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Post by MrBoDangles » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:49 pm

Let the banter begin!

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Post by MrBoDangles » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:58 pm

I'm currently accepting bets of any amount against Hermantown in 7A.. :wink:

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Post by zamboniexhaustinhaler » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:37 am

8a is up for grabs, but I'd say egf would be the favorite unless Warroad pulls a Warroad :P

Trf most likely is going to be very very weak for a very very long time.

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Post by air force one » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:02 pm

zamboniexhaustinhaler wrote:8a is up for grabs, but I'd say egf would be the favorite unless Warroad pulls a Warroad :P

Trf most likely is going to be very very weak for a very very long time.
With Bushy now gone from TRF, 8A belongs to Warroad and EGF for years to come, I bet EGF goes 3 of the next 5 years, Warroad the other 2. Only way this changes is if Roseau or Bemidji dropped down.

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Post by BP » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:32 pm

1) Northfield? Mankato West? Lourdes? This one is up for grabs

2) Delano over Breck

3) Litchfield over Luverne

4) SPA over Mahtomedi

5) Princeton over Monticello

6) Cathedral over Sartell

7) Hermantown over Greenway

8) Warroad over EGF

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Post by zamboniexhaustinhaler » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:56 pm

air force one wrote:
zamboniexhaustinhaler wrote:8a is up for grabs, but I'd say egf would be the favorite unless Warroad pulls a Warroad :P

Trf most likely is going to be very very weak for a very very long time.
With Bushy now gone from TRF, 8A belongs to Warroad and EGF for years to come, I bet EGF goes 3 of the next 5 years, Warroad the other 2. Only way this changes is if Roseau or Bemidji dropped down.

It would have taken more than him for trf to be relevant. :wink:


A lot more.


Probably just as well; rumor has it there was quite a bit of "friction" among the trf group and him.

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Post by stromboli » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:54 am

Geez Bo, you sure started this early. I'll discuss a wager with you the next time you run into me at the rink. However, the only bet is whether Breck can give Hermantown a better run in the ship.

I'll do a top teams pre-season summary sometime next week.

Spoiler alert -- Delano is a top-5 team, but will again (barring injuries at Breck) have to score an upset to make state. After this year, Delano will be the hands down section favorite. Orono is my dark horse pick in this section to give the section favorites a problem this year.

Section 2A will easily be the deepest section this year (that'll get 'em going...).

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Post by MrBoDangles » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:58 pm

stromboli wrote:Geez Bo, you sure started this early. I'll discuss a wager with you the next time you run into me at the rink. However, the only bet is whether Breck can give Hermantown a better run in the ship.

I'll do a top teams pre-season summary sometime next week.

Spoiler alert -- Delano is a top-5 team, but will again (barring injuries at Breck) have to score an upset to make state. After this year, Delano will be the hands down section favorite. Orono is my dark horse pick in this section to give the section favorites a problem this year.

Section 2A will easily be the deepest section this year (that'll get 'em going...).
Too early? Nah.... Just look at it as some shock paddles to wake you boys up..

You were too busy chasing friendly last time I saw ya... 😜

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Post by Mite-dad » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:42 am

Section 6
Cathedral
Alexandria - all those youth state tournament teams are starting to cycle through. I look for them to seriously challenge the Crusaders.
Sartell
Little Falls
Fergus Falls

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Post by BP » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:19 am

Taking a stab at section rankings.....

Section 1:
1) Northfield
2) Mankato West
3) Rochester Lourdes
4) Mankato East
5) Albert Lea
6) Faribault
7) Red Wing
8) LeSueur-Henderson
9) LaCrescent
10) Waseca
11) Austin
12) Winona

Section 2:
1) Delano
2) Breck
3) Orono
4) New Prague
5) Blake
6) Minneapolis
7) Mound
8) Kennedy
9) Waconia
10) Providence
11) Southwest Christian

Section 3:
1) Luverne
2) Litchfield
3) Hutchinson
4) Marshall
5) New Ulm
6) Willmar
7) Redwood Valley
8) Windom
9) Fairmont
10) Morris
11) Worthington

Section 4:
1) SPA
2) Mahtomedi
3) Totino-Grace
4) Minnehaha Academy
5) Johnson
6) South St. Paul
7) Sibley
8) Simley
9) Highland Park
10) Como Park

Section 5:
1) Princeton
2) Monticello
3) North Branch
4) Chisago Lakes
5) Pine City
6) Sauk Rapids
7) Mora
8) Legacy Christian
9) Becker
10) Moose Lake

Section 6:
1) St. Cloud Cathedral
2) Sartell
3) Alexandria
4) Little Falls
5) Fergus Falls
6) River Lakes
7) Wadena
8) Prairie Centre
9) Breckenridge

Section 7:
1) Hermantown
2) Greenway
3) Virginia
4) Hibbing
5) Proctor
6) North Shore
7) Eveleth
8) Duluth Denfeld
9) International Falls
10) Ely

Section 8:
1) Warroad
2) East Grad Forks
3) Thief River Falls
4) Crookston
5) Detroit Lakes
6) Park Rapids
7) Northern Lakes
8) Kittson
9) Red Lake Falls
10) Lake of the Woods
11) Bagley

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Post by rainier » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:48 am

For 7A, my guess is:

1. Hermantown
2. Greenway
3. Hibbing
4. Virginia
5. Denfeld
6. North Shore
7. Eveleth-Gilbert
8. Proctor
9. I-Falls
10. Ely

I think Greenway has the talent to be a top 5 A team, if they are able to get solid goaltending. They shouldn't lose to anyone other than Hermantown in 7A, as they bring back the vast majority of their scoring and add some good bantam talent to the mix.

Losing Perunovich to juniors and Ullan to the NTDP drops Hibbing from a top 3 A team to likely a 10-20 A team. There is still talent on this team, and quite a bit of depth as far as single A is concerned. There isn't much bantam help arriving, but the JV was ridiculously good last year (which was a reason many people disliked the previous coach). If they get some solid goaltending, they should be able to beat out Virginia for the #3 seed.

Virginia is kind of a mystery to me. They bring in a solid bantam class to a varsity team that had some talent last year, but their outstanding goalie who kept them in most games graduated. Seitz is a star and his being left off the North Elite League team is a major mistake. Murray and Phaneuf were solid defenseman last year, and if the youngsters can acclimate to varsity quickly, then Virginia could absolutely grab the #3 seed.

I never really know how good Denfeld will be anymore. They should always be a top 5 team in 7A, but surprise transfers and move-ins seem to be fairly common there and could vault them into the top 3 if it happens again.
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Post by greenwayraider » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:24 pm

Always enjoy your analysis as it is right on the mark. The big question with Greenway is their goaltending. Their JV goalie has played well at times but moving to varsity is a whole different world. Bringing in the bantam goalie is always iffy. Sophomores can be surprising or just overwhelmed. If Greenway can get that solid goalie they have a better chance to avoid an upset in Sectionals and possibly avoid running time with Hermantown. Easily the best Greenway team since the Gino Guyer/Andy Sertich teams. Lot of hype about Virginia because of their bantam team so it will be interesting to see how they mature by the end of the season. I don't have any idea about Denfeld either. Based on last year's roster they won't have home ice advantage at sectionals but I thought the same last year and they were the #3 seed.

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Hermantown

Post by HockeyStorm » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:32 pm

For all that's holy in life someone please tell me that this is Hermantown last year in A. Not a challenge for the kids, nothing left to prove! Youth numbers are off the charts - no more excuses.

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Hermy

Post by blueblood » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:30 pm

Classification level with MSHSL is not based on youth #'s; its based on HS enrollment and which schools opt up; like Rapids, like Roseau.

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Post by elliott70 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:05 pm

1) Mankato West

2) Breck

3) WHO CARES?

4) Mahtomedi

5) who cares?

6) Alexandria

7) HERMANTOWN

8 ) East Grand Forks
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Post by elliott70 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:06 pm

elliott70 wrote:1) Mankato West

2) Breck

3) WHO CARES?

4) Mahtomedi

5) who cares?

6) Alexandria

7) HERMANTOWN

8 ) East Grand Forks
State Champs (actually runner-up, but same thing as Hermantown belongs in AA) =
Mahtomedi

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Post by east hockey » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:43 pm

elliott70 wrote:1) Mankato West

2) Breck

3) WHO CARES?

4) Mahtomedi

5) who cares?

6) Alexandria

7) HERMANTOWN

8 ) East Grand Forks
A year or two ago the 3A faithful would be lining up to have at you. Not this year.

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Post by mnhockey1501 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:01 pm

elliott70 wrote:
elliott70 wrote:1) Mankato West

2) Breck

3) WHO CARES?

4) Mahtomedi

5) who cares?

6) Alexandria

7) HERMANTOWN

8 ) East Grand Forks
State Champs (actually runner-up, but same thing as Hermantown belongs in AA) =
Mahtomedi
Really hope guys are kidding about Mahtomedi.........

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A

Post by blueblood » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:55 am

1A - West
2A - Delano
3A - Hutch
4A - SPA
5A - Princeton
6A - Cathedral
7A - Breck of the North
8A - EGF

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Post by lamplighter98 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:13 pm

elliott70 wrote:1) Mankato West

2) Breck

3) WHO CARES?

4) Mahtomedi

5) who cares?

6) Alexandria

7) HERMANTOWN

8 ) East Grand Forks
Who cares about 3 and 5, what about section 1? Who cares

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Post by elliott70 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:56 am

ttt

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Post by MrBoDangles » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:10 pm

1) 1. Mankato West 2. Northfield
2) 1. Delano 2. Breck 3. Orono 4. Mpls
3) 1. Litchfield 2. Hutch 3. Luv
4) 1. SPA 2. Mahtomedi 3. Totino Grace
5) 1. Princeton 2. North Branch 3. Monticello
6) 1. Cathedral 2. Sartell 3. Alexandria
7) 1. Hermantown
8) 1. Warroad 2. EGF

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Post by TTpuckster » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:11 pm

MrBoDangles wrote:1) 1. Mankato West 2. Northfield
2) 1. Delano 2. Breck 3. Orono 4. Mpls
3) 1. Litchfield 2. Hutch 3. Luv
4) 1. SPA 2. Mahtomedi 3. Totino Grace
5) 1. Princeton 2. North Branch 3. Monticello
6) 1. Cathedral 2. Sartell 3. Alexandria
7) 1. Hermantown
8) 1. EGF 2. Warroad quote]

Close, Bo, except for Section 8 :D
What is a Green Wave anyway?

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Post by MrBoDangles » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:08 pm

TTpuckster wrote:
MrBoDangles wrote:1) 1. Mankato West 2. Northfield
2) 1. Delano 2. Breck 3. Orono 4. Mpls
3) 1. Litchfield 2. Hutch 3. Luv
4) 1. SPA 2. Mahtomedi 3. Totino Grace
5) 1. Princeton 2. North Branch 3. Monticello
6) 1. Cathedral 2. Sartell 3. Alexandria
7) 1. Hermantown
8) 1. EGF 2. Warroad quote]

Close, Bo, except for Section 8 :D
You obviously didn't hear about the job postings around the rinks of Finland...

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Post by TTpuckster » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:48 am

MrBoDangles wrote:
TTpuckster wrote:
MrBoDangles wrote:1) 1. Mankato West 2. Northfield
2) 1. Delano 2. Breck 3. Orono 4. Mpls
3) 1. Litchfield 2. Hutch 3. Luv
4) 1. SPA 2. Mahtomedi 3. Totino Grace
5) 1. Princeton 2. North Branch 3. Monticello
6) 1. Cathedral 2. Sartell 3. Alexandria
7) 1. Hermantown
8) 1. EGF 2. Warroad quote]

Close, Bo, except for Section 8 :D
You obviously didn't hear about the job postings around the rinks of Finland...
I did, but, so far, nobody is applying. Have you heard different? :?
What is a Green Wave anyway?

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