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Who may get upset in the QF's?

Edina
1
7%
Minnetonka
1
7%
STA
10
71%
Duluth East
2
14%
 
Total votes: 14

elliott70
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AA Friday night semis

Post by elliott70 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:49 pm

Assuming the state seed will happen the way we wall think it will happen...

Edina
Minnetonka
STA
Duluth East

in some order....

Will anyone not make it to Friday night?

greenwayraider
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Post by greenwayraider » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:55 pm

It could be one of the best semifinals ever. Bet they break the attendance record. If anyone has an extra I’ll gladly take it off your hands. :)

Doc Holliday
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Post by Doc Holliday » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:04 pm

My money is that all 4 make it.

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Post by green4 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:07 pm

It will be interesting, I think if I had to pick one not to make it, I would guess STA because of their recent struggles since jumping to AA. However I do expect them to be the 4 seed, so for them to lose then either WBL would have to get over their first round curse or Centennial would have to break free of the recent 5AA struggle at state.

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Post by nahc » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:10 pm

These are 1 game series. Not sure who, but odds are that 1 of the top 4 seeds will not advance.

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Post by Sparlimb » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:22 pm

Edina. They looked awful the other night.

Doc Holliday
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Post by Doc Holliday » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:26 pm

By my calculations, since they introduced seeding in 2007, the following have made it to Friday night:

4 out of 4: 4 (36%)
3 out of 4: 2 (18%)
2 out of 4: 3 (27%)
1 out of 4: 1 (9%)
0 out of 4: 1 (9%)

Grand Rapids probably could have been a 4 last year, so that switches the 3 & 2 categories.

Odds are that at least 1 will fall. But I'm trying to think of a year where it seems the top-4 are pretty clear cut like this year. Perhaps '08, where all 4 made it.

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Post by Schotzy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:28 pm

Man, that is hard to say until you see the match ups. I would have to think one would fall, but am sure hoping they all make the semis. That would be an epic Friday at the X.

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Post by WestMetro » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:48 pm

Quarterfinals :

Edina vs STMA
East vs Cent

TOnka vs Lvn
STa vs WBL

Only possible upset is STa vs WBL

Friday nite

Edina vs East ,
Tonka vs STa

Sat nite

Edina vs Tonka

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Post by goldy313 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:55 pm

With only 1 northern team they will rig so East avoids losing to a team from Lakeville again. 😂

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Post by wbmd » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:40 pm

WestMetro wrote:Quarterfinals :

Edina vs STMA
East vs Cent

TOnka vs Lvn
STa vs WBL

Only possible upset is STa vs WBL


Friday nite

Edina vs East ,
Tonka vs STa















































Sat nite

Edina vs Tonka

Only because White Bear won't be playing in the State Tournament.

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Post by Joe2015 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:06 pm

greenwayraider wrote:It could be one of the best semifinals ever. Bet they break the attendance record. If anyone has an extra I’ll gladly take it off your hands. :)
Unfortunately I think in order to get to this, we could see a lot of blow-outs on Thursday. These top 4 seem a big notch above the rest of the field.

Yes there can be upsets and one of the lower seeds might surprise, but I think the table is set for some bad games on Thursday

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Post by East Side Pioneer Guy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:15 pm

You never know, sometimes a fairly heavily favored team just comes out flat. It's rare, but it's happened.

Joe2015
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Post by Joe2015 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:18 pm

East Side Pioneer Guy wrote:You never know, sometimes a fairly heavily favored team just comes out flat. It's rare, but it's happened.
Oh for sure: we will probably get a close game or two. But I think we could see a couple ugly games too

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Re: AA Friday night semis

Post by DubCHAGuy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:24 pm

elliott70 wrote:Assuming the state seed will happen the way we wall think it will happen...

Edina
Minnetonka
STA
Duluth East

in some order....

Will anyone not make it to Friday night?
If Hill, or to a lesser extent LVN somehow replaces Duluth East on that list and my guess is that a lot of people (as in fans) won't make it to the Friday night session. The interest level would be extremely low to the casual tourney-go'er.

I will be there either way and wouldn't mind seeing another Edina vs. Duluth East classic. So many great tourney memories from their games over the last couple decades, and it never gets old!
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Post by East Side Pioneer Guy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:34 pm

Joe2015 wrote:
East Side Pioneer Guy wrote:You never know, sometimes a fairly heavily favored team just comes out flat. It's rare, but it's happened.
Oh for sure: we will probably get a close game or two. But I think we could see a couple ugly games too
Yep, could well be an ugly game and an upset. I always prefer the ugly game to be the second of the session. Especially the second of the session.

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Post by WestMetro » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:06 pm

Congrats Pioneers!

Agree with 59 below

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:03 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
11am EDINA vs STMA, 1pm DE vs LN, 6pm TONKA vs HM, 8pm STA vs CENT



I think only chance of upset is Centennial

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