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Re: Walpole

Those games against Dedham in Norwood should be really difficult. By the way, nice town. Way to celebrate the Confederate flag in 2016-2017!

Re: Walpole

**** all the haters
We are going to **** every team in the state of mass. All you pussies posting with anonymous names won't dare show their faces


Says the anonymous poster...OP is right. Schedule is soft. Team will be in top 20 all year, then lose when they play someone talented.

Re: Walpole

Maybe start by scrimmaging better teams pre-season to gauge where the program is going. Other teams would be glad to help. Also maybe play better teams early on in the schedule.

Re: Walpole

anon
Maybe start by scrimmaging better teams pre-season to gauge where the program is going. Other teams would be glad to help. Also maybe play better teams early on in the schedule.


Exactly. Their league should go away from playing each team twice. This would allow them to play better competition. Having to play the Dedhams, Miltons, Norwoods, etc. twice a season does nothing for them but build up stats.

Re: Walpole

Program going nowhere. Will have a good year this year but nothing behind the few good seniors. Zero goalies and no D left after seniors who got cut from their club teams and came back for senior year. The few good underclassmen they have coming up leaving for privates next year. They will go from heroes to zeros in one year. They will do very well in their league play and make a few rounds in the states but will lose if they have to play anyone talented. They are also very tiny so will not fare well against physical teams. Anyone with size on that team is horrible and can't skate so is a non-factor in the physical game.

Re: Walpole

Anon
Another cake-walk of a schedule. That league is just horrible. Coach needs to schedule better non-league competition. Same story as last season - be overrated during the season, then struggle in tournament.


Wow. Another barn-burner last last. They may go 20-0 and no goals against, yet still not break the top 20. Why would a kid stay in this program when they are never challenged until the tourney? Coach has some 'splaining to do as to why they continue with such a soft schedule.

Re: Walpole

Coaching staff is a complete joke. Totally not in tune with high school hockey landscape. He literally could not tell you the good teams or players in the area. This is the one year this clown has a really good team and he is wasting it against subpar talent. He is completely depleted next year so he has missed his window I'm actually making a run at a title. Previous poster is right on as to why good players would stay in this program. Every year they lose good players because of stuff like this.

This is what happens when you let your AD also coach. It's all about which parents kiss up to him to get the kids on the team, funding his suburban league (which is crappy at best), kickbacks he gets from telling his players to play for Express, and keeping his drinking buddies on the bench with him.

Walpole would be a powerhouse year-over-year if they brought in an actual hockey guy to run the program.

Re: Walpole

My kid plays on this team. Sadly I have to agree. Joke of a program. Coach is a total clown. Good team this year so hopefully they go far but none of us who have been around this guy for a while believes in him. Wish we played tougher competition to see how good we really are.

Re: Walpole

What do the Boosters say? As parents the thing to do would be step up the money raising and step up the expectations and let the AD know what the expectations are. As the old saying goes, 'money talks and B.S. walks.'

Re: Walpole

Waltham Hockey ~2002 Division 1 State Champions ~5X Super 8 Participants #GoHawks

Oh wait, Walpole.....

Re: Walpole

Anon
Another cake-walk of a schedule. That league is just horrible. Coach needs to schedule better non-league competition. Same story as last season - be overrated during the season, then struggle in tournament.


Facing another powerhouse in Needham tonight.
How can they think anyone will take their success seriously?

Re: Walpole

Why not chat with the coach and have him schedule a few scrimmages against some of the south shore publics? Hingham, Duxbury, Braintree and see how it goes?