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Gotothenetman
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Post by Gotothenetman » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:57 am

slapshot6699 wrote:
Gotothenetman wrote:Great question what have they been promised? They are all 9th graders. One I believe moved in from KC. Interesting none of them registered for Bantams........um um. Must be real confident they will land somewhere in the high school program even with almost 70 kids trying out.
So they are going to play JV? Why would a bantam-aged player do that? North's varsity team still has a very strong base. Can't think of who would get replaced by a 9th grade move-in. Is there confusion and maybe they are going to South? They could use some help.
Slapshot

You hit the issue right on the head. Unless they were told (promised) something any hockey person would know you don't give up your Bantam AA year to play JV. The recruits had options they could have played Bantams at the highest level in their community, Go play at a lower Bantam level at North unless they choose to move there house. Or play JV or Varsity.

I think most hockey people out there would argue with not much push back that playing bantams is better than JV. Also those options for these bantams are not an option since they either choose or were told not to register for Bantams.

I am guessing that the recruits are considered higher end players with parents that have some knowledge of these options. I would find it hard to believe that a parent willing to be recruited would also leave to chance there sons future by not having all option open to them unless they were promised something so that they don't have to worry about it.

Also, I think the South boys will be just fine this year.

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Post by GoBigorGoHome » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:09 pm

South will be fine for the next two years, no doubt. After that, depth of talent drops significantly. Rosemounters entering North program are good, not great. If they were eligible for Bantams, they would make Bantam AA significantly better, but wouldn't make them great. IMHO not a D1 talent in the group (maybe with maturity???) and you've got major egos in both kids and parents. Could be a wild ride for the program, if parents don't get what they want.

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Post by slapshot6699 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:19 pm

Still can't imagine who would get replaced in North's top 3 lines by a (promised) move-in unless that player was the caliber of a Johnson, Poehling, Enebak. It doesn't sound like that from opinions here and there are no new standouts at the preseason clinics.

South will struggle against solid competition. They have a great D core but will lack otherwise. Someone on this board thinks they will beat North. No chance that will happen. If the D has to score all the goals then who's helping the goalie? They will have a similar record to last year - beat the weaker teams, lose to the good teams, 50/50 on the average teams, and have some luck in a few games.

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Post by Gotothenetman » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:03 pm

slapshot6699 wrote:Still can't imagine who would get replaced in North's top 3 lines by a (promised) move-in unless that player was the caliber of a Johnson, Poehling, Enebak. It doesn't sound like that from opinions here and there are no new standouts at the preseason clinics.

South will struggle against solid competition. They have a great D core but will lack otherwise. Someone on this board thinks they will beat North. No chance that will happen. If the D has to score all the goals then who's helping the goalie? They will have a similar record to last year - beat the weaker teams, lose to the good teams, 50/50 on the average teams, and have some luck in a few games.
Oh just wait there will be some players who think they are top 9 that are going to be surprised. There returning Top 9 is not all that great. Enebek is a nice player and the best of them after that very average.

it will be interesting to see how the 11th and 12th grade parents of the cut players react. Maybe finally they will take a stand and say enough of the recruiting. We pay you a lot of money in all your clinics to develop players not just go find better ones.

No one is moving into North because of the program. The youth program right now is average at best. The 31-0 team is gone you can't ride that for ever. What would be the draw to going to North unless you were young a promised something at the high school level.

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Post by GoBigorGoHome » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:01 am

It is doubtful that North "promises" anyone anything other than the easiest possible route to the state tournament of any AA team. At most, the coaching staff probably doesn't dissuade anyone who is interested in coming from coming. Why would they? Having more players to choose from is in their best interest. Also, having more pockets to dip into is in their best interest. It is the parents who dream of little Johnny Superstar skating out to the blue line with his perfectly coiffed flow during pre-game intros who create all the drama when they discover little Johnny Superstar isn't quite the superstar they thought he was.

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Post by DrGaf » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:20 pm

Gotothenetman wrote:
slapshot6699 wrote:Still can't imagine who would get replaced in North's top 3 lines by a (promised) move-in unless that player was the caliber of a Johnson, Poehling, Enebak. It doesn't sound like that from opinions here and there are no new standouts at the preseason clinics.

South will struggle against solid competition. They have a great D core but will lack otherwise. Someone on this board thinks they will beat North. No chance that will happen. If the D has to score all the goals then who's helping the goalie? They will have a similar record to last year - beat the weaker teams, lose to the good teams, 50/50 on the average teams, and have some luck in a few games.
Oh just wait there will be some players who think they are top 9 that are going to be surprised. There returning Top 9 is not all that great. Enebek is a nice player and the best of them after that very average.

it will be interesting to see how the 11th and 12th grade parents of the cut players react. Maybe finally they will take a stand and say enough of the recruiting. We pay you a lot of money in all your clinics to develop players not just go find better ones.

No one is moving into North because of the program. The youth program right now is average at best. The 31-0 team is gone you can't ride that for ever. What would be the draw to going to North unless you were young a promised something at the high school level.
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Post by blueblood » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:13 pm

DrGraf with an Edina body slam.... =D>

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