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slaps wrote: Sat Feb 18, 2023 3:32 pm That’s one thing that makes me hesitate about Connor going for a higher level. Right now, parents and everyone are pretty chill. At a higher level, I am sure it’s much more aggressive and terrible parents.
Yeah that's one of the things that's so entertaining about it. Bring popcorn.
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The Frugal Gourmet wrote: Tue Feb 21, 2023 9:52 am
slaps wrote: Sat Feb 18, 2023 3:32 pm That’s one thing that makes me hesitate about Connor going for a higher level. Right now, parents and everyone are pretty chill. At a higher level, I am sure it’s much more aggressive and terrible parents.
Yeah that's one of the things that's so entertaining about it. Bring popcorn.
Having been through this in the Dallas scene, I would say you are probably not going to be satisfied with the house programs form much longer. Next comes the travel organizations. Like most things in this life, there are good and bad parts. Some organizations are generally pretty chill (as much as they can be in a competitive landscape) and some coaches vary within those organizations. At the 10u/12u level, there really isn't much point in pursuing the "AAA" elite organization in my opinion. The kids are going to change so much starting at 13/14 years old that the "star" of the 12u team may be average/below average at 14 or above. Save the money you'd spend on the "elite" program, stick with a AA organization and if you feel so inclined spend the extra time and money on private lessons (particularly skating - if your kid is a great skater it will help him stand out).

Everyone says it, but always make sure that Connor is having fun. At his age, that is one of the biggest things towards success. You will never get a traditional return on your hockey dollar investment. College scholarships are generally not something you should hold your breath for. In the 3-4 years on either side of the twins, I can think of about 8 players who have played D1 hockey. I may be underestimating that, but you get the idea. And in a lot of those cases, the scholarship is only a partial (unless your kid is starting for Boston College, Michigan, etc.). For us, it was really about the journey and seeing how the boys matured and developed - they really learned a lot besides just on ice stuff.

Happy to share any insights or answer any questions you might have about the twins' experience or my take on the local hockey organizations. Think you've got my contact info.
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You can create an economic vortex by billing each other for your time.
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wonko80 wrote: Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:43 am You can create an economic vortex by billing each other for your time.
Did you know we briefly worked at the same firm? :D
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cdanew wrote: Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:23 am
The Frugal Gourmet wrote: Tue Feb 21, 2023 9:52 am
slaps wrote: Sat Feb 18, 2023 3:32 pm That’s one thing that makes me hesitate about Connor going for a higher level. Right now, parents and everyone are pretty chill. At a higher level, I am sure it’s much more aggressive and terrible parents.
Yeah that's one of the things that's so entertaining about it. Bring popcorn.
Having been through this in the Dallas scene, I would say you are probably not going to be satisfied with the house programs form much longer. Next comes the travel organizations. Like most things in this life, there are good and bad parts. Some organizations are generally pretty chill (as much as they can be in a competitive landscape) and some coaches vary within those organizations. At the 10u/12u level, there really isn't much point in pursuing the "AAA" elite organization in my opinion. The kids are going to change so much starting at 13/14 years old that the "star" of the 12u team may be average/below average at 14 or above. Save the money you'd spend on the "elite" program, stick with a AA organization and if you feel so inclined spend the extra time and money on private lessons (particularly skating - if your kid is a great skater it will help him stand out).

Everyone says it, but always make sure that Connor is having fun. At his age, that is one of the biggest things towards success. You will never get a traditional return on your hockey dollar investment. College scholarships are generally not something you should hold your breath for. In the 3-4 years on either side of the twins, I can think of about 8 players who have played D1 hockey. I may be underestimating that, but you get the idea. And in a lot of those cases, the scholarship is only a partial (unless your kid is starting for Boston College, Michigan, etc.). For us, it was really about the journey and seeing how the boys matured and developed - they really learned a lot besides just on ice stuff.

Happy to share any insights or answer any questions you might have about the twins' experience or my take on the local hockey organizations. Think you've got my contact info.
Connor is very clearly the best player on his team in the lower house-league level (10U). I don't say that as a biased parent - he can skate circles around most of the kids, has good hockey awareness, and had more goals than the next-leading scorer on his team had total points. For some reason, the DSMHL will not bump him up a level or two during evaluations, which is frustrating. I don't think he'd be the best player on a team a few tiers up, but I think he would do better overall. His current coach, who is pretty direct, said he thinks he can make it to a travel team, but not the AAA high level, at least right now. I'd really like to see what he can do with kids that aren't still struggling to understand a good pass or struggling with offside.

He enjoys going to the skills and skating clinics, so we do a good number of those. He's probably going to try for a travel team in the fall, and hopefully he makes it. I have no expectations for hockey other than he puts in the work and has a great time. He's a smart kid and most stuff comes naturally to him, but he has to work at hockey and so I think it's good for him. I also do not want to learn about football or go stand outside in the heat.
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cdanew wrote: Tue Feb 21, 2023 12:23 pm
wonko80 wrote: Tue Feb 21, 2023 10:43 am You can create an economic vortex by billing each other for your time.
Did you know we briefly worked at the same firm? :D
CDA undersells his generosity in helping me secure that job after a not-so-good interview (although, to be fair, the interview was at like 10:00am on the morning Connor was born at 2:00am, so I had a decent excuse).
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Rough time for the Jets, they allowed 4 goals on the first 5 shots against Colorado. And did Bowness took a time-out or change the goalie? Of course not.
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LOL a tale as old as time.




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Ehlers demoted on the 4th line. He was told that he shouldn't skate so fast and never try anything to create something and shake things up, but he didn't listen.
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There’s very real reason to worry both DeBoer and Bowness got off to hot starts from teams enjoying the new voices. In 2023, both team have been average at best.
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Math wrote: Fri Feb 24, 2023 10:31 pm Ehlers demoted on the 4th line. He was told that he shouldn't skate so fast and never try anything to create something and shake things up, but he didn't listen.
Ehlers rules. The Stars should see if the Jets need a Faksa for an Ehlers.
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David Poile is stepping down as Nashville GM at the end of the season and Barry Trotz is taking over.

All is right with the world.

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Always interesting when hiring a 60 year old works out to be going young.
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slaps wrote: Sat Feb 25, 2023 10:59 pm
Math wrote: Fri Feb 24, 2023 10:31 pm Ehlers demoted on the 4th line. He was told that he shouldn't skate so fast and never try anything to create something and shake things up, but he didn't listen.
Ehlers rules. The Stars should see if the Jets need a Faksa for an Ehlers.
Funny thing is that his dad is a Bowness power three type of coach.
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Jets get blanked at home following the blowout that was “the most important game of the year”.
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Good. I’ve never liked the Jets. I like seeing them suffer.
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Why is Fletcher saying this? The Flyers have gone from a 0.372 points percentage last season to 0.459 this season. That jump in points percentage is what he's talking about. What does it mean for the standings? The Flyers have jumped from 15th in points percentage all the way up to 14th.

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8-yr/$90M ($11.25M AAV) for Pastrnak in Boston. Worth every dollar for one of the best player in the League.
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This is called karma for doing Quick dirty.

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Bruins become the fastest team to hit 100 points (61 games) in NHL history, taking the record away from the Habs (62 games). Nice.
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I’m surprised the rules don’t require a cap of some sort.

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Jason wrote: Sat Mar 04, 2023 3:49 pm
Ah. Didn’t know that. Helps explain the result.
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Also Boston being a much better hockey team.
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The Jets' skid continues as they got atomized by the Oil. Don't look at the score (Edmonton stop playing at 6-1) but this Draisaitl goal sums it up... And of course, Bowness made a useless goalie change for the third when the game was already lost.

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