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Islanders to Wizards ?

OK, so is it true that the 06 Wizards could be saved by a block of fleeting Islanders black players coming over to the program? Seems like a fantasy at best.... why? :sweat_smile:

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I hope it happens. It's good for everyone - e9 league, Islanders players stuck in Black division. It will also make current ECW elite players to move on, finally.

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only way this happens is if the wiz fire the coach, but that's not happening, status quo over in Bedford, it's all about the girls, I would consider taking my 06 to the wiz, but the coach has got to go

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I thought they already fired the coach last year?

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Fake news. So long as MW is head coach, nobody of note is headed to Bedford. Islanders or otherwise.

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Sh’t stirrer. The only thing the Isles are concerned with is locking up the 1 seed heading into the playoffs.

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no way this is true. islanders black team would be making tremendous step backwards jumping to this program, let alone to this age group.


wizards boys program is a subsidy for girls. they dont care about the boys. boys dont come to wizards...boys players leave. every. single. year.

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anonymous
no way this is true. islanders black team would be making tremendous step backwards jumping to this program, let alone to this age group.


wizards boys program is a subsidy for girls. they dont care about the boys. boys dont come to wizards...boys players leave. every. single. year.
I don't know much about the ECW organization, but it seems to me that if enough of the Islanders black players decided to make this move, they would actually be making a step up in terms of competition. After all, they are 0-5 this year against E9 teams (against five different teams no less), while they are in first place in EHF Black. That leads me to believe the teams are better in the E9 at the 06 level.

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Yeah, this move would make sense since it puts those black players that may otherwise be stuck at that level considering the strength of the Islanders program into the E9. Why is it always about the coach with the Wizards boys and not the simple fact that they just don't get any talent at tryouts. This would be a BLESSING for the Wiz but I DOUBT it would ever happen.

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Because at the 06 level ECW went from a mediocre coach, to a god awful coach.

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No dog in the fight, but what’s the point of stepping up in competition if you’re taking a step back in coaching? ECW’s coaching staff has a terrible reputation at the 06 birth year.. Besides, IHC black lost to Assabet, Lovell, and Avs by 1 goal. Lost to Warriors by 2 goals. Doesn’t seem to me like it’s a huge step-up in competition.

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Anon
No dog in the fight, but what’s the point of stepping up in competition if you’re taking a step back in coaching? ECW’s coaching staff has a terrible reputation at the 06 birth year.. Besides, IHC black lost to Assabet, Lovell, and Avs by 1 goal. Lost to Warriors by 2 goals. Doesn’t seem to me like it’s a huge step-up in competition.
There would be no point, but I don't pretend to know the coaching situation of either team. Is the problem over at ECW the coach or the players? I'm sure different people have different answers to that question.

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If the Islanders coaches were to go to ECW I would have my kid at tryouts in a heartbeat. From what I've heard and seen playing against them they are excellent.

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Got an idea, have your kid tryout for the Islanders.

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Merrimack doesn't work logistically. Thanks Einstein for the thought though.

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Try out for the patriots then if your kid is that good or junior warriors all good coaches. Do those work logisticly. Don’t be insecure if your kid is that good, aim higher.

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Are you geographically challenged? If Merrimack doesn't work why would Haverhill? That's even farther away. And if you think the Warriors have a stable coaching situation I can understand why you can't read a map. Jeez.

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Anon
Are you geographically challenged? If Merrimack doesn't work why would Haverhill? That's even farther away. And if you think the Warriors have a stable coaching situation I can understand why you can't read a map. Jeez.
you sound angry. It's ok, this time of the year is stressful for you and your bender. What color are you moving "down" to next year? :grin:

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based on that head to head competition, bringing all the black players to ECW would be a marginal improvement, right? The Knights, AVS, and Wiz are at the bottom of the order in the E9. The black team may be a 5th place team at best in the E9.

If the Islanders Black team want better competition they should tryout for the better teams individually.


the youth hockey world makes no sense, except where it feeds into people's egos.

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Yes they are 0-5 vs. E9, however 3 were in August at Warrior classic. Played 2nd place Assabet very tough 2-1 and laid an egg against Avs 3-2. Only Seacoast blew them out 4-0. They would be middle of the oack E9 opposed to a 1 win ECW team. It would be better for the league as a whole.

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Anon
Yes they are 0-5 vs. E9, however 3 were in August at Warrior classic. Played 2nd place Assabet very tough 2-1 and laid an egg against Avs 3-2. Only Seacoast blew them out 4-0. They would be middle of the oack E9 opposed to a 1 win ECW team. It would be better for the league as a whole.
Agreed....I only pointed out the record to show that the 06 E9 is a better league overall than Black. This probably won't happen but it would be a huge upgrade for the E9 if it did. The Wizards 06 team has been dragging down the E9 for years.

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Latest is door has officially closed on this possibility.... the Wiz will suck yet again

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I wouldn't be so sure about that.....stay tuned.

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so there will be open spots on the islanders?

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Anon
so there will be open spots on the islanders?
Yes.

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Anon
Anon
so there will be open spots on the islanders?
Yes.
If not the Wizards, where are the IHC T1B superstars going?

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Nowhere. They don't have any superstars.

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Anon
Nowhere. They don't have any superstars.
ok, lets try again. Where is the "clique" group of the better players from the IHC T1B team going? There is always one dad trying to round up 3 to 4 kids to move onto a "better" team. :sunglasses:

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Last year a handful of elite league castoffs fell onto their lap. I'm hearing the same is likely to happen again this year.

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Anon
Last year a handful of elite league castoffs fell onto their lap. I'm hearing the same is likely to happen again this year.
That's awesome! Throw them all into the rainbow and sort them out by the colors. Strong rainbow that IHC organization will be at the non-elite level.

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Yup. Look at the standings. Strong at elite and T1B levels.

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Farley
Anon
Last year a handful of elite league castoffs fell onto their lap. I\'m hearing the same is likely to happen again this year.
That's awesome! Throw them all into the rainbow and sort them out by the colors. Strong rainbow that IHC organization will be at the non-elite level.
Moving from Islanders to Wizards is a move in the wrong direction. Wizards would be a 6th place team in T1B, even worse they'd be a 3rd place team in T1W. The ONLY reason the Wizards get to call themselves elite is because they play BA a handful of times every year, sorry coach.

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If the Wizards had a history of developing players, then I'd recommend making the move. But to go to Wiz/E9 simply to play better competition and watch your kid and his buddies get their teeth kicked in week in and week out?

There has to be some D-I pipeline type of development going on to make that move worthwhile.

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They would only do it if the IHCB coach goes with them in some capacity.....

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Anon
They would only do it if the IHCB coach goes with them in some capacity.....
He isn't as well liked as you think. you must be "that dad" they are referencing about in another post. :laughing:

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He's a good coach. Very well liked by the kids he coaches. Sorry your kid got cut.

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Anon
He's a good coach. Very well liked by the kids he coaches. Sorry your kid got cut.
Didn't say kids didn't like him, talking about the dads here...pay attention son.

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Anon
If the Wizards had a history of developing players, then I\'d recommend making the move. But to go to Wiz/E9 simply to play better competition and watch your kid and his buddies get their teeth kicked in week in and week out?

There has to be some D-I pipeline type of development going on to make that move worthwhile.
Yet there is, you’re just unaware of it because your kid is 12.

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You're obviously unaware because your bender is a girl. Wiz develop the ladies just fine, they tell you as much with the 5,000 girls banners hanging in the rafters. The boys? not so much buddy. Night and Day even.

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Anon
You\'re obviously unaware because your bender is a girl. Wiz develop the ladies just fine, they tell you as much with the 5,000 girls banners hanging in the rafters. The boys? not so much buddy. Night and Day even.
Again, exposing yourself as a parent with only younger kids. I suggest you take a look at the rosters of 98-04 boys and you’ll see plenty of young men currently in college, committed to college or playing in prep.

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Wiz have beaten Avalanche and Avalanche have beaten Islanders (early in the season, but all teams have improved especially the Patriots), judging from the scores the Wiz are somewhat competitive outside of the Advantage. Doubt if the whole Islanders team would come over and even if the coach does come they would most likely take the best Islander players only, would need to take some of the better Wiz kids and add 4-5 others to be truly competitive in the E9. This looks like everything needs to fall in line perfectly which is never the case as you look at organizations self interests vs Coaches and Players and Families. Given this is the last year of youth hockey for most of the 2006's it does not make sense for it to happen and it looks like other comments on this string indicate that it won't.

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Anon
I wouldn't be so sure about that.....stay tuned.
No means no, creep.