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All you Islanders haters out there. Repeat after me: "You hate them because you ain't them"
Congrats on being 1 loser this year!
If your kid is good. They'll be coming to you.
I heard they took 10 forwards. I feel bad for parents, way too many kids to develop.
10 Forwards? how does that work?
Good question. #7,8,9,10 are in for a surprise.
New additions will only cause problems for that team. Demanding parents. Watch out
As are the 3-4 Alternates. Looking to be the first youth team in history to have kids wearing suits in the stands when not dressing. I think the idea was to drive down the cost per player for the 2017-2018 Q tournament.
who's making the decisions? 5 new players for the league runner up.... that's a lot...
Get used to "healthy scratch"
9 and 6 no healthy scratches. Going to be a solid team in a solid division. Enjoy the E9 farm team
Not sure of your plans but I don't plan on my kid playing for a Prep coach that uses a clipboard still...bahahahaha
Boo Hoo about 5 defensemen vs. 6. That team probably plays 60 games a year. You mean to tell me that there's not enough ice time in those 60 games for 6 d men? People always talk about kids being entitled now, but this is about parents being entitled. What's the problem with 6 d men? It's the same ratio as the forwards. Roughly 1/3 of the game. There shouldn't be an issue if all 6 d men can actually contribute. If the coach is just carrying a 6th D just so he can have a full roster, that's a different story.
Don't even get me started on the goalie parents that complain about having 2 goalies on a team. Ask any goalie coach, 60 games a year is too much for a single kid. Actually hurts their development rather than helps it.
So agree. It's ok for 9 forwards but 5 never mind 6 d is an issue. Get over it d parents. Every team should have six d if there are nine f. You want more ice go to skills.
As a D parent I agree. Every team should play 6 and have at least one sitting. Swapping partners (a 70's thing I know) and playing both left and right is messes it all up.
Agree on the 6 D. You do realize the original poster is someone outside of this team just stirring the pot.
No I am on the team. You have no idea who I am because you have 18 choices!!!!! I am ****** I cant switch teams.
If you're on the team, shouldn't you be in school right now?
So then why did you want 5 D originally? Not happy and this coaching staff is a joke. Parents on this team are only staying to have a shot at the Q (which is ridiculous). We are giving up 2 years of key development for our kids. It is wrong to tell us one thing (5 d) and then change it knowing we are stuck with IHC because all other teams are full.
I want to go back to you just caring about your kids. At least everyone had playing time then. You chose trying to get the most talent on a team over helping your child develop. Why are you coaching anyway? Is it an ego thing?
So true. Not on IHC but same stuff everywhere. Promised one thing get another after you sign. Sadly you are stuck there for a year. As for q forget about it. Go to a team your kid will develop. Most local teams play one game at q lose and come home. Frustrating.
Yes, but if your kid goes to the Q you can say "my kid played in the Q". Don't you know that is worth more than development? What is wrong with you. Good luck at least 3 of you will be cut next year and not even make it to the Q.
It is better to have tried and failed than to never have gotten the tee-shirt at all!
And you can wear the t shirt to high school tryouts! Hello.
Nothing worse than adults who come on this board and pick apart teams they either have nothing to do with or were formerly of. I am speaking in general with regards to all teams none in specific. You are just bitter your kid hasn't lived up to your expectations. Because your kid was probably average at best it now gives you the green light to tell everyone how things should work. The reality is you are the last person to be spewing out advice as you failed your own kid. Hence why you are on this site trying to set people straight. You probably have a collection of different team sweat suites in your kids closet, And let me guess...he got screwed at every one of those organizations. Coach didn't develop him? It's the coaches job to teach the game of hockey and if the kid has any ability he will develop naturally while learning to play the game properly. Just because you pay 2-4K doesn't mean the coaches can wave the magic wand over your kid and turn him into a top end talent. As Jack Parker has been quoted "the team who steps off the bus with the most talent is usually the team that wins".
Not true little man. My kid did and still will play in the EHF. The beauty of you guys getting screwed is that you, parents and coaches, have a terrible reputation. You have a model that is wrong for youth hockey. Ask yourself this. When you decided to sign 10 forwards was it ok that you then have to automatically cut a kid the next year? So you signed players knowing it was a 1 year deal. That is so wrong for 10 year old hockey. I have no problem with cutting kids that haven't developed and doing what is best for their skill level. Think about it, you are going to have to cut a few kids that might be very good, worked very hard, was loyal and committed. This isn't D1 hockey. Shame on you and I know for a fact parents of the D are p'd off.
You are no Eagle Scouts!
I agree. I think the kids getting to have the experience raises their own level of expectations throughout the rest of their playing time. Playing in those games might not mean a lot for development (if anything) but kids carry that with them and it can't hurt.
And as far as the cost, a wise man once posted "If your worry is about money, might I suggest you found the wrong sport"
Absolutely agree it would be pretty cool, but not at the expense of being on a 10 team with 10 forwards. It should be a by product of a good team.
I don't get your whole beef with having 10 forwards. So you roll 3 lines you need 9 and you also need an extra kid incase one gets hurt, gets sick, can't make it...do you only 'play' with one goalie when you know only one will be on the ice at any given time? Same with D. You expect 3 pairs and an extra. Going to a big tournament you would hate to have a short bench and have that bite you when you're trying to be prepared and give the kids the experience.
Can't wait to see how many kids end up on e9 mid season or maybe before season starts. 10 fwds is a joke unless you told one family your kid is not playing unless.....
10 Elite Level forwards is a problem all coaches would like to have and if they aren't all elite, then that # will become 9 on its own. I am unfamiliar with this team, but i can only guess that they had a 2 for 1 deal to get an absolute stud or the assistant coach/best friend of head coach hasn't figured out yet his son doesn't belong. Either way, the odd man out will figure it out.
You are so familiar with the team. 2 for 1 deal for sure. If your not familiar go play the lottery.
Hahahaha....leaving islanders to go to E9 mid season...lol. They are going 9 and 6.
Didn't a team from E9 beat the 05 EHF Champs this season?...isn't this something the IHC hasn't done since mites?
05 IHC and 05 Eagles split 2/2 last season. This year out of 4 regular season games 3 were ties...these are 2 competitive teams with each other.
so they were 2-4-3 in 9 games against the Eagles over the past 2 seasons?
I'm sure those ties would have been wins if your kid was cut earlier bahahahahahaha
Kings is the dirtiest team in the league. IHC Dominated game against them in playoffs. Kids had to stand up for themselves after two periods of slashing checking. Penalties late in third caused game to be so close.
Is that the game Kings had 2 penalty shots in?
No that would be the the game your kid was looking to hurt kids. Kings style.
Heard D parents were leaving. Sinking ship. Ha ha ha ha ha
2-3 kids as healthy scratches at Peewee. Ha ha ha ha ha
Parents all tickled pink...going to be a strong team. First skate was great. Even if everyone left, still no spot for your kid. Hahahahahahahahaha.
Eagles will be behind flames and IHC next year. Take it to the bank
I have IHC, Flames,terriers then Eagles as well. Need to improve. Eagles got complacent with squirt championship. No major upgrades. Eagle land will be calling for heads just like they were after Ice loss.
Definition of premier player please
Hahahaha, Premiere player at sq major. Now that is funny. Go back to your martini
Eagles are done. Fell a sleep at the wheel. 1st to 4th. They will be crucifying the bottom 6 all year.
Hahaha...close like every other game. Difference next year is one team drastically improved and the other for argument sake stayed the same. I hope U are in top 6 because bottom 6 Eagles will be sent to Siberia after a mediocre performance.
How did the Islanders do in Super Series in NJ?
Spanked! Pretty sure Eagles did well.
Your coaches cant coach. Plain and simple they would just rather sign, cut, and sign again.
Can we stop this thread? I feel like I am getting dumber!
Islanders don't think that. This thread is all coming from parents of kids that were cut just trying to shake the nest.
Hey Islander parents 7 forwards won't be on 1st power play. HaHa!!
Good choice! Oh and 2 of them will be coaches son's HaHa!! One spot open..work hard
Do people realize every EHF,E9 and any other tier 1 team signs better talent up year over year. Well at least they try to. The teams that don't are the teams that stay at the bottom year over year.
Not from Eagles and not from Islanders.
This should be an interesting year from what I am hearing. Eagles made a few changes and Islanders made a lot. So at the end of next year if the Eagles won than the Islander coaches cant say a word and should be let go. After all they are admitting that they have superior talent - so what else could it be.
If the Islanders win then the Eagles have to admit they made a mistake by not upgrading more players and will need to rebuild for the good of the team.
Going to be interesting!
At this stage it should be all about developing players and enjoying the experience of playing youth hockey. The coaches and parents think this is pro hockey. Obviously we all want to win but it's not the end all at this level. Playing 10F and 6D is a no win situation. Especially when you have three coaches all with kids playing and 2 others parents that are very influential in the decision making process. There will be bickering all season starting day one regardless of how the team is performing. I know parents on that team and it has already started. There are some good parents in the Islander camp but as a group they are brutal. They will sell each other out in a heartbeat. It has been going on for three years and now that they think they brought in some new talent to get over the hump everything will suddenly get better. Beware, the new players were promised a lot and ultimately this will get ugly.
You're still complaining about the three lines? Go and learn something about the game of hockey, learn about what a team typically consists of and why, learn what it's about travelling 500 miles to a tournament and having 3-4 kids come down with a fever, learn what it takes to compete at a high level, learn that a shift is not suppose to be more than 35-45 seconds of total effort...relax and take it all in, you have a ways to go.
Let's just agree that Eagles win. Again. (that's 3 if you're counting) And move on.
At least the 06 Islander Elite team decided to start a year early in blowing up a good team.
Great post. Heard you had a dad that thinks he is the GM of the team. You need to fire him and get another one.
6 d? Are you sure? That would be crazy. better off just rotating games to have a day off or two.
6D is the norm once kids hit this age. Rotate kids in for a day off. Get back on your meds would you
6 D is normal, where do these parents get these ideas? You can't go with 4 simply incase one gets a penalty (a minute and a half shift is too long and then your pairings afterwards would be screwed too) or one gets dinged-up and odd # pairings have the kids playing both walls and that messes with right shot / left shot positioning. At higher level, faster games 4 D would get run out of the rink...do these people know anything about hockey?
Is there a more dysfunctional team than the 05 Islanders? Why anyone would want their kid playing on this team is the real question? It's going to be a long year that will not end well.
Or play for any Islander team? Gallant was removed as a coach of the 07 team cuz he was porking half the moms on the team, and something is up with the 06 as they downgraded their talent.
05 Islanders are just fine. Team actually gets along great. One knucklehead but everyone knows it and he is under a microscope.few unhappy parents after cuts but that is normal. Time heals all wounds.
Also one dad that has his head so far up the coaches ars he is tickling his tongue.
ONE? There are several dad's with their heads up the coaches ass!!!
Same knucklehead from Top Gun?
This thread is getting tired.....can we agree to move on?
Yes. Lets talk about where we are going to hang the banner. There is no way the Islanders will not win league.
So Islander people - If you don't win the whole thing, then what? Whose fault is it? Coaches?
BJE still #1 05 team and will win again next year..
best talent, best program, best coaching..
You would think it was the Islanders given the way they talk.
That's says everything about how you think. You think team first and child second. You are so correct if your goal is what is best for program. Parents will realize that in time. Coaches and parents should be doing what is best for player and that doesn't even come into your mind. Sad.