It's more about making sure kids are playing at the right level. If teams are getting blown out every game then it's probably time for a new approach as repeated blowouts are not good for a team / player morale. The Kings program has definitely suffered in that respect at multiple levels. Parents often become defensive due to the badge wearing and the "my kids select" mentality when the correct thought should be "is my child playing at the right level" or "are the repeated blowouts mentally healthy"? After all it's 9 year old hockey, it's about having fun, fostering life long relationships, growing and maturing as an individual. Ask yourself.... Are you here for yourself or your child and be honest.