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Re: 95 Giants

Anon
When all was said and done the Giants did not have the impact people thought. Couldn't even field respectable teams at the older levels. No mass exodus from Caps by any good elite players. People who jumped ship from were lower teams. Not going to help the Giants. The guy they brought in to run the show is a total bozo.

Knights had weak numbers at tryouts as well. Tried to field some full season older level teams and had like two people show up for tryouts. Giants had all town or T1 White players. Lovell's newest money grab, the East Coast Leafs was a complete dud. Literally 3 kids at tryouts.

Outside of a few good teams at the youth level there is no such thing as dominant programs anymore. Way to watered down. At the U14 and above level, any good player goes to mass selects and one of those programs. Everything else is purely vanilla watered down hockey.

Little TL's team only good team left out of entire franchise.


Just curious. How does someone know so much the Giants, Knights and East Coast Leafs tryouts? Not doubting. Just genuinely curious. Are you scouting tryouts? Standing outside with a clicker in hand counting the number of kids heading into tryouts? Dead serious. I took a look at the Giants' and Knights websites and don't see rosters. How do people get this information?

Anyway, informative post. Who is running the Giants?

Re: 95 Giants

Simple. My kid plays for Knights, has for a few years.. Every year it's a revolving door and talent gets worse. Was going to head to Giants but talent even worse. Convenient for us and my kid not good enough for EHF elite. Leafs had their tryouts at Raynham. Joke. That's how I know.

Re: 95 Giants

Are the Giants still planning to field elite and select teams at each level? Based on what you're saying, it seems many of the "elite" teams are going to end up in the National division? What happens to the select teams? BHL allow the Giants to have 2 teams in the same division?

Re: 95 Giants

My BHL experience says no, they won't allow two teams in the same division except in E9. Last year, '03 level BB Elites I think went 0-8 in parity, BB select I think went 1-7. Elite team played BHL National and select played independant. If memory serves the same thing happened a few years back with Assabet '03's, elite played national and select played VHL. So that's been my experience but like anything else in youth hockey, subject to change based upon team ownership, relationships, and evolving rules.

Re: 95 Giants

anon
BHL allow the Giants to have 2 teams in the same division?


If they make it through parity, but they wont.

The BHL will place a team in a lower birth year if that is a feasible option as opposed to kicking them out, however they usually kick them out the following year of they cant hang, like Boch , NH Edge, etc..

Re: 95 Giants

Any new info on Giants having more then one team per age group, moving to area my son needs a spot heard this would be easy to make.. 04 BY

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Giants actually losing players to Walpole express now.


Losing ? or kids tried out at a dozen other places and Walpole was the only place they could make a top team ?? Those kids ?

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Re-Read the posts 11:27am. BA their only good program. Look at the other program talent levels, talent in general, turnover, and win/loss. JL never around. Were once great. Now are on par with Walpole Express. They are scrambling to find 6 or 7 kids to fill out their 2nd teams. How about just trying to go with 1 good vs. 2 bad? Tells you everything you need to know about what their motivation is... $$$$



Comparing Lovell to Walpole Express is a bi of a stretch, bottom four kids cut from Lovell Teir 1 teams go to Express Premier teams and are the best kids they have.

Any Teir 1 or AAA team is going to take a few kids that probably don't belong to fill out the roster, its the nature of select hockey in New England at this time. The top 7 kids on any Lovell Knights or BA team can make any elite team

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
Re-Read the posts 11:27am. BA their only good program. Look at the other program talent levels, talent in general, turnover, and win/loss. JL never around. Were once great. Now are on par with Walpole Express. They are scrambling to find 6 or 7 kids to fill out their 2nd teams. How about just trying to go with 1 good vs. 2 bad? Tells you everything you need to know about what their motivation is... $$$$



Comparing Lovell to Walpole Express is a bi of a stretch, bottom four kids cut from Lovell Teir 1 teams go to Express Premier teams and are the best kids they have.

Any Teir 1 or AAA team is going to take a few kids that probably don't belong to fill out the roster, its the nature of select hockey in New England at this time. The top 7 kids on any Lovell Knights or BA team can make any elite team


That's funny! Top 7? Come on now son! Maybe if you close your eyes and say it 10 times it will become true!!! SMH!!!

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Anon
Anon
Re-Read the posts 11:27am. BA their only good program. Look at the other program talent levels, talent in general, turnover, and win/loss. JL never around. Were once great. Now are on par with Walpole Express. They are scrambling to find 6 or 7 kids to fill out their 2nd teams. How about just trying to go with 1 good vs. 2 bad? Tells you everything you need to know about what their motivation is... $$$$



Comparing Lovell to Walpole Express is a bi of a stretch, bottom four kids cut from Lovell Teir 1 teams go to Express Premier teams and are the best kids they have.

Any Teir 1 or AAA team is going to take a few kids that probably don't belong to fill out the roster, its the nature of select hockey in New England at this time. The top 7 kids on any Lovell Knights or BA team can make any elite team


That's funny! Top 7? Come on now son! Maybe if you close your eyes and say it 10 times it will become true!!! SMH!!!


There is no doubt that the top 7 kids on any elite team from BA or Knights, and most programs for that matter, could play at any other program.

Re: 95 Giants

Not an elite team but on Tier 1 Black team yes they could.

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Not an elite team but on Tier 1 Black team yes they could.


This clown ^^^^

Re: 95 Giants

Anon
Did either of the squirt/PW teams pick up kids from the caps/ssk/other programs? Any progress in improving teams rosters? Maybe after EHF tryouts this week? No skin in the game. Just curious if the arena will ultimately draw talent.


Confirmed two kids from 06 Caps EHF White team went there. One was ok, one would have been cut for this year. There's your barometer.

Re: 95 Giants

A Non
Anon
Did either of the squirt/PW teams pick up kids from the caps/ssk/other programs? Any progress in improving teams rosters? Maybe after EHF tryouts this week? No skin in the game. Just curious if the arena will ultimately draw talent.


Confirmed two kids from 06 Caps EHF White team went there. One was ok, one would have been cut for this year. There's your barometer.


I know a kid heading there, Ben Tanchles.

Re: 95 Giants

anon
A Non
Anon
Did either of the squirt/PW teams pick up kids from the caps/ssk/other programs? Any progress in improving teams rosters? Maybe after EHF tryouts this week? No skin in the game. Just curious if the arena will ultimately draw talent.


Confirmed two kids from 06 Caps EHF White team went there. One was ok, one would have been cut for this year. There's your barometer.


I know a kid heading there, Ben Tanchles.


Waxed laces or no?

Re: 95 Giants

I heard they had close to 40 kids at the 2005 tryouts. Not sure about quality,,,but still had numbers. Also heard that the 06 and 07s had numbers too. Again not sure about quality. Pretty sure new coaches coming in at some of the lower levels...maybe they're bringing kids. Anyway, new program so bumps are expected.

Re: 95 Giants

No u14. They're going to be terrible if they do field a team. they took the already not very good U14 team and move them to the U 15 team as no numbers there either. My son is a 2003 and it was not going to be an option for him. Joke of a program

Re: 95 Giants

Careful here folks. Saying U14/15/16/18 levels from other countries, states and all super elite teams. What's really happening is he is filling gaps where he can with Tier 2 players at best, HS rejects and 1/2 season kids. Do your homework with before falling for the Lovell and company sell job.