Class A QF: Luverne vs. #1 Hermantown

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Who wins?

Cardinals
14
34%
Hawks
27
66%
 
Total votes: 41

Jeffy95
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Post by Jeffy95 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:00 pm

Chicken Hawks - 11
Cards - 0

Prediction:

Brucie will run two lines during running time until each of the forwards on the top line polish off their Hat Tricks. He's ready to make a statement this year!

GoldyGopher
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Post by GoldyGopher » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:02 pm

Jeffy95 wrote:Chicken Hawks - 11
Cards - 0

Prediction:

Brucie will run two lines during running time until each of the forwards on the top line polish off their Hat Tricks. He's ready to make a statement this year!
They will probably only have to run them for a period then. Brucie should just bring the JV down for Wednesday's game. :lol:
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Post by fastncrash » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:41 pm

InigoMontoya wrote:
GoldyGopher wrote:
elliott70 wrote:We know Hermantown is going to win.

BUT
Luverne has made HS hockey a bit more exciting.
Most of here like the Cards.
I'm thinking the most you're referring to are all from Luverne. If you're not affiliated with the city I'm guessing a double digit goal differential is at the top of your wish list.
3A came in under the radar last year and kept up with Hermantown pretty well until they ran out of gas (and Hermantown stepped on it) with about 5 left in the 2nd. 3A is all over the radar this year; I don't think Hermantown will get surprised. This game will be over early. Hermantown kids will be trying to keep pace with Delano point scorers to make the all-tourney team. Unless the loser of the #4-#5 game loses interest in the consolation bracket, the Cards could give up a couple dozen goals in a couple days.
You also picked LDC to hang a Touchdown on Luverne in the Section game, of which they didn't even make. Let's just let them play the game and see what happens.

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Post by BluntInstrument » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:14 pm

fastncrash wrote:
elliott70 wrote:We know Hermantown is going to win.

BUT
Luverne has made HS hockey a bit more exciting.
Most of here like the Cards.
EVERYONE knew Atlanta was going to win the Superbowl at halftime.


"That's why we have to actually PLAY the games".
Do you think Luverne can come back from 17 down in 2nd period? :D

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:21 pm

I
I believe
I believe the
I believe the Cards
.....

Forget about it.

HT 8
Luv 0

Does the clock stop for commercials?

elliott70
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Post by elliott70 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:23 pm

fastncrash wrote:
elliott70 wrote:We know Hermantown is going to win.

BUT
Luverne has made HS hockey a bit more exciting.
Most of here like the Cards.
EVERYONE knew Atlanta was going to win the Superbowl at halftime.


"That's why we have to actually PLAY the games".
Are they the Thrashers?
Don't they play in a rink?


Moral of the story don't bet against Tom Brady; don't bet against Bruce Plante until the final game>

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Post by notTONIGHT » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:54 pm

GoldyGopher wrote:
elliott70 wrote:We know Hermantown is going to win.

BUT
Luverne has made HS hockey a bit more exciting.
Most of here like the Cards.
I'm thinking the most you're referring to are all from Luverne. If you're not affiliated with the city I'm guessing a double digit goal differential is at the top of your wish list.

You think hermantown is more liked than Luverne? You think Luverne keeps this close at the end the whole state won't be pulling for the upset? C'mon man.

GoldyGopher
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Post by GoldyGopher » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:57 pm

notTONIGHT wrote:
GoldyGopher wrote:
elliott70 wrote:We know Hermantown is going to win.

BUT
Luverne has made HS hockey a bit more exciting.
Most of here like the Cards.
I'm thinking the most you're referring to are all from Luverne. If you're not affiliated with the city I'm guessing a double digit goal differential is at the top of your wish list.

You think hermantown is more liked than Luverne? You think Luverne keeps this close at the end the whole state won't be pulling for the upset? C'mon man.
I'm referring to people in southern MN who get the "privilege" of dealing with the Luverne hockey program.

" - denotes sarcasm.
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notTONIGHT
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Post by notTONIGHT » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:16 pm

GoldyGopher wrote:
notTONIGHT wrote:
GoldyGopher wrote:
elliott70 wrote:We know Hermantown is going to win.

BUT
Luverne has made HS hockey a bit more exciting.
Most of here like the Cards.
I'm thinking the most you're referring to are all from Luverne. If you're not affiliated with the city I'm guessing a double digit goal differential is at the top of your wish list.

You think hermantown is more liked than Luverne? You think Luverne keeps this close at the end the whole state won't be pulling for the upset? C'mon man.
I'm referring to people in southern MN who get the "privilege" of dealing with the Luverne hockey program.

" - denotes sarcasm.
Generally speaking those in southern Minnesota who deal with the Luverne hockey program share a common feeling with those that try and compete with Hermantown.

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Post by GoldyGopher » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:24 pm

notTONIGHT wrote:
GoldyGopher wrote:
notTONIGHT wrote:
GoldyGopher wrote:
elliott70 wrote:We know Hermantown is going to win.

BUT
Luverne has made HS hockey a bit more exciting.
Most of here like the Cards.
I'm thinking the most you're referring to are all from Luverne. If you're not affiliated with the city I'm guessing a double digit goal differential is at the top of your wish list.

You think hermantown is more liked than Luverne? You think Luverne keeps this close at the end the whole state won't be pulling for the upset? C'mon man.
I'm referring to people in southern MN who get the "privilege" of dealing with the Luverne hockey program.

" - denotes sarcasm.
Generally speaking those in southern Minnesota who deal with the Luverne hockey program share a common feeling with those that try and compete with Hermantown.
Yeah, totally. All 2 trips to state have Luverne on another level than the rest of the southern MN teams.....................................
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Post by hawkenjonny » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:35 pm

How about congratulations to Luverne for getting back to the X and being the only 3A team (that I remember) that has had any success there. That game a couple years ago vs Htown was not close because Hermantown was surprised. It was close because Luverne had some good players that worked as a team and a very good powerplay. Hopefully it will be that way again. No one likes a blowout at state. I don't expect them to win, but you must play it out to see.

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Post by GoldyGopher » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:18 pm

hawkenjonny wrote:How about congratulations to Luverne for getting back to the X and being the only 3A team (that I remember) that has had any success there. That game a couple years ago vs Htown was not close because Hermantown was surprised. It was close because Luverne had some good players that worked as a team and a very good powerplay. Hopefully it will be that way again. No one likes a blowout at state. I don't expect them to win, but you must play it out to see.
Success isn't measured in terms of how close the game is. It's measured in wins and losses. That's piss poor logic you're using. Note that Hermantown lost by 4 goals to EGF that same year. If you want to use logic like that then you can congratulate New Ulm from 14-15 who lost to Mahtomedi in Rd 1 by the same 6-3 score.
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Post by Jeffy95 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:26 pm

hawkenjonny wrote:How about congratulations to Luverne for getting back to the X and being the only 3A team (that I remember) that has had any success there. That game a couple years ago vs Htown was not close because Hermantown was surprised. It was close because Luverne had some good players that worked as a team and a very good powerplay. Hopefully it will be that way again. No one likes a blowout at state. I don't expect them to win, but you must play it out to see.
Yes, hats off to the cards, a true small town, successful program. But that team a couple years ago had a lot more talent and great goaltending. No, nobody likes a blowout at State. But that's most likely what you're going to get playing a Quasi-Private Metro team with free tuition.

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Post by I aint no Bender » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:00 pm

Hermantown 9 to possibly 12

Luverne O to possibly 1


Whatever happens its not going to be close. Its the facts people. SWMN hockey still has a ways to go to catch up to the rest, but in the so distant future.....5.....6 years??? Lookout there is promise on the horizon. Trust me.

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Post by Whiner33 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:28 pm

I aint no Bender wrote:Hermantown 9 to possibly 12

Luverne O to possibly 1


Whatever happens its not going to be close. Its the facts people. SWMN hockey still has a ways to go to catch up to the rest, but in the so distant future.....5.....6 years??? Lookout there is promise on the horizon. Trust me.
Fill us in? The sun will come up again on Thursday right?

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Post by jeffpv » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:34 am

To be fair, Hermantown has blown out teams from all around the state.
I think if it does happen to be a blow-out that'll it say more about Hermantown than it will SWMN hockey, in this instance.

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Post by hawkenjonny » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:51 am

My point, "faulty logic" aside, was that the game was not a blowout and the cardinals won a game and lost the third in OT at that state tournament which no other team from 3A has ever done. The growth of that program is something to smile about if you care about MN high school hockey. No argument here regarding the differences between this years team and that one.

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Tourney

Post by fastncrash » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:08 am

Luverne is so far out in the (Carbon Fibre) Sticks that the Entire Tourney is going to be on Cable TV here! :)

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Post by InigoMontoya » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:20 pm

hawkenjonny wrote:My point, "faulty logic" aside, was that the game was not a blowout and the cardinals won a game and lost the third in OT at that state tournament which no other team from 3A has ever done. The growth of that program is something to smile about if you care about MN high school hockey. No argument here regarding the differences between this years team and that one.
No other 3A team has won a game? Or no other 3A team has lost the 3rd game in OT?

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Post by GPGT » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:40 pm

Well as it happened a few years ago, when all the seeded teams got KO'd in the first round....

ANyone think the Cards have any chance at continuing the streak?


Me personally ,

7-1 Hermantown

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Post by Whiner33 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:54 pm

GPGT wrote:Well as it happened a few years ago, when all the seeded teams got KO'd in the first round....

ANyone think the Cards have any chance at continuing the streak?


Me personally ,

7-1 Hermantown
Well did the game get cancelled? They have a chance!

GPGT
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Post by GPGT » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:49 pm

Ha, Just dont know a ton about them.. Other than seeing their game schedule..

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Post by MrBoDangles » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:19 pm

How many kids left Luverne that could still be playing?

How much closer would the score be?

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Post by grindiangrad-80 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:00 pm

Luverne doing a nice job in this game. Goal tender looks real confident. If they can keep this close after 2............It's only 1 period but it's the start they needed.

I have nothing against Hermantown but I hope this game stays tight all the way.

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Post by TheNightman » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:00 pm

MrBoDangles wrote:How many kids left Luverne that could still be playing?

How much closer would the score be?
Nelson would certainly make a difference.

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