Section 6AA Final: Edina vs. Wayzata

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Who will win?

Poll ended at Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:39 pm

Edina
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82%
Wayzata
4
18%
 
Total votes: 22

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Section 6AA Final: Edina vs. Wayzata

Post by ryguyMN » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:39 pm

Just seeing if anyone thinks Wayzata has a shot of winning this game.

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Post by HappyHockeyFan » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:22 pm

I saw them both a couple of time this year and what sticks out to me with Wayzata is that they have a good team with some skill but they make a lot of mistakes that hurt them thru ought games. From what I have seen, Edina will eat those mistakes up and win by 3 or 4 goals, lets say 5-2 or 6-2 with an EN. I hope I'm wrong because I'm gonna be there and hope to see a good game.
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Post by Doc Holliday » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:34 am

Each year is a different year, but Edina just seems to play at a different level & speed at Mariucci than their opponents. I know that Wayzata plays on a big sheet for home ice, but I still feel it will be an advantage for Edina.

Wayzata is playing some shut down hockey though. It's almost like they've had their sights on this situation for the past 6 weeks, knowing their fate was going to come down to one shot at Edina.

I like Edina, but won't consider it the Miracle on Ice if Wayzata wins it. They're still the king & they won't be scared of the moment, which is something that I always feel Burnsville was in their section finals vs. Edina.

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Post by hockey59 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:58 am

Doc Holliday wrote:Each year is a different year, but Edina just seems to play at a different level & speed at Mariucci than their opponents. I know that Wayzata plays on a big sheet for home ice, but I still feel it will be an advantage for Edina.

Wayzata is playing some shut down hockey though. It's almost like they've had their sights on this situation for the past 6 weeks, knowing their fate was going to come down to one shot at Edina.

I like Edina, but won't consider it the Miracle on Ice if Wayzata wins it. They're still the king & they won't be scared of the moment, which is something that I always feel Burnsville was in their section finals vs. Edina.
With Edina's team speed and fast transition game, I just don't see Wayzata keeping it low scoring. Wayzata goalie will literally need to make 50 saves for them to have a chance at pulling this one out.

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Post by Doc Holliday » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:39 am

I think that's the key: can Wayzata keep it low? If I was the house, I'd set their goal o/u at 2.5 and I think most of the money would be on the under.

But they kept Edina to 1 & 3 the last two times they've played them, so 2 or 3 may be enough. I think it's going to have to be. I would be surprised if they got more than 3.

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Post by Cougaralumni14 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:37 pm

I agree 100% with the notion that Wayzata needs to keep the goal count of Edina to 3 or less to have a chance. They've been playing shut down hockey lately which will be a classic match-up of the unstoppable force vs. the immovable object. All in all I've seen Edina play this year and their speed and depth will get them the win.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:23 pm

I think the Hornets win this one. They have been impressive all year. Then again, I didn't think Wayzata would win the section last year either.

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Post by GoldenBear » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:31 pm

First one to two wins. Interesting that Wayzata's third leading goal scorer, a freshman during the season, didn't make the section roster. OLeary didn't like his defense. This tells you a lot on what Oleary feels is necessary to win this game. A 1-0 game or a 2-1 game. GB

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Post by GoldenBear » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:53 pm

Interesting comparison last year's team to this years. Both years, Wayzata squad had only one player averaging over a point a game--last year Senden this year Ness. Leading goal scorer last year 12 Goals (Schmidt), this year 11 (Ness). Save percentage last year Schilling 89.6; this year Waczenko 89.3. The main difference is that Edina is a lot better team this year versus last year. The scared small Edina players of last year--avoiding the corners and boards, have developed confidence, size and have a little chip on their shoulder. Still think Wayzata has a chance but goaltending and not putting Edina on pp will have a big impact. Of course you can say that about almost all section final games. GB

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Post by green4 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:45 pm

grindiangrad-80 wrote:I think the Hornets win this one. They have been impressive all year. Then again, I didn't think Wayzata would win the section last year either.
I mean, it might have surprised some that Wayzata beat Edina in the playoffs, but they did go 4-0 against the Hornets last year so I'm not sure the comparison between this year and last year is quite fair

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Post by GopherHockey » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:47 pm

Now hopefully someone does the EP game.

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Post by O-townClown » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:30 pm

Sweet, Worm, thanks for sharing!!
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Post by MNHockeyFan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:32 pm

Anyone have any idea how big the crowd is supposed to be this evening at Mariucci? Will it be easy to walk up and buy tickets in the lobby right before the first game?

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Post by elliott70 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:42 pm

MNHockeyFan wrote:Anyone have any idea how big the crowd is supposed to be this evening at Mariucci? Will it be easy to walk up and buy tickets in the lobby right before the first game?
I sure hope so.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:54 pm

green4 wrote:
grindiangrad-80 wrote:I think the Hornets win this one. They have been impressive all year. Then again, I didn't think Wayzata would win the section last year either.
I mean, it might have surprised some that Wayzata beat Edina in the playoffs, but they did go 4-0 against the Hornets last year so I'm not sure the comparison between this year and last year is quite fair
Very true Green. The kids in green only needed 1 year to get back to their usual selves again.

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:58 pm

Is this a pay per? If so, can you just buy the game or do you need to buy a years worth?

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Post by WestMetro » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:02 pm

Anyone else having trouble keeping this Livestream connection???

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Post by O-townClown » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:04 pm

WestMetro wrote:Anyone else having trouble keeping this Livestream connection???
I can't get it to connect. The MSBN audio feed works, so I know Wayzata is up 1-0 after a goal 25 seconds into the game.
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Post by ryguyMN » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:04 pm

WestMetro wrote:Anyone else having trouble keeping this Livestream connection???
Same here. Pretty grainy video. Had a solid connection for about 30 seconds during the first period.

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Post by green4 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:06 pm

Wayzata up 1-0 after the first.

Wayzata scores like 25 seconds in when a puck bounced around and found a wide open Ness. Edina's Mackey looked shakey at the start, didn't get tested much after. Edina dominated the next 16 minutes. Wayzata is blocking a lot of shots but Edina looks a bit lethargic and sluggish. Passing isn't too crisp. Jungles and boltman look good.
It's weird in that Wayzata doesn't look that great defensively, they are giving Edina te middle of their own zone to shoot and they are getting skated right by, but when the puck is low in their zone they have done well collapsing.
Edina thought they had a goal but the ref waved it off. Waszczenko was pushed in the net but the puck came loose before he was in the net and before a whistle and the puck looked to be put in. Not sure how you would call that

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Post by WestMetro » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:10 pm

I hope Knivens link to the 7AA game tomorrow nite is better, I think he is using Cube.

Green4 , are you at the game, or streaming? Great comments as usual.

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Post by GopherHockey » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:13 pm

Let's go Hornets, pick it up. We don't want to see that Run N' Gun Wayzata offense at the X this year. :wink: [/img]

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Post by green4 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:44 pm

WestMetro wrote:I hope Knivens link to the 7AA game tomorrow nite is better, I think he is using Cube.

Green4 , are you at the game, or streaming? Great comments as usual.
I am at the game 1-1 after 2. Brinkman on a powerplay goal from the point about 20 seconds after he rang one off the pipe. Waszczenko looks good, he stopped moon on a breakaway where I thought he had him beat. Jungles and Crosby have had some chances, Jungels looks great.
Edina again had most of te pressure, I'd say about 80-20. Shots say 18-15 Wayzata but me and the pal I'm with are quite skeptical of that. They just started Doing shots this period during play. I'm down to 5% battery so I might be off for awhile but I'll do a write up when I get home too

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Post by ryguyMN » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:47 pm

Edina looked better in the second period. Wayzata started getting sloppy towards the end of the period with attacks being offside. Could be fatigue. All tied up 1-1 after two periods. Impressed with Waszczenko in net for the Trojans.

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