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Everything posted by sadday4hockey

  1. That was sarcasm, I'm well aware of the real culprit. What's his name? You know...... the guy. You know, the one with the teleprompter and fake Oval Office set. Damn it, what's his name?
  2. And that preceded Putin's price hike. Just imagine now. Gas - gouge Hotels - gouge plus tourney kickback Food - gouge It's probably closer to 22-23 now.
  3. But that 20K would have included and provided a far better education than the 4 hours a day at NC. Excel will NOT put anyone into the NHL. The player themselves will. That's who "makes it" the ones who are completely focused on making it happen. Recent ones bear this out vividly, Voit, Cooley, Humphries, Mooney. What do they all have in common? Uncommon work ethic, the willingness to sacrifice a lot of things that 99.99% of others are not. They love the game and love being on the ice at all times. So that's why a Prep school route is more valuable in the long run.
  4. They've decimated the Yetis en route to their current standing, which is Yetis plus an A.
  5. Like I said, I think the coaches pool is starting to dry up now. Let's see in 3 years how much a non-parent coach for even a AA 14/16/18U National Bound type commands, my guess in the neighborhood of $7500. Hopefully, I'm wrong and there have been a lot of college grads who played at least ACHA who have recently entered the markets locally. Maybe they'll fill the void.
  6. The next pool that will dry up is the Coaching pool. At least the refs don't have to hear the parents after they leave the ice. The Coaches always get to hear their unsolicited opinions. Glad they are finding willing participants and hope they stay willing participants.
  7. And judging by your screen name and avatar.........
  8. Completely disagree. Unless you have a meathead coach who won't (ie is incapable) teach puck possession.
  9. I was shocked this year at how quickly players at all ages adapted to the new off-sides. Even at the youngest levels with average experience were making plays with the puck so as not to go off-side.
  10. So should we all still be driving a model T? Times change, the game changes. Those that oppose it are free to do so but I haven't seen any damage done by the new off-sides rules or the icing changes. So, it makes it more difficult to kill a penalty. Isn't that a good thing that might actually discourage taking penalties even more than the "beloved" FPP?
  11. This was most of the sentence. My reading comprehension tells me that you are specifically referencing the Pittsburgh contingent to which I say as do all of the historical data show that no way all of those players are USHL or NAHL level. The over/under on the number of those players that ever play regularly in either of those leagues is one and a half.
  12. They are NOT all prospects for those levels, some not even close. You'd think some of the delusion would have subsided by this age.
  13. I count 5 (1 goalie) on last season's team and one that lives here now that daddy works there.
  14. Prove he has a pulse would be a start.
  15. So where is Mr. Paul Day while all of this occurs? Probably sitting poolside in Florida enjoying his lifetime MidAm/USA Hockey pension plan. Another prime example of why term limits are necessary.
  16. Good on him for getting out. I'm all for increasing numbers and I guess I'm still uncertain what is the correct age to introduce hitting. All that being said, The $$$ amount that is spent on the top 10% players should not be 90% and the amount spent on "the other 90%" should not be 10%.
  17. And he's also quite the hypocrite when you realize that USA Hockey was the founder of and still the World Wide Leader in exploiting youth hockey for money.
  18. But they won't play against the top 06's because the Badgers 06 team is too strong for PAHL and is also going independent. Quite the conundrum they have at Center Ice. maybe they could play 60 games against one another?
  19. Allegheny 14's and SCIR 16's both playing in the Semis later today. Allegheny 5-1 QF win SCIR 4-0 QF win
  20. Whoever may be left on the board answer to Kosick and Posey. Esmark will be fine, Viper Stars maybe too but it will be very interesting to see which of these folks is correct regarding the Vipers PAHL based teams.
  21. It's USA Hockey, good chance they just throw all the teams in the lottery basket and let Nick Perry pick the divisions from there. Gonna need to be old to understand that one. 666
  22. Okay, but give us another reason. I just looked back, when SHAHA won they were in 3A and so was Mid-State in 2014 but that was 3 years after they won 16U 2A in 2011 so maybe they chose to or were told they were playing 3A. Armstrong runner-up team played at 2A and SCIR 3A. SHAHA and SCIR - larger than Altoona and Armstrong Like I said, I think that's it but I'm not certain. At least I've provided some data and a thought process whereas you continue to state your opinions.
  23. Guy is a great Coach and he's true to himself. He's everyman, from Pittsburgh. Love the Chapeau.
  24. I think it's based upon the size of the organization itself and how many total members they have or how many they average. I'm not certain about but if anyone has the motivation to look at past Armstrong results, that would be an indication. And even the old Mid-State teams that were so loaded. As far as the HS Nationals, that's just a bad HS tournament with a fancy name. Not that all the teams are bad but as stated above, the competition is greatly varied and makes for some ugly scores.
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