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Chill Kessel wrote:

I’d imagine if this is the group, its a competition. Close has the edge I guess, but I’d imagine bob let’s them decide.

No doubt. Close played much too well to even consider that the other goalies will compete for the starting position. I think there are a few things he can work on to improve his skill, the most important being controlling and moving the puck from behind the net.

But a returning goalie with a 1.95 GAA, .925 save percentage and NCAA Regional Championship shutout should be seen as a huge asset for the team.

I guess Gopher fans probably fear what seems to be a consistent pattern of our high end goalies coming back for the extra year and seeing their games decline a step. LaFontaine, Mat Robson. Adam Wilcox. Alex Kangas.