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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post
    Let's be real also, the rodent and eagle colors aren't the same. The eagle gold is really gold, whereas the rodent gold is a urine color.
    HA, BC fans actually hate our gold -- part of the problem is that every new piece of merchandise uses a different shade of it so we don't even know what our real color is.

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    I have nothing against club hockey. There are many parts of the country where it is the only model that makes any sense. You need a critical mass of players in one area for the HS model to work at all, because you can't travel hundreds of miles every other weekend to play several games. You have to be able to have two teams play on a Tuesday or Thursday evening and not miss much school before or after.

    Still, I don't think HS sports are dying. Much as we love hockey, there is more pressure to make it big in sports like football and basketball. If high school athletics was going to die, it should die there first. I don't see any indication that it is.

    The edge that HS sports have over club sports is more people care about who wins or loses. Club sports are built around developing individuals. That's fine. But it produces a situation where some of the best players for that age group can get together and play on a weekend, and hardly anyone cares. Even the 30 parents in the stands are mostly interested in how much their son or daughter gets to play and how he or she performs. For pure entertainment value, give me a HS section final between less-talented teams in a full building every time over watching Shattuck play Balmoral Hall or the Pacific Steelers take on NAHA. Similarly, I'd rather watch an NCAA game where the teams might have less talent but there is something tangible on the line rather than see the US and Canada play in Four Nations.

    Others feel differently. I can understand that. But it doesn't make one model better than another. They are just trying to achieve different things for different groups of athletes.
    Great post and comments. I never said that girls HS hockey is dying - quite the contrary it is growing and spreading and that is essential for the game to grow. And there is always a lot of emotion attached if you are really playing for your hometown. My assertion is that less and less the MN HS model will be the pathway to the National Team and that the various other routes (preps, clubs, factories, etc.) will be the path that produces the national team players just as it is in boys hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyEast33 View Post
    MY assertion
    Your ego just keeps showing up like a bad penny.

    And by the way which is it? The "mythical", "dying", "old" MN girls high school hockey model propped up by "isolated", "out of touch" folks, you referred to in post #598 or the MN girls high school hockey model that is "growing and spreading and that is essential for the game to grow" you currently mention?

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    Isn't it sad that some people are brainwashed into thinking the most deplorable things are good? I really feel bad for you 2.
    I suspect your parents are to blame for the brainwashing. I do own 1 piece of clothing that is actually those putrid colors, a Mustang T shirt. A Mustang is the only thing I can think of that would make those colors tolerable.

    Let's be real also, the rodent and eagle colors aren't the same. The eagle gold is really gold, whereas the rodent gold is a urine color. But it bothers me none to have you folks combine them into the same pallet, my distaste for both teams is rather high. At least I can go all summer with a smile thinking UW got the chance to dispatch BC and did so using one of the most cruel circumstances. And the 8 goal ***-whipping of the rodents make me smile too, I'll be watching that on dvr again this summer.
    When being real you should remember that your beloved Packers have essentially the same "urine" color to go with green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post
    When being real you should remember that your beloved Packers have essentially the same "urine" color to go with green.
    speaking of hideous colors .... Packer uniform

    you'd think Timothy would love the gold color, It's really more like cheddar

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    HA, BC fans actually hate our gold -- part of the problem is that every new piece of merchandise uses a different shade of it so we don't even know what our real color is.
    we've got the same problem with maroon, and after you wash them and every item is a different shade

    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyEast33 View Post
    ... My assertion is that less and less the MN HS model will be the pathway to the National Team and that the various other routes (preps, clubs, factories, etc.) will be the path that produces the national team players just as it is in boys hockey.
    what you don't seem to understand is that the girls who play HS also play on *elite* (sic) teams coached by *elite* coaches, at least the ones who are passionate about it and want to be the best they can be

    elite= best of the best HS coaches, or former NHL, Olympic, D1 players, former All Americans, and sometimes just **** good coaches who were at best average players
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    Really folks, we should forgive Al Franken, that is one hot babe, how could he resist grabbin' her? .... maybe if he'd have remembered he's married?

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    Coaching and opportunities. I think you've hit the nail on the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokechecker View Post
    speaking of hideous colors .... Packer uniform

    you'd think Timothy would love the gold color, It's really more like cheddar
    True...Many of his peeps choose to wear those fake cheese monstrosities on their heads but he already has the enlarged liver appendage so he maybe does something with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokechecker View Post
    you'd think Timothy would love the gold color, It's really more like cheddar
    Omg -- if Vermont renamed their colors "marijuana and cheddar" they would instantly gain a million fans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post
    And the 8 goal ***-whipping of the rodents make me smile too, I'll be watching that on dvr again this summer.
    while you are watching that game we'll be watching the other three

    one, two, three, four, ... the Badgers can't score!
    Really folks, we should forgive Al Franken, that is one hot babe, how could he resist grabbin' her? .... maybe if he'd have remembered he's married?

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    while you are watching that game we'll be watching the other three

    one, two, three, four, ... the Badgers can't score!
    LOL, I love it and I love the sig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post
    When being real you should remember that your beloved Packers have essentially the same "urine" color to go with green.
    For the record, I'm a Packer fan, but I wouldn't call them beloved. The UW hockey teams are my beloved teams. I will admit I'm not in love with the Packer "gold", which is essentially yellow AKA urine. They should adopt the real color gold, like UND's gold and ditch the yellow.
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    Omg -- if Vermont renamed their colors "marijuana and cheddar" they would instantly gain a million fans
    You'd want to have these available at the concession stands...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM View Post
    I have nothing against club hockey.
    Agreed but as you get around to, they have different goals
    The edge that HS sports have over club sports is more people care about who wins or loses.
    That is sorta true but to me the thing about HS sports when done correctly is that they place sport in its proper place, as an enhancement to education not its sole purpose. I would much rather my kids play 3 sports and have fun while developing than to focus on one sport to the exclusion of all others and the diminishment of learning. Not everyone is going to play in the NHL but plenty of kids should enjoy playing competitive hockey. Mens sana in corpore sano

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    Bob Sansevere's interview with Robb Stauber in today's Pioneer Press.

    http://www.twincities.com/2017/04/13...s-hockey-team/

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    Catching up on some older email and came across this Wall Street Journal interview.

    "U.S. Women's Hockey Team members Amanda Kessel, Meghan Duggan and Kendall Coyne discuss the team's gold medal victory in the World Championships. The teammates and WSJ's Tanya Rivero also explain last month's deal reached with USA Hockey over fair pay."

    U.S. Women's Hockey Players on Winning Gold and Fair Pay
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