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gopherpuck516
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All Time All Tournament Team

Post by gopherpuck516 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:19 pm

Willard Ikola - Coach
Greg Stuttgart - Goalie
Ryan McDonagh - Defense
Henry Boucha - Defense
Mike Antonovich - Forward
Dave Spehar - Forward
John Mayasich - Forward


Can’t argue with any of the picks except one, in my opinion. Did McDonagh’s parents have a vote? 1 tourney and 5 total points? Can’t see him having a bigger impact than Crowley, Olimb, to name a couple.

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Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Post by wbmd » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:32 pm

gopherpuck516 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Willard Ikola - Coach
Greg Stuttgart - Goalie
Ryan McDonagh - Defense
Henry Boucha - Defense
Mike Antonovich - Forward
Dave Spehar - Forward
John Mayasich - Forward


Can’t argue with any of the picks except one, in my opinion. Did McDonagh’s parents have a vote? 1 tourney and 5 total points? Can’t see him having a bigger impact than Crowley, Olimb, to name a couple.
I'm assuming you mean Stutz.

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Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Post by hockey59 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:56 pm

wbmd wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:32 pm
gopherpuck516 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Willard Ikola - Coach
Greg Stuttgart - Goalie
Ryan McDonagh - Defense
Henry Boucha - Defense
Mike Antonovich - Forward
Dave Spehar - Forward
John Mayasich - Forward


Can’t argue with any of the picks except one, in my opinion. Did McDonagh’s parents have a vote? 1 tourney and 5 total points? Can’t see him having a bigger impact than Crowley, Olimb, to name a couple.
I'm assuming you mean Stutz.
Agree ☝️I’d say Karl Gouhring of AV over Stutz

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Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Post by gopherpuck516 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:16 am

wbmd wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:32 pm
gopherpuck516 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Willard Ikola - Coach
Greg Stuttgart - Goalie
Ryan McDonagh - Defense
Henry Boucha - Defense
Mike Antonovich - Forward
Dave Spehar - Forward
John Mayasich - Forward


Can’t argue with any of the picks except one, in my opinion. Did McDonagh’s parents have a vote? 1 tourney and 5 total points? Can’t see him having a bigger impact than Crowley, Olimb, to name a couple.
I'm assuming you mean Stutz.
Typing on my phone... yeah, Stutz. 3 straight shutouts is very impressive. Also deserving are Goehring, Casey, the guy from Mpls SW in the late 60’s/early 70’s, and probably some others.

Just don’t understand with all the history of the tourney, how a defenseman who played in one tourney and scored 5 points is one of the two selected as the best ever. He’s had a great post HS career, but there’s got to be more deserving defenseman who played in (and won) multiple tournaments. I’ll start with Crowley.

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Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Post by Puckguy19 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:31 pm

Boucha only played in one tournament, also.

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Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Post by gopherpuck516 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:39 pm

Puckguy19 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Boucha only played in one tournament, also.
Fair point, but Boucha is like a living folk hero in MN HS hockey.

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Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Post by 50in15 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:46 pm

McDonagh Is definitely the name that stuck out to me as well. Crowley seems to be a better fit.

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Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Post by Puckguy19 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:22 pm

gopherpuck516 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Puckguy19 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Boucha only played in one tournament, also.
Fair point, but Boucha is like a living folk hero in MN HS hockey.
Agreed.

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Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Post by DubCHAGuy » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:34 pm

50in15 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:46 pm
McDonagh Is definitely the name that stuck out to me as well. Crowley seems to be a better fit.
Agree as well. One because he was an unbelievable HS player and two he was the face of what is generally accepted as the best team of all time.

If they wanted a career award, at least Housley played in 2 tourneys, and played so well in it as a junior that the greatest NHL coach of all time watched it and drafted him 6th overall.

I’d also have to go with Goehring. He was awesome in 1996. Stutz was great too and his name gets associated with the 3 shutouts, but that 2004 Centennial team was the best defensive TEAM I’ve ever seen in the tourney.

No complaints with the forwards.

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Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Post by Duluthguy » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:51 pm

DubCHAGuy wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:34 pm
50in15 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:46 pm
McDonagh Is definitely the name that stuck out to me as well. Crowley seems to be a better fit.
If they wanted a career award, at least Housley played in 2 tourneys, and played so well in it as a junior that the greatest NHL coach of all time watched it and drafted him 6th overall.
....and Housley went straight from HS to the NHL and had a Hall of Fame career.

He was terrific in that 81 tournament. South St. Paul doesn’t even make it to State without him, much less finish 3rd.

I’ll take Housley and Boucha on the blue line.

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Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Post by East Side Pioneer Guy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:50 am

gopherpuck516 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Puckguy19 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Boucha only played in one tournament, also.
Fair point, but Boucha is like a living folk hero in MN HS hockey.
So is it more than tournament play? Being a legend outside the tournament counts?

I don't get it. What McDonough did outside the tournament doesn't count, but what Boucha means outside of the tournament does count?

Not arguing for McDonough, just curious what the standard is. To me, it should just be tournament play, if it's an all tournament team.

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Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Post by gopherpuck516 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:37 am

East Side Pioneer Guy wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:50 am
gopherpuck516 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Puckguy19 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Boucha only played in one tournament, also.
Fair point, but Boucha is like a living folk hero in MN HS hockey.
So is it more than tournament play? Being a legend outside the tournament counts?

I don't get it. What McDonough did outside the tournament doesn't count, but what Boucha means outside of the tournament does count?

Not arguing for McDonough, just curious what the standard is. To me, it should just be tournament play, if it's an all tournament team.
Boucha’s legend was made, or at least cemented, at the state tourney. Mike Crowley, as a 3x tourney champ with tons of great games in the tourney, is more deserving than both Boucha and McDonagh, IMO.

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