EHF dad (so proud you must be), I'm not losing sight of the discussion. I'm saying the discussion is retarded. In my travels, I've found that the guy who chirps loudest about how good his son's EHF team is, most times has a kid on one of the top teams who is riding coattails, or is on one of the lower end teams trying to justify his decision to overlook a really good E9 option for the sake of being battered senseless four times by the top EHF teams. Which are you? And have you done right by your kid? I guess we'll see in a couple of years when they are all in the same pool competing for HS roster spots.
And if you really care about strength of team, just go to MHR and call it a day. I think you'll find it supports your argument.[/quote]
Nope, no, no...now hold on a minute. You said "The rest of EHF and top of E9 are the same" and "your mid-pack EHF team is better than anything in the E9".
There was no chest pounding about who's team is best (that ship has sailed). Just a representation of the results which clearly show the top of the E9 (currently the Pats) would be battling for a bottom spot in the EHF.
Since October 1st….
Patriots scored 6 on Falcons, beat them by 3
Patriots scored 4 on Falcons, beat them by 1
Capitals put up 2 on the Falcons, tied
Capitals put up 4 on the Falcons, beat them by 1
Capitals put up 5 on the Falcons, beat them by 3
Flames scored 3 on the Falcons, beat them by 2
Eagles scored 6 on the Falcons, beat them by 5
Eagles scored 4 on the Falcons, beat them by 1
Islanders put up 4 on the Falcons, beat them by 3
Islanders scored 1 against the Falcons, tied
SSK scored 5 on the Falcons, beat them by 3
SSK scored 1 on the Falcons, tied
Top Gun scored 5 on the Falcons, beat them by 2
As far as I can see, the only team that has whipped the Falcons is Mid Fairfield, who won 11-1. Other than that, nobody has scored more goals against the Falcons than the Patriots, and only the Eagles have beaten them by more goals.
Everything else is heresay and speculation. But I guess that's why we all come to the D-Board, isn't it?
Not only are the top 2 playing 04. The clueless 05 parents don't even realize birth year means nothing come high school time!!!! Think about that. There are plenty of 04s that are in your kids grade that you don't even know about!
Wait till they show up at high school tryouts. i can see them now…
"wait..I never saw him in the EHF…wait the hell is going on"
You just don't get it. You are a "first time through dad"
Leagues don't matter. Winning (as you say) doesn't matter. What matters is your kid developing and have the physical skill (after checking) that will matter.
What results do have this year as to the EHF beating E9 top teams?
So if you don't have much it must be so because you say it so!
We are talking 05. Come on keep up.
Winning matters to the extent the environment if fun which is a prerequisite for development. Kids need to enjoy the game and want to play more because it will get hard, very hard once checking comes into play. Some animal from Flin Flon Manitoba with a elevated compete level has no choice but to play hockey or mine for copper! I would take him all day long.