anybody want to predict #3?
Hermantown #2!!!! Low blow BodyShots!!!

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Post by TTpuckster » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:18 pm

LPH preseason for A, just today:

http://www.letsplayhockey.com/teams/hig ... kings.html


1 EAST GRAND FORKS 8 votes
2 Hermantown 2 votes
3 Breck
4 Warroad
5 Mahtomedi
6 Duluth Marshall
7 St. Cloud Cathedral
8 New Prague
9 Totino-Grace
10 Orono
11 Thief River Falls
12 Blake
13 Mankato West
14 Duluth Denfeld
15 Delano/Rockford
16 St. Paul Academy
17 Luverne
18 Alexandria
19 Bloomington Kennedy
20 Hibbing/Chisholm
What is a Green Wave anyway?

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Post by karl(east) » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:00 pm

If I had time I'd do Class A too, but HSHockeyWatcher usually does the job once the season gets going. As for LPH's effort, I think the top three are pretty clear. I could argue the order of 4-7, but I think those are all defensible.

Not sure how much I agree with after that, though. A lot of those teams look to be just coasting on what they did last year. Blake, Denfeld, and Hibbing should probably be higher. No Lourdes in the top 20?

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Lourdes hockey

Post by grandmeadowhockeyfan » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:12 pm

Lourdes was in the semifinals last year and had a shot at upsetting Mankato west last year. That game could have gone either way.

My hey had several big injuries last year and had three or so very young players on varsity last year that led the team in scoring. I see those players being even better and Lourdes being competitive all year. Not to mention the goaltending that is very strong.

By the end of the year the Lourdes will be in top twelve in single A.

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Post by BP » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:45 am

TTpuckster wrote:LPH preseason for A, just today:

http://www.letsplayhockey.com/teams/hig ... kings.html


1 EAST GRAND FORKS 8 votes
2 Hermantown 2 votes
3 Breck
4 Warroad
5 Mahtomedi
6 Duluth Marshall
7 St. Cloud Cathedral
8 New Prague
9 Totino-Grace
10 Orono
11 Thief River Falls
12 Blake
13 Mankato West
14 Duluth Denfeld
15 Delano/Rockford
16 St. Paul Academy
17 Luverne
18 Alexandria
19 Bloomington Kennedy
20 Hibbing/Chisholm
It's too bad the coaches in Class A don''t take the time to actually research the teams. Take this pre-season list and match it up w end of year. You won't see much change, outside of Top 5.

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Post by Traxler » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:34 pm

TTpuckster wrote:LPH preseason for A, just today:

http://www.letsplayhockey.com/teams/hig ... kings.html


1 EAST GRAND FORKS 8 votes
2 Hermantown 2 votes
3 Breck
4 Warroad
5 Mahtomedi
6 Duluth Marshall
7 St. Cloud Cathedral
8 New Prague
9 Totino-Grace
10 Orono
11 Thief River Falls
12 Blake
13 Mankato West
14 Duluth Denfeld
15 Delano/Rockford
16 St. Paul Academy
17 Luverne
18 Alexandria
19 Bloomington Kennedy
20 Hibbing/Chisholm
So with Duluth Marshall losing two players to transfer they have enough depth to stay in the top 10? Is everyone else just that bad?

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Post by rainier » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:40 pm

Traxler wrote:
TTpuckster wrote:LPH preseason for A, just today:

http://www.letsplayhockey.com/teams/hig ... kings.html


1 EAST GRAND FORKS 8 votes
2 Hermantown 2 votes
3 Breck
4 Warroad
5 Mahtomedi
6 Duluth Marshall
7 St. Cloud Cathedral
8 New Prague
9 Totino-Grace
10 Orono
11 Thief River Falls
12 Blake
13 Mankato West
14 Duluth Denfeld
15 Delano/Rockford
16 St. Paul Academy
17 Luverne
18 Alexandria
19 Bloomington Kennedy
20 Hibbing/Chisholm
So with Duluth Marshall losing two players to transfer they have enough depth to stay in the top 10? Is everyone else just that bad?
IMO, Marshall was going to be every bit as good as Hermantown this season. They would have had an outstanding top line, a very solid 2nd line, 2 Elite and 2 Elite Prep defensemen, and an excellent goalie.

Now that 2/3 of their top line has flown the coop (both Elite Leaguers), they will be significantly less potent offensively. However, their defense and goaltending should keep them in most games and there is still enough talent at forward to give them a fighting chance at going to state.

Instead of Hermantown and Marshall being 1a and 1b in the section, now it is Hermantown at 1 with a bullet and Marshall and Denfeld are 2a and 2b.

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Post by BP » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:49 pm

Traxler wrote:
TTpuckster wrote:LPH preseason for A, just today:

http://www.letsplayhockey.com/teams/hig ... kings.html


1 EAST GRAND FORKS 8 votes
2 Hermantown 2 votes
3 Breck
4 Warroad
5 Mahtomedi
6 Duluth Marshall
7 St. Cloud Cathedral
8 New Prague
9 Totino-Grace
10 Orono
11 Thief River Falls
12 Blake
13 Mankato West
14 Duluth Denfeld
15 Delano/Rockford
16 St. Paul Academy
17 Luverne
18 Alexandria
19 Bloomington Kennedy
20 Hibbing/Chisholm
So with Duluth Marshall losing two players to transfer they have enough depth to stay in the top 10? Is everyone else just that bad?

Trax, The rankings are way off. Coaches just go off last year's final rankings and don't take the time to vote and do research.

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Post by TheInsider » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:01 am

BP wrote:
Traxler wrote:
TTpuckster wrote:LPH preseason for A, just today:

http://www.letsplayhockey.com/teams/hig ... kings.html


1 EAST GRAND FORKS 8 votes
2 Hermantown 2 votes
3 Breck
4 Warroad
5 Mahtomedi
6 Duluth Marshall
7 St. Cloud Cathedral
8 New Prague
9 Totino-Grace
10 Orono
11 Thief River Falls
12 Blake
13 Mankato West
14 Duluth Denfeld
15 Delano/Rockford
16 St. Paul Academy
17 Luverne
18 Alexandria
19 Bloomington Kennedy
20 Hibbing/Chisholm
So with Duluth Marshall losing two players to transfer they have enough depth to stay in the top 10? Is everyone else just that bad?

Trax, The rankings are way off. Coaches just go off last year's final rankings and don't take the time to vote and do research.
Look for Denfeld to end the year in the top 10.

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Class A Predictions

Post by bleedblue » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:24 am

My guess is that SPA, Denfeld and Blake will all move up within a few weeks. Let the games begin!

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Post by notTONIGHT » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:23 pm

Follow the puck on twitter is ranking all the sections this evening.

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Post by grandmeadowhockeyfan » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:35 pm

Could you make a link to that.

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Post by sterfry9 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:15 pm

what happened to hshockeywatcher? havent seen him around posting this offseason?

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Post by karl(east) » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:33 pm

sterfry9 wrote:what happened to hshockeywatcher? havent seen him around posting this offseason?
If memory serves, he's usually pretty scarce during the summers. Hopefully he'll be back once the season has started. If not, I guess we'll start taking applications...

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Post by notTONIGHT » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:27 pm

grandmeadowhockeyfan wrote:Could you make a link to that.
https://twitter.com/FollowThePuck

Should be on his website later.

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