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Early LooK tryouts are not unique to Bandits, the Islanders do the same thing. At least they are being up front about it, everyone else brings in even EHF kids for "practices" before practices begin. Don't see what the LK folks are worried about, they have the huge advantage of holding their full tryouts and being able to sign kids well before the Bandits can.
Is there a dboard award for nested quotes? If so, there are some serious contenders on this thread. Kudos!
Parents this is club hockey. There will always be kids coming and going each year. It's just the nature of the beast. We realize some of you are in a difficult position and cannot leave bc there would be no takers or you have another child in the organization so your stuck. Check please!
Bandits are the Hotel California of select hockey (aka classic song by the Eagles), "plenty of room at the Hotel California,...you can check out anytime you'd like...but you can never leave"
Give it a rest RK
Really? RK is assistant coach at LK, used to coach with WN at Bandits. Really nice guy, great on the ice with the kids and I would bet not the one posting on this thread
Haha I love that guy!!!!
"When you let the wolves guard the hen house your bound to have a few chicken dinners"
Lol. RK did not get the boot from BIA and there is only one person that would post such a thing. Other poster is correct. The majority of the kids were looking or skating as alternates on other teams once the coach showed his real colors. Let's be more positive here now. Seems like the wicked with is dead and everyone can celebrate. Let's hope the Bsndits stand by that like they are saying and let's hope the new coaches coming in can build this team up again. Seems like the new coaches have a good reputation
Wow. Didn't know RK was coming back to Bandits.
See you all tonight! Should be a good skate!
Contracts signed, team will be fine. Great coach and awesome group of kids.
And no way to believe RK isn't in on it. This involves all his Plymouth and Sabercat (spring/summer team) pals.
Doesn't matter. As long as the kids are happy that is what is most important! If this isn't happening then it's time to make a change.
What pot? Is someone cooking something?
Please refrain from the "EHF" talk when referring to Bandits, because that is where the illusions of grandeur come in.
The EHF at 05 and 06 level is better, agreed
The Bandits at the 05 and 06 level are below town A never mind BHL or E9
ask any parent on any of those teams, coaches, owners, player development guy, zamboni driver etc....
those teams have kids that were playing Town B last year and bubble kids at that level, kids who could not make Town A teams, Elite teams at EHF or BHL teams and went to bandits as a last resort.
they were even asking kids who quit hockey at 8 to come back to fill roster spots at 06.
at 05, they took a bunch of 06's that would not make the elite 06 teams anywhere else !
The Bandits may be part of the FED, but at these levels, they should not even be in the same sentence.
This year will be better for the Bandits, and that started with getting rid of the elite team at both levels. amd then heavily recruiting outside of the program for kids to fill Tier 1 teams to be competitive because the elite kids are not even capable of that.