New Trier Blue was not great this year but don't forget that they did move on out of the metro north round robin playoffs. The two teams in the Championship this year (Viator and Rita), blue played. They lost to Rita by 1, Viator by 1, and also tied Viator. Not to mention beating teams like GBS and HP, and losing by 1 to GBN. Sure they lost to teams like Deerfield and Maroon but this was due to coaching. They were up to the task against good teams and got lazy against bad teams. Melton will whip them to shape. The seniors on the team were all the worst players as well. I'm not worried about NTG having an off year at all.