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Some good early season match ups. Who is the team to beat?
It'll be northstars and vipers.
Vipers reloaded and should be champs again as they are bigger better and faster...and some more cougar mom blood
Really tier 1? Who cares
Because, what's sad is, the top T1 black teams would probably do better than the bottom "elite" teams. We all know the top 3 or4 elite teams are good. After that they are interchangeable with the top E9 or T1B teams.
It is true. Keep drinking the koolaide. Middle/bottom elite= top tier 1. The elite level is 4 teams strong. That's the truth. Fight it all you want.
If your kid is in 06 Tier 1 Black or Elite they are in a good place. Enjoy the ride. Elite is obviously better but if a kid wouldn't be inside the top 6-8 players on a competitive Elite team they will develop just fine on a Tier 1 Black team. A decent percentage of the players are interchangeable between the two divisions. However, the big difference is there are probably only 1 maybe 2 players in Tier 1 Black division who would be in the top 40 of all 06's in EHF Elite or Black.