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Re: Are the Kings Dead?

The '04 Black won this weekend but I guess this board is only interested in elite teams.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Anon
The '04 Black won this weekend but I guess this board is only interested in elite teams.


well of course. Tier 1 is fine and all but really you are just the B teams funding the rest. If you're not "elite" then you are the piggy bank. Accept it for what it is and enjoy your sons career as it is close to being over.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Guaranteed all of the Kings' Elite Division players improved. That's all that matters and all that will matter down the road.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

OP here... Really wasn't trying to stir the pot. Just was looking back at the last couple years and I thought it was a really interesting statistic. Didn't mean any disrespect to the Tier 1 teams, just always held the Kings in a really high regard and thought it was interesting...

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Anon
OP here... Really wasn't trying to stir the pot. Just was looking back at the last couple years and I thought it was a really interesting statistic. Didn't mean any disrespect to the Tier 1 teams, just always held the Kings in a really high regard and thought it was interesting...


I think you raise a good point. If you look at the EHF standings, all the SSK teams 04 and higher are strong. Granted, only the 04 T1 Black team won it all, but all the teams had good seasons - Elite and T1. Their older teams just didn't get it done in the playoffs.

For the younger SSK teams, the Kings need to start figuring out how to differentiate themselves because their draw is not as strong as it once was; especially when there are brand new rinks and programs nearby. However, they have taken a step in the right direction by making some strong coaching hires at the younger levels.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Like most organizations their coaches are holding them back. They have fallen victim to the daddy world. Friends and family

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Was there a coaching change for the 2007 elites?

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Any truth to a lot of 02s learning to swear in French over the years?

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Anon
Was there a coaching change for the 2007 elites?


Yes. Coach went to 95 Giants. New coaching director took over the 07s.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

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Was there a coaching change for the 2007 elites?


Yes. Coach went to 95 Giants. New coaching director took over the 07s.


"Coaching Director" he must be wicked important.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

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Was there a coaching change for the 2007 elites?


Yes. Coach went to 95 Giants. New coaching director took over the 07s.


How can this be?! A coach and player from EHF elite team leaving for 95 Giants....

Say it ain't so!

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

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Was there a coaching change for the 2007 elites?


Yes. Coach went to 95 Giants. New coaching director took over the 07s.


How can this be?! A coach and player from EHF elite team leaving for 95 Giants....

Say it ain't so!


Interesting! Maybe others will follow?

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

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Was there a coaching change for the 2007 elites?


Yes. Coach went to 95 Giants. New coaching director took over the 07s.


How can this be?! A coach and player from EHF elite team leaving for 95 Giants....

Say it ain't so!


Interesting! Maybe others will follow?



That guy was let go by the SSK organization.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Frenchie still there. Mass exodus again this year on his team. Total clown.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Do tell...

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

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Was there a coaching change for the 2007 elites?


Yes. Coach went to 95 Giants. New coaching director took over the 07s.


How can this be?! A coach and player from EHF elite team leaving for 95 Giants....

Say it ain't so!


Interesting! Maybe others will follow?



That guy was let go by the SSK organization.


Sure

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

I think he is referring to 02 Tier 1 coach. Hot head French guy who is only in it for his kid. Someone breathes on his kid and he screams bloody murder, then gets tossed. Averages a few suspensions a year.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Not the 03 coach...

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Anon
Not the 03 coach...


Yeah, but he's certainly not leaving the SSK for the 95 Giants!

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Was there a coaching change for the 2007 elites?


Yes. Coach went to 95 Giants. New coaching director took over the 07s.


How can this be?! A coach and player from EHF elite team leaving for 95 Giants....

Say it ain't so!


Interesting! Maybe others will follow?



That guy was let go by the SSK organization.


Sure



Ah, go look at next year's coaches list for the SSK. Everyone is coming back except that guy.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

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The '04 Black won this weekend but I guess this board is only interested in elite teams.


well of course. Tier 1 is fine and all but really you are just the B teams funding the rest. If you're not "elite" then you are the piggy bank. Accept it for what it is and enjoy your sons career as it is close to being over.


I love guys like this^^^ Obviously never played the game themselves and don't realize a lot of those Tier 1 kids on a team that is obviously well coached are going to leap frog their "Elite" kids pretty soon.

Unless you are the top 1 or 2 kids on a top elite team you are not that elite. Most of the "Elites" are pretty interchangeable with the top Tier 1 kids.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

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The '04 Black won this weekend but I guess this board is only interested in elite teams.


well of course. Tier 1 is fine and all but really you are just the B teams funding the rest. If you're not "elite" then you are the piggy bank. Accept it for what it is and enjoy your sons career as it is close to being over.


I love guys like this^^^ Obviously never played the game themselves and don't realize a lot of those Tier 1 kids on a team that is obviously well coached are going to leap frog their "Elite" kids pretty soon.

Unless you are the top 1 or 2 kids on a top elite team you are not that elite. Most of the "Elites" are pretty interchangeable with the top Tier 1 kids.



hahahahaha thats funny. Never played a game. it seems that you are projecting considering the laughable and unrealistic comment that these kids are going to "Leap Frog" the elite kids pretty soon. well if they do at least we know the Kings will continue their losing ways. Good luck.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

The Kings will be just fine....They are pulling in some high end talent from other teams...They will be back on top next year...

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

anon
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anon
Anon
The '04 Black won this weekend but I guess this board is only interested in elite teams.


well of course. Tier 1 is fine and all but really you are just the B teams funding the rest. If you're not "elite" then you are the piggy bank. Accept it for what it is and enjoy your sons career as it is close to being over.


I love guys like this^^^ Obviously never played the game themselves and don't realize a lot of those Tier 1 kids on a team that is obviously well coached are going to leap frog their "Elite" kids pretty soon.

Unless you are the top 1 or 2 kids on a top elite team you are not that elite. Most of the "Elites" are pretty interchangeable with the top Tier 1 kids.



hahahahaha thats funny. Never played a game. it seems that you are projecting considering the laughable and unrealistic comment that these kids are going to "Leap Frog" the elite kids pretty soon. well if they do at least we know the Kings will continue their losing ways. Good luck.



^^^ This guy definitely never played hockey. Ignorance is bliss.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Anon
anon
Anon
anon
Anon
The '04 Black won this weekend but I guess this board is only interested in elite teams.


well of course. Tier 1 is fine and all but really you are just the B teams funding the rest. If you're not "elite" then you are the piggy bank. Accept it for what it is and enjoy your sons career as it is close to being over.


I love guys like this^^^ Obviously never played the game themselves and don't realize a lot of those Tier 1 kids on a team that is obviously well coached are going to leap frog their "Elite" kids pretty soon.

Unless you are the top 1 or 2 kids on a top elite team you are not that elite. Most of the "Elites" are pretty interchangeable with the top Tier 1 kids.



hahahahaha thats funny. Never played a game. it seems that you are projecting considering the laughable and unrealistic comment that these kids are going to "Leap Frog" the elite kids pretty soon. well if they do at least we know the Kings will continue their losing ways. Good luck.



^^^ This guy definitely never played hockey. Ignorance is bliss.

i like the arrows but clearly anyone who thinks the Tier 1 kids will Leap frog anyone but each other in the locker room has never once been involved in youth hockey. Just because you can buy your way onto the indoor Soccer team doesnt mean your kid is passing anyone. good luck in Tier 1 Silver against the EMHL scraps.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Get a life. I'm sure every organization has good coaching and bad coaching sprinkled throughout. Find a good coach or stop complaining

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

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The '04 Black won this weekend but I guess this board is only interested in elite teams.


well of course. Tier 1 is fine and all but really you are just the B teams funding the rest. If you're not "elite" then you are the piggy bank. Accept it for what it is and enjoy your sons career as it is close to being over.


I love guys like this^^^ Obviously never played the game themselves and don't realize a lot of those Tier 1 kids on a team that is obviously well coached are going to leap frog their "Elite" kids pretty soon.

Unless you are the top 1 or 2 kids on a top elite team you are not that elite. Most of the "Elites" are pretty interchangeable with the top Tier 1 kids.



hahahahaha thats funny. Never played a game. it seems that you are projecting considering the laughable and unrealistic comment that these kids are going to "Leap Frog" the elite kids pretty soon. well if they do at least we know the Kings will continue their losing ways. Good luck.



^^^ This guy definitely never played hockey. Ignorance is bliss.

i like the arrows but clearly anyone who thinks the Tier 1 kids will Leap frog anyone but each other in the locker room has never once been involved in youth hockey. Just because you can buy your way onto the indoor Soccer team doesnt mean your kid is passing anyone. good luck in Tier 1 Silver against the EMHL scraps.


Can't say about the guy you are referring to but I haven't been in this hockey world as long as most since my Kid is just a peewee, but I have absolutely seen Elite kids get cut and not be able to make any other Elite teams so they take tier 1 spots and I have seen tier 1 kids leave for Elite teams so it may not be rampant but absolutely happens. That's the problem with calling 7.8.9.10 year old kids elite. Not easy to stomach when your kid has been called elite since he was 7 and at 10 he's told to have a back up plan. Happened to a good friend. Of course ego often stops them from staying at the same org and taking a tier 1 spot so the do the elite chase until reality sets in. Regardless of what you call a division, everyone knows which one is highest and which one is 2nd.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

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The '04 Black won this weekend but I guess this board is only interested in elite teams.


well of course. Tier 1 is fine and all but really you are just the B teams funding the rest. If you're not "elite" then you are the piggy bank. Accept it for what it is and enjoy your sons career as it is close to being over.


I love guys like this^^^ Obviously never played the game themselves and don't realize a lot of those Tier 1 kids on a team that is obviously well coached are going to leap frog their "Elite" kids pretty soon.

Unless you are the top 1 or 2 kids on a top elite team you are not that elite. Most of the "Elites" are pretty interchangeable with the top Tier 1 kids.



hahahahaha thats funny. Never played a game. it seems that you are projecting considering the laughable and unrealistic comment that these kids are going to "Leap Frog" the elite kids pretty soon. well if they do at least we know the Kings will continue their losing ways. Good luck.



^^^ This guy definitely never played hockey. Ignorance is bliss.

i like the arrows but clearly anyone who thinks the Tier 1 kids will Leap frog anyone but each other in the locker room has never once been involved in youth hockey. Just because you can buy your way onto the indoor Soccer team doesnt mean your kid is passing anyone. good luck in Tier 1 Silver against the EMHL scraps.


Can't say about the guy you are referring to but I haven't been in this hockey world as long as most since my Kid is just a peewee, but I have absolutely seen Elite kids get cut and not be able to make any other Elite teams so they take tier 1 spots and I have seen tier 1 kids leave for Elite teams so it may not be rampant but absolutely happens. That's the problem with calling 7.8.9.10 year old kids elite. Not easy to stomach when your kid has been called elite since he was 7 and at 10 he's told to have a back up plan. Happened to a good friend. Of course ego often stops them from staying at the same org and taking a tier 1 spot so the do the elite chase until reality sets in. Regardless of what you call a division, everyone knows which one is highest and which one is 2nd.



Enjoy the ride no matter what level your kid plays on, because they will all be playing together in beer leagues in 10 years.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

anon
Anon
The '04 Black won this weekend but I guess this board is only interested in elite teams.


well of course. Tier 1 is fine and all but really you are just the B teams funding the rest. If you're not "elite" then you are the piggy bank. Accept it for what it is and enjoy your sons career as it is close to being over.

Maybe I'm missing something but how is a team with approximately the same amount of games and the same ice time and paying the same tuition funding another team? Typical though, I'll give you that

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

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3 straight years with no EHF championships. Didn't even make the finals at any age group this year. Are they now just "one of the programs"? Obviously not at the lowly level of TopGun, Bandits, and Falcons, but can't deny what is in black and white.... thoughts?

Tryouts start this week. Most players have their contracts. You clearly don't skate at the Kings so, it's either too late more than likely if you are considering it, or (and I suspect this to be the case) you are just stirring the pot sir.


stirring the pot of what? Truth? it is not inaccurate what OP is saying so are they falling apart? if you cant make a run at any age level doesn't that tell you something about the program? to me it screams of 2nd and 3rd rate players playing up that dont belong there because they cant get anyone else.

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What is to stir...stated a fact...no champions...no elite teams even made the second round of play offs this year...most not close...

If you are happy at the Kings...great! Just not the program it once was.

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Didn't the 02 elites win the first half and win states? Do your homework boy

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OUCH!!!!! Great shot

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Only after they stole the Breaker goalie!

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

anon
Only after they stole the Breaker goalie!


They didn't steal him. Where else was he going to go? The whole 02 breaker team split up. Two went to the Kings some to the terriers. Only 2 or 3 breaker players stayed with the breakers. The 02 breakers u14 team could not compete. He made the right decision

Re: Are the Kings Dead?

Anon
Didn't the 02 elites win the first half and win states? Do your homework boy



Speaking of Homework, what was the over/under on how many 02's got told no thank you at St Mark's this year?



Re: Are the Kings Dead?

anon
Anon
Didn't the 02 elites win the first half and win states? Do your homework boy



Speaking of Homework, what was the over/under on how many 02's got told no thank you at St Mark's this year?


had to make room for the Eagle 03 D man