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Re: Whalers U18s Nat

Not to be a contrarian but the Lil Bruins were mostly 01s and 00s. 8 of the 12 skating in the final were 01 or 00. just saying

Re: Whalers U18s Nat

All 8 teams had top end 2000s. At u18, the extra year means less than it does when they are younger. At u16 you can see the older kids stand out, but not as much, if at all, at u18.

The Eagles did fine, as did other teams where 2000s were prominent players.

River Rats' best forward was a 2000, who scored 4 goals against Whalers. Senators had several 2000s who could arguably be their best players. Same with Rifles, who were missing their best 1999 forward due to injury.

Re: Whalers U18s Nat

Eagles did great.. didn't win a game. I guess thats the point of previous comments. The best kids, those with commits, should win games espentially against peers.

Re: Whalers U18s Nat

anon
Eagles did great.. didn't win a game. I guess thats the point of previous comments. The best kids, those with commits, should win games espentially against peers.
Eagles kids have played together since they were 5. You would think they could put the puck in the net by now. They skate in circles beautifully but can only ever score against bad teams. Don't think any of their players would actually do anything if they were put on a line with new kids. Look at their performances in National Camps as evidence of that. They've gone to such extremes to keep skating together that most of them play for St. Sebs, another team that can't score against good competition! All of their commits more goes to show the power of packaging and connected coaches in youth hockey than the kids' actual skill levels.

Re: Whalers U18s Nat

Anon
anon
Eagles did great.. didn\'t win a game. I guess thats the point of previous comments. The best kids, those with commits, should win games espentially against peers.
Eagles kids have played together since they were 5. You would think they could put the puck in the net by now. They skate in circles beautifully but can only ever score against bad teams. Don't think any of their players would actually do anything if they were put on a line with new kids. Look at their performances in National Camps as evidence of that. They've gone to such extremes to keep skating together that most of them play for St. Sebs, another team that can't score against good competition! All of their commits more goes to show the power of packaging and connected coaches in youth hockey than the kids' actual skill levels.
Thanksgiving morning, and you are spewing out this venom. Do society a favor and find a cave to live in. We'd all be thankful for that.

Re: Whalers U18s Nat

Anon
anon
Eagles did great.. didn\\\'t win a game. I guess thats the point of previous comments. The best kids, those with commits, should win games espentially against peers.
Eagles kids have played together since they were 5. You would think they could put the puck in the net by now. They skate in circles beautifully but can only ever score against bad teams. Don\'t think any of their players would actually do anything if they were put on a line with new kids. Look at their performances in National Camps as evidence of that. They\'ve gone to such extremes to keep skating together that most of them play for St. Sebs, another team that can\'t score against good competition! All of their commits more goes to show the power of packaging and connected coaches in youth hockey than the kids\' actual skill levels.
Dude, really? Obviously you have an agenda. Why don't you just change the name of this thread to "Let's s@*t All Over the Eagles" and be done with it. Sorry your kid got cut.