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Re: 05 Elite Islanders vs. Eagles

why? are they too small?

Re: 05 Elite Islanders vs. Eagles

Ya, but the Q. Its all about the Q!!!!!!

What! What do you mean we are not going?

Re: 05 Elite Islanders vs. Eagles

Typical comment from a non athletic parent who most likely highest level of hockey was checking. Islanders kids will be fine.

Re: 05 Elite Islanders vs. Eagles

No it's a typical comment from a parent of a big slower kid. I hear it constantly! If a kid is fast, has balance and strong on his skates, size don't matter.

Re: 05 Elite Islanders vs. Eagles

Wrong wrong wrong. Its the will to compete when someone is gearing up to crush you. How they respond has nothing to do with size, speed or smarts. It is their compete level and willingness to engage.

Re: 05 Elite Islanders vs. Eagles

wishful thinking. Higher levels everyone has balance, agility, edges and is strong on their skates. Look at college rosters and the size of kids. It's a big man's game.

Re: 05 Elite Islanders vs. Eagles

anon
wishful thinking. Higher levels everyone has balance, agility, edges and is strong on their skates. Look at college rosters and the size of kids. It's a big man's game.

1 in 20 will make it to that higher level. I think we're talking about bantam and HS hockey, where not everyone has those assets.

Re: 05 Elite Islanders vs. Eagles

point taken - how's that for dboard comraderie.

Re: 05 Elite Islanders vs. Eagles

anon
wishful thinking. Higher levels everyone has balance, agility, edges and is strong on their skates. Look at college rosters and the size of kids. It's a big man's game.


Thanks for that tidbit Santa Claus.

Re: 05 Elite Islanders vs. Eagles

Island Guy
Look. We beat the Eagles 5-1 back in September. Boys were tired. Mulligan on this one.


Double mulligan for the 6-2 lost to them 3 weeks ago.....

If the team is losing and in a funk who cares. If the kids are not developing or having fun then that is a problem. My advice is give the kids a week off. Let them stew a little, charge their bateries and come back excited to play...It is a Long season so parents relax and be thankful your kids have their health. You want to feel bad go to the Childs Hospital Boston and then you have a real excuse to cry....

Re: 05 Elite Islanders vs. Eagles

After another 05 post I really wish my kids stuck with wrestling in the winter.

05 Development

Why does everyone in this age group chase the same small circle of kids that play hockey 10-12 months a year and are at every spring/summer tournament. Don't see any of these teams taking the next step - some go backwards. Find athletes and coach/develop them, not just hockey players.

Re: 05 Development

anon
Why does everyone in this age group chase the same small circle of kids that play hockey 10-12 months a year and are at every spring/summer tournament. Don't see any of these teams taking the next step - some go backwards. Find athletes and coach/develop them, not just hockey players.


So they can win without having to do squat. However it doesn't work after squirts.

Re: 05 Development

So please explain what teams do it the correct way?

Re: 05 Development

Islanders last 10 games
W T L
4 - 1 - 5

No mulligan my friend.

The problem with that team is that they didn't realize that grabbing a bunch of kids that were good 12 months ago and making deals to take kids you shouldn't have, just doesn't work. It is not about how a kid has played in the past, it is all about getting an athlete, who has a high ceiling because he is an athlete, and developing him over time. Yes, you may not have won years past, but the boys are in the middle of a period in their life where the athletes just go to the top. That will continue by the way. I have been through this before. It would have worked three years ago, not in the middle school years. They go in as little boys and come out as young men. Size, strength, and speed all things that will matter.

If you look at the Eagles and Flames you will see bigger, stronger, and more athletic players.

Just how it is....sorry.

Re: 05 Development

Kind of creepy of you talking about middle school boys becoming men. Aren't you supposed to stay away from websites like this? Creepy!

Re: 05 Development

Anon
Kind of creepy of you talking about middle school boys becoming men. Aren't you supposed to stay away from websites like this? Creepy!


Boyz II Men

Not too hard, not too soft...

Re: 05 Development

Let's not forget the importance and emergence of "Smart" players. So many kids look good skating and shooting, but their lack of game awareness will cost you goals and games.

Re: 05 Development

Anon
Let's not forget the importance and emergence of "Smart" players. So many kids look good skating and shooting, but their lack of game awareness will cost you goals and games.


We have way to many people in the world like you unfortunately... very sad. Cost you goals and games? Get a grip. You're probably that dad I hear yelling every time little johnny gets touched... PENALTY! PENALTY! Too bad USA hockey doesn't require parents to have a license to let kids play....hmmm...there's an idea!

Re: 05 Development

anon
Anon
Let's not forget the importance and emergence of "Smart" players. So many kids look good skating and shooting, but their lack of game awareness will cost you goals and games.


We have way to many people in the world like you unfortunately... very sad. Cost you goals and games? Get a grip. You're probably that dad I hear yelling every time little johnny gets touched... PENALTY! PENALTY! Too bad USA hockey doesn't require parents to have a license to let kids play....hmmm...there's an idea!

He's not wrong. The difference is, those players get left behind as they get older

Re: 05 Development

anon
anon
Anon
Let's not forget the importance and emergence of "Smart" players. So many kids look good skating and shooting, but their lack of game awareness will cost you goals and games.


We have way to many people in the world like you unfortunately... very sad. Cost you goals and games? Get a grip. You're probably that dad I hear yelling every time little johnny gets touched... PENALTY! PENALTY! Too bad USA hockey doesn't require parents to have a license to let kids play....hmmm...there's an idea!

He's not wrong. The difference is, those players get left behind as they get older

Of course it's not wrong. But it is inappropriate to point that out about a developing kid. Seen that happen 1000 times from parents over the years...Be constructive...not destructive.

Re: 05 Development

anon
anon
anon
Anon
Let's not forget the importance and emergence of "Smart" players. So many kids look good skating and shooting, but their lack of game awareness will cost you goals and games.


We have way to many people in the world like you unfortunately... very sad. Cost you goals and games? Get a grip. You're probably that dad I hear yelling every time little johnny gets touched... PENALTY! PENALTY! Too bad USA hockey doesn't require parents to have a license to let kids play....hmmm...there's an idea!

He's not wrong. The difference is, those players get left behind as they get older

Of course it's not wrong. But it is inappropriate to point that out about a developing kid. Seen that happen 1000 times from parents over the years...Be constructive...not destructive.


Thanks captain obvious.