Re: What happened to GP D1???
There are divisions for a reason. SLU is a division II team because of its lack of skill/talent. As are the other teams in the division. Yeah, agreed you had a good game with Truman St. last year but 1. not every team can do that (K. State for example) and 2. every year teams lose and gain players and say a team is really good one year they may lose their top line and not be able to compete the next year. It is somewhat happening to Truman St. Their team is a lot of older players right now so yes maybe they can compete now, but if they moved up and didn't get any new talent then inevitably they would have to move back down because they wouldn't be able to compete at that caliber of play.
Originally Posted by Ben Lambert
I for one can somewhat speak for SLU, as i currently go there, and will state that there isn't a snowballs chance in hell for us to win a game in Division I. There were players and players at tryouts who would have barely played at the JV level in High School (not saying that i'm good). but you have to be realistic about the situation and not expect every team to be able to play division I hockey. Also, "XYZ playing at SLU" is no longer there and the ice team is an actually team this year for the other player, so we are back to a lines worth of players and if we played a Division I team we would lose by more that 10 goals a game, every game. Now, being afraid of a high caliber team, such as Lindenwood, is a bit of a stretch. You have to face reality and understand where your team stands and to play Lindenwood for a full game we would lose by, I don't know, 30 goals. It's not the fact that we are afraid, its the fact that we know that we aren't at that caliber yet (and probably never will) and are a Division II team.
Also, you have to look at the caliber of teams compared to the nation. One, we wouldn't win a game in Division I, but say we did go to nationals and play other teams there. It would be the same outcome as every other game in St. Louis would be. Understand yet? Compared to the rest of the nation we are a Division II team, hands down.
(P. South Triple Threat)