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They are the only team that improved the correct way. My kid doesn't play for them but I have been watching them. Small core group continually getting better. That drew better players....I never heard of TG poaching players. Whereas, Eagles, Flames concentrate on recruiting. Hats off to them...wish I lived in NH.
You are def a TopGun parent. "improved the correct way", lol. Just wait until your kid is replaced by one of these "non-recruited" players. The reason you've never heard of TG poaching players is because the second they can replace your kid, they will. They barely had enough kids on the roster to last season, and now all of a sudden they have a full team, and it was because they didn't recruit, give your head a shake. So 5 or so Elite level kids just moved to the area and needed a team??????
You made my point. Two years ago they didn't have enough kids. The criticism was they were using alternates. Last year, they moved up in the standings after being a bottom team. This year they beat the Eagles in the playoffs...who did they steal? They didn't take half of the Islanders to do that? Their core team is the VJW team that they developed over the last 4 years. There aren't kids driving from Hingham, VT, Duxbury or CT to play for them like the other top rated teams. My kid doesn't play for them. its a small hockey world....
Pretty sure 2 yrs ago was the year TG was in the basement. Last year they moved up the standing because they replaced the whole team, this is when the VJW kids came over. They used a ton of alternates because they didn't have enough kids on the roster. Why would they need half the Islanders to beat the Eagles, didn't they finish in 7th?
They recruited a bunch of kids for this season, while showing loyalty to the core by cutting 2 kids from the original VJW group that came over with them(G & D). Like I said, They will have more kids on their roster this season, so where did they all come from? They didn't just magically show up at tryouts and they sure didn't develop them from within the program........
D wasn't cut
D from TG wasn’t cut, he left went to SSK
If 11 is taken out of the game they lose period end of story! One trick pony sure other kids can score maybe...? but its 11 that you have to worry about. After 11, no depth! So basically teams take away 11 and you have a 70/30 chance of winning... ?
Oh they poach players!