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Does Youth Hockey Hub Enhance or Take Away from youth hockey?

Enhance
12
40%
Take Away
18
60%
 
Total votes: 30

zooomx
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Youth Hockey Hub

Post by zooomx » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:54 pm

Both my players have now graduated out of youth hockey. Looking back, one thing that really bugs me now (that did not bug me a few years ago), is the fact that Youth Hockey Hub is directly profiting off of our youth hockey players during the MN Hockey seasons. I know others profit off of our kids during off season, or by offering "outside MN Hockey" additional training, but this is different.

Youth Hockey Hub is using images, and full names of 10-15 year olds in order to make money on his website. It didn't bother me when he was a glorified blog, but now he is pulling in sponsors, running tournaments and treating youth hockey like it is the NHL. Frankly it sickens me. I sense Tony is a nice guy and probably had good intentions, but do we really want our 10-15 year olds put on a pedestal like Tony offers with his year end awards, etc?? These kids are already a challenge to keep from getting big heads and complacent.

If it was more like a blog, and he was just streaming a few games as a convenience to family members who cant make the game, it would be different. Does MN Hockey, districts, or associations sell him the rights to profit off of our kids? Maybe he does, and maybe he doesnt even make a dime. I dont know. Just feels very icky to me. I could be crazy though. Your opinion?

scoreandscoreoften
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Post by scoreandscoreoften » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:26 pm

I wholeheartedly agree with you. Very seldom go to that site anymore, even though I know quite a few players still at the youth level and I still try and follow what goes on. But, it's capitalism at its best. Parents love to see little Johnnys name mentioned, and will buy the subscription just in case. It has gone far beyond reporting on a game or tournament, to throwing out name after name. Some would say he's exploiting the kids, and that includes kids that are under the 10-15 age bracket.

MrBoDangles
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Post by MrBoDangles » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:24 am

Just a simple, please don't mention my child (parent) or team (by a coach) would be instantly honored.

I remember the days of waiting.. days to hear scores and now we get play by play or even video for some.

It's the same thing as Let's Play Hockey, taken from paper, to the new cyber way.


Keep up the good work!

old goalie85
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Post by old goalie85 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:01 pm

I like it. Fred seems to be slowing down . Remember when Fredrick and his hat wrote pee-wee articles here ?

MrBoDangles
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Post by MrBoDangles » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:25 pm

old goalie85 wrote:I like it. Fred seems to be slowing down . Remember when Fredrick and his hat wrote pee-wee articles here ?
He started with a couple top 50 peewee posts and then decided to take a break. He must have a Blyleven type deal worked out...
:lol:

old goalie85
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Post by old goalie85 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:07 am

Good point. I was waiting for one maybe two of the North B vikings on that list.

DrGaf
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Post by DrGaf » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:31 am

It's America. It fills a need.

I just wish i had the testicular fortitude to do it first.
Sorry, fresh out, Don't Really Give Any.

zooomx
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Post by zooomx » Wed May 04, 2016 8:25 am

DrGaf wrote:It's America. It fills a need.

I just wish i had the testicular fortitude to do it first.
Yes, it feels a need. Ask yourself this: Is it a healthy need, or a narcissistic need?

wannagototherink
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Re: Youth Hockey Hub

Post by wannagototherink » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:06 pm

zooomx wrote:Both my players have now graduated out of youth hockey. Looking back, one thing that really bugs me now (that did not bug me a few years ago), is the fact that Youth Hockey Hub is directly profiting off of our youth hockey players during the MN Hockey seasons. I know others profit off of our kids during off season, or by offering "outside MN Hockey" additional training, but this is different.

Youth Hockey Hub is using images, and full names of 10-15 year olds in order to make money on his website. It didn't bother me when he was a glorified blog, but now he is pulling in sponsors, running tournaments and treating youth hockey like it is the NHL. Frankly it sickens me. I sense Tony is a nice guy and probably had good intentions, but do we really want our 10-15 year olds put on a pedestal like Tony offers with his year end awards, etc?? These kids are already a challenge to keep from getting big heads and complacent.

If it was more like a blog, and he was just streaming a few games as a convenience to family members who cant make the game, it would be different. Does MN Hockey, districts, or associations sell him the rights to profit off of our kids? Maybe he does, and maybe he doesnt even make a dime. I dont know. Just feels very icky to me. I could be crazy though. Your opinion?

I couldn't agree more. It is disgusting and Minnesota Hockey should be ashamed of themselves for allowing it to happen.
"I've never seen a dumb-bell score a goal!" ~Gretter

Jeffy95
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Re: Youth Hockey Hub

Post by Jeffy95 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:03 am

wannagototherink wrote:
zooomx wrote:Both my players have now graduated out of youth hockey. Looking back, one thing that really bugs me now (that did not bug me a few years ago), is the fact that Youth Hockey Hub is directly profiting off of our youth hockey players during the MN Hockey seasons. I know others profit off of our kids during off season, or by offering "outside MN Hockey" additional training, but this is different.

Youth Hockey Hub is using images, and full names of 10-15 year olds in order to make money on his website. It didn't bother me when he was a glorified blog, but now he is pulling in sponsors, running tournaments and treating youth hockey like it is the NHL. Frankly it sickens me. I sense Tony is a nice guy and probably had good intentions, but do we really want our 10-15 year olds put on a pedestal like Tony offers with his year end awards, etc?? These kids are already a challenge to keep from getting big heads and complacent.

If it was more like a blog, and he was just streaming a few games as a convenience to family members who cant make the game, it would be different. Does MN Hockey, districts, or associations sell him the rights to profit off of our kids? Maybe he does, and maybe he doesnt even make a dime. I dont know. Just feels very icky to me. I could be crazy though. Your opinion?

I couldn't agree more. It is disgusting and Minnesota Hockey should be ashamed of themselves for allowing it to happen.
Will you be leading the protest when ABC makes money off of the Little League World Series this summer too?

DrGaf
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Post by DrGaf » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:20 am

zooomx wrote:
DrGaf wrote:It's America. It fills a need.

I just wish i had the testicular fortitude to do it first.
Yes, it feels a need. Ask yourself this: Is it a healthy need, or a narcissistic need?
Who are you or I to make that decision?

The consumer public decides if they want to make it a need in their lives, they click the articles, they subscribe, they attend the tourneys, they buy the sweatshirts. In the simplest economic standards ... it fills a need. There is a demand for it.
Sorry, fresh out, Don't Really Give Any.

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Post by elliott70 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:48 am

ttt

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