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      Nick Abruzzese from Harvard has signed with Toronto.

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      Nick Abruzzese from Harvard has signed with Toronto.

      Look 3 posts up :wink: and you even commented that the signing may affect Knies :drunk:

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        Watching games and scrolling twitter at the same time. When I posted it I was like “wow Toronto busy today signing guys.” Need a facepalm emoji

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        Chill Kessel wrote:


        Watching games and scrolling twitter at the same time. When I posted it I was like “wow Toronto busy today signing guys.” Need a facepalm emoji

        No problem. Just giving you a hard time :D

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        Chill Kessel wrote:


        Watching games and scrolling twitter at the same time. When I posted it I was like “wow Toronto busy today signing guys.” Need a facepalm emoji

        :dope:

        Your wish has been granted.

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        The dynamic of college hockey….the emotions of a players season ending on the biggest stage of college hockey only to be called within 24 hours and offered a pro contract is something else. Does it happen in any other college sport? I also realize there is plenty going on behind the scenes and it isn’t as big of a surprise as one might thing, it’s still a wild 24-48 hours.

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        The dynamic of college hockey….the emotions of a players season ending on the biggest stage of college hockey only to be called within 24 hours and offered a pro contract is something else. Does it happen in any other college sport? I also realize there is plenty going on behind the scenes and it isn’t as big of a surprise as one might thing, it’s still a wild 24-48 hours.

        I recall a player saying that after he won the National Championship an NHL team rep was standing in the hall wanting to sign him. The player told him that he is going to celebrate with his team tonight and they can talk tomorrow. Crazy.

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        Noah Cates gone

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          Ben Meyers former high school teammate signs with Devils. Forgoes the extra covid year.

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            Pretty sure that maxes out the allotment of early signings of guys from Delano

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              Chill Kessel wrote:


              Pretty sure that maxes out the allotment of early signings of guys from Delano

              lol…you wish! 😉😂

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              MNGophers29 wrote:


              The dynamic of college hockey….the emotions of a players season ending on the biggest stage of college hockey only to be called within 24 hours and offered a pro contract is something else. Does it happen in any other college sport? I also realize there is plenty going on behind the scenes and it isn’t as big of a surprise as one might thing, it’s still a wild 24-48 hours.

              I remember at the Final Five in 2004 UND fans were openly talking about how Parise had already agreed to his contract and would sign it as soon as UND lost and their season was over. That Final Five Championship Game is still one of the best ever so much talent on the ice between the Gophers and Whioux.

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                Ryan Fanti inked with the Oilers

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                Ryan Fanti inked with the Oilers

                Does anyone have Bruce’s address so I can send him flowers?

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                Check Stejskal off the list of potential transfer goalies for the Gophers

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                Colin Swoyer – SR – MTU – Pittsburgh

                Clay Stevenson – FR G – Dartmouth – Washington

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                Andre Lee, leading scorer for UMass-Lowell, signs with Kings. Just completed JR year

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                Why are we looking for a transfer in goal? I get that Close was third in line a year ago but he has obviously proven himself in the second half of this year. Are you concerned that Close is going to leave early or no faith in the freshman that were recruited? I know neither of the freshman have played a minute this year but what makes you think the coaches wouldn’t be ok with Close getting most of the time next year with one of the freshman also getting some games?

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                Why are we looking for a transfer in goal? I get that Close was third in line a year ago but he has obviously proven himself in the second half of this year. Are you concerned that Close is going to leave early or no faith in the freshman that were recruited? I know neither of the freshman have played a minute this year but what makes you think the coaches wouldn’t be ok with Close getting most of the time next year with one of the freshman also getting some games?

                You need to have two goalies that can compete with each other these days. Most of us are thinking Boynton will leave. If Bartoszkiewicz is really going to be that 1B, they don’t need anyone and can get a walk on third stringer. But he’s a total unknown, too…

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                So sacrifice Bart, Boynton or both to be in a situation after next season where we are now relying on the portal? Doesn’t seem to be a good strategy to me but who knows.

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                It’s not about “sacrificing” Boynton. It’s that something weird has clearly been going on there and it would not be surprising if he transfers.

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                I certainly don’t know what’s going on. But the fact that nobody but Laffer and then Close got any ice time makes me wonder what the :censored: is going on at goalie.

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                Ok so if we brought in a transfer that is say a junior or senior, do you think Bart is going to stick around and be the 3rd goalie next year or 2? If they do that then it seems likely we are going to rely on the portal for goalies or have goalies with no experience. Either way doesn’t seem ideal to me.

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                  We don’t even know if bartoskiewicz is any good. Why should we be hellbent on making sure he sticks around?

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                  I say Bart stays and Boynton transfers and we bring in a transfer. The other wildcard is send Bart back to USHL for him to play all year and bring him back in 2023. It is rare, but it has happened before.

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                    I agree with you and i think we might be in the wrong thread

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                    We don’t know if he is or isn’t any good but i would trust our coaches who see him everyday in practice to figure that out. My point is that I don’t think it is a good idea to rely on the portal for a key position on the team like a goalie. The coaches obviously feel Bart was good enough to play here (although he was brought here earlier than expected). Just hoping we can have more of a staggered alignment of goalies for their class rather than relying on 2 seniors next year and having almost nothing in the pipeline

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                    Yep. Sorry for derailing this. I was just curious why some thought there was a need for a transfer goalie

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                      Ryan Fanti inked with the Oilers

                      This makes sense after that 9-5 shellacking they just took in Calgary. :mrgreen:

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                        Edmonton Oilers

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                        The #Oilers have signed goaltender Ryan Fanti from the University of Minnesota-Duluth to a two-year contract beginning in the 2022-23 season!

                        Fanti will join the

                        @Condors

                        on an amateur tryout contract for the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign.

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                        Steve MN wrote:


                        I certainly don’t know what’s going on. But the fact that nobody but Laffer and then Close got any ice time makes me wonder what the :censored: is going on at goalie.

                        I’m not sure it is any more difficult to explain than that after Laffer left, the team needed to win every game. Close came in and looked outstanding. So they left him in. Had Laffer left in October, it would have been much more likely that Boynton/Bart got some time in net. But at the point Laffer left the team was on the bubble and needed to run wins up. When Close stepped in and looked very very good, Bob left him in.

                        I do agree re: playing time with Laffer early though. I was surprised he played basically the entire game every game early in the season. Maybe just Bob trying to get him back into the groove he was in during the 2021 season?

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                        Marshall Rifai – JR D Harvard – Toronto AHL

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                        Sam Hentges

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                          Brandon Bussi WMU – Boston Bruins

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                          Another early departure for Western. After seeing all of these signings, the prospects of the Gophers not losing 2-3 are slim.

                          [media]https://twitter.com/SchlossmanGF/status/1509230900269170696[/media]

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                            frozen4champs wrote:


                            Another early departure for Western. After seeing all of these signings, the prospects of the Gophers not losing 2-3 are slim.

                            [media]https://twitter.com/SchlossmanGF/status/1509230900269170696[/media]

                            Exactly…Meyers 110% will sign, Faber 90%, Knies 75%, Johnson & Lacombe 60% and Blake & Sammy (seniors) are gone too.

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                              BU fired their coach if that counts as a departure.

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                                bearpaw28 wrote:


                                frozen4champs wrote:


                                Another early departure for Western. After seeing all of these signings, the prospects of the Gophers not losing 2-3 are slim.

                                [media]https://twitter.com/SchlossmanGF/status/1509230900269170696[/media]

                                Exactly…Meyers 110% will sign, Faber 90%, Knies 75%, Johnson & Lacombe 60% and Blake & Sammy (seniors) are gone too.

                                Well yeah, this isn’t Duluth.

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                                  bearpaw28 wrote:


                                  frozen4champs wrote:


                                  Another early departure for Western. After seeing all of these signings, the prospects of the Gophers not losing 2-3 are slim.

                                  [media]https://twitter.com/SchlossmanGF/status/1509230900269170696[/media]

                                  Exactly…Meyers 110% will sign, Faber 90%, Knies 75%, Johnson & Lacombe 60% and Blake & Sammy (seniors) are gone too.

                                  Well yeah, this isn’t Duluth.

                                  lol…regarding this past season, you’re not going to kick (2 time NCAA champion) seniors to the curb.. if they want to return…lol

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                                  frozen4champs wrote:


                                  Another early departure for Western. After seeing all of these signings, the prospects of the Gophers not losing 2-3 are slim.

                                  Maybe by the time our season ends the NHL rosters will be full. :)

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                                    Exactly…Meyers 110% will sign, Faber 90%, Knies 75%, Johnson & Lacombe 60% and Blake & Sammy (seniors) are gone too.

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                                    I agree Meyers and Faber are gone, but Knies might stick around to play with Cooley.

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                                    Ryan Whitney said Knies should join the Leafs for the playoff run. No thanks

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                                    Friedman:

                                    Detroit, Minnesota and Philadelphia are believed to be among the heaviest pursuers for free-agent Ben Meyers at the University of Minnesota. Still has a Frozen Four to play, though.

                                    Go Wings!

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                                      Bonin21 wrote:


                                      Friedman:

                                      Detroit, Minnesota and Philadelphia are believed to be among the heaviest pursuers for free-agent Ben Meyers at the University of Minnesota. Still has a Frozen Four to play, though.

                                      Go Wings!

                                      What…ya going all Common Man on us Bonin? Wings? :conf2: Hoping Wild sign him! 💰

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                                      bearpaw28 wrote:


                                      Bonin21 wrote:


                                      Friedman:

                                      Detroit, Minnesota and Philadelphia are believed to be among the heaviest pursuers for free-agent Ben Meyers at the University of Minnesota. Still has a Frozen Four to play, though.

                                      Go Wings!

                                      What…ya going all Common Man on us Bonin? Wings? :conf2: Hoping Wild sign him! 💰


                                      When I watched the NHL as a kid, I liked the Wings (the Wild didn’t exist). If he signs for Minnesota or Detroit, I’ll be pumped either way.

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                                      Bonin21 wrote:


                                      When I watched the NHL as a kid, I liked the Wings (the Wild didn’t exist). If he signs for Minnesota or Detroit, I’ll be pumped either way.


                                      I liked the Wings too because the North Stars didn’t exist (and same with the Packers/Vikings).

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                                      bearpaw28 wrote:


                                      Bonin21 wrote:


                                      Friedman:

                                      Detroit, Minnesota and Philadelphia are believed to be among the heaviest pursuers for free-agent Ben Meyers at the University of Minnesota. Still has a Frozen Four to play, though.

                                      Go Wings!

                                      What…ya going all Common Man on us Bonin? Wings? :conf2: Hoping Wild sign him! 💰

                                      If the Wild don’t sign him, they’re dead to me.

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                                        MNNavy wrote:


                                        bearpaw28 wrote:


                                        Bonin21 wrote:


                                        Friedman:

                                        Detroit, Minnesota and Philadelphia are believed to be among the heaviest pursuers for free-agent Ben Meyers at the University of Minnesota. Still has a Frozen Four to play, though.

                                        Go Wings!

                                        What…ya going all Common Man on us Bonin? Wings? :conf2: Hoping Wild sign him! 💰

                                        If the Wild don’t sign him, they’re dead to me.

                                        I don’t think you can blame the Wild, if he signs with someone else. I think the money will be the same everywhere. It most likely depends on where he thinks is the best fit.

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                                        The #Preds have signed defenseman Spencer Stastney of Notre Dame. Was a SR this year.

                                        Nick Perbix signs with TB. Another SR.

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                                        Lucas Condotta – SR UML – Montreal

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                                        Brock Faber: “Who?”

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                                        Nolan Walker – SR SCSU – Toronto AHL

                                        Michael Joyaux – SR WMU – Toronto AHL

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                                          I was expecting so see a few MI boys on this list this morning.

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                                            Per Emily Kaplin

                                            Luke Hughes will not sign in NJ after Michigan’s season, per sources. Leaning toward returning for sophomore year.

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                                              Ohio State’s Georgi Merkulov to the Bruins

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                                                Ohio State’s Georgi Merkulov to the Bruins

                                                Wow. One good freshman year and he bolts. That one hurts the sticker helmets.

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                                                  🖊 We’ve signed forward Max Ellis to a two-year, entry-level contract beginning in the 2022-23 season. Jr Notre Dame

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                                                    Leafs been signing a lot of players. Not a good sign for keeping Knies.

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                                                      Kent Johnson to the Blue Jackets confirmed by the Athletic.

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                                                        Not really surprising, but Owen Power is signing with Buffalo

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                                                          grothm01 wrote:


                                                          Leafs been signing a lot of players. Not a good sign for keeping Knies.

                                                          I disagree. If they’re bringing in a bunch of forwards already, may be leaving him in college as they’ll have made the cap they need. They aren’t going to go rebuild with Mathews in his prime

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                                                            That and Knies has indicated that he’ll probably stay and one and done isn’t as common as ppl think.

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                                                            I’m a little surprised no Gophers have announced yet…

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                                                            Composer wrote:


                                                            I’m a little surprised no Gophers have announced yet…


                                                            Second thoughts or tough negotiators?

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                                                            D2D wrote:


                                                            Composer wrote:


                                                            I’m a little surprised no Gophers have announced yet…


                                                            Second thoughts or tough negotiators?

                                                            Unfinished business.

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                                                            D2D wrote:


                                                            Composer wrote:


                                                            I’m a little surprised no Gophers have announced yet…


                                                            Second thoughts or tough negotiators?

                                                            There isn’t much to negotiate in entry level contracts.

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                                                              I wouldn’t give it much thought. Beniers and Brisson haven’t signed yet either.

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                                                                Bobby Brink has signed with the Flyers, killing any hope of him transferring

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