For all the old school DBoarders, is there any debate about better team, players, coaching, development, and outcomes for the players?
Looking at the “where are they now” facts only.
First...any year Kings...
Second, to the OPs question, not baby blue! Scam.
02 Breakers were better TEAM than either the SSK or BA.
It was funny a few years back about 02 SSK vs 02 BA thinking they were the best teams around. Fact is the 02 Breakers team went to the final 4 of the Q, won the last 3 consecutive EHF titles...yet they didn't promote themselves.
Breakers 02 was all about the goalie. One man, not a team.
Aside from goalie, where are those kids now compared to Kings kids???
So NHL draft picks are the metric?
Let someone pick a year (Squirt major?) get the rosters, line them up and let's look at the level of each player now at 18. Then you make a real comparison and put the issue to bed.
Using two kids (both coaches kids, by the way) as a measure is stupid and typical of this board..
Try multiple Kings drafted...and greater than 50% D1 college. How is BA developing kids again?
Sorry baby blue and Irish riviera folks. Not even a comparison for either team. Kings head and shoulders above all. None of the BA kids will end up on the ice for a D1 school, including the coach’s son.
Yeah, the kid who played 9 games for free for BA...he’s a Kings player, then Sebs and CC Whalers. Don’t let facts get in the way...
DC technically both a king and Breaker...
What other BSB is at BU???
02 Breakers were a TEAM in every aspect of the sport. Yes, absolutely started from the goalie, but you have to defend and put points on the score board. And oh by the way - keep your head up! Team was not afraid to kill penalties. Coach was one of the best around for taking the team to top 4 finish at Q and EHF Championships!!!!
Pretty sure the 2 that are representing their country in a few weeks are still upset that football on skates won 2 useless games because an outstanding goalie. The 5 other D1 recruits feel the same way.
Remind me again where the Breaker kids ended up? (Reminder that the goalie defected and got attention when he went to the Kings)
Looking forward to hearing all about the Breakers ladder of development!!!
Holy cow are you warped. Not a single Breaker skater will play D1, hardly any will play D3..2 at most....and you are trying to downplay 2 kids from the Kings for being 3rd liners at a prominent D1 hockey school, playing for the guy who is coaching the US World Juniors this year?
6 total will play D1, 2 will play and perform in the NHL...another 5 or 6 will play at good high end D3 schools....
Spout off all you want while wearing your kid’s old jersey, you can’t compare players or teams. Puck movement, skill, and future.
You were destined to be a Breaker dad. Sorry your kid could make TL’s team!
Pretty sure you are the one that doesn’t get it. The real winners are the ones you end up watching on TV captain scrappy!
Tell your kid not to forget the 30 pack when he skates on Tuesday nights with the guys in beer league.
So now the "winning" is now watching kids on NESN? Oh look there's Joey on the end of the bench. I saw him!
Old guys arguing about 02's is great!
Ha! Football on skates! Forgot about that...
Dump, chase and crash wins games too, but earns you a 1st class ticket to nowhere.
2 different camps...
1- develop skills, iq, compete, etc with the hopes of moving to the next level
2- play to win 10 yr. old hockey games
To each their own.
One team produced D1 and college talent, and a few pros, one produced landscapers with dads that brag about pee wee championships at the VFW. Congrats. The King boys need someone to carry their bags. Please get your ex-bender on that.
Chip, Chase, Dump and Grind
I know this may be hard for you to get your pea brain wrapped around but they actually recruited and developed top talent. They go hand in hand. At the end of the day it’s who goes the farthest in the hockey journey. That is the definition of development. The reasons any kid wanted to play for the Kings during that time was because they weren’t getting developed on their current team. That is just a fact. The coach was by far the best around.
Now a really tough one for you to actually get your youth hockey brain wrapped around. The ultimate measurement of development is kids who can play in college and beyond. When you compare the numbers it’s pretty clear. My kid skates with the team but couldn’t cut it. Not good or smart enough. The Kings played a better style of youth hockey than any team around. Their puck movement and skill was far above any other team.
Congrats on your EHF trophy. Check back in two or three years and take a look at the “where are they now“. Almost all of one team playing college and pro. One from the other team playing college. Solid development there for sure.
Now please go back to snowplowing.
Please tell us again where your little football player on skates is playing these days?
At least two will get paid to play. One of them millions as a likely a top first rounder. And again, where is your bender playing now? Just answer the question. It’s a simple one.
Those Breakers kids look good in the world Juniors as they beat Finland...oh wait...they were Kings kids..both who will be in the NHL.
I bet they were talking about those EHF games earlier in the day...
Players on the WJC came from BSB, SSK, PC, MFF and MF. Proves it doesn't matter what team you play for if you are good you are good.
Have you guys never listened to Ryan Whitney on Spittin Chicklets or their guests. Whitney discusses his time at the Q almost every His guests talk and chuckle about their days in youth hockey almost every episode as well.
There is no players from BSB at the world juniors.
How did the Irish white trash from Marshvegas hijack this thread anyway? It’s about the Kings and BA?
Sorry, but both those teams were considered the best around at the time. My kid played some games for BSB and it was nothing special. He also has a skated with the 02 Advantage kids for years. No comparison in skill, TL did a nice job with that group. As far as Kings go, a step ahead in all areas, which is why they have the numbers of kids progressing more than any other team at that age group. The coach taught those kids how to play a year or two ahead of their time, which paid dividends to most players. That is why it was easy for him to recruit.
BA is next in the progression of players for that year, then the Islanders, then the Breakers. So congrats....
Whitney jokes about the Q to mock people like the Breakers dad, which makes it even funnier when they don’t understand it.
The question everyone really wants answered is who had the hotter moms?
BSB goalie was on team but BU team had covid cases and he had to be replaced.
Your kid did not play games for BSB as they didn’t have alternates. Nice lie though.
Breakers had a few alternates and guests over the years like any team does, fool.
BA had hottest moms.
Make sure to watch the real players today against Russia. Maybe your bender can learn something. Kidding, too late for that!
Breakers kids killed it the last few days. Congrats!
Both Kings kids who won Gold the other night for their country said they still felt empty because of their Pee Wee EHF losses. 😂😂😂
One was a SSK and one was a PC. Dont play yourself.
Both 02s were Kings morons.
Sorry your kid ended up at SSVT
Where did BB start playing...in RI with the Caps then was recruited to play for the SSK. Facts.
RI Saints -> Caps -> SSK