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Re: 06 Black Parity results

Everyone went in assuming CT Rangers were the class of the field. They ended up being the weakest team in parity. Nobody could've predicted that.

Re: 06 Black Parity results

Anon
Everyone went in assuming CT Rangers were the class of the field. They ended up being the weakest team in parity. Nobody could've predicted that.

Correct. Most didn't realize they put in an Elite team and you have no idea what their tier 1 team and draw in. So now we have posters on another thread wining because the teams that played them got a "cake walk" of a schedule

Re: 06 Black Parity results

THEY DID HAVE A CAKE WALK!!!!

Re: 06 Black Parity results

02UPIN
Tell the Boston Junior Terriers Red and South Shore Kings they had a cake walk!! Did anyone see them play Islanders 2...pretty sure Terrier Red and South Shore Kings happy to see the Islander 2 team next year...all teams very equal. The Islander 2 team was a completely new team just like the CT Rangers ended up with. Parity worked perfectly in this division. No rules broken, no politics.

Ask Islander 1 how there bracket looked when it came out. Worst team in the black in Riverhawks/Islander Tyngsborough last year and two white teams...only legit team was the Shamrocks...

Terriers won all 4/Kings won 3 and they both had 1 point game with Islanders 2. They can clearly compete with either of those teams. Only top gun is complaining

Re: 06 Black Parity results

Top Gun got jobbed, no doubt, but maybe a blessing in disguise. Ask the River Hawks how it felt to play a whole season and only win a couple games. Not the best thing for a kid's confidence.

Re: 06 Black Parity results

Anon
Top Gun got jobbed, no doubt, but maybe a blessing in disguise. Ask the River Hawks how it felt to play a whole season and only win a couple games. Not the best thing for a kid's confidence.

How did Top Gun get jobbed. If they made it in the next team below them would be whining. That's just how it goes.

Re: 06 Black Parity results

Anon
Anon
Top Gun got jobbed, no doubt, but maybe a blessing in disguise. Ask the River Hawks how it felt to play a whole season and only win a couple games. Not the best thing for a kid's confidence.

How did Top Gun get jobbed. If they made it in the next team below them would be whining. That's just how it goes.


Because the #1 seed in the tourney ended up in 15th place. All the brackets are structured based upon those rankings/seedings.

You can't tell me the -----balanced brackets were then created----language makes sense here can you? It would be no big deal if it weren't so egregious.

Wouldn't people feel the same way if say Islanders Tyngsboro came in and crushed everyone by 10 goals minimum with an entirely new team?

Re: 06 Black Parity results

A Non
Anon
Anon
Top Gun got jobbed, no doubt, but maybe a blessing in disguise. Ask the River Hawks how it felt to play a whole season and only win a couple games. Not the best thing for a kid's confidence.

How did Top Gun get jobbed. If they made it in the next team below them would be whining. That's just how it goes.


Because the #1 seed in the tourney ended up in 15th place. All the brackets are structured based upon those rankings/seedings.

You can't tell me the -----balanced brackets were then created----language makes sense here can you? It would be no big deal if it weren't so egregious.

Wouldn't people feel the same way if say Islanders Tyngsboro came in and crushed everyone by 10 goals minimum with an entirely new team?

And do you think that was some conspiracy to keep Top Gun out and get the teams that played Rangers in? No way to know how good any new team will be. Everyone will admit there are flaws in parity. If you don't think everyone South of Boston cringed two years eveytime they saw that drive to the icenter on the schedule. Kids loved it because they got to try out different positions because coaches were nice enough not to run up the score. So last year they made some changes and had a decent year. That's great. And yes, I'm sure most would admit that the bottom few in the black might find a competitive game against last years two top white teams but we are still splitting hairs here. Fortunately we won't have to listen to Top Gun parents complain about just how horrible it is to play those bottom teams that will now be known as Silver and the white division will be stronger with a few of last years black teams in white. My suggestion: you got next year, move on and get over it because no one likes a whiner

Re: 06 Black Parity results

Both TG and IHC2's opponents totaled 8-8 records. IHC had CJR on its schedule, TG had ICHT. Both 0-4 teams. TG Dad is splitting hairs here. Two goals made the difference, where TG lost it's bid was in their 2 goal loss to NS Shamrocks.

Re: 06 Black Parity results

Anon
A Non
Anon
Anon
Top Gun got jobbed, no doubt, but maybe a blessing in disguise. Ask the River Hawks how it felt to play a whole season and only win a couple games. Not the best thing for a kid's confidence.

How did Top Gun get jobbed. If they made it in the next team below them would be whining. That's just how it goes.


Because the #1 seed in the tourney ended up in 15th place. All the brackets are structured based upon those rankings/seedings.

You can't tell me the -----balanced brackets were then created----language makes sense here can you? It would be no big deal if it weren't so egregious.

Wouldn't people feel the same way if say Islanders Tyngsboro came in and crushed everyone by 10 goals minimum with an entirely new team?

And do you think that was some conspiracy to keep Top Gun out and get the teams that played Rangers in? No way to know how good any new team will be. Everyone will admit there are flaws in parity. If you don't think everyone South of Boston cringed two years eveytime they saw that drive to the icenter on the schedule. Kids loved it because they got to try out different positions because coaches were nice enough not to run up the score. So last year they made some changes and had a decent year. That's great. And yes, I'm sure most would admit that the bottom few in the black might find a competitive game against last years two top white teams but we are still splitting hairs here. Fortunately we won't have to listen to Top Gun parents complain about just how horrible it is to play those bottom teams that will now be known as Silver and the white division will be stronger with a few of last years black teams in white. My suggestion: you got next year, move on and get over it because no one likes a whiner


Definitely not a conspiracy. I'm guessing only ones who knew would be CT Rangers. It's just how it turned out that a couple teams benefited as a result and one that was right on the bubble got bumped out by that fact alone. It's not whining it's just an opportunity for improvement in the parity seeding system. If you return less that 50% of your team from last year, you're a new team. Easy enough. White will be much better now instead of just two teams running away with it. Everyone is going to be better off and that's all that matters.

Re: 06 Black Parity results

02UPIN
Tell the Boston Junior Terriers Red and South Shore Kings they had a cake walk!! Did anyone see them play Islanders 2...pretty sure Terrier Red and South Shore Kings happy to see the Islander 2 team next year...all teams very equal. The Islander 2 team was a completely new team just like the CT Rangers ended up with. Parity worked perfectly in this division. No rules broken, no politics.

Ask Islander 1 how there bracket looked when it came out. Worst team in the black in Riverhawks/Islander Tyngsborough last year and two white teams...only legit team was the Shamrocks...


Even though you've clearly dismissed them, two White teams essentially played into Black and would have made it as at large bids had the real CT Rangers(as seeded) showed up.


Kings don't beat the CT Rangers team from last year 8-2 and therefore go 2-2 ---that's not a stretch to say. They're odd man out. Happy for them playing in, they absolutely deserve it, but that CT Rangers win was the golden ticket. Same for Islanders 2, they got a freebie.

Islander 1 was on the bubble anyway going in from last year's standings, got beat 7-0 by TG.

Not a TG parent but they got jobbed here by CT Rangers. Kings and Islanders 2 get the #1 seed turning into a layup. So much for the hardest road going through bracket A.

Re: 06 Black Parity results

02UPIN
Islanders 1 finished 7 out of 13 last year. Not on the bubble. They lost four good players and did not replace them with same level of talent for 2017-18 team. If you look at the percentage on the final parity standings, the Islander 2 team was in the top 4 after all games completed....new team never having played a game together. That Top Gun team had a hell of a time with the Islanders-Tyngsboro...Top Gun should be upset that the Boston Jr. Eagles (the new "Riverhawks" team) got in over them...but wait Eagles beat Top Gun...


Meant they(Islanders 1) would be on the bubble for a top 10 spot having finished in 7th last year. TB% for Islanders 2 and SSK is frankly all CT Rangers skew. GF hugely impacted by that.

So again, Top Gun jobbed by the mis-seeding of the brackets and Kings and Islanders 2 get in from it. It's not a conspiracy or even deliberate on anyone's part, that's just the reality. On to summer hockey.

Re: 06 Black Parity results

TG beat Islander/Riverhawks 10-4 dope!!

Re: 06 Black Parity results

They weren't even the class last year.

BSB went 2-0-1 against them late and knocked them out of semis.

Shamrocks beat them in quarters.

Now the WHOLE team is going Elite?

EHF?

Good luck.

Re: 06 Black Parity results

Anon
They weren't even the class last year.

BSB went 2-0-1 against them late and knocked them out of semis.

Shamrocks beat them in quarters.

Now the WHOLE team is going Elite?

EHF?

Good luck.

Doubt it was the whole team but if you look at the bottom Elite teams, they might win a few. There has to be a first and there has to be a last, right?

Re: 06 Black Parity results


If you look at the MHR, you will see that they played the last place EHF elite 06 NE Junior Falcones elite during the season and lost 8-5. They had some very good individual talent, but didn't pass well enough to beat good teams when it counted. I suppose you're going to say they left their better players home for that game as well. They might obviously improve if they are going to play an elite schedule since that would attract better players. Regardless, traveling 3-4 hours each way to play a youth hockey game is absurd.

Re: 06 Black Parity results

Anon

If you look at the MHR, you will see that they played the last place EHF elite 06 NE Junior Falcones elite during the season and lost 8-5. They had some very good individual talent, but didn't pass well enough to beat good teams when it counted. I suppose you're going to say they left their better players home for that game as well. They might obviously improve if they are going to play an elite schedule since that would attract better players. Regardless, traveling 3-4 hours each way to play a youth hockey game is absurd.



Couldn't agree more.

Who is the asshat inviting teams over 3 hrs away to play as 10-11 yr olds?