AA Semifinal: Duluth East vs #2 Edina

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Who will win?

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Post by BigTen » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:32 pm

Amazing! Best game they have played this tournament by far.

I notice each win the player interviewed gives credit to the system or the coach.

No question Randolph is coach of the year!

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Post by Slammer » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:33 pm

East just EASILY beat Edina. :lol: 8)

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Post by hockey59 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:34 pm

hockey59 wrote:
Slammer wrote:I had doubts against Andover in the first round of sections. I had big doubts about Grand Rapids in the section semi final. I had HUGE doubts against Elk River in the section final. I was just happy to see them at state today.

ALL of these doubts are gone now. This team can beat anybody in the state. This team can win a state championship this year.

THEY. ARE. GOOD.

They will beat Edina.


DE's improbable, impressive comeback wins against ER & STA... and Slammers quote above...brings to mind a memorable quote from the movie Thelma & Louise:

Max: You know, the one thing I can't figure out, are these girls real smart or real real lucky?

Hal Slocumb: Don't matter. Brains'll only get you so far and luck always runs out.

Best of Luck tonight against Edina...this former Superior Spartan will be rooting for DE! Win tonight...and EVERYBODY will become a BELIEVER in the Hounds!
I'm a believer, I'm a believer, I'm a believer!!!

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Post by jonandrews13 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:36 pm

Hell of a run, Hornets. Very proud of you guys and all you accomplished in the last few years. Winning one is hard let alone two and a chance at a third. If they had to lose, I'm glad it was to Duluth East. My two favorite teams. Now go get that title Hounds! I'm pulling for you!
I need ER vs BJ from 2002 State Quarterfinals. PM me.

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Post by BlueLineSpecial » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:37 pm

Wow

DE beat Edina to almost every lose puck, mitigated Edina's speed, were far more physical, had many more chances from the 2nd period on.

THAT game is why I love MN boys high school hockey. neither are 'my' team but I found myself with butterflies in my stomach the whole third period.
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Post by hockey59 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:38 pm

Slammer wrote:East just EASILY beat Edina. :lol: 8)
Kind of like Jan 27th - Anoka 5 DE 3 :) Go Hounds, Go Hounds, Go Hounds!!!

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Post by Zamman » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:38 pm

I guess I am eating cake now. Best game of the tourney. East played perfect and I hope they can keep it up. Please someone give the kool aid that East has to Ep so they can beat LN.

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Post by MissotaGopher14 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:40 pm

Edina sucks! Go Hounds! Loved the Lakeville North section chanting "Edina Swallows!"
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Post by east hockey » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:41 pm

Zamman wrote:I guess I am eating cake now. Best game of the tourney. East played perfect and I hope they can keep it up. Please someone give the kool aid that East has to Ep so they can beat LN.
That would be perfect. Edina and Lakeville North would get the rematch everybody assumed they were destined for. In the 3rd place game. :mrgreen:

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Post by hermantown2000 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:55 pm

"Five seconds left in the game!! Do you believe in miracles? Yesss!! Unbelievable! And the crowd is still roaring!! Look at Gunnar Howg" Just had to do my Al Micheals impression. The shocker of the tournament!! There goes the 3 peat!! No championship parade down on France Ave in Edina this year!!
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Post by Nevertoomuchhockey » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:03 pm

MissotaGopher14 wrote:Edina sucks! Go Hounds! Loved the Lakeville North section chanting "Edina Swallows!"
Thanks for clarifying that we couldn't make it out. What a game!

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Post by karl(east) » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:16 pm

Magical. DEstiny. DElirium. I cried. I actually cried.

Congrats to Edina on their brilliant run. Other than that, I'm pretty much incoherent at this point.

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Post by GPGT » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:43 pm

Will any of this make sportscenter? What a game by east. They played much better than they did against sta and earned this win. Congrats to these kids!!

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Post by GPGT » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:44 pm

Will any of this make sportscenter? What a game by east. They played much better than they did against sta and earned this win. Congrats to these kids!!

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Post by sanryam » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:57 pm

Why didn't Malmquist play? He seemed perfectly fine on bench. Did I miss something?

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Post by east hockey » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:01 pm

sanryam wrote:
Slammer wrote:
sanryam wrote:Hornets, running time. STA was sloppy. Turned over puck like crazy. Edina won't do that.
I'll remember this...
I'll remember that you remembered this
I knew that prediction was back on Page One of this topic. :mrgreen:

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Post by sanryam » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:09 pm

GPGT wrote:Will any of this make sportscenter? What a game by east. They played much better than they did against sta and earned this win. Congrats to these kids!!
Yea right, ESPN barely covers the NHL much less a state high school semi final.

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Post by sanryam » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:11 pm

east hockey wrote:
sanryam wrote:
Slammer wrote:
sanryam wrote:Hornets, running time. STA was sloppy. Turned over puck like crazy. Edina won't do that.
I'll remember this...
I'll remember that you remembered this
I knew that prediction was back on Page One of this topic. :mrgreen:

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That prediction was assuming Mr. Hockey was skating. ;)

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Post by east hockey » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:12 pm

sanryam wrote:
east hockey wrote:
sanryam wrote:
Slammer wrote:
sanryam wrote:Hornets, running time. STA was sloppy. Turned over puck like crazy. Edina won't do that.
I'll remember this...
I'll remember that you remembered this
I knew that prediction was back on Page One of this topic. :mrgreen:

Lee
That prediction was assuming Mr. Hockey was skating. ;)
Makes sense, because we all know he would have made an eight goal difference. :)

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Post by 57special » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:21 pm

sanryam wrote:Why didn't Malmquist play? He seemed perfectly fine on bench. Did I miss something?
He tried to skate in the pre game and he couldn't get loose. Was limping.

Edina is in love with their stickhandling. Led to turnovers.

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Post by MissotaGopher14 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:26 pm

sanryam wrote: Yea right, ESPN barely covers the NHL much less a state high school semi final.
Um...you didn't see New Ulm's diving Wheeler-like goal get #1 on Sportscenter Wednesday?

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Post by GPGT » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:46 pm

MissotaGopher14 wrote:
sanryam wrote: Yea right, ESPN barely covers the NHL much less a state high school semi final.
Um...you didn't see New Ulm's diving Wheeler-like goal get #1 on Sportscenter Wednesday?
Yup. This is what I was referring to. Altmans diving goal was a thing of beauty. :)


Congrats to the hounds once again! Heart over statistics , and hopefully have one more amazing game left the in them!!
And a big congrats to howg, what a game!!


Go hounds!!!!

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Post by green4 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:41 am

Alright, my thoughts as a Hornet fan for this game.

First off, all credit goes to East. All the things Edina did poor tonight was directly from East disrupting the Hornets game. They were relentless, hard working and as an Edina fan it was extremely hard to sit and watch this game. East played a perfect game defensively, absolutely perfect. A true team effort. It's hard to imagine a team ever getting out of 7AA besides East as long as Randolph is there.

What made this game frustrating for me was that East seemed to want it more. The hounds made Edina look slow, sloppy and lazy. They outworked Edina for the whole game. You could see the frustration setting in with the Hornets and then the top two lines became individual players. They tried to walk through everyone (which is terribly dumb when playing a trap) and passing became obsolete. It would have helped to hit the net down the stretch too.
Again, I give all the credit in the world to East. They made Edina's passes sloppy, limited their chances and pressured them all night.
I have no excuse for Edina, I believe even with Malmquist playing, Edina still would have lost with how that game played out. Obviously, it is tough without a player like Dylan, but Edina has the depth to overcome that injury. The real issue was not the loss of Malmquist, but rather how Wait and Mishmash did not trust their new line mate. They played with Copeland at the start and they moved it to him a bit, but they were a bit too individual for my liking. They eventually moved Copeland back to his original line, because that was the only line playing well and it made more sense. Edina then replaced the empty top line spot with 4th liner Haug and I'm not sure Wait or Mishmash passed to him once. At that point everyone just wanted to tie it themselves and lost the idea of team play.

I felt bad for the goaltender Boe, he seemed to be taking the loss hard, but he was not the fault tonight, he played fairly well and made some big saves. I thought freshman Sammy Walker was Edina's best player on the ice and I'm excited to watch him in the future.

I don't think Edina has anything to be ashamed of. I saw them take a lot of heat on twitter and how they did not complete a three-peat, but as a fan, this was a successful season. They ran into the hottest team in the state and took a tough loss. Still a top 4 finish for a group of kids who lost a ton from the previous year. Proud to be a Hornet alum, proud to be a fan of this team and I hope they hold their head up high after their game tomorrow.

East has my full support for tomorrow, I believe in this team. Edquist will be the key player tomorrow. If he can rob a few it will be tough, but if East can keep their chances up, they have as good a chance as any to ruin the perfect season.
History will be made in the championship regardless of who wins, it will truly be a special game.

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Post by Duluthguy » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:42 am

What no one has mentioned is that East was also without a top forward for two periods: Ryan Peterson didn't play in the second or third. He is one of their leading scoters and scored the overtime winner against St. Thomas. Some of the parents I spoke with at the game wondered if he had the flu because several players have had it. Does anyone know what happened and whether he plays tonight.

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Post by Bluewhitefan » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:58 am

Green

I think that Giles actually moved the 2nd line center (Dornbach) to Malmquist's spot. Copeland started the game with Masterman and Bowlby. Haug took a spot on the third line. I don't understand the rationale of messing with all three lines. Later he moved Haug up and reshuffled again. Clearly things weren't clicking and they were trying to adjust, but DE outplayed them throughout the entire game. Interesting that their only goal came from a 4th line senior that got more shifts last night than in the last two months in total. Sure, they missed Malmquist, but as deep as this team is supposed to be and they couldn't find a way to get more than one goal...Randolph got the better of the Giles in this one.

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