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No way they make the S8 play in. Strength of schedule is everything.
Why are there so many Walpole haters? No other school gets half as much criticism as they do?
Best in state? At least 5 publics in D-I are better. Laughable they get votes for top 10.
Braintree, Framingham, Weymouth, and Wellesley all play in the same conference and are in the top 20 but get no negative reactions. Their scoring differential is off the charts so therefore they are not just beating up on inferior competition, they are dominating them. Walpole's goalie played unbelievable in that loss to franklin last year. Sounds like there are a lot of issues with the coach which gets passed on to the team/players.
A few of the kids and their parents are also extremely arrogant. Total soft schedule coupled with idiot coach, even more of an idiot assistant coach, and town politics. They have two good lines and then literally nothing after that. Coach has major ethics issues. Personally and professionally.
Weak program for years. You can't have one good year with a weak schedule and think everyone is goign to bow down. Win something then brag
I've been to Handful of Walpole games over the last two years and one thing they aren't is cocky. I've never heard a parent talk like they are CM from the 90's. They understand they are a baseball and football town BUT when the hockey team plays well you have to give credit where credit is due.
The state tournament is hard for many programs to advance through and maybe that isn't the accurate measure. You have teams that lose in the play-in round come down, you have regionally recruited catholic teams, you have D-I independent powerhouses that play a C.C. schedule, you just bigger and better teams you're facing. But the guys point has always been, why not play better competition throughout the season?
Same size town and hang him, same number of kids that show up for tryouts as Hingham, big difference in skill. Why? Development. Clearly. Obviously not developing their junior high and freshman players. Afraid to play good teams. It's a shame. Coach should be fired.
Walpole's goalie is very good. I could see him stealing a game against a dramatically better team.
Actually, from Franklin, but their goalie is good enough to have a game where he stands on his head and they beat a better team. They would get hammered in the S8 but I wouldn't be shocked if they win a play in game
Play in game? First the selection committee will look at their 'quality wins' and let's see....they have a tie against Framingham and a game this week against Braintree. Other than that there really isn't a game they can point to because they don't play anyone. The schedule says "we're D-I tourney material at best' and you're talking Super 8. A play-in game they would get run out of the building.
Just 'stay in your lane' and gun for the D-I. That's why you play a cupcake schedule. Get a win or two against some lower seed and get killed by a higher seed and everyone is happy.
What year did your kid get cut from the team? Or was your kid not invited to the party?
I must say I went to the Walpole Braintree game last night and now can see how Walpole is having such a great season. Sure the Bay State isn't as strong at the top as it was last year but this team looks pretty good. Not sure if they are State champions good since their are lots of good teams but they'll compete with most.
Don't sleep on Wellesley.
Wow all the negativity. Are you this grumpy everyday about everything? Like when it's 80 in the summer you're like what the heck why isn't it 85. Gotta find some positives in your life and enjoy it. Bashing 15-18 year kids all day isn't the way to live.
What's up with the coach/A.D. pulling down the Walpole partying posts? Won't make it far if he can't brush this stuff under the rug.
I think your level of what is acceptable here is - would you be happy to see some slanderous things (there haven't been any convictions, right?) posted here about your son's drinking or drug use? Think about it.
They are in big trouble next year. Rink/Express owner forcing them out and starting u18/16 teams that will use late afternoon ice. Enjoy those 5am practices.
Huge win against Norwood JV last night. Most overrated team in the state. Play someone then talk.