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grandmeadowhockeyfan
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Section 1A pick em

Post by grandmeadowhockeyfan » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:48 am

Now it is time to get serious about who think will win it. Make a pick and have your name attached to it. One team per name and post your pick. Then we can see who is the great hockey mind.

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Post by elliott70 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:50 am

Northfield

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Post by BP » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:26 am

I'm saying New Prague. But don't sleep on Lourdes. Best goalie in section. If they can find a way to score some goals and keep teams to 2 goals or less, they can win it. I think they have like 10, 1 goal losses.

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Post by GopherPuck15 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:56 am

So by picking playoff high school hockey wrong you're not a great hockey mind, but picking correctly you are? Please don't coach my kids. :)

P.S. Does this really need its own thread?

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Post by OU812 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:07 am

I'll be cheering for West, but have to go with New Prague based on last year, coaching, and the possibility of a hot goalie

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Post by grandmeadowhockeyfan » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:42 am

Pick one team period!

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Post by GopherPuck15 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:47 am

OU812 wrote:I'll be cheering for West, but have to go with New Prague based on last year, coaching, and the possibility of a hot goalie
Have you been able to watch them play at all lately? I know you generally have had good insight on West, and they've won a ton of games since the new year. Just wondering what's got them going.

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Post by hockeydad » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:50 am

GopherPuck15 wrote:So by picking playoff high school hockey wrong you're not a great hockey mind, but picking correctly you are? Please don't coach my kids. :)

P.S. Does this really need its own thread?

Lighten up, Francis!

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Post by Jim9000 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:46 am

We can pick one team per period?

That may be a few too many teams, and seems difficult. :P

OU812
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Post by OU812 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:52 am

GopherPuck15 wrote:
OU812 wrote:I'll be cheering for West, but have to go with New Prague based on last year, coaching, and the possibility of a hot goalie
Have you been able to watch them play at all lately? I know you generally have had good insight on West, and they've won a ton of games since the new year. Just wondering what's got them going.
I have, yeah. Good point too; since Dec 31 they are 12-1-1, including six one goal games, all of which they won. Considering this year's Scarlets have only three healthy skaters who played any significant time last year, winning the Big 9 again was a solid accomplishment. I'd say the PP has been better than expected, senior F Austin Langworthy has had something of a breakout year (two hat tricks this week), and G Connor Wollenzien and his .922 save pctg look ready for the section playoffs.

I still say NP is the favorite after they whomped West 6-0 in early December, played a tougher schedule, and after all they found a way to win last year over one of the best West teams ever in the section final. Also a few 1A teams look improved since last year, like LeSeuer/St Peter, East, and Faribault.

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Post by curtiscurve » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:29 pm

New Prague over Mankato West

One thing that has become abundantly clear is that after New Prague, there are 6 or 7 teams that can beat each other on any given night. Even New Prague will have a tough quarter final match up. They will face the winner of the 8 v 9 play-in game which will probably be Mankato East vs Albert Lea. Albert Lea might be the most dangerous 9 seed in the state. Yes I believe it will be New Prague, but they will have to beat 3 quality opponents to do it.

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Post by urban iceman » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:57 pm

I go with the Trojan's. They took care of West (with the best goalie in section :wink: ) and Albert Lea convincingly. Concerned with the close games vs Northfield, Red Wing, and Lourdes, as was the case vs those teams in sections last year!

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Post by GopherPuck15 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:44 pm

OU812 wrote:
GopherPuck15 wrote:
OU812 wrote:I'll be cheering for West, but have to go with New Prague based on last year, coaching, and the possibility of a hot goalie
Have you been able to watch them play at all lately? I know you generally have had good insight on West, and they've won a ton of games since the new year. Just wondering what's got them going.
I have, yeah. Good point too; since Dec 31 they are 12-1-1, including six one goal games, all of which they won. Considering this year's Scarlets have only three healthy skaters who played any significant time last year, winning the Big 9 again was a solid accomplishment. I'd say the PP has been better than expected, senior F Austin Langworthy has had something of a breakout year (two hat tricks this week), and G Connor Wollenzien and his .922 save pctg look ready for the section playoffs.

I still say NP is the favorite after they whomped West 6-0 in early December, played a tougher schedule, and after all they found a way to win last year over one of the best West teams ever in the section final. Also a few 1A teams look improved since last year, like LeSeuer/St Peter, East, and Faribault.
Thanks for the analysis. It looks as though this year's West team knows how to win close games, which is a key factor when the pressure is on. Should be interesting to see how it goes.

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1A

Post by blueblood » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:32 pm

New Prague

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