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Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

People are missing the financial component, how much revenue do casinos generate compared to youth hockey?

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

Bishop
This makes complete sense...until all the MA, RI teams start heading to NH for games and tournaments. Rink owners and programs owners will start screaming at the revenue loss including all retail loss because of No sales tax in NH. If Hockey continues North of the border with little health impact Baker looks like a mental midget. Most politicians care about 2 things...Money for themselves and their cronies...and getting re-elected.
So excited that my 08 Avalanche will be able to continue to develop and play games while the "softies" south of us can only get better at crossovers and c-cuts. Looks like we could make a run at the Q. Haha!! Just joking!! The Q isn't happening this year. Suck on that all you Fed parents

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

my neighbors kids just played in a AAU basketball tournament in CT and he said the gym was packed...multiple games going on. Some parents wearing masks others not. There's a lot more contact in hoops than hockey...how is this possible.

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

anon
my neighbors kids just played in a AAU basketball tournament in CT and he said the gym was packed...multiple games going on. Some parents wearing masks others not. There's a lot more contact in hoops than hockey...how is this possible.
This all fits with Baker's wait and see approach. He waits for another ne state to open up a particular business or function, then he sees if anything goes wrong. Then Mass opens up that business cautiously, lol. Roll out the red carpet another victory and mind-blowingly successful decision by the govenor. He'll even hold a press conference to pat himself on the back. You have to remember that the last actual decision the guy made on his own without waiting for the other state govenors to do it first was, approving an order allowing low rated nursing homes to take covid19 patients on a medicaid deal from hospitals for a profit. oops. I guess when you have that kind of decision making track record best to let others test the waters first.

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

anon
anon
my neighbors kids just played in a AAU basketball tournament in CT and he said the gym was packed...multiple games going on. Some parents wearing masks others not. There\'s a lot more contact in hoops than hockey...how is this possible.
This all fits with Baker's wait and see approach. He waits for another ne state to open up a particular business or function, then he sees if anything goes wrong. Then Mass opens up that business cautiously, lol. Roll out the red carpet another victory and mind-blowingly successful decision by the govenor. He'll even hold a press conference to pat himself on the back. You have to remember that the last actual decision the guy made on his own without waiting for the other state govenors to do it first was, approving an order allowing low rated nursing homes to take covid19 patients on a medicaid deal from hospitals for a profit. oops. I guess when you have that kind of decision making track record best to let others test the waters first.
Amazing Baker is able to walk or stand upright...given has lack of a spine.

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

I'm going to assume the MD is legit and it doesn't matter unless your player is only playing VHL or SSC. EHF-E9 will simply front load schedules for the first 1/4 to 1/2 of the season so all the MA/RI teams will be playing games on the road. NAHL combine moved to CT, HNIB trying to find ice in NH, etc., so it's already happening. The youth season will start on time but we're likely to get some interesting game times as open rinks will have added pressure to come up with ice time.

Too early to call what will happen to High School sports. I could certainly see high risk fall sports moving to spring in an effort to salvage a season but I can also envision no contact sports being played under this very conservative administration. If there is a delay to the start of the HS hockey season in Massachusetts, you can bet that owners will come up some a way to take advantage perhaps offer some type of scrimmage season from Thanksgiving to Christmas to fill the void.

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

anon
I'm going to assume the MD is legit and it doesn't matter unless your player is only playing VHL or SSC. EHF-E9 will simply front load schedules for the first 1/4 to 1/2 of the season so all the MA/RI teams will be playing games on the road. NAHL combine moved to CT, HNIB trying to find ice in NH, etc., so it's already happening. The youth season will start on time but we're likely to get some interesting game times as open rinks will have added pressure to come up with ice time.

Too early to call what will happen to High School sports. I could certainly see high risk fall sports moving to spring in an effort to salvage a season but I can also envision no contact sports being played under this very conservative administration. If there is a delay to the start of the HS hockey season in Massachusetts, you can bet that owners will come up some a way to take advantage perhaps offer some type of scrimmage season from Thanksgiving to Christmas to fill the void.
Love it!
I want to see this on a schedule-

BSB @ BJT
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Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

anon
I'm going to assume the MD is legit and it doesn't matter unless your player is only playing VHL or SSC. EHF-E9 will simply front load schedules for the first 1/4 to 1/2 of the season so all the MA/RI teams will be playing games on the road. NAHL combine moved to CT, HNIB trying to find ice in NH, etc., so it's already happening. The youth season will start on time but we're likely to get some interesting game times as open rinks will have added pressure to come up with ice time.

Too early to call what will happen to High School sports. I could certainly see high risk fall sports moving to spring in an effort to salvage a season but I can also envision no contact sports being played under this very conservative administration. If there is a delay to the start of the HS hockey season in Massachusetts, you can bet that owners will come up some a way to take advantage perhaps offer some type of scrimmage season from Thanksgiving to Christmas to fill the void.
We just signed up with the Seacoast Performance Academy so we have a season and also got a free truck load of fireworks to boot... it's a win-win

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

Again, I would encourage all of you to call and email your state reps, state senators and the governor as well. Let them know of your displeasure with what you're reading about kids sports and the upcoming school year. I have already done so but we need numbers. The governor is not likely to be moved as he is not up for election for another 2 years, but I'm sure your state reps will be motivated as they are up for election this year. If enough people call and apply pressure they are sure to get motivated and press the governor. Please call/email your elected officials!

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

to find your legislators and email them your thoughts go here:

https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

northshorehockey
Again, I would encourage all of you to call and email your state reps, state senators and the governor as well. Let them know of your displeasure with what you're reading about kids sports and the upcoming school year. I have already done so but we need numbers. The governor is not likely to be moved as he is not up for election for another 2 years, but I'm sure your state reps will be motivated as they are up for election this year. If enough people call and apply pressure they are sure to get motivated and press the governor. Please call/email your elected officials!
I laughed at your naïveté in college and I’m laughing now. “Write your congressman” went out in the 60’s, right after they stopped giving a **** about anything that didn’t benefit them personally.

If Karyn Polito’s son Bobby played hockey it would be allowed now.

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

still you gotta try or there is ZERO chance of games. I made the call and sent an e-mail. Crickets so far (not unexpected)

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

Contacting your elected officials is the first. Need to apply pressure in every form. There is safety in numbers. Sitting on your behind and posting snarky remarks will not get your kid on the ice. And, more importantly, it won't get you back to what you really love, which is posting snarky comments about 07's

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

northshorehockey
Again, I would encourage all of you to call and email your state reps, state senators and the governor as well. Let them know of your displeasure with what you're reading about kids sports and the upcoming school year. I have already done so but we need numbers. The governor is not likely to be moved as he is not up for election for another 2 years, but I'm sure your state reps will be motivated as they are up for election this year. If enough people call and apply pressure they are sure to get motivated and press the governor. Please call/email your elected officials!
Hey buddy, Baker is in his second term so he’s term limited and won’t be running again.

But speaking of NH. My kid’s lacrosse tournament in MA just got moved to NH. No big deal for us since it’s a 45 minute drive either way. It’s happening.

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

"Hey buddy, Baker is in his second term so he’s term limited and won’t be running again."

Is that right?

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

Biggy Biggy Biggy can’t you see sometimes your words just hypnotize me and I just love your flashy ways this is why they broke and you’re so paid

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

My oh my .... what will we ever do with kids having to play Hockey during .... the actual hockey season

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

anon
My oh my .... what will we ever do with kids having to play Hockey during .... the actual hockey season
The actual hockey season isn't going to happen in MA. If your still clinging to that hope after this week's announcements you're foolish.

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

It amazes me how many people think the season will happen next year.

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

Anon
It amazes me how many people think the season will happen next year.
It amazes me how many people think they won't.

Then again, it amazes me how many people cruise in the fast lane at 65 when there's nobody in front of or next to them.

You probably think I'm crazy as I buzz by you at 90 in my Porsche. Just like you think I'm crazy for knowing my kid is playing competitive hockey next week, next month, and in September.

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

Truly spoken like a left wing never trumper.. Leagues/Teams will be creative in figuring out expansive skill sessions coupled with front loaded games out in NH and RI until the beginning of the year. Not an optimum solution but better that succumbing to the craziness of Gov Bakers rationale. Try walking around a Home Depot with about 200 people bouncing from aisle to aisle, go to a movie or better yet find your best threads and go do some hardcore protesting side by side with some other never trumpers but kids cant play ice hockey? Protesters were not only allowed but fully encouraged. So fed up with this non sense and the folks who get to decide who gets to do what primarily based on political beliefs and or how much tax revenue can be generated.

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

OK realize this is a youth board so if little Johnny misses part of a squirt year its really no big deal even though parents will probably think its ruining his development. It's not and it wont matter at all 5 years from now.

The age groups that are getting screwed are the teenagers in the peak of their "draft" years for higher levels (like last year HS/Prep kids) who wont get noticed/scouted and cant turn back the clock. For youth hockey players this is nothing more than a frustrating inconvenience in the big picture.


Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

More ski days this season.

Re: MA Unlikely to Play this Fall

Not one youth has died in Mass from COVID...It is not a threat...They get sick, the flu...just like any other day or any other flu..The percentages are ridiculous...Doc