No excuses from Islanders. Got smoked, not playing well last few weeks.
the excuse is your team in falling apart...
Team is full of kids that were good two years ago with not a lot of upside. Not their fault, just not getting developed.
Gallant will clean house I am sure.
I just love this league. I just love this league
I am a parent on the team and I can tell you not what we signed up for. There needs to be a coaching change completely. My kid is not developing and high school is around the corner. They brought in too many kids and made deals for 11 year old hockey. They let a dad do recruiting and that is wrong, not to mention it clearly didn't work. Too many cliques on the team.
We need a team meeting with Gallant who hopefully will read this and call us in individually and confidentially. Richard help!
I wish my kid got cut!
Newsflash...your kid isn't developing most likely due to having your athletic genes Bahahahahahaha
I call BS... Fake post.
Entire board is fake...just like the fake parents throughout youth hockey.
11-1 isnt fake.
call it fake...but there's a lot of truth in jest.
Why is the team struggling so badly?
Real deep thinking there pal. Youth hockey parents unhappy with their team. Who would ever guess that. That's a new thought. Do us all a favor and go on MHR at every age level and look at all the #1 teams listed. Those #1 teams have the same idiot parents as the #50 ranked teams who complain about the same ol crap. My kids getting screwed, coaches don't know crap, so and so should be on PP and PK (insert their own kids name here), we should forecheck this way, we need more ice, so and so should have been cut etc etc. this is the same story all throughout the EHF and E9 from the top teams all the way to the bottom.
But this was supposed to be the supper supper team that is going to Q!
Supper supper? Lunch lunch, breakfast breakfast. Learn to spell
whatever he's talking about, it sounds delicious!
Sorry your coach got cut.
This has been years in the making. Coach is good for mites and squirts but has no ability to teach more complex team concepts. As the kids get older, this becomes more important.
ok thanks Claude...bahahahahahaha
Look. We beat the Eagles 5-1 back in September. Boys were tired. Mulligan on this one.
Tired would be a 3 or 4 goal game. Not 10 goals! 10 goals is the club quiting. Bandits have lost every game but the never quit.
Last year it was the players. This year it's the coach. Can't wait until next year... only one thing left!! Bye bye parents
Wait till the BJE get the kid from the patriots next year. Done deal. Will be top player on that team. They will crush IHC 20-1
Hey Reg. It's been a while. Gotta hand it to Eagles Nest guy for calling the slow start. IHC goes to the top of the list. Sorry Mike, it's the implosion list.
Says the dad
The problem is that coaches are attracted to players because this year they are playing well. You need to project players when checking comes. He will be in trouble.
not many Islanders will do well once checking comes.
why? are they too small?
Ya, but the Q. Its all about the Q!!!!!!
What! What do you mean we are not going?
Typical comment from a non athletic parent who most likely highest level of hockey was checking. Islanders kids will be fine.
No it's a typical comment from a parent of a big slower kid. I hear it constantly! If a kid is fast, has balance and strong on his skates, size don't matter.
Wrong wrong wrong. Its the will to compete when someone is gearing up to crush you. How they respond has nothing to do with size, speed or smarts. It is their compete level and willingness to engage.
wishful thinking. Higher levels everyone has balance, agility, edges and is strong on their skates. Look at college rosters and the size of kids. It's a big man's game.
point taken - how's that for dboard comraderie.
After another 05 post I really wish my kids stuck with wrestling in the winter.
Why does everyone in this age group chase the same small circle of kids that play hockey 10-12 months a year and are at every spring/summer tournament. Don't see any of these teams taking the next step - some go backwards. Find athletes and coach/develop them, not just hockey players.
So please explain what teams do it the correct way?
Islanders last 10 games
W T L
4 - 1 - 5
No mulligan my friend.
The problem with that team is that they didn't realize that grabbing a bunch of kids that were good 12 months ago and making deals to take kids you shouldn't have, just doesn't work. It is not about how a kid has played in the past, it is all about getting an athlete, who has a high ceiling because he is an athlete, and developing him over time. Yes, you may not have won years past, but the boys are in the middle of a period in their life where the athletes just go to the top. That will continue by the way. I have been through this before. It would have worked three years ago, not in the middle school years. They go in as little boys and come out as young men. Size, strength, and speed all things that will matter.
If you look at the Eagles and Flames you will see bigger, stronger, and more athletic players.
Just how it is....sorry.
Kind of creepy of you talking about middle school boys becoming men. Aren't you supposed to stay away from websites like this? Creepy!
Let's not forget the importance and emergence of "Smart" players. So many kids look good skating and shooting, but their lack of game awareness will cost you goals and games.