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Re: E9 tryouts

good programs getting more kids than ever - bad programs are not, real simple

Re: E9 tryouts

anon
good programs getting more kids than ever - bad programs are not, real simple
^^Exactly. Add that there are too many teams at every level and not enough good players.

Re: E9 tryouts

Yes the FED is where it's at , it is also where all the scouts from the NHL are every weekend . Hockey East scouts at most of the tryouts as well .

If your kid is not in the FED they shouldn't even be playing .

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Anon
Has anyone gone to any '05 and '06 E9 tryouts this week? How have the numbers been? Rumor has that tryout numbers are down at those levels across the board from previous years. Do people really believe they need to be in the Fed?



The numbers are down because by now (05 and 06) know not to bother showing up at a tryout without a contract in hand or some communication from the coach that says yep, there's 3 spots and 5 kids I'm looking at (yours included). Otherwise, no need to go unless you want the ice time or to try and do your own evaluation against the kids. Which, of course, is futile.

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Captain Obvious
Anon
Has anyone gone to any '05 and '06 E9 tryouts this week? How have the numbers been? Rumor has that tryout numbers are down at those levels across the board from previous years. Do people really believe they need to be in the Fed?



The numbers are down because by now (05 and 06) know not to bother showing up at a tryout without a contract in hand or some communication from the coach that says yep, there's 3 spots and 5 kids I'm looking at (yours included). Otherwise, no need to go unless you want the ice time or to try and do your own evaluation against the kids. Which, of course, is futile.

I have only been at 09 and 07 E9 tryouts (decent program) this week and numbers were pretty big. So, although that's anecdotal evidence, I think the poster above is correct.

Re: E9 tryouts

Anon
Has anyone gone to any '05 and '06 E9 tryouts this week? How have the numbers been? Rumor has that tryout numbers are down at those levels across the board from previous years. Do people really believe they need to be in the Fed?



E9 numbers are definitely down this year. Keep in mind numbers will improve once Fed elite teams
Are finalized and E9 teams stuff the rosters with the leftovers.

Re: E9 tryouts

Anon
Anon
Has anyone gone to any '05 and '06 E9 tryouts this week? How have the numbers been? Rumor has that tryout numbers are down at those levels across the board from previous years. Do people really believe they need to be in the Fed?



E9 numbers are definitely down this year. Keep in mind numbers will improve once Fed elite teams
Are finalized and E9 teams stuff the rosters with the leftovers.


E9 Peewees tonight and those were slow compared to last year.

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Went to E9 tryouts for 05 & 06, numbers were the same or greater than last year.

Re: E9 tryouts

Anon
Went to E9 tryouts for 05 & 06, numbers were the same or greater than last year.
Same here - 05's might have been very slightly down and 06's were slightly up

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The E9 program my child in is down significantly. (mid level)

Re: E9 tryouts

Anon
Anon
Has anyone gone to any '05 and '06 E9 tryouts this week? How have the numbers been? Rumor has that tryout numbers are down at those levels across the board from previous years. Do people really believe they need to be in the Fed?



E9 numbers are definitely down this year. Keep in mind numbers will improve once Fed elite teams
Are finalized and E9 teams stuff the rosters with the leftovers.
E9 Squirt last night (good program) numbers are up significantly from what I saw last year.

Re: E9 tryouts

Are 07 valley warriors making moves. Are players staying or leaving. Tough season it looks like. Asking for a friend

Re: E9 tryouts

Anon
Are 07 valley warriors making moves. Are players staying or leaving. Tough season it looks like. Asking for a friend

Asking for a friend, his name is Fred Flintstone, he doesn't have a computer. Sorry your friend got cut from technology.

Re: E9 tryouts

Team is run by nucklehead parents stay away.

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Anon
Team is run by nucklehead parents stay away.

Said the guy who can't spell knucklehead...

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Grammar police aside the fact remains the same

Re: E9 tryouts

Anon
Grammar police aside the fact remains the same

Said the guy that doesn't know the difference between spelling and grammar.

I'm generally not a d*uche about this stuff. Only when a guy knocks someone for being a knucklehead and in doing so proves himself to be a knucklehead. The post loses all credibility when you misspell the key word. Like we're supposed to believe that this guy is capable of telling us who is and is not a knucklehead.

(sorry for the snide open, I couldn't resist)

Re: E9 tryouts

Anon
Grammar police aside the fact remains the same


That's not grammar, it's spelling.

Re: E9 tryouts

Play them often and would have to agree with OP

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On the whole, E9 tryout numbers have been anemic.

Too many teams not enough bodies to go around. Youth hockey at its breaking point.

Re: E9 tryouts

Gallery God
On the whole, E9 tryout numbers have been anemic.

Too many teams not enough bodies to go around. Youth hockey at its breaking point.
How do you know the numbers have been anemic? That seems to be supported, and contradicted, by some posts above by people that have been there. I don't have any insight on it, just curious as to what you're basing your comment on.

Re: E9 tryouts

Anon
Gallery God
On the whole, E9 tryout numbers have been anemic.

Too many teams not enough bodies to go around. Youth hockey at its breaking point.
How do you know the numbers have been anemic? That seems to be supported, and contradicted, by some posts above by people that have been there. I don't have any insight on it, just curious as to what you're basing your comment on.


You want a spreadsheet or a link to the cloud based solution with all the data? This is the D-board fella. I am commenting on what I have seen and what I have been told. There are lots of people in the hockey world who talk.

Re: E9 tryouts

Gallery God
Anon
Gallery God
On the whole, E9 tryout numbers have been anemic.

Too many teams not enough bodies to go around. Youth hockey at its breaking point.
How do you know the numbers have been anemic? That seems to be supported, and contradicted, by some posts above by people that have been there. I don't have any insight on it, just curious as to what you're basing your comment on.


You want a spreadsheet or a link to the cloud based solution with all the data? This is the D-board fella. I am commenting on what I have seen and what I have been told. There are lots of people in the hockey world who talk.

So you're basing your analysis on a sample of 10, maybe 15, teams? Out of hundreds across Massachusetts and New England. Cool story bro.

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And if people in "the hockey world" said something, take it as gospel.