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As we know rink rumors are flying this time of year. Heard from multiple people that the Friars org will now fold into the Caps permanently. Seems to make sense,friars have zero info on tryouts and website has not been updated in months. Also will give MS another rink and now he controls where the Friars kids go (Caps T1 teams are weak and Friars are decent). What say you DBoarders???
Isn't there a RI version of the D Board? Many New Englanders hardly know where RI is, it's so small, and consider it only marginally more a part of New England than CT.
Correct, but they have tried to purchase and successfully bid but didn't keep up to the promise. So the city is frustrated and looking to move it. MS may take it over from what people are saying. Don't know about the rest, but I heard the same thing as OP.
I would guess that this rumor was started by someone in the Caps organization to create a perception of instability/uncertainty among Friars parents in order to encourage them to tryout for the Caps. This is not to say that many (if any) Friars players would make the Caps elite teams at any level, but the Friars Tier 1 teams generally are stronger than the Caps Tier 1 teams and the coaches are better. I would imagine that it is bad for the Caps brand to have the 3rd best Tier 1 team in RI at most birth years; Makes it harder to fill those Tier 1 rosters. So maybe stir the pot a little before tryouts, make folks think that the Friars are in trouble. Seems plausible.
the fold is going to happen. The Caps want to have the only EHF team. The Friars already pay a per player fee to the caps to play and MS is looking to consolidate under the Caps name. Once the older Northstar teams age out they will do the same there as well. There is a reason those people sold out their organization and it wasn't for the betterment of the league. It was for 2 age groups and the rest are own their own in a couple years.
Seriously, big, red blisters. She should get tested.
It was banging a warm gallon of latex paint....
Or maybe the Friars are busy setting up for the Ocean State Classic next weekend and won’t address tryout until after that. Who knows. They are fine at 09 and above in the EHF. The EMHL teams are very rough except for the 07 team. They don’t have any kids in 10 and 11 in their system. If they don’t fill those teams, they will be a flash in the pan in a couple of years. It’s a shame because even though the rink is a dump and the Bubble is even worse than that they have 2 rinks, plenty of ice and a path to the EHF. Kids in the area should be all over them but they stick with Warwick. And Warwick just went into the PHL and EJEPL with birth year teams. They will retain their kids even more than before.
Been there, done that... doesn’t matter what happens, RI hockey sucks and any reasonable talent made it over the border to Mass for decent coaching and parents who have IQs above baseline intelligence. Next time you are at a rink where a team from RI is playing, stick your head in and listen to those yahoos screaming their heads off! Doesn’t matter what MS does... it’s still the “crapitals”!
Here is the problem with that analogy, nobody wants to play on second teams. So if the Caps force Friar players to play on the caps second team, they have to go play out of the crapy rink in Pawtucket, second what do ms care he makes 200 per player so its just a money grap for him and he doesnt have to do any work. Lastly there are enough suckers in RI to pay all that money just to say they play in a AA organization that is called AAA which is marketing genius on the part of EHF.
Its sad that people make a living off of hard working people just to play a sport, I could see if the players are getting better but anyone who has seen HS hockey in RI its actually getting worst.
MS always called the shots at the Friars. No difference.
MS tried to call the shots for the Friars. Didn't happen and parents didn't want to pay 1000 more for Tier 1 or even the bad Caps Elite teams. People stayed with Friars and that's why the Caps Tier 1 teams are so bad... they would lose to B level teams (minus a few decent T1 teams)
That's why he needs to do this. All under 1 umbrella and control who plays on what Chartreuse level T1 team Fed makes up next.
Basically he's taking out the middle man.
Where is DF when you need him. At least he was an owner with a conscious... well personable at the very least!
Former owners of the Friars: Please apologize to all families in the state. We are truly ****** but more disappointed. We thought you were going to be something special.
I'm a shamed my kid loves your logo. This weekend I will breakdown and explain to him that the team he loves will be no more.