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Re: No More Rankings

Makes no difference. Still assigning ratings and sorting top to bottom. So now instead if seeing Little Johnny’s team is ranked 21st, Big Johnny will need to count down the list. Hope he can count that high.

Re: No More Rankings

The farther your kid travels the better they are.... PROVEN FACT! 9 out of 10 dance moms agree! Now I know this won't solve all of the issues we've beaten into our players heads about the "quality of competition", but at least now, hopefully, these kids can just play hockey for the love of the game and grow as players. enough of this fake a$& ranking and arguing between EHF and BHL. both leagues have plenty of families willing to buy their kid a spot on the team he or she wants.

Re: No More Rankings

FED / E9 Battle rages
How are all the Fed Dad's going to legitimize their claim to the thrown now that they will not have their MHR number to justify their claims at Mite Major or Squirts....

How will the E9 Moms claim their baby is elite without a top 25 win on MHR for their baby.

Oh god.... the politics will go from soo bad to worse without the MHR to define the meritocracy. New England Hockey (Mass Hockey) will get watered down even further, when all kids are called elite... then no one really is. Everyone gets a parti****tion trophy.....

Wait, a PHL team could go undefeated.... are they now elite... What about a VHL team, can they now rise to the top... no one will know what league to play in...... oooohhhh the humanity!!! Mass Hockey is dead! Dead, I tell you....

But wait, really, wait, what will all the Islander/ Minuteman / Boston Jr. Bruin wannabee dads do when they can't be sure they are chasing to get their son on the top MHR team....

This is good news for the summer tournament crowds....

Maybe now we can have tryouts for our teams in August after baseball and lax is over....

I see positives here when we don't have to chase a MHR number!! Do you?
"How are all the Fed Dad's going to legitimize their claim to the thrown now"

Thrown? hahah, go back to school

Re: No More Rankings

anon
FED / E9 Battle rages
How are all the Fed Dad\'s going to legitimize their claim to the thrown now that they will not have their MHR number to justify their claims at Mite Major or Squirts....

How will the E9 Moms claim their baby is elite without a top 25 win on MHR for their baby.

Oh god.... the politics will go from soo bad to worse without the MHR to define the meritocracy. New England Hockey (Mass Hockey) will get watered down even further, when all kids are called elite... then no one really is. Everyone gets a parti****tion trophy.....

Wait, a PHL team could go undefeated.... are they now elite... What about a VHL team, can they now rise to the top... no one will know what league to play in...... oooohhhh the humanity!!! Mass Hockey is dead! Dead, I tell you....

But wait, really, wait, what will all the Islander/ Minuteman / Boston Jr. Bruin wannabee dads do when they can\'t be sure they are chasing to get their son on the top MHR team....

This is good news for the summer tournament crowds....

Maybe now we can have tryouts for our teams in August after baseball and lax is over....

I see positives here when we don\'t have to chase a MHR number!! Do you?
"How are all the Fed Dad's going to legitimize their claim to the thrown now"

Thrown? hahah, go back to school
We could just play head to head and judge by that. The ranking are overrated. Tough part for Fed Elite is we would roll through e9 with the exception of BA. The Fed Plats would be very even with e9. PHL would have hard time so they would need to play BHL teams. But yes, the rankings are garbage.

Re: No More Rankings

The rankings are not overrated. They were amazingly accurate for playing teams with no common opponents at tournaments or mon league games year after year. There are 2 distinct camps- the people who just look at the rankings to see where their kids team is- and the people who use it for scheduling purposes. If any of you actually went outside of 495 you'd know scheduling competitive games is not easy.

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Agreed that the rankings are incredibly accurate all things considered. They also incentivize teams to travel long distances to play other teams with certain rankings as a means of maintaining or improving their own ranking. Many won't even step on the ice with other teams close to home in fear of their ranking being damaged.

Why do you travel "outside of 495"?

Re: No More Rankings

Were are talking about squirts right? You are delusional if you are worried about finding like opponents outside of 495, outside of your fed schedule.

Re: No More Rankings

We think too much in the NE bubble. Teams outside of NE do not have competitive leagues the way we have in the Fed. They have to travel so knowing that the comp will be level is important. That is why they developed MyHockey in the first place. It will still do that because the ratings will remain. The inly difference is that everyone will need to assign their own number by sorting the ratings. If not for MyHockey tourneys would be a crapfest of 15-1 games and look a lot like spring tourneys with a huge talent spread top to bottom. Playing noncompetitive games has no benefit for either side.

Re: No More Rankings

Anon
Were are talking about squirts right? You are delusional if you are worried about finding like opponents outside of 495, outside of your fed schedule.
Exactly, its laughable that squirt coaches take it this serious. Its about time they did away with that for squirts. PeeWees is even a stretch. Yes my kid played elite on a middle of pack team and thank god his coach wasn't wrapped up in a MHR ranking board when he was 10.

He's playing in HS now, half his "elite" teammates don't even play hockey anymore. Those were the same ones who played all summer and drove 5 hours to play whatever sh*t team and tourney was going on.

MHR is good if your playing in a tourney against teams you dont know, cause no one wants to win or lose by 20 goals but these clowns who check it every week to see if the Islanders moved past the Flames at squirt hockey are the ones who ruin youth hockey.