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I dont go for ice snobbery. Any ice these days is "good ice". It is at the very least conditioning. If your kid is affected by others play, I am sorry, he just isnt that good. Anyone who says their kid wont skate because he will pick up bad habbits at 16 is telling everyone his kid has no chance of going anywhere. The other thing I would say is that I would not judge the ice by how many "college comitts" are on the ice. That is by far the most meaningless designation a kid can have. They can be bought and paid for and with the amount 2005s that have already comitted, what does that even mean for a 2003? I only say this because, who gives a crap? If your kid can get on the ice and can play, why not do it? If they have short benches, even better, where do I sign up???? I will take ice where I can get it.
PHL is a better league top to bottom
Watched both games Monday night. I must have been at a different event than what NEHJ covered.... GHEEEEEEZZZZ
Sad for them
Makes no sense for them to be there. Its a no win situation. They shine, and you get the "well, there is no contact allowed, so they should be the best" They play average with everyone else, and you get the "How can this be a college commit" The NHL Central scouting thing shouldn't even be taken seriously, I mean come on..NHL? No shot. Hope the kids have fun for a few hours on a Monday night, but this is not a "league". NEHJ is there so their paying customers can get some print..did you see the preface to the article? laughable.
"These are just my raw observations taken from my scout’s notebook- this is not intended to rank or project players, but should be taken in the context of instant analysis of summer hockey" what does this even mean?
It means that he was sent to watch a pickup hockey game and he made sure he had a list of the names that were playing that he has heard of and he was scratching down a few blurbs about those names. Nothing more. Safe bet if there are names at an event that he has read about already and commenting on these names will make him look like he has a keen eye for talent. Simple. Safe bet. I have a hard time understanding how some of these kids have traveled the world for youth hockey yet they are still considered to be new to the seen or a surprise talent These trips started in Mites. Caught bits of both games, man he must have been distracted to write what he wrote.
If kids skate and no one posts about it, did it even happen?