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bose301s
11-09-2017, 12:36 PM
Then why did it take forever for my kids to find a college? They aren't even athletes trying to find a team to fit into!

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Maybe he got the best scholarship offer from Tech and that made it an easy decision? Maybe the only D1 team to offer? I could see it being hard as an athlete when you've got 5 or 10 schools after you, but if you've only got one or two options to continue playing I think it would be pretty easy.

The Troll mtu86
11-09-2017, 02:45 PM
It's a bit of a round about story. There was an article in another publication about sharing the puck, and some hints out of houghton about sharing the puck and a separate article about scouting and what scouts look for.. So I made a surmise or two regarding how these articles might be related.

Do you have a link to the article about what scouts look for?? I would be interested in reading that.

manurespreader
11-09-2017, 04:21 PM
Do you have a link to the article about what scouts look for?? I would be interested in reading that.
I'll see if I can find it again. I'll be away from home starting tonight for a while but i'll try to get it for you. it was pretty interesting.

eye4talent
11-09-2017, 04:25 PM
Do you have a link to the article about what scouts look for?? I would be interested in reading that.

http://www.admkids.com/news_article/show/849476?referrer_id

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLEbaipMLx8

As a scout, here's what i look for as taught to me by an NHL scout. Based on the 5H's in no particular order. Height (how big), Heels (skating ability), Hands, Head(Hockey IQ/Smarts) and Heart(compete level/how hard does he compete). Most scouts are looking for a variation of these skills/variables.

MTUHuskies
11-09-2017, 04:29 PM
http://www.admkids.com/news_article/show/849476?referrer_id

As a scout, here's what i look for as taught to me by an NHL scout. Based on the 5H's in no particular order. Height (how big), Heels (skating ability), Hands, Head(Hockey IQ/Smarts) and Heart(compete level/how hard does he compete). Most scouts are looking for a variation of these skills/variables.That would be an interesting barroom discussion about the order of the 5H's.

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The Troll mtu86
11-09-2017, 05:29 PM
http://www.admkids.com/news_article/show/849476?referrer_id

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLEbaipMLx8

As a scout, here's what i look for as taught to me by an NHL scout. Based on the 5H's in no particular order. Height (how big), Heels (skating ability), Hands, Head(Hockey IQ/Smarts) and Heart(compete level/how hard does he compete). Most scouts are looking for a variation of these skills/variables.

Thanks for posting. Nothing earth shattering, but still an interesting read


That would be an interesting barroom discussion about the order of the 5H's.

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Yes it would..

davyd83
11-09-2017, 06:00 PM
http://www.admkids.com/news_article/show/849476?referrer_id

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLEbaipMLx8

As a scout, here's what i look for as taught to me by an NHL scout. Based on the 5H's in no particular order. Height (how big), Heels (skating ability), Hands, Head(Hockey IQ/Smarts) and Heart(compete level/how hard does he compete). Most scouts are looking for a variation of these skills/variables.
There actually is an app that many coaches use to input data such as this. Itís pretty detailed and really helps sort and track information . Itís always interesting to observe scouts and how they approach what they do, what kind of personal system they have.

eye4talent
11-09-2017, 06:49 PM
There actually is an app that many coaches use to input data such as this. Itís pretty detailed and really helps sort and track information . Itís always interesting to observe scouts and how they approach what they do, what kind of personal system they have.


You're right Dave. Put 10 scouts/coaches in the stands watching a player and 4 might like him, another 3 might not like him, and another 3 will say they need to watch him again. Obviously multiple viewings are required most of the time. How does a kid play in an early Sunday morning game after a long showcase/tournament weekend when his team hasn't won a game all weekend and nothing to play for?

Wi.Huskies Fan
11-09-2017, 07:45 PM
All reserved seating is sold out for Friday. Standing room only available. which I am sure will sellout too. Should make for a great atmosphere at The Mac. Get to the game early.:)

Shirtless Guy
11-10-2017, 05:43 PM
Time to follow the Huskies on discord with the guys at THG: https://discord.gg/g9Km2

mtu_huskies
11-10-2017, 08:48 PM
Coach with Dirk:
Tremendous night. Great support. Proud of our team.
Like our depth tonight. Liked every line. Played smart.
Proud of PK. Neville prepared them this week.
Like PP too. Got better as game went.
Great to have good effort in front of this crowd.
Need some stability bug to have leader come up with an effort like that. a Baltus is a quite leader did his job well.
Our D did a great job helping out not giving up second chance opportunities.
Enjoy but get ready for big sheet tomorrow.

Wi.Huskies Fan
11-10-2017, 09:37 PM
Our play seemed to get better as the game went on. Something to build on now. Looked like the Huskies from the beginning of the season.

Huskiefan906
11-11-2017, 06:10 AM
Balts looked like Mike Neville in the slot there.
Sounds like a dedicated effort from the coaching staff to get the team back on track.
Looking forward to Saturday night's game already.

Scrum Bucket
11-11-2017, 11:21 AM
The Huskies looked rough out of the gate, but they did seem to get rolling and keep their foot on the gas for the most part. Great to see them win and glad it didn't turn into a chip fest in the third period.

bose301s
11-11-2017, 08:49 PM
That was just flat out embarrassing, pathetic effort all around. Joe was not happy with it at all, hopefully it lights a fire.

manurespreader
11-12-2017, 06:27 AM
Pretty discouraged. I thought maybe they had turned a corner but I guess not

manurespreader
11-12-2017, 06:58 AM
Did you see the face off stats? Terrible

JohnsonsJerseys
11-12-2017, 03:12 PM
Well I don't think we have to worry about points we left on the table during the early weeks vs LSSU and UAH. Tech is leaving points on the table every weekend. Really the only think making Tech look halfway good in the standings is that they've played more games than any other team, SIX more league games than UAH and UAA. Tech currently sits in 4th, but ANY team in the conference could pass Tech by winning the games they have in hand. Averaging 1.2 pts per game in a 3pt/game league isn't good. Need to get things rolling and take at least 10 pts in AK or Tech may find themselves going from the Broadmoor to missing the WCHA playoffs this year. It's not a good thing to call games in November "must win" but we're approaching that point quickly. Let's go Huskies!

Ryan

The Troll mtu86
11-13-2017, 05:13 AM
tighten your seatbelts it's shaping up to be a rough ride. In truth a lot of the issues were there last year, they just got pushed aside and forgotten because of that great play-off run. These guys are just too inconsistent from one game to the next, one shift to the next. It's going to be a stuggle just to be about .500.

And 0-11 on the PP says a lot. Should be an interesting Coach Joe Show today..

rustedblades
11-13-2017, 03:01 PM
My previous optimism is fading fast. After Friday's game it looked like the team was heading in the right direction. After Saturday's game I really wonder what is going on. I had high hopes for this coaching staff but now I have some serious doubts. We've been watching the same ineffective power play for weeks now with only slight tweaks. The "top" unit, if you can call them that, looks totally inept. Lesperance is parked in front of the net and does absolutely nothing. The majority of the shots from the D are in to the opposing defenders, Luchinni can't seem to bury his opportunities and Gould wants to be a one man show. (surprisingly effective at it at times, but to the detriment of the team I think) Lesperance has been off the score sheet for 4 games now and didn't even register a shot on Saturday, can't happen. Luchinni has 1 assist in the last 7 games, can't happen. Gould is doing ok but seems to be trying to do too much at times, maybe out of necessity? The 2nd power play unit seems to be doing better but still not very effective. Everyone else is just there. Not doing anything of any significance except for Baltus' mini explosion on Friday night. Lesperance, Luchinni, Auk & Reinke seem to have digressed. Birks is so inconsistent you never know who is going to show up. Steman was out of the line up on Saturday due to what looked like a hit to the head on Friday. Is he out for an extended period? Goaltending is still a big question mark. Munson looked good on Friday night but gave up his standard 3 goals on Saturday. After Kero's performance last weekend I'm not sure why he didn't get another start. Guys that you would expect to make the next step (Smith, Gilles, Blacklock, Jackson, etc.) seem to be going in spurts. On a positive note some of the freshman and Brice seem to be improving every game.
Hoping for a good showing in Alaska, they are going to need it.