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Re: commitments

Anon
Anon
Anon
Well, put your money where you mouth is, name the DI/DII kids in question?? It doesn\\\'t take much effort to make sweeping comments about something without being specific? Sounds like a disgruntled parent? Sorry your kid is going to play club
Great, now grandpa is mad! “Put your money where your mouth is sonny’
JS to HC- joke. CD/KS to UMASS- no.. GB to Northeastern- no chance.
D3 players at best. Have we lost touch with what it takes to play D1 hockey?
NJ to BC- BC as in Boston College Ice Hockey- GTFOOH!
The Dexter to Harvard connection- will never play there, ever.
A division 1 hockey player is a must have, can’t miss, dominate athlete.
Tell me which of the above fits that mold. Providence has 15 recruits on their board, 9 won’t get asked to come to campus, not good enough for Division 1.
See what Barr did, he went to Canada to get players, why? He’s been around NE for so long he knows there aren’t that many D1 prospects here anymore.
So now, the under the radar kids like CB and few others have no choice but to take D3 offers. Understand what I’m talking about grandma?
Actually not a Grandpa, I'm father of a New England kid who played Prep/USHL/HockeyEast, and now AHL, and BTW, we aren't related to anyone who had played hockey before . Again, you sound like a disgruntled parent of a kid destined for Club. Time to move on with your life.
Your son is old enough to be playing in the AHL but make sure to tell others to move on with their lives. Makes sense.

Re: commitments

Anon
Anon
Anon
Well, put your money where you mouth is, name the DI/DII kids in question?? It doesn\\\\\\\'t take much effort to make sweeping comments about something without being specific? Sounds like a disgruntled parent? Sorry your kid is going to play club
Great, now grandpa is mad! “Put your money where your mouth is sonny’
JS to HC- joke. CD/KS to UMASS- no.. GB to Northeastern- no chance.
D3 players at best. Have we lost touch with what it takes to play D1 hockey?
NJ to BC- BC as in Boston College Ice Hockey- GTFOOH!
The Dexter to Harvard connection- will never play there, ever.
A division 1 hockey player is a must have, can’t miss, dominate athlete.
Tell me which of the above fits that mold. Providence has 15 recruits on their board, 9 won’t get asked to come to campus, not good enough for Division 1.
See what Barr did, he went to Canada to get players, why? He’s been around NE for so long he knows there aren’t that many D1 prospects here anymore.
So now, the under the radar kids like CB and few others have no choice but to take D3 offers. Understand what I’m talking about grandma?
Actually not a Grandpa, I\'m father of a New England kid who played Prep/USHL/HockeyEast, and now AHL, and BTW, we aren\'t related to anyone who had played hockey before . Again, you sound like a disgruntled parent of a kid destined for Club. Time to move on with your life.
Sure you are and sure he did.

If any of that was true you’d never be on the D-Board you loser

Re: commitments

Anon
Well, put your money where you mouth is, name the DI/DII kids in question?? It doesn't take much effort to make sweeping comments about something without being specific? Sounds like a disgruntled parent? Sorry your kid is going to play club
Like you know what you're talking about. "DII"? Really? This isn't football there Sparky.

And you speak of Club Hockey like it's some terrible excuse. Go watch a D-III game at some backwater school, 32 fans in the stands, terrible hockey, fourth rate school and then go watch Club Hockey at a large university - heck, in the south even like Alabama, Georgia or in the Carolina's. 500 fans, schools with deep alumni networks and academics (if you choose right) and equally bad hockey and real student activities like big-time football / basketball. . . So who is the fool?

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anon
Looking at the commitments this summer and I'm curious why kids who are going D3 are better players then the D1 connected kids. I mean, have you watched these kids play? They do not deserve D1 roster spots at all, and will most likely not even make it, yet the kids who are working hard, developing and taking over games are barely getting D3 looks. WTF is going on!
It has nothing to do with skill to make it in hockey in New England. All you need is money. These f-u-c-k-s that live off of youth hockey know this. They also know they would not make a dime doing anything else. It is all they have. They would be living on the streets if it wasn’t for parents willing to open up their wallets to them.

You will be a much happier person once you realize this. From youth through college it is all about getting your money. You have to get to Pro Hockey before decisions on personal determines your job status as a hockey coach, scout, and executive. Until then, you will have to determine how much of your money you are willing to part with to get your kid ahead. Sorry, it is just how the New England hockey model is done.

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Somewhat reality, but a bit strong. Let's face it, need to pay $50k+ a year to send little billy to dexter to make it to the next level. Kid has to be a legit player, but has no chance if he isn't playing year round; tournaments and camps in the summer, fall club with a good team aka rats, whalers; winter at a prep with good hockey (bbn doesn't count) and spring training with paul vincents of the world. Handouts to pay these guys along the way. D1 hockey is about a $500k cash outflow over ~10 years. But billy goes to UMASS for 50% scholarship state tuition free. Please! Funny my 80 year old dad still considers hockey a blue collar sport. Its a rich man's game, so long as the kid has reasonable talent. It helps if your dad played pro or college hockey too so you can grease skids along the way. NEHJ will be writing about you from pee wee levels if your dad was a stud. Really funny how they operate. Good luck to everyone. Lax a better choice but that is quickly becoming the next racket. Give it a few more years to catch up to hockey. Jeff cox will be a lax expert soon. Just read he's coaching rats. I guess that's not a conflict.

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It continues, another instagram post from a son of a former nhl guy headed to Cambridge. I'm convinced there are no less than 100 kids in greater Boston that are not committed that are much better.

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The lineage crap gets very tiring. There may be two D committed around here across four age groups where you didn't see a familiar last name. I could not agree more that there are probably at least 100 kids at least equally deserving. Maybe because there are more available spots in a lot of other college sports, but the lineage stuff is way more prevalent in the hockey world. Great family, great player, great kid - I get it but there are a lot of those that fit the bill without the last name or deep rooted connections and the eye ball test will clearly tell you that seems to be the difference in getting over the commitment hurdle.

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It seems like no matter how many times people tell you, these comitments do not mean anything, people still get all worked up about it. The comitment is a marketing tool. Universities are businesses so when a kid announces, their circle of contacts and followers all see that. Drives traffic to the site, interest in thier program and hopefully more tours and applicaitons, which it is their job to create. If a kid is dominant at 15 (and I mean really dominant) they will probably be dominant or at least a standout at 20 (thats life, some guys are just good). For most they will either get better or worse and are all over the place. That is why there are so many hockey leagues now. If my kid commits at 15 or 16 and the NCAA does not want them until they are 21, that is at least 5 years of hockey before they ever play a game. So much can happen over that time. My suggestion is to shut down your twitter account and instagram etc. Who needs it.

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Lets not forget its a marketing tool for the kid too. Lot easier to make some of these top leagues and teams or find a new commitment when you are already committed.

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As 26 did with the other boy too. Plays the strategy game very well. I think we all saw the televised game this past June. These lineage kids are all walked through the process early on which includes getting the little logo next to your name before National Camp, NHL draft or whatever the next IMPORTANT thing is. Cant say they are wrong thinking this helps them. Immediately perceived as being better than the kid with a logo next to his name.

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My son uses these commitments as energy. Energy to outplay these kids, put them through the boards, maybe a couple slashes after the whistle, offer to fight, etc. Amazing how soft many of those kids are!

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Anon
It seems like no matter how many times people tell you, these comitments do not mean anything, people still get all worked up about it. The comitment is a marketing tool. Universities are businesses so when a kid announces, their circle of contacts and followers all see that. Drives traffic to the site, interest in thier program and hopefully more tours and applicaitons, which it is their job to create. If a kid is dominant at 15 (and I mean really dominant) they will probably be dominant or at least a standout at 20 (thats life, some guys are just good). For most they will either get better or worse and are all over the place. That is why there are so many hockey leagues now. If my kid commits at 15 or 16 and the NCAA does not want them until they are 21, that is at least 5 years of hockey before they ever play a game. So much can happen over that time. My suggestion is to shut down your twitter account and instagram etc. Who needs it.
My kid "committed" when he was 16, his HockeyEast School took him at 19.

Re: commitments

Anon
Anon
It seems like no matter how many times people tell you, these comitments do not mean anything, people still get all worked up about it. The comitment is a marketing tool. Universities are businesses so when a kid announces, their circle of contacts and followers all see that. Drives traffic to the site, interest in thier program and hopefully more tours and applicaitons, which it is their job to create. If a kid is dominant at 15 (and I mean really dominant) they will probably be dominant or at least a standout at 20 (thats life, some guys are just good). For most they will either get better or worse and are all over the place. That is why there are so many hockey leagues now. If my kid commits at 15 or 16 and the NCAA does not want them until they are 21, that is at least 5 years of hockey before they ever play a game. So much can happen over that time. My suggestion is to shut down your twitter account and instagram etc. Who needs it.
My kid "committed" when he was 16, his HockeyEast School took him at 19.
And your in the Dboard? Wtf is wrong with you? Bet you get some great information here

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anon
Looking at the commitments this summer and I'm curious why kids who are going D3 are better players then the D1 connected kids. I mean, have you watched these kids play? They do not deserve D1 roster spots at all, and will most likely not even make it, yet the kids who are working hard, developing and taking over games are barely getting D3 looks. WTF is going on!
Yep, because D1 coaches don't care about winning. God, it never ends. Hockey parents are just the....

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Those "superstar cant miss" juniors players you're thinking of still need to be accepted into these Universities academically. A kid can be a stud on a sheet of ice, but a dunce in the classroom. So guess what happens? Most D1 schools are going to pass.

Recruiters tell this to hockey parents all the time, some of you hockey parents refuse to listen.

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Just sayin
anon
Looking at the commitments this summer and I\'m curious why kids who are going D3 are better players then the D1 connected kids. I mean, have you watched these kids play? They do not deserve D1 roster spots at all, and will most likely not even make it, yet the kids who are working hard, developing and taking over games are barely getting D3 looks. WTF is going on!
Yep, because D1 coaches don't care about winning. God, it never ends. Hockey parents are just the....
You seriously think these kids mentioned are keys to winning a hockey game? Have you watched a D1 Hockey game? Ever? If you cant see over the dasher in college, chances are you are not contributing at that level. If you aren't the best forward on your summer league team, you are not contributing at that level, can you wake the F up and just see what is going on here? Why do you think teams have 20 commits, because 1/2 were deals for friends, the other half are international players who will actually make the team. Hope those boys have a good tailor because they will need lots of suites for 4 years.

Re: commitments

anon
Just sayin
anon
Looking at the commitments this summer and I\\\'m curious why kids who are going D3 are better players then the D1 connected kids. I mean, have you watched these kids play? They do not deserve D1 roster spots at all, and will most likely not even make it, yet the kids who are working hard, developing and taking over games are barely getting D3 looks. WTF is going on!
Yep, because D1 coaches don\'t care about winning. God, it never ends. Hockey parents are just the....
You seriously think these kids mentioned are keys to winning a hockey game? Have you watched a D1 Hockey game? Ever? If you cant see over the dasher in college, chances are you are not contributing at that level. If you aren't the best forward on your summer league team, you are not contributing at that level, can you wake the F up and just see what is going on here? Why do you think teams have 20 commits, because 1/2 were deals for friends, the other half are international players who will actually make the team. Hope those boys have a good tailor because they will need lots of suites for 4 years.
You can’t reason with a delusional coach who’s only focus is on your wallet. They are so far outta touch with reality.

Re: commitments

anon
Just sayin
anon
Looking at the commitments this summer and I\\\'m curious why kids who are going D3 are better players then the D1 connected kids. I mean, have you watched these kids play? They do not deserve D1 roster spots at all, and will most likely not even make it, yet the kids who are working hard, developing and taking over games are barely getting D3 looks. WTF is going on!
Yep, because D1 coaches don\'t care about winning. God, it never ends. Hockey parents are just the....
You seriously think these kids mentioned are keys to winning a hockey game? Have you watched a D1 Hockey game? Ever? If you cant see over the dasher in college, chances are you are not contributing at that level. If you aren't the best forward on your summer league team, you are not contributing at that level, can you wake the F up and just see what is going on here? Why do you think teams have 20 commits, because 1/2 were deals for friends, the other half are international players who will actually make the team. Hope those boys have a good tailor because they will need lots of suites for 4 years.
D1 in NHL v D3 in NHL. STOP with the dibble.

Oh wait now you want to claim the owners like Jacobs tosses HIS money to 'never will be's'.