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Re: The 2019 Seedings thread

Post by O-townClown » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:08 am

I printed out PS2 rankings at the conclusion of the regular season. Here is who is left:

1 Edina 6
3 Blaine 5
4 Andover 7
6 St. Thomas 3
7 Eden Prairie 2
8 Maple Grove 5
10 Benilde-St. Margaret's 6
11 Duluth East 7
13 Moorhead 8
14 Eagan 3
15 Hill-Murray 4
16 Holy Family 2
18 Brainerd 8
20 White Bear Lake 4
24 Lakeville South 1
26 Stillwater 4
28 Lakeville North 1
? Woodbury 4
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Re: The 2019 Seedings thread

Post by O-townClown » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:17 am

Possible seeds

1 - Edina
2 - Blaine
3 - Andover
4 - St. Thomas
5 - Eden Prairie

Maple Grove probably 3 or 4 if they beat Blaine
Benilde probably 4 or 5 if they beat Edina
Duluth East either 5 or unseeded if they beat Andover

Likely unseeded are the winners of:
I - Lakeville N or S
IV - Hill, White Bear
VIII - Moorhead or Brainerd
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Re: The 2019 Seedings thread

Post by Doc Holliday » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:15 am

Just a few items of note:

-Moorhead has wins over both Benilde & Duluth East, should either of those two pull off their respective upsets....I know they would (and should) get credit for the quality of win over Edina and/or Andover, but will that outweigh a head to head loss to the Spuds?
-I don't see 1AA or 4AA getting a seed (perhaps WBL if Eagan & Holy Family both pull off upsets)

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Re: The 2019 Seedings thread

Post by elliott70 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:05 pm

O-townClown wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:17 am
Possible seeds

1 - Edina
2 - Blaine
3 - Andover
4 - St. Thomas
5 - Eden Prairie

Maple Grove probably 3 or 4 if they beat Blaine
Benilde probably 4 or 5 if they beat Edina
Duluth East either 5 or unseeded if they beat Andover

Likely unseeded are the winners of:
I - Lakeville N or S
IV - Hill, White Bear
VIII - Moorhead or Brainerd
Coaches voting:
Edina
Andover
STA
Blaine
Moorhead (maybe Eden Prairie)

Out either Lakeville team and Section 4 winner.

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Re: The 2019 Seedings thread

Post by elliott70 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:07 pm

Unless some weird things happen these teams will not be seeded

Lakevilles
Holy Family
Eagan
section 4
DEast
Brainerd

Maple Grove and Benilde will get seeded if they make it..

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Re: The 2019 Seedings thread

Post by O-townClown » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:57 am

O-townClown wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:08 am
1 Edina 6
3 Blaine 5
4 Andover 7
6 St. Thomas 3
7 Eden Prairie 2
8 Maple Grove 5
11 Duluth East 7
13 Moorhead 8
14 Eagan 3
15 Hill-Murray 4
20 White Bear Lake 4
24 Lakeville South 1
28 Lakeville North 1
1. Edina
2. Blaine
3. Andover
4. St. T
5. Eden Prairie
x. Moorhead
x. Section IV
x. Section I
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AA state tourney seeding

Post by Hockeywatcher123 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:54 pm

Best guess:
1. Edina
2. Blaine
3. STA
4. EP
5. Moorhead
Duluth East
WBL/Hill
Lakeville South

Can definitely make an argument for multiple teams in the 4 and 5 spot but feel like the top 3 should be pretty set. Thoughts?

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Re: The 2019 Seedings thread

Post by O-townClown » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:56 pm

O-townClown wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:08 am
1 Edina 6
3 Blaine 5
6 St. Thomas 3

7 Eden Prairie 2
11 Duluth East 7
13 Moorhead 8
15 Hill-Murray 4
20 White Bear Lake 4
24 Lakeville South 1
1. Edina
2. Blaine
3. St. T
4. Eden Prairie
5. Duluth E
x. Moorhead
x. Section IV
x. Lakeville S
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Re: The 2019 Seedings thread

Post by Doc Holliday » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:04 pm

Info courtesy of FollowThePuck:

Class AA

vs. Tourney Field
*Including HM & WBL

Edina 9-1 (loss to HM, beat HM)
Eden Prairie 3-3-2 (beat LS, BLN, MHD)
Moorhead 2-2-0 (beat DE, HM)
Blaine 1-1-1 (beat HM)
Dul East 1-1-2 (beat WBL)
STA 1-2-1 (beat HM)
WBL 1-3-0 (beat HM)
HM 2-5-0 (loss to WBL)
L'ville South 0-2

I think the only absolutes are a) Edina will be the 1 seed & b) Lakeville South will be unseeded. The assumption seems to be Blaine will be the 2 seed, but EP I think has a better case. Blaine will probably get it because of their record though. Same with St. Thomas Academy for #3.

After Edina, I think it's safe to assume that Blaine, St Thomas Academy & Eden Prairie will be 3 of the remaining 4 seeds. Comes down to Moorhead & Duluth East. Both sides have an argument.

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by SpreadOut! » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:34 pm

WBL, if they make it, could get seed over EP and Moorhead. Currently ranked higher. Tough call, though, on who is odd man out of those three. Duluth East beat WBL but had some questionable losses so likely won’t be seeded. But DE will be tough opening round opponent for whoever draws them.

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by TheNightman » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:39 pm

Top three are set, Lakeville South and Hill would both be easy calls to be unseeded but it's tough to guess the rest. I'll say:

1. Edina
2. Blaine
3. STA
4. EP
5. WBL

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by LASERBLUE135 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:41 pm

The field looks really competitive! Edina clear #1 but the rest are all full on coin flip (minus LS the clear outlier). I’m very curious if LS is “randomly” selected to play Edina...

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by WestMetro » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:48 pm

Agree on top 3

Likely pairings

Edina will play Lvs at 6 pm
Blaine will play Deast or Hill at 11
STA will play at 1.30 Deast or MH
8.30 WBL EP or EP MH

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Re: The 2019 Seedings thread

Post by O-townClown » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:55 pm

Looking back at the seed each team had in their Section tournament

4 Lakeville S
3 Eden Prairie
1 St. Thomas
2 Hill-Murray or 1 White Bear Lake
1 Blaine
1 Edina
2 Duluth E
1 Moorhead
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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by CakeScout17 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:08 am

Well, here it comes and it's going to ruffle feathers and unleash passive/aggressive vitriol so BRING IT!

Seeding, schmeeding...

This '18-'19 season is a 'down year' overall. Not for entertainment mind you it is hockey after all - don't get me wrong. However, NONE of the regular season top 5 teams nor the state tourney participants can hold a candle to last years' top 5. I know, hard to compare, apples & oranges, players leaving, etc etc. but it's just a step down. It happens, it cycles. It is what it are! (Just wait till next year when it dips bit more...just sayin').

That said, rankings/seeds although 'earned' in a given season are meaningless. Remember this when you tune in or attend the Sat nite championship...
Oh sure, its fun fodder for the armchair folks like us but that's all...1/2 of us are proven right and the other go off crying and contradicting themselves in their daily lives. Folks, the 2019 state hockey championship was played at AmSoil Thursday night between Andover and DE!

END. OF. STORY.

The pace, intensity, raw energy and momentum swings was unlike any I have seen this year except for the DE/Andover matchup in early Dec and the summer showcase from late July - just relentless effort, speed and physicality. Nothing I have seen this season has matched it and I've now seen the entire top 20 live this year - So if DE ends up with a #5 or #6 seed? They will laugh all the way to the final whilst that #1 or #2 seed will have shaky hands as they lace up their skates Sat, March 9.

Early season Tonka was legit but veered off course. Blaine on a roll with 3 studs albeit not a lot of depth. MG just following their unfortunate annual script. Edina seemingly lacking grit yet they just end up outskating teams by middle of 3rd period and keep winning, but I still just dont 'feel it' from them...Andover and DE tho? Seem to possess another compete level. If you witnessed Wed nights sectional games at Mariucci and then caught the Thursday Andover/DE game you would wonder if there is a Class AAA in Minnesota...and, no, I'm not kidding (I actually heard couple of old-timers behind me in Sec 16 at Mariucci talking in their group of 4 and heard this quote, "is this the best these sections have?")...
DE has straightened out their issues, is on a roll and Ricky Lyle is flying as he has something to prove, to earn, if you will, a "ship" of both kinds - 'champion' and 'scholar'.

IMHO, its DE's tourney to lose now. Their speed, grit, preparedness and ability to adapt in-game under the professors' tutelage should propel them to the title they're seeking after last years' title loss to Tonka. Sure, anything can happen and it most assuredly will but I'd put my $ on DE. If DE is in Edina's bracket? Edina plays for 3rd place (again). If not, we might just see an Edina/DE final. If so, you'll see two different styles but it will end much like these two squads semifinal tilt from last March '18. And thus, provide further proof that rankings and seeds mean nothing.

I hope I'm wrong for selfish reasons but I must be objective and admit when I see something brewing. So, in the end, I'll either be the master prognosticator OR I just laid the biggest Costanza curse on DE and Jedi mind-tricked all their brethren. Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock...

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Re: The 2019 Seedings thread

Post by Section 8 guy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:54 am

Doc Holliday wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Info courtesy of FollowThePuck:

Class AA

vs. Tourney Field
*Including HM & WBL

Edina 9-1 (loss to HM, beat HM)
Eden Prairie 3-3-2 (beat LS, BLN, MHD)
Moorhead 2-2-0 (beat DE, HM)
Blaine 1-1-1 (beat HM)
Dul East 1-1-2 (beat WBL)
STA 1-2-1 (beat HM)
WBL 1-3-0 (beat HM)
HM 2-5-0 (loss to WBL)
L'ville South 0-2

I think the only absolutes are a) Edina will be the 1 seed & b) Lakeville South will be unseeded. The assumption seems to be Blaine will be the 2 seed, but EP I think has a better case. Blaine will probably get it because of their record though. Same with St. Thomas Academy for #3.

After Edina, I think it's safe to assume that Blaine, St Thomas Academy & Eden Prairie will be 3 of the remaining 4 seeds. Comes down to Moorhead & Duluth East. Both sides have an argument.
Do you really think with 9 losses that it's a given EP is seeded? Seems far from certain.

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by Section 8 guy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:20 am

I actually thought the 7AA final was fairly sloppy and not that well played......but that's just my opinion. Of course, I could be wrong.

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by Joe2015 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:28 am

Hockeywatcher123 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:54 pm
Best guess:
1. Edina
2. Blaine
3. STA
4. EP
5. Moorhead
Duluth East
WBL/Hill
Lakeville South

Can definitely make an argument for multiple teams in the 4 and 5 spot but feel like the top 3 should be pretty set. Thoughts?
Good to see all those scrappy underdog teams make the tournament this year (that was me being sarcastic in case you couldn't tell)

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by northwoods oldtimer » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:50 am

SpreadOut! wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:34 pm
WBL, if they make it, could get seed over EP and Moorhead. Currently ranked higher. Tough call, though, on who is odd man out of those three. Duluth East beat WBL but had some questionable losses so likely won’t be seeded. But DE will be tough opening round opponent for whoever draws them.
Love me some East - STA Quarter. So does Danny! :lol: :wink:

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by DadsMoney » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:18 am

when do seedings get released?

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by Usthockey13 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:37 am

Tomorrow around 930am

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by thestickler07 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:38 am

northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:50 am
SpreadOut! wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:34 pm
WBL, if they make it, could get seed over EP and Moorhead. Currently ranked higher. Tough call, though, on who is odd man out of those three. Duluth East beat WBL but had some questionable losses so likely won’t be seeded. But DE will be tough opening round opponent for whoever draws them.
Love me some East - STA Quarter. So does Danny! :lol: :wink:
None of this please - my coworker's cousin was on that Hounds team and I still haven't heard the end of that loss.

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by bardown27 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:45 am

How I see seeing going (and MY logic behind it)

If WBL makes it

1. Edina (pretty straight forward)
2. Blaine
3. STA
4. WBL
5. Duluth East -just beat the #4 Andover (LPH ranking) team to get here, think that deserves something.

EP, LVS and Moorhead unseeded. Many will think that EP should be seeded over DE, but beating #4 Andover to get there hold more weight for me than beating HF. I wouldn't want to face any of these unseeded teams in the quarters for various reasons.

If Hill wins

1. Edina
2. Blaine
3. STA
4. DE
5. EP

Moorhead, LVS and Hill unseeded.

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Re: AA state tourney seeding

Post by thestickler07 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:50 am

I would guess:
1. Edina
2. Blaine
3. STAA
4. Moorhead
5. WBL if they beat HM, elsewise EP

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Re: The 2019 Seedings thread

Post by dueling21 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:33 am

We don't have to speculate on the #5 being Moorhead or Duluth East...back on Jan. 19 the Spuds shutout the 'Hounds, 4-0.

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