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by Vegoe
Sun Oct 20 12:08 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Niagara (Oct. 18/19)
Replies: 183
Views: 4923

Re: Niagara (Oct. 18/19)

Nanne is a mystery. He's not returning tonight. That's all the info that has been leaked. tbob said on radio he got hurt on the big check. Too early to tell, but thinks he will be ok. He got hurt. I think that's rather obvious. :lol: https://twitter.com/evegoe/status/1185779058342277120
by Vegoe
Thu Oct 17 10:36 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

I thought this team would be professional and play hard enough to battle for a playoff spot. :shrug_no: All the talk in the off-season about how Guerin didn't believe that the locker room was as bad as he thought... well maybe it wasn't as bad as he thought, maybe it's worse. https://twitter.com/Rus...
by Vegoe
Wed Oct 16 10:57 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread



Can’t wait for John to do karaoke on the Zam this year.
by Vegoe
Wed Oct 16 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

I'll take Quitting for Quinton as well... a 6'4" center with 16 points in 7 OHL games is a good start. At the Hlinka U17 he had 3g-2a, not bad. http://www.mynhldraft.com/2020-nhl-draft/player-profiles/Quinton-Byfield https://thehockeynews.com/video/podcast-video/article/lafreniere-byfield-stealing-t...
by Vegoe
Wed Oct 16 9:32 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Norm wrote:
Tue Oct 15 1:36 pm
Bonin21 wrote:
Tue Oct 15 1:25 pm
"Family-friendly game times" Genius. haha
Prolly dictated by TV, and they take credit for scheduling family friendly times.
Only one was to accomodate being on television.

by Vegoe
Wed Oct 16 9:30 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

You guys wanted the rebuild... maybe this is the rebuild without having to tear it down.
by Vegoe
Tue Oct 15 11:00 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season
Replies: 399
Views: 24422

Re: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season

Is Bobby Brink in the transfer portal to come to Minnesota yet? :biggrin2:

by Vegoe
Tue Oct 15 9:09 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Niagara (Oct. 18/19)
Replies: 183
Views: 4923

Re: Niagara (Oct. 18/19)

If the parity in college hockey has shown anyone anything over the last 10 years, it’s that there are no layups or easy games. Exactly... Bemidji State tied SCSU twice and UMass-Lowell split with UMD. If a team comes into a game unprepared, anyone in college hockey can win. Niagara is going to be n...
by Vegoe
Sun Oct 13 12:09 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Chris83 wrote:
Sat Oct 12 10:00 pm
Tank for...okay, who should the Wild be tanking for in the 2020 draft?
by Vegoe
Sat Oct 12 11:20 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Rask to make his season debut with the Wild tonight. That should get the offense going. :dance: Donato out. Seeler out.. Soucy in. Fantastic. I know if I was going to home opener I'd rather see Rask than Donato. So glad Seeler is another failed Wild development. I don't think he's a failed developm...
by Vegoe
Sat Oct 12 12:15 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: @ Colorado College (Oct. 11/12)
Replies: 286
Views: 7126

Re: @ Colorado College (Oct. 11/12)

tBob hinted that the BMW line may need a new member. My bet is Burke gets moved down. I was fairly happy with the game. Just need to find a way to hold on to a late lead. Ranta had a ton of chances to finish. I'm sure Nelson will get his chance on the 4th line. Would have loved a win, but this year...
by Vegoe
Fri Oct 11 12:24 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: @ Colorado College (Oct. 11/12)
Replies: 286
Views: 7126

Re: @ Colorado College (Oct. 11/12)

LaFontaine is the starter tonight. Motzko: We really like our talent, like our guys, but we’ve got work to do--especially for the critical moments for winning hockey games. Penalty killing, playing a lot of young centers, power play, goaltending, that’s going to come in time… The answers are in that...
by Vegoe
Thu Oct 10 10:29 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

ScoobyDoo wrote:
Sun Oct 06 7:56 am
streakygopher wrote:
Sun Oct 06 1:43 am
It's quite possible that these young guys like Ek, Fiala, Greenway and Kunin may never turn into above average NHL scorers. That would hurt.
Good post. I agree. And one Russian doesn't fix it.
What about two Russians?

https://thehockeywriters.com/mikhail-gr ... -attitude/
by Vegoe
Wed Oct 09 11:21 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: @ Colorado College (Oct. 11/12)
Replies: 286
Views: 7126

Re: @ Colorado College (Oct. 11/12)

NO confidence from the podcast guys. Come on! I think they'll eventually be fine... but there's a learning curve to college hockey and this team has many question marks going into the opening weekend. You've got one line that has history together and that's it. Special teams are starting from scrat...
by Vegoe
Mon Oct 07 3:20 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 12904
Views: 1526191

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

I'm hesitant that there is something official despite what we read on the HS Board until there is a change here: or here: https://www.instagram.com/_noahtussey/
by Vegoe
Mon Oct 07 2:04 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: @ Colorado College (Oct. 11/12)
Replies: 286
Views: 7126

Re: @ Colorado College (Oct. 11/12)

BTW don't read too much into the PP performance from the exhibition. They barely had gone over their PP breakout as a team this year and had not done anything in zone. Working the three groups was just to get a look at guys and see what they might bring to the table. I'm sure they also didn't want t...
by Vegoe
Sat Oct 05 11:18 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-20 Goalie Situation
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: 2019-20 Goalie Situation

Totally guess from what I've seen and picked up from Motzko.... LaFontaine will get the chance to play first. If he's solid, then I'd bet he gets another night and if not then Moe gets a Saturday start. And if Moe starts to outplay LaFontaine, then he'll get the first start on Friday with the same d...
by Vegoe
Thu Oct 03 2:22 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

https://twitter.com/NHLNetwork/status/1165022653188468737 Found what I was looking for on the flip side of zone entries :-o Top defensive team in goals against last year were the Islanders, 2.39 GAPG. Top dump in rate as a team were the Islanders, 57.2%. Islanders 2nd for neutral zone turnovers at ...
by Vegoe
Tue Oct 01 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

I wish I could find what I was looking for but alas... the Blues were one of the best team winning puck battles on dump and chase plays. Also Mike Gillis did an interview with Chorske this summer where he basically said the reason they decided to put the Sedins with Burrows was because he was their ...
by Vegoe
Tue Oct 01 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

There are two sides to zone exists/zone entries... the analytic people love players who can do it. Fiala has been especially good at power play zone entries--which Granlund was pretty good at as well, but not as good as Fiala. https://www.ontheforecheck.com/2018/3/8/17057696/creating-a-monster-why-k...
by Vegoe
Tue Oct 01 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Bilateral core muscle -- is that the Mauer injury?
by Vegoe
Tue Oct 01 9:26 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Old school people will remember this: "The only poll that matters is the one you raise the banner with!". That is how I feel until the tourny starts. True.... In reality.... No polls matter. It's the Pairwise that means EVERYTHING. Because it is that calculation that gets you in to the tournament. ...
by Vegoe
Mon Sep 30 10:46 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2019-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 2198

Re: High School Hockey 2019-2020

Oh boy...



Hope the MSP Mag squad was allright after that one -- at least there wasn't much of a cele on goal No. 17.

by Vegoe
Mon Sep 30 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7060
Views: 533195

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

Going to be dropping Dish this week and switching to either YouTube TV or PlayStation Vue. Also, at some point before the end of the year, YouTube will start carrying PBS & PBS Kids channels. I've just grown tired of all the carriage issues at Dish. Going to the streaming format, I can always switc...
by Vegoe
Fri Sep 27 12:19 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

I never thought buying out Vanek was a great move... talk about a winger who was a press box/message board scapegoat. He added a dimension in the offensive zone that few players brought. He's not a great skater, but his hand eye for plays around the net was still there. Also he was playing with kids...
by Vegoe
Thu Sep 26 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

So in a vaccum... which of these guys would you want the most?

CAR-Martin Necas, ARZ-Barrett Hayton, BUF-Dylan Cozens, FLA-Henrik Borgstrom, LV-Cody Glass, MON-Nick Suzuki and PHI-Morgan Frost.
by Vegoe
Wed Sep 25 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Also ICYMI, great couple paragraphs from Justin Bourne about how wingers take a lot of flak sometimes on under-performing teams. $ - https://theathletic.com/1224846/2019/09/20/bournes-notebook-on-cheveldayoffs-patience-auston-matthews-defence-and-why-scoring-on-bad-teams-is-hard/ But boy, as a wing...
by Vegoe
Wed Sep 25 11:49 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Replies: 396
Views: 19566

Re: 2019 - 2020 Schedule

I don't think there is any talk of replacing Williams and Mariucci in the plans at the UMN. Both facilities could use some upgrades though. LED Lighting is a priority item that should focus attention to the playing surface and away from the seats. https://www.athleticbusiness.com/stadium-arena/led-l...
by Vegoe
Wed Sep 25 11:15 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Norm wrote:
Wed Sep 25 10:02 am
What's the fee for though? If it's handling, does it cost more to handle tickets for UND than to handle tickets for MSU?
It does for Visa -- just my hypothesis though.
by Vegoe
Wed Sep 25 10:20 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Also ICYMI, great couple paragraphs from Justin Bourne about how wingers take a lot of flak sometimes on under-performing teams. $ - https://theathletic.com/1224846/2019/09/20/bournes-notebook-on-cheveldayoffs-patience-auston-matthews-defence-and-why-scoring-on-bad-teams-is-hard/ But boy, as a winge...
by Vegoe
Wed Sep 25 9:42 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Donate isn’t quick enough or strong enough to play center at this point (we all knew that). I’d have Kunin at C on the 2nd line & Mikko on the 3rd...but Bruce loves him some Mikko... He's also said that Ek has come into camp showing that he has trained harder than just about anyone. I'm thinking wi...
by Vegoe
Wed Sep 25 9:30 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread
Replies: 18305
Views: 658377

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Brian Dozier... hitting .233 on the field, but 1.000 in our hearts.

by Vegoe
Tue Sep 24 7:16 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2019
Replies: 1228
Views: 24706

Re: Gopher Football 2019

I joined up the Gopher Illustrated guys Ryan Burns and Luke Buer to talk attendance challenges in college athletics and Minnesota: https://t.co/BrxYOk9P8L
by Vegoe
Mon Sep 23 4:27 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019 - 2020 Schedule
Replies: 396
Views: 19566

Re: 2019 - 2020 Schedule

It’s only logical North Dakota fans would buy today. He wants Gopher fans to have bought all the tickets already. Fire Don they said. Schedule North Dakota they said. Hire Bob they said. Lower ticket prices they said. I'll come back to the rink they said? I've heard some interesting ideas about the...
by Vegoe
Mon Sep 23 1:51 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Potential Future Recruits - Part II
Replies: 8658
Views: 1098307

Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Let's see how uw is this year with four top 100 or so NHL prospects. Hey you only have 18 scholarships in major college hockey and Atlantic Hockey only gives 14 per team, tough to give too many of those out to guys that have to develop while playing top roles for your team. If Cole Caufield comes o...
by Vegoe
Mon Sep 23 1:34 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season
Replies: 399
Views: 24422

Re: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season

The season hasn’t even started and we are already trying to assign blame? That’s so GPL. I am looking forward to this season, I always go into the new season with optimism and my maroon colored glasses. Less than two weeks until puck drop!! You are not new around here, you know how this goes. I lik...
by Vegoe
Mon Sep 23 9:19 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season
Replies: 399
Views: 24422

Re: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season

When in doubt, blame Marshall...or cammy...or tony Lucia...or Patrick white...or sadek...or Collins... I feel like Nanne drew the most fire last year. Polarizing player, but he's probably right up there with Walker for raw speed and you need to have a guy who can create from the back to play Bob's ...
by Vegoe
Mon Sep 23 9:02 am
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Potential Future Recruits - Part II
Replies: 8658
Views: 1098307

Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Zachary Bolduc, maybe on Bob's radar? MI/PSU/WI in his top 5, don't think the Gophers are in on him https://otb.substack.com/p/3-big-ten-schools-in-zack-bolducs I just get the feel that Bob will not have too many of these guys in a recruiting class. It's great to have a class that looks like Wiscon...
by Vegoe
Fri Sep 20 9:20 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Where is Weber fitting in? He's been around the rink but I haven't seen him on the ice yet. Probably will get a better idea later in the year. https://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/hockey/1766916-Webers-long-winding-road-brings-him-to-the-Gophers He had an eye injury that he feared would impact h...
by Vegoe
Wed Sep 18 4:48 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Starting to see some more consistency to lines at the last couple skill sessions. Reedy has been back skating this week, but is still working his way back. 27 McLaughlin - 9 Walker - 21 Burke 58 Ranta - 39 Meyers - 7 McManus 17 Wait - 25 Perbix - 22 Brodzinski 11 Sorenson - 24 Nelson - 12 Marooney -...
by Vegoe
Tue Sep 17 3:35 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Did anyone get an email in regards to tickets for the “premier” games going on sale to gopher score members yesterday? I thought yesterday was the day and I never received any update from the U. I did recently update my email preferences to only get hockey emails so I wonder if that messed somethin...
by Vegoe
Mon Sep 16 9:27 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Spurgeon at $7,575,000 puts him behind Erik Karlsson SJS 30 D $11,500,000 Drew Doughty LAK 30 D $11,000,000 P.K. Subban NJD 31 D $9,000,000 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI 28 D $8,250,000 John Carlson WSH 30 D $8,000,000 Brent Burns SJS 35 D $8,000,000 Jacob Trouba NYR 26 D $8,000,000 Victor Hedman TBL 29 ...
by Vegoe
Fri Sep 13 1:01 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season



Evolving Hockey doesn’t have any comps for age/production that would match what he’s done to that pay scale.
by Vegoe
Thu Sep 12 5:20 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Russo threw out a $3.7 M number on his podcast with Souhan btw.
by Vegoe
Thu Sep 12 4:32 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

2019-2020 Gopher roster w/pictures. https://gophersports.com/roster.aspx?path=mhockey I didn’t know Ricky Martin played for us. 😂 What's his alias? :conf2: Numbers being released tomorrow. This one @cowgirl ? https://gophersports.com/images/2019/9/11/Staudacher_Matt_1920.jpg?width=300 https://pmctv...
by Vegoe
Thu Sep 12 4:30 pm
Forum: Website Support / New Features
Topic: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things
Replies: 783
Views: 36745

Re: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things

Bonin21 wrote:
Sat Apr 06 12:12 am
Thumbs up is actually better than the old up/down! It created a spiral of negativity and I feel like I'm enough of that for the whole forum.
Negativity? On a message board?

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by Vegoe
Wed Sep 11 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2019-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 2198

Re: High School Hockey 2019-2020

Mack Motzko is going back to SCC -- no ill will towards anyone, but missed his buddies back home. Beau Motzko will stick with Minnetonka.

by Vegoe
Wed Sep 11 12:20 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season
Replies: 399
Views: 24422

Re: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season

FYI--be aware that NCHC.tv is billing customers for a 9/11 to 10/11 period, even if you didn't have a monthly subscription active at the end of last season. As in this is a computer glitch kind of thing? I’ve used the service for a random game here or there but no subscription. How did you find out...
by Vegoe
Wed Sep 11 10:24 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season
Replies: 399
Views: 24422

Re: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season

FYI--be aware that NCHC.tv is billing customers for a 9/11 to 10/11 period, even if you didn't have a monthly subscription active at the end of last season.
by Vegoe
Thu Aug 29 10:40 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2019-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 2198

Re: High School Hockey 2019-2020

I was checking out the high school board today for early departure info as the USHL/NAHL protected lists get finalized. Sounds like Luc Laylin STMA and Brett Oberle HM are maybe doing a before/after with the NAHL Magicians. Jake Boltman is starting the year with Lincoln. Jensen will be in Omaha. htt...
by Vegoe
Wed Aug 28 1:06 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2019
Replies: 1228
Views: 24706

Re: Gopher Football 2019

I'm anxious to see how the defense performs this year. If that side of the ball stays healthy, I'm pretty optimistic about their chances of successful. Hoping the offensive line gels quickly. Thinking that is the biggest concern, especially with a young quarterbacking crew. I'm not really too conce...
by Vegoe
Tue Aug 27 5:59 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

While Motzko may consider them to be the leaders, Motzko has said he does not pick captains and it'll be up to the players to vote in September.
by Vegoe
Tue Aug 27 4:01 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/462-kfan-clips-28397245/episode/gophers-mens-hockey-head-coach-bob-48513546/ Motzko gets out his takes on the Minnesota Vikings, then digs into a couple topics on the season ahead. Think the team is loaded with talent, he's looking forward to seeing how they look at Ch...
by Vegoe
Tue Aug 27 12:14 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

Just got email from the U on single game tix. Some of the games (like PSU and MSU) are considerably cheaper than last year. But as of now it looks like there's no prices yet on NoDak and Wisco type games. I'm expecting get-in price for those games to be $60 for North Dakota and $40 for Wisconsin. W...
by Vegoe
Mon Aug 26 4:28 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season
Replies: 399
Views: 24422

Re: NCAA hockey 2019-20 season

Missed this one... never knew that the REA revenue is split. https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/4621629-UND-Ralph-Engelstad-Arena-reach-new-10-year-usage-agreement REA will continue to manage all ticket revenue from UND athletic events on behalf of UND, as it has previously. Ticket reve...
by Vegoe
Mon Aug 26 4:19 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

All this talk of who will be missed I think decentralizes the main point that all of those players who leave are replaced by incoming freshmen, not equally experienced players. I think the Motzko method is outscore your mistakes early in the year. Seems like getting CC, Niagara right off should be ...
by Vegoe
Mon Aug 26 3:25 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2019
Replies: 1228
Views: 24706

Re: Gopher Football 2019

Trying to find out if these might carry over to hockey this year.... I'm guessing it would be based on success... but these are concepts they're exploring to reward people for coming early. Provides better atmosphere in the venue and alleviates some of the major problems at the UMN with parking/traf...
by Vegoe
Mon Aug 26 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College football 2019
Replies: 242
Views: 7103

Re: College football 2019

Thought this was an interesting design out of SDSU with student specific food and food truck access to stadium. https://thedailyaztec.com/95018/news/sdsu-reveals-new-stadium-renderings-student-specific-amenities/ The stadium was designed with students’ best interests in mind. This thinking extends t...
by Vegoe
Mon Aug 26 12:43 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

After Motzko made the switch to Novak atop the power play, they were 3rd in the country at 27.1% going 23 for 85--only the Cole Makar QB'd Minutemen scored more total goals on the power play going 24 for 89. Before that move they were 27th in the country at 10 for 53, 18.9%. The guys who scored thos...
by Vegoe
Mon Aug 26 11:45 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

I'm super curious to see how Wisconsin does with their best roster under Granato. There is certainly more talent there than Granato has seen since taking the job. Almost feels like this is the season they've been recruiting for since taking the regins. Ohio State is going to miss some veteran talent...
by Vegoe
Mon Aug 19 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7060
Views: 533195

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

I didn’t even know Oake was on local radio after Cities 97 let him go. Seconded. Why did Cities 97 let him go? He made the move on his own so he didn’t have to play the Cities 97 Playlist over and over again. http://m.startribune.com/radio-vet-brian-oake-to-return-as-89-3-the-current-s-morning-host...
by Vegoe
Mon Aug 19 9:50 am
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 12904
Views: 1526191

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

BTW -- Seeing Jack Jensen noting he'll be in Omaha this season with the Lancers. They acquired him in Spring 2018, but he wanted to stay home and do a before and after with the Magicians in the NAHL. We should see the protected lists coming out this week: https://portal.usahockey.com/tool/public-ros...
by Vegoe
Fri Aug 16 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Russo said on KFAN today that the underwhelming return in a Zach Parise trade was a one-for-one deal with the Wild retaining money.

So my guesses of trade partners are Chicago-Brent Seabrook, Vancouver-Loui Eriksson, Islanders-Andrew Ladd, Washington-Tom Wilson and Pittsburgh-Jack Johnson.
by Vegoe
Fri Aug 16 1:15 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NHL 2019-20 season
Replies: 62
Views: 3176

Re: NHL 2019-20 season



Noticed today that @SBurkie1 no longer exists on twitter... so that's fun.
by Vegoe
Fri Aug 16 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 21080
Views: 907839

Re: Simple Pleasures...



'Rex, I'll never see you again.'
by Vegoe
Wed Aug 14 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NHL 2019-20 season
Replies: 62
Views: 3176

Re: NHL 2019-20 season

Corey Pronman farm system rankings are coming out. He had Clayton Phillips at No. 10 for Pitt in 2018, but not on the list going into this year. https://theathletic.com/446764/2018/08/10/nhl-farm-system-rankings-no-23-pittsburgh-penguins/ "Phillips is a great skater, one of the best in college hocke...
by Vegoe
Wed Aug 14 9:37 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

The guys in the end are administration guys. Cannot remember their names. Vinni Lettieri is in the middle. Both @evegoe and I questioned it, but Vegoe got confirmation that it is Vinni. Sr. Associate AD Tom McGinnis is the back left guy--he's the main administrator for men's and women's hockey, ove...
by Vegoe
Tue Aug 13 4:03 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

OK. What does the Director of Hockey Ops do? The position takes care of team travel (hotel, buses, airplane and team meal reservations) and does the video editing. They also typically work as a liaison fundraising, academics and university business. They can also do some recruiting legwork for vide...
by Vegoe
Tue Aug 13 3:40 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 112020

Re: 2019-2020 Gopher Hockey Season Thread

https://twitter.com/evegoe/status/1161365050445172742 Greg May is the new Director of Hockey Ops for Gopher Hockey. He got Farmington to a state tournament and had helped put Blake in a pretty good situation as they transitioned to AA hockey. That program was set for a pretty good season this year ...
by Vegoe
Wed Aug 07 2:07 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 12904
Views: 1526191

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

maroon_and_gold wrote:
Wed Aug 07 12:12 pm
Vegoe wrote:
Wed Aug 07 9:41 am
A Scott Bell guy.
Speaking of Bell, that can’t be a coincidence that Toronto drafted Koster, right?
Certainly was an influence on them taking him. Kyle Dubas scouted Koster in person as well this year.
by Vegoe
Wed Aug 07 9:41 am
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 12904
Views: 1526191

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

A Scott Bell guy.
by Vegoe
Tue Aug 06 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Pronman gave them a B, "I love Matthew Boldy at 12th-overall, could be a top line forward in the NHL.... no Day 2 pick by Minnesota I hated, but none that I loved either... Wild system was thin coming into the weekend, and I thought they helped move in the right direction."
by Vegoe
Mon Aug 05 10:34 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2019
Replies: 1228
Views: 24706

Re: Gopher Football 2019

Bertogliat wrote:
Mon Aug 05 10:23 am
What was Annexstad's injury last year? I can't remember and I an curious if it is related.
Sounded like an internal organ type injury scare last year. This is different, "Towards the end of practice yesterday, Zack suffered a non-contact injury. Zack threw the ball and felt a pop in his foot."
by Vegoe
Thu Aug 01 8:18 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 1160
Views: 37141

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

"Well I wanted to win a Stanley Cup. That pansy over there cheap shots me, puts this cap recapture penalty in the CBA. I get hit with all kinds of cap implications so I'm out of the game. They basically steal the ring right off my finger! How would you feel?" "Everyone was throwing cheap shots in th...