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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.