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Post by gopherfun83 » Tue Sep 03 6:11 pm

maroon_and_gold wrote:
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Brink is showing up on Whioux City’s 30 man roster. Let the speculation begin...

I just don’t want to let the dream die :lol:
Haha we’ll be speculating about him transferring during the season too should be fun
Yes keep the dream alive.
If he had known that he could have played for the Skippers another year. Now it opens the window for a much easier flip for Bob.

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Post by Bonin21 » Tue Sep 03 6:23 pm

Some of you aren't kidding and it's painful
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Post by gopherfun83 » Tue Sep 03 6:26 pm

Bonin21 wrote:
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Some of you aren't kidding and it's painful
He is also on Denvers roster haha

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Post by glenhogan21 » Tue Sep 03 6:36 pm

Who scores more this year, Ben Meyers for MN or Bobby Brink for Denver?

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Post by gopherfun83 » Tue Sep 03 6:45 pm

Hoping Ben Meyers scores 15 goals this year for the Gophers. But I think Brink will score more with Denver.

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Who scores more this year, Ben Meyers for MN or Bobby Brink for Denver?
I'll say Brink. Incredibly gifted goal scorer, not that Meyers is a slouch. But I'd rather have Meyers given the likelihood is a 3/4 year guy. Expect two max for Brink.

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Post by glenhogan21 » Tue Sep 03 9:43 pm

Meyers is 32 months older than Brink....

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Post by glenhogan21 » Wed Sep 04 1:04 am

Michael Graham was top goal scoring freshman last year from MN. Don’t think many would have predicted that.

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Post by gopherfun83 » Wed Sep 11 8:21 pm

Zachary Bolduc, maybe on Bob's radar?

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Post by overtheboards » Mon Sep 23 8:37 am

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Zachary Bolduc, maybe on Bob's radar?
MI/PSU/WI in his top 5, don't think the Gophers are in on him

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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by Vegoe » Mon Sep 23 9:02 am

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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-sc ... ck-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 Wisconsin's on paper (Turcott 5th overall to Kings, Caufield 15th overall to Montreal and Holloway maybe top 10 pick for 2020) or BC's incoming class (Boldy 12th overall to Wild, Newhook 16th overall to Avs)... but it's hard to invest that much into a player that could only be at your program for a year or two as an 18 or 19-year-old.

As a college coach you probably either don't really want to have more than one of those types a class, or get some sense that player might spend three years with you. They've got Chaz Lucius as an '03 who would fit that type and they'd love for Maddox Fleming to be their '04 in that class.

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Post by Bonin21 » Mon Sep 23 9:25 am

I don't know why it would hurt to have two guys like that instead of one, and to put all your eggs in one basket like Fleming and have him go elsewhere would suck. Let's see how uw is this year with four top 100 or so NHL prospects.
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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

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Vegoe wrote:
Mon Sep 23 9:02 am
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gopherfun83 wrote:
Wed Sep 11 8:21 pm
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-sc ... ck-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 Wisconsin's on paper (Turcott 5th overall to Kings, Caufield 15th overall to Montreal and Holloway maybe top 10 pick for 2020) or BC's incoming class (Boldy 12th overall to Wild, Newhook 16th overall to Avs)... but it's hard to invest that much into a player that could only be at your program for a year or two as an 18 or 19-year-old.

As a college coach you probably either don't really want to have more than one of those types a class, or get some sense that player might spend three years with you. They've got Chaz Lucius as an '03 who would fit that type and they'd love for Maddox Fleming to be their '04 in that class.
Thanks for the link and yeah. If I had to guess on Bolduc I think Nodak or MI, though he'd be a good fit at any of these top schools IMO. We'll see how Wisconsin (and BU, BC) do with the super young talents this year. It seems like they could be setting themselves up to be finishing schools for pro prospects rather than looking to contend. WI and BC seem to have special groups with Knight in net and that set of 01s in Madison surrounded by a good core. We'll see though.. so many teams with dramatically different recruiting potential and philosophies. MN do seem to have their fair share of those top young talents..

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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by Vegoe » Mon Sep 23 1:51 pm

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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 out playing third line and second power play, then Montreal is more likely to get him to Laval for next season.

There are other college coaches who are excited to coach against schools like UW as the learning curve for those guys playing top NCAA teams is steep. They'll generate offense, but they're also liabilities out there and especially in the first half of the season.

Got to have a deep enough team to take on those projects by protecting them with experience and I'm not sure UW, BC or BU are in that state right now.

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Post by Bonin21 » Mon Sep 23 1:54 pm

Miller and Kalynuk can probably play 30 minutes a game. They should be okay, but of course they could suck too. Their floor is lower than the Gophers but their ceiling is higher this year.
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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

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Miller and Kalynuk can probably play 30 minutes a game. They should be okay, but of course they could suck too. Their floor is lower than the Gophers but their ceiling is higher this year.
They probably can but I don't think they even need to. That d-corps is pretty deep imo. 25 mins for the top pair could be more than enough, they have guys who can play. Emberson's sneaky good, Ess can contribute, Inamoto can defend.. They should be real solid even past top four

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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by Cardinal » Mon Sep 23 3:12 pm

Loading up with 18 and 19 year olds to go against 23-25 year olds on small ice sheets seems like a thing I'd rather my favorite team not do.

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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by Bonin21 » Mon Sep 23 3:26 pm

Hyperbole. We're talking about getting the rare high end guys. You'd still see Bob bringing in 19 and 20 year olds to round out the roster.
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Post by Cardinal » Mon Sep 23 9:13 pm

The strategy of the teams you've mentioned like Wisconsin is to get as much talent as they can. They green-light kids to come in as 18-year-olds, which is a draw to many kids for obvious reasons. UW, for example, didn't have mass defections after last offseason yet they are bringing in Vorlicky and Donovan right out of high school when neither tore it up last year.

19 and 20-year-olds shouldn't "round out" the roster. That should be the age of 90+ percent of freshmen given where college hockey is at in 2019.

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Post by Davey J. » Tue Sep 24 5:37 pm

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Loading up with 18 and 19 year olds to go against 23-25 year olds on small ice sheets seems like a thing I'd rather my favorite team not do.
The fact that you have to recruit strategically to play against 23-25 year olds in college hockey makes me want to puke!

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again...once a kid graduates high school, he should have 5 years to use up his college eligibility. If he wants to use some of them in Jrs, that’s his choice.

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again...once a kid graduates high school, he should have 5 years to use up his college eligibility. If he wants to use some of them in Jrs, that’s his choice.
What if it takes a kid 5 or 6 years to graduate from high school?

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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by Bonin21 » Tue Sep 24 5:49 pm

If they're that smart they were probably looking at Mankato for school anyways.
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I don't think it was every posted on here. Kallionkieli went WHL.
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Post by younggopherdiehard » Sat Oct 05 11:38 pm

Brock Faber is no longer committed to Notre Dame. He would look good in maroon & gold!

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Is he a better college prospect than Boltmann? That would be who he replaces in all likelihood.
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Is he a better college prospect than Boltmann? That would be who he replaces in all likelihood.
IMO yes, but they are completely different players.

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Post by glenhogan21 » Sun Oct 06 11:19 am

Faber would be a big addition. He’s a summer birthday so may need to accelerate to play College next year. I want to keep Boltman, need a physical presence. We could have room for all 3 (Koster, Faber, Boltman) or another year of juniors for one.

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Guessing those are three guys that would like to play college next year, unless you can get Boltmann to wait a year.
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Post by glenhogan21 » Sun Oct 06 4:33 pm

Rossini or Stucker may move on if they can’t get in line-uo in regular basis this year. Boltmans lack of offensive production, even as a D first guy, will impact his draft. Might be best thing for him to play another year USHL and work on that.

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As of now Ty Smilanic is the highest profile uncommitted player out there.
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I think the only chance Smilanic calls MN home is if Wild draft him.

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Post by Davey J. » Tue Oct 08 7:37 am

D2D wrote:
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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again...once a kid graduates high school, he should have 5 years to use up his college eligibility. If he wants to use some of them in Jrs, that’s his choice.
What if it takes a kid 5 or 6 years to graduate from high school?
Then I assume the kid is too...challenged to get into college anyways...

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Loading up with 18 and 19 year olds to go against 23-25 year olds on small ice sheets seems like a thing I'd rather my favorite team not do.
The fact that you have to recruit strategically to play against 23-25 year olds in college hockey makes me want to puke!

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again...once a kid graduates high school, he should have 5 years to use up his college eligibility. If he wants to use some of them in Jrs, that’s his choice.
I agree with this. Not the same sport but I always thought it was a joke that Chris Weinke could still play college football in his mid to late 20's. He was 28 when he won the Heisman.
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Post by Bonin21 » Sun Oct 20 8:16 pm

In the random things to watch category, there is a Japanese player at a point per game in the USHL. It's not the viral sensation Iguchi who looks like nothing special.

It's this kid. https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/5 ... usaku-ando

I'm not sure if he is a junior or a sophomore. If he is a junior he can commit at any time.
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Post by gopherfun83 » Wed Nov 13 7:16 pm

Any news on Maddox Fleming SSM's Prep roster, potential Gopher recruit?
Sounds like he will be a good one, "Game breaking ability, fast, smart & skilled with dynamic offensive ability. Talented with all the tools to be impact player at next level," ISS Hockey

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Can't contact him until Jan 1 and can't make an offer until Aug 1
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Post by Vegoe » Thu Nov 14 9:40 am

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Can't contact him until Jan 1 and can't make an offer until Aug 1
Before the new rules were 'live' they were in touch with him and he's been on campus to see practice. He's a priority and has shown interest.

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Ya I suppose he can commit at any time like the handful that committed after the rules went in place
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Is Maddox Fleming related to Jake, that played for the Gophers?

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glenhogan21 wrote:
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I wonder if all schools listed are wanting Randklev to play USHL next year. I hope we land him, but think USHL next year if needed for him.

Anyone have any idea what's going on with Sam Huff? Hasn't played a game in a long time.
Appears as though Randklev is no longer heading north.

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Post by glenhogan21 » Fri Nov 15 9:18 am

I don’t think we have room for him, the injury has really affected his development. Maybe Potulny will give him a shot at northern.

Out of all the guys UND moved on from I think Luke Reid will be the most coveted.

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glenhogan21 wrote:
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I don’t think we have room for him, the injury has really affected his development. Maybe Potulny will give him a shot at northern.

Out of all the guys UND moved on from I think Luke Reid will be the most coveted.
Reid is a nice player but seriously doubt he commits to MN if he isn't coming in next season

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Post by glenhogan21 » Sat Dec 07 3:38 pm

Some ushl guys to watch. Would be nice to add a forward or two to balance out classes. Bring in Huglen/Pitlick. Maybe Move on from Wait or Burke. Let’s other guys develop in juniors.

1. Jesse Tucker, played in same line as Perbix last year. Having very strong 2nd season in USHL. A 2000 birth year. Recently de-committed to Lake State.

2 Danil Gushkin, not sure if he’s looking at college, but would add speed/skill.

3. Ryan O’reilly size and shot.

4. Mancinelli, haven’t seen much of him and seems like similar player as Mason Nevers.

5. Randklev, haven’t seen since injury, but doesnt sound like the same player.

Seems like a lot of schools over committed so probably be more guys available later in season.

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Post by glenhogan21 » Sat Dec 07 7:35 pm

Probably add Jaxon Stauber to list of guys to keep an eye on.

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Post by frozen4champs » Sat Dec 07 7:44 pm

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Probably add Jaxon Stauber to list of guys to keep an eye on.
He has almost as many wins since he was added back to SF (3) as they had before he arrived. My only question is what kind of mental makeup the kid has. Did not want to sit behind the Kato guy, so would he be willing to do the same here?

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Post by Cardinal » Sat Dec 07 8:40 pm

Someone will scoop up Stauber for next season I’d imagine...

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Post by BlueBandit24 » Sat Dec 07 9:32 pm

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Some ushl guys to watch. Would be nice to add a forward or two to balance out classes. Bring in Huglen/Pitlick. Maybe Move on from Wait or Burke. Let’s other guys develop in juniors.
While Burke has not had a great sophomore season thus far, I don't see it as a time to move on for either party. Especially as a Motzko recruit, it seems unlikely and against the desire to get older.

With regards to Stauber, seems unlikely to line up in plans given Lafontaine and Moe will be back next year.

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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by Bonin21 » Sat Dec 07 9:34 pm

It's not really about dumping any of these young guys but I would just say there should be closer to 18 forwards on the roster next year rather than the 15 (really 14 at the moment) for more competition.
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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by glenhogan21 » Sat Dec 07 10:33 pm

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BlueBandit24 wrote:
Sat Dec 07 9:32 pm
glenhogan21 wrote:
Sat Dec 07 3:38 pm
Some ushl guys to watch. Would be nice to add a forward or two to balance out classes. Bring in Huglen/Pitlick. Maybe Move on from Wait or Burke. Let’s other guys develop in juniors.
While Burke has not had a great sophomore season thus far, I don't see it as a time to move on for either party. Especially as a Motzko recruit, it seems unlikely and against the desire to get older.

With regards to Stauber, seems unlikely to line up in plans given Lafontaine and Moe will be back next year.

Motzko will have to make some difficult decisions this off season if we don’t turn it around. He has had no problem scratching Burke and it seems that he is in dog house a bit. Sounds like he was recruited more by Raboin. If they think there is an available guy in USHL that can be an upgrade over Burke I hope they take it, whether Burke just plays even less games or moves on like Phillips who knows.

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Post by Gopher Fan 26 » Sun Dec 08 1:19 am

I don’t really get the Burke discussion. He’s at least proven he can produce at this level under the right circumstances. First on the chopping block is Munson, then probably Wait. You don’t get older by cutting a guy like Burke for a freshman.

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Post by glenhogan21 » Sun Dec 08 9:01 am

The main mission is to get better. Hopefully Burke has a second half like last season and finds way into line-up every night. If not the larger trend is of him not being productive. Either way I want to bring in Atleast 3 forwards, Huglen/Pitlick for sure assuming they are healthy.
I do like Burke more than Wait, biggest thing is we need another year out of Ranta. He has had some rough seasons adjusting to USHL/College hopefully that leads him to be more patient with jumping to pro hockey.

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sun Dec 08 9:14 am

glenhogan21 wrote:
Sun Dec 08 9:01 am
The main mission is to get better. Hopefully Burke has a second half like last season and finds way into line-up every night. If not the larger trend is of him not being productive. Either way I want to bring in Atleast 3 forwards, Huglen/Pitlick for sure assuming they are healthy.
I do like Burke more than Wait, biggest thing is we need another year out of Ranta. He has had some rough seasons adjusting to USHL/College hopefully that leads him to be more patient with jumping to pro hockey.
Burke is a solid 200 foot player with some jam. Last year he benefited playing with 2 guys much more skilled than him. He will be fine down the road, he’s a guy you can plug in on any line, although ideally he’s a 3rd line wing. Ranta isn’t close to (being ready to) leave from a development standpoint, he needs to stay at least 3 years. Wait finds himself in the difficult position of needing to play on a line with top 6 skilled guys to be effective, while not being a top 6 skill guy (himself). Which leads to being healthy scratched a lot ☝️

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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by frozen4champs » Sun Dec 08 9:38 am

I think Burke is still recovering from last years injury. I don't think there is any chance they cut him loose. I suspect Munson is on a very small scholly if one at all, so his status isn't roster changing. If they could somehow find an older player to come in like a Jesse Tucker in the USHL or Jack Johnston in the NAHL.

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Post by trixR4kids » Sun Dec 08 12:47 pm

glenhogan21 wrote:
Sun Dec 08 9:01 am
The main mission is to get better. Hopefully Burke has a second half like last season and finds way into line-up every night. If not the larger trend is of him not being productive. Either way I want to bring in Atleast 3 forwards, Huglen/Pitlick for sure assuming they are healthy.
I do like Burke more than Wait, biggest thing is we need another year out of Ranta. He has had some rough seasons adjusting to USHL/College hopefully that leads him to be more patient with jumping to pro hockey.
I don’t really see how Ranta moves on when they don’t even trust him to play the main PP unit in college (with his above average shot) but stranger things have happened. It’s possible his team rushes his development but I imagine he’ll be back.
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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by streakygopher » Sun Dec 08 12:54 pm

I'm no longer surprised by early departures, so Ranta leaving for parts unknown wouldn't faze me at all. That said, he can barely figure out the college game and should probably opt for staying in school.

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Post by Bonin21 » Sun Dec 08 12:58 pm

One of the big tests for Motzko will be getting guys to stay for as long as they SHOULD stay.
Walker 3 years min
McLaughlin 3 years min
Ranta 3 years min
Lacombe 3 years min
Brinkman 3 years min
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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by Davey J. » Sun Dec 08 1:25 pm

Bonin21 wrote:
Sun Dec 08 12:58 pm
One of the big tests for Motzko will be getting guys to stay for as long as they SHOULD stay.
Walker 3 years min
McLaughlin 3 years min
Ranta 3 years min
Lacombe 3 years min
Brinkman 3 years min
Johnson 2 years min
I would have Brinkman as a 4 year min and Johnson as a 3.

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Post by Bonin21 » Sun Dec 08 3:19 pm

Davey J. wrote:
Sun Dec 08 1:25 pm
Bonin21 wrote:
Sun Dec 08 12:58 pm
One of the big tests for Motzko will be getting guys to stay for as long as they SHOULD stay.
Walker 3 years min
McLaughlin 3 years min
Ranta 3 years min
Lacombe 3 years min
Brinkman 3 years min
Johnson 2 years min
I would have Brinkman as a 4 year min and Johnson as a 3.
When I say min I mean if they don't hit those I'd be very frustrated. If a first rounder leaves after two years, it's hard to be THAT mad.
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Post by trixR4kids » Sun Dec 08 3:28 pm

Dmen tend to stick around longer just because of the learning curve and needing to gain muscle so I'd think both him and LaCombe stick around 3 (barring any extraneous factors).
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Post by Gophers_inGF » Sat Dec 21 1:54 pm

Was at the EGF vs Warroad game and saw Raboin and UNDs recruiters. Wonder if Raboin was there for possibly Landon Parker or Shaugabay only a freshman from Warroad, 05 birth year. Also possibly to get Slukynsky to possibly flip, I think he will win Mr. Hockey this year pretty easily at the pace he is on. Slukynsky was unstoppable.

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Post by Gophers_inGF » Sat Dec 21 1:59 pm

Gophers_inGF wrote:
Sat Dec 21 1:54 pm
Was at the EGF vs Warroad game and saw Raboin and UNDs recruiters. Wonder if Raboin was there for possibly Landon Parker or Shaugabay only a freshman from Warroad, 05 birth year. Also possibly to get Slukynsky to possibly flip, I think he will win Mr. Hockey this year pretty easily at the pace he is on. Slukynsky was unstoppable.
Never mind on Slukynsky, he already signed his NLI.

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Less than 10 games in and a single A kid in Warroad is going to win Mr. Hockey "pretty easily"?
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Post by Bonin21 » Sun Dec 22 1:38 am

Fleming
Chesley
Lastarza
(All Shattuck...)

Then the next year
Stramel
Clark
Snuggerud

These are the massive recruiting battles on the horizon.
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Post by Gophers_inGF » Sun Dec 22 11:39 am

Bonin21 wrote:
Sun Dec 22 1:16 am
Less than 10 games in and a single A kid in Warroad is going to win Mr. Hockey "pretty easily"?
Your right I shouldn't have stated pretty easily. However, I find it kind of funny how you added single A to make some sort of negative connotation. Maybe if we focused on hard nosed single A/northern kids like UND we wouldn't get absolutely pummeled in our own building by them 9-3.

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Post by Gopher Fan 26 » Sun Dec 22 12:24 pm

It’s not a slight on the kid it’s just a fact that a single A player hasn’t won in forever and most likely won’t this year.

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sun Dec 22 12:29 pm

Well, Hermantown isn’t really Single A...but Blake Biondi has as good a chance at winning Mr Hockey as any Single A player has (in recent memory) ☝️

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Post by J22 » Sun Dec 22 1:35 pm

Gophers_inGF wrote:
Sun Dec 22 11:39 am
Bonin21 wrote:
Sun Dec 22 1:16 am
Less than 10 games in and a single A kid in Warroad is going to win Mr. Hockey "pretty easily"?
Your right I shouldn't have stated pretty easily. However, I find it kind of funny how you added single A to make some sort of negative connotation. Maybe if we focused on hard nosed single A/northern kids like UND we wouldn't get absolutely pummeled in our own building by them 9-3.
Who are the single A northern kids that UND has focused on?

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Post by Goldy77 » Sun Dec 22 1:42 pm

Dixon Bowen is the only one that comes to mind recently. Poganski if St Cloud is northern MN.

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Post by J22 » Sun Dec 22 1:53 pm

Goldy77 wrote:
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Dixon Bowen is the only one that comes to mind recently. Poganski if St Cloud is northern MN.
Yeah, 24 year old senior that has 7 points. Bob should really focus his recruiting to find more guys like that

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Both Poolmans which would probably be the two best Gopher D of the last five years ...
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Post by Gophers_inGF » Sun Dec 22 2:27 pm

J22 wrote:
Sun Dec 22 1:35 pm
Gophers_inGF wrote:
Sun Dec 22 11:39 am
Bonin21 wrote:
Sun Dec 22 1:16 am
Less than 10 games in and a single A kid in Warroad is going to win Mr. Hockey "pretty easily"?
Your right I shouldn't have stated pretty easily. However, I find it kind of funny how you added single A to make some sort of negative connotation. Maybe if we focused on hard nosed single A/northern kids like UND we wouldn't get absolutely pummeled in our own building by them 9-3.
Who are the single A northern kids that UND has focused on?
Colton Poolman, Tucker Poolman, Gage Ausmus, Trey Ausmus, Ethan Frisch, Dixon Bowen, Zach Yon, and Paul Ladue, Jacksen Panzer to name a few

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Post by Gophers_inGF » Sun Dec 22 2:31 pm

Gophers_inGF wrote:
Sun Dec 22 2:27 pm
J22 wrote:
Sun Dec 22 1:35 pm
Gophers_inGF wrote:
Sun Dec 22 11:39 am
Bonin21 wrote:
Sun Dec 22 1:16 am
Less than 10 games in and a single A kid in Warroad is going to win Mr. Hockey "pretty easily"?
Your right I shouldn't have stated pretty easily. However, I find it kind of funny how you added single A to make some sort of negative connotation. Maybe if we focused on hard nosed single A/northern kids like UND we wouldn't get absolutely pummeled in our own building by them 9-3.
Who are the single A northern kids that UND has focused on?
Colton Poolman, Tucker Poolman, Gage Ausmus, Trey Ausmus, Ethan Frisch, Dixon Bowen, Zach Yon, and Paul Ladue, Jacksen Panzer to name a few
I get that some are from Grand Forks but look at our last Grand Forks player, Potulny. We shouldn't just always call it a wash.

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Post by J22 » Sun Dec 22 2:50 pm

Gophers_inGF wrote:
Sun Dec 22 2:27 pm
J22 wrote:
Sun Dec 22 1:35 pm
Gophers_inGF wrote:
Sun Dec 22 11:39 am
Bonin21 wrote:
Sun Dec 22 1:16 am
Less than 10 games in and a single A kid in Warroad is going to win Mr. Hockey "pretty easily"?
Your right I shouldn't have stated pretty easily. However, I find it kind of funny how you added single A to make some sort of negative connotation. Maybe if we focused on hard nosed single A/northern kids like UND we wouldn't get absolutely pummeled in our own building by them 9-3.
Who are the single A northern kids that UND has focused on?
Colton Poolman, Tucker Poolman, Gage Ausmus, Trey Ausmus, Ethan Frisch, Dixon Bowen, Zach Yon, and Paul Ladue, Jacksen Panzer to name a few
Ausmus played at the development program. Frisch played AA. LaDue played in North Dakota. Ausmus and Panzer are 15 years old. Bowen and Yon are terrible. So you have 2 names dating back to 2011?

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Post by Gophers_inGF » Sun Dec 22 2:59 pm

I said single A/northern players. Bowen has more goals then our "star" captain Sammy Walker. You need to get outside your bubble. Bowen and Yon are far better players then Romanko, Ramsey, and Norman were as 4th liners.

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Post by GopherPuck316 » Sun Dec 22 3:05 pm

Gophers_inGF wrote:
Sun Dec 22 2:27 pm
J22 wrote:
Sun Dec 22 1:35 pm
Gophers_inGF wrote:
Sun Dec 22 11:39 am
Bonin21 wrote:
Sun Dec 22 1:16 am
Less than 10 games in and a single A kid in Warroad is going to win Mr. Hockey "pretty easily"?
Your right I shouldn't have stated pretty easily. However, I find it kind of funny how you added single A to make some sort of negative connotation. Maybe if we focused on hard nosed single A/northern kids like UND we wouldn't get absolutely pummeled in our own building by them 9-3.
Who are the single A northern kids that UND has focused on?
Colton Poolman, Tucker Poolman, Gage Ausmus, Trey Ausmus, Ethan Frisch, Dixon Bowen, Zach Yon, and Paul Ladue, Jacksen Panzer to name a few
Those players are almost all from UND’s hotbed of MN HS recruiting. They probably grew up UND fans. I’m sure the Gophers recruited them, but they decided to stay closer to home. Can’t fault them or Gophers coaches for that.

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