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Silly OP. Don't you know that even though the mite years represent 25% of youth hockey years you are not allowed to mention any team or player without some dope telling you to change their diapers.
Where are the two best mite majors now at 02? 03? 04?
At that age, all it takes is being ahead of the pack in skating straight ahead speed. You don't even really need to handle the puck if you can outskate everyone. Not everyone gets the early start, but they will all catch on soon.
The one kid is the best '08 I've seen. Not sure about the 2nd kid your talking about.
It was the #1 kid and everyone else...
Ok, never mentioned he was going to amount to diddly. All I said was that the kid skated better than everyone, handled the puck with his head up, made smart plays and finished like a solid '06. Best '08/8yr. old/mite major I've seen. That's all, nothing else. It's a compliment to him, not a burden.
Amazing how people talking about kids playing hockey can get so many others bent out of shape. Maybe this should be renamed the Bantam Dboard. If people think their tyke bender is worth talking about, who cares? If mites and squirts get your panties in a bunch, don't click on a thread that starts with a number younger than 03.
So instead of ignoring the thread, ridicule it. Got it. Makes perfect sense.
This is great and all but have you seen the kid at MMF in the MDP? Best two way stopper that I've seen. Pizza stop - check, Right hockey stop - check, Left hockey stop - check. He's unreal. C-cuts, are off the chart and he's just finding his own on swizzles.
Dad has told a few select people that Eichel started out this way.
Anyway, kid plays like a mid-tier 09. Discuss.
Thanks for the generic and meaningless post.
Anyone that's been around the game knows that growth, work ethic and "checking" changes the equation. However, growth/work ethic and size won't solve the discrepancy for 90% of todays mites when compared to what that kid has today. Again, I'm not saying he should be signed with an advisor, but I am saying he has special talents and intangibles that the vast majority will never personally appreciate.
I think one of the kids played for BJT last year.
Fairly certain there are other teams that will compete with the Falcons.
MMF and BJE will be solid 08 teams too it looks like. Long season and at this age lots of kids will develop a lot during the season.
I've seen theses 2 kids play, better than most 05's- by the way 08's are 7 an 8 yr olds