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.
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.