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    The whole Boynton thing was weird, but then so was the Lucius saga.

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    Maybe get Joe Miller back on line 1…

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    Transfer portal is so weird man. Felt like we’ve lost half our team.

     

    Someone have a list handy of guys we’re losing (either graduation, signed, or transfer) and guys who are coming back next season?  So many big announcements of this stuff in less than 3 weeks kind of has my head spinning more than Goldy’s.

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    Someone have a list handy of guys we’re losing (either graduation, signed, or transfer) and guys who are coming back next season? So many big announcements of this stuff in less than 3 weeks kind of has my head spinning more than Goldy’s.

    Just the Portal List:

    Brennan Boynton 3 years of eligibility left
    Tristan Broz 3 years of eligibility left
    Jack Perbix 2 years of eligibility left
    Jonny Sorenson 2 years of eligibility left

    Matt Denman – Graduated, still has 1 year of eligibility left due to Covid
    Grant Cruikshank – Graduated, still has 1 year of eligibility left due to Covid transferring to St. Cloud State University
    Ben Brinkman – Graduated, still has 1 year of eligibility left due to Covid transferring to University of Notre Dame

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    Lucius and Meyers signed

    Rossini out of eligibility

     

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    Someone have a list handy of guys we’re losing (either graduation, signed, or transfer) and guys who are coming back next season? So many big announcements of this stuff in less than 3 weeks kind of has my head spinning more than Goldy’s.

    Just the Portal List: Brennan Boynton 3 years of eligibility left Tristan Broz 3 years of eligibility left Jack Perbix 2 years of eligibility left Jonny Sorenson 2 years of eligibility left Matt Denman – Graduated, still has 1 year of eligibility left due to Covid Grant Cruikshank – Graduated, still has 1 year of eligibility left due to Covid transferring to St. Cloud State University Ben Brinkman – Graduated, still has 1 year of eligibility left due to Covid transferring to University of Notre Dame

    I wonder how this compares to some of our rivals, say UND or UMD?

     

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    To make matters worse – i am hearing broz a Denver pioneer?  It’s crazy all this is happening so fast.  If we had a halfway decent spring – some of these guys wouldn’t feel like they need to explore other options.  I hope they can rebuild for 2023.  Feels like there’s more to the story in dinkytown???

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    To make matters worse – i am hearing broz a Denver pioneer? It’s crazy all this is happening so fast. If we had a halfway decent spring – some of these guys wouldn’t feel like they need to explore other options. I hope they can rebuild for 2023. Feels like there’s more to the story in dinkytown???

    What?

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    I see we have people coming here to spew nonsense with their first posts

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    I wonder how this compares to some of our rivals, say UND or UMD?

    UMN: Net unexpected loss: 3 top 9 forwards and a goalie that didn’t play a minute

    UND:
    Ashton Calder – Portal – 21 points
    Brendan Budy – Portal – 1 points
    Harrison Feeney – 3rd string goalie
    Net unexpected loss: One top 9 forward, One 4th liner, and a goalie that didn’t play a minute

    UMD:
    Fanti – Replaced in portal by Thiessen
    Lellig – Portal – 6 points
    Kelley – Portal – 11 points – Replaced in portal by Daschke
    Lee – Portal – 9 games, 1 point
    Almquist – Portal – 18 games, 5 points
    Rosenbaum – Portal – 7 games, 0 points
    Net unexpected loss: One defenseman, One fourth liner, two extras

     

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    Today I learned I have a different definition of unexpected than some others.

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    Today I learned I have a different definition of unexpected than some others.

    I expected Lucius x 2 to be gone, but most on here did not. No one expected Broz. Boynton ya that’s not unexpected so that is a mistype.

    Oh, and that doesn’t even include Cruikshank and Perbix. Cruikshank not being terrible surprising given the senior day presentation, but another guy that could have helped replace top 9.

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    The exciting part is you know they need to find someone quickly, so we wait to see who that is. Even with Lamb and Mittelstadt you’d only be at 14 forwards.

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    I see we have people coming here to spew nonsense with their first posts

    Sooner or later, the “hate watchers” on social media were going to spill over onto GPL.

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    If it truly gets to be a “We just need bodies for this year” situation, let Knies’ brother come in for his and his bro’s last season in college.

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    Bring in a player who isn’t good that has already played 5 seasons of NCAA hockey?

     

     

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    He’s in the portal and eligible for another year… He was a captain in the NCHC. More leadership couldn’t hurt based on what we’ve seen. And I clearly said, if it’s just about getting a body for one year.

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    A shame about Broz.

    Lucius didn’t surprise me. Something was clearly up when he went from warmups to never being on the ice again. I had my own suspicions (pure conjecture) on what it was but now I doubt that was it.

    We have some pretty damn good players next year. Let’s see how the coaches round out the team.

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    It sucks that we’re losing forward depth because that was what I thought would set the team over the top next year. Losing 3 of the top 9 (I’m assuming Cruz is gone) puts a huge dent in that. I think there’s some valid reasons to not be as optimistic as we were before that happened. The issue this past year was that outside of Knies/Meyers line there wasn’t much consistent offense to be had. Looking at the potential lineup now it feels similar.

    Now in fairness a portal pickup or someone just taking a big leap would make a massive difference. If someone like Brodzinski, Nelson, Nevers or someone on the bottom lines stepped up that would help make up for what was lost. Also Lucius did get hurt and there’s no guarantee he stays 100% healthy in an alternate universe where he stays with the team. And on the off chance that Walker comes back, that would probably push a guy like Nelson down to the fourth line which would be helpful from a depth perspective.

    Also with all these guys leaving, it makes the moves by Perbix and to a lesser extent Sorensen seem a little bit more puzzling. Sorensen I could see hitting the portal out of frustration with the ice time he got this season, it’s understandable. Perbix on the other hand got consistent ice and unless he thinks he deserves a higher role, you kinda wonder if him hitting the portal was his doing or Motzko’s. Replacing Perbix isn’t some monumental task obviously but I’m not sure someone like Strobel or Schmidt is going to be an upgrade.

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    I think it’s a stretch to say Cruz was a top 9 forward. He was a guy that ideally we could have sent to juniors for a year. He also missed a lot of time this season and while I believe he is a good player I don’t think he would have been an impact player for us next season.

     

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    I think it’s a stretch to say Cruz was a top 9 forward. He was a guy that ideally we could have sent to juniors for a year. He also missed a lot of time this season and while I believe he is a good player I don’t think he would have been an impact player for us next season.

    It’s not a stretch.

    Side note: If Pearson is out today, kind of not fair to the players as they don’t have time to get into the portal with any knowledge of who the next coach would be? Or maybe the next coach is already identified.

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    The Michigan thing is a debacle.  Unless it’s the best kept secret ever that somehow the players aren’t even leaking.

     

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    To make matters worse – i am hearing broz a Denver pioneer? It’s crazy all this is happening so fast. If we had a halfway decent spring – some of these guys wouldn’t feel like they need to explore other options. I hope they can rebuild for 2023. Feels like there’s more to the story in dinkytown???

    What?

    Looks like he’s saying we can blame the weather?

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    The Michigan thing is a debacle. Unless it’s the best kept secret ever that somehow the players aren’t even leaking.

    The players could be under some kind of gag order or are just as well left in the dark and have no clue.

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    Season is over.

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    Season is over.

    April’s gotta be the record. Two seasons over in one month!

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    What is the Mel Pearson debacle?  I don’t care enough about Michigan to look it up…

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    Season is over.

    April’s gotta be the record. Two seasons over in one month!

     

    Nah I remember when seasons were over years in advance.

    Then again I am old enough to remember when a tie was a top five loss in program history!

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    Season is over.

    April’s gotta be the record. Two seasons over in one month!

    April…..she’s a roller.  A high roller, baby.

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    What is the Mel Pearson debacle? I don’t care enough about Michigan to look it up…

    Told players to lie about covid status and some hostile work environment towards females to start.

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    So back to goldy shuffle’s comments from the other day. He mentioned 3 “bad” things and possibly a 4th bad thing. Bad thing #1 was Broz to portal and #2 was Chaz going pro. I think a lot of people on here assumed bad thing #3 was Cruz not coming (rightfully so), but now with Boynton to the portal, I think that is actually bad thing #3 and Cruz not coming is the possibly bad thing #4.

     

    Cruz still has the gophers commit thing on his Instagram, and I’m honestly curious if he is still planning on joining. The departure of Chaz went well, at least publicly, with Bob saying nice things as well as Chaz about the program. This is just a thought because a lot of people are assuming Cruz not coming is a done deal, but it may not be the case. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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    I’d think he was grouping the Lucius bros as one of the three events to come. In the same sense, don’t know if Boynton was the “maybe a fourth” but I feel like that one was coming regardless so it would be in the three.

    The maybe a fourth could be another player outside of the 4 we’ve identified unless we hear otherwise.

    None of this logic is confirmed by him.

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    I assume whatever happens with Cruz, and Cole Spicer, won’t happen until the u18 Tourney is complete.

     

    Moldenhauer can go to Michigan and we can get Hallum to come home!

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    That would certainly be an amazing start to the Lucius/Lucius/Broz for 1/2/3 swap.

    The staff can’t contact him, though, right? NLI signed.

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    I think it’s a stretch to say Cruz was a top 9 forward. He was a guy that ideally we could have sent to juniors for a year. He also missed a lot of time this season and while I believe he is a good player I don’t think he would have been an impact player for us next season.

    It’s not a stretch

     

    agree to disagree. I like Cruz as a long term prospect but am not convinced he is ready to contribute to an NCAA program next season. I believe his best development would have been Ushl next season. He’s still underdeveloped and is not a great skater. He’s coming off an injury filled season and scouts have said he hasn’t been great since returning. College hockey is as old and gritty as its ever been. Broz and Chaz were top players for next season I’m not ready to call Cruz huge loss. nodak lost spicer for same reason we could lose cruz. It will be interesting to watch where he gets drafted

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    What is the Mel Pearson debacle? I don’t care enough about Michigan to look it up…

    Told players to lie about covid status and some hostile work environment towards females to start.

    There is an ongoing investigation at the school, the results of which are supposed to be made public soon. I think there are some procedural advantages for UMich in not having Mel Pearson as an employee in that they may be able to close the investigation without releasing any information publicly.

     

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    Correct. I think some people think Bob can just call these kids that have signed NLI’s and just say come here. It is a process in which the kids have to tell the school that they want out and then the school must then let them out. The schools don’t have to release them or add stipulations to where they can’t go.

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    Correct. I think some people think Bob can just call these kids that have signed NLI’s and just say come here. It is a process in which the kids have to tell the school that they want out and then the school must then let them out. The schools don’t have to release them or add stipulations to where they can’t go.

    Which is why I point to Spicer and Moldenhauer as the more direct options, being uncommitted. Even more direct option being asking your captain to come back. :|

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    Season is over.

    April’s gotta be the record. Two seasons over in one month!

    April…..she’s a roller. A high roller, baby.

     

    April Wine……..good call.

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    That would certainly be an amazing start to the Lucius/Lucius/Broz for 1/2/3 swap. The staff can’t contact him, though, right? NLI signed.

     

    I believe he signed his NLI well over 1 year ago. Given the uncertainty at Michigan it’s possible.

    I don’t think Motzko can just call anyone. I do think advisors are always involved and could view Minnesota losses this week as an opportunity for their guy.

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    He’s also going to be on a contending team if he goes to Michigan, too, regardless of who is behind the bench. Feels like a tough flip. As of now I’d say with him included Michigan has the best class in the country coming in. Probably 6 first rounders in one class.

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    Yeah how much did that help them last year?  First round picks is a worthless stat I’m sorry…

     

    Lying about COVID could get them in NCAA trouble too.  Even if he is gone it might not stop that.  How stupid is he?

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    They won’t get into any meaningful NCAA trouble going forward.

    And they made the Frozen Four and were #1 Pairwise. Yes they didn’t win it all, but my point is they are just as likely to win it all next year as the Gophers. It’s not like stealing a guy from wisconsin (lol).

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    Yeah how much did that help them last year? First round picks is a worthless stat I’m sorry… Lying about COVID could get them in NCAA trouble too. Even if he is gone it might not stop that. How stupid is he?

    I’d say it helped them a lot. They were an OT loss away from playing the NC title game.  The other M team with all their draft picks didn’t fare as well.

    Denver, Minnesota and Michigan were similar teams, but I think Denver had a little more sandpaper to their game, which helped them break through Mankato. Their game against Mankato was a lot like Minnesota’s. Denver had like four shots on goal almost half way through the game. It felt like Mankato had them right where they wanted them, but when they lost the lead their system broke down and Denver had the talent to cash in.

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    Pretty late to steal recruits but Charlie Stramel would have to be near top of wish list. Not sure what excites him about next years Wisconsin team….

    My bad on this, forgot he was accelerating. Well at least he knows he’ll be the star of the show there… Too bad no one will be there to watch him.

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    I assume whatever happens with Cruz, and Cole Spicer, won’t happen until the u18 Tourney is complete. Moldenhauer can go to Michigan and we can get Hallum to come home!

     

    Anyone see speculation on why Spicer decomitted or what his plans are? Might have missed that if it was said already.

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    I assume whatever happens with Cruz, and Cole Spicer, won’t happen until the u18 Tourney is complete. Moldenhauer can go to Michigan and we can get Hallum to come home!

    Anyone see speculation on why Spicer decomitted or what his plans are? Might have missed that if it was said already.

    He wanted to go to UND this fall and they wanted him to wait a year because they are full at forwards this year.

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    He’s also going to be on a contending team if he goes to Michigan, too, regardless of who is behind the bench. Feels like a tough flip. As of now I’d say with him included Michigan has the best class in the country coming in. Probably 6 first rounders in one class.

     

    6 first rounders is generous…Mcgroarty and Nazar for sure. Brindley and Fantilli aren’t eligible until ‘23. Casey is very good, but not sure he gets into 1st.

    On Hallum, he committed a while ago and blew-up after. Maybe he can get a little bigger scholarship with us and still be on a contender. I’m not saying it’s likely…but it is possible. Probably even guess that’s how Broz ends up in portal, advisor tests water on what else is out there.

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    Mike Koster is joining the hockey camp game with Jackson Jutting this summer.

    https://www.juttingkosterhockey.com

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    Brodzinski brothers are also hosting a camp (Easton and Bryce).

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    Yeah how much did that help them last year? First round picks is a worthless stat I’m sorry… Lying about COVID could get them in NCAA trouble too. Even if he is gone it might not stop that. How stupid is he?

    I’d say it helped them a lot. They were an OT loss away from playing the NC title game. The other M team with all their draft picks didn’t fare as well. Denver, Minnesota and Michigan were similar teams, but I think Denver had a little more sandpaper to their game, which helped them break through Mankato. Their game against Mankato was a lot like Minnesota’s. Denver had like four shots on goal almost half way through the game. It felt like Mankato had them right where they wanted them, but when they lost the lead their system broke down and Denver had the talent to cash in.

     

    We both lost to teams that had less top end picks.  That is the point.  A high number of draft picks is not as big of a deal in hockey as it is made out to be.  Some of the biggest choking Lucia teams were friggin loaded.  “Less” talented teams beat them all the time that is just the way a one and done tourny goes.

     

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    The teams that win in hockey always have elite goaltending. Chrona was reason they beat Michigan and Mankato, clearly they made plays to score but Chrona kept them in both games. Same as Mass the year before and UMD. Tampa won cup because Andre V as well. Hopefully we can find a goalie and I’m not worried about a few forwards that left in April.

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    The teams that win in hockey always have elite goaltending. Chrona was reason they beat Michigan and Mankato, clearly they made plays to score but Chrona kept them in both games. Same as Mass the year before and UMD. Tampa won cup because Andre V as well. Hopefully we can find a goalie and I’m not worried about a few forwards that left in April.

    BINGO…well stated 👍

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Bob has to be pulling out all the stops with possible transfers. Don’t think there is much left for us in the transfer portal. Would be a shame if he doesn’t add anyone significant with this stacked returning d-core. Chaz is the only big loss for me, feel he was poised for a big sophomore year if he stayed healthy.</p>

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    Yeah how much did that help them last year? First round picks is a worthless stat I’m sorry… Lying about COVID could get them in NCAA trouble too. Even if he is gone it might not stop that. How stupid is he?

    I’d say it helped them a lot. They were an OT loss away from playing the NC title game. The other M team with all their draft picks didn’t fare as well. Denver, Minnesota and Michigan were similar teams, but I think Denver had a little more sandpaper to their game, which helped them break through Mankato. Their game against Mankato was a lot like Minnesota’s. Denver had like four shots on goal almost half way through the game. It felt like Mankato had them right where they wanted them, but when they lost the lead their system broke down and Denver had the talent to cash in.

    We both lost to teams that had less top end picks. That is the point. A high number of draft picks is not as big of a deal in hockey as it is made out to be. Some of the biggest choking Lucia teams were friggin loaded. “Less” talented teams beat them all the time that is just the way a one and done tourny goes.

    I mean sure, though the difference between a 7th rounder and being undrafted is usually non-existent and that “stat” isn’t really taking that part into account. It’s a dumb argument that weights a first rounder the same as a seventh rounder and is completely disingenuous. Teams that have more early draft picks tend to be better, that’s not really being contested here.

    edit: Scuba is also spot-on, Denver has no chance in that final without hot goaltending as they got considerably outplayed for two periods. Fortunately Chrona was far superior to McKay in that game and they weathered the storm/got a bit lucky and beat the cows. But Denver had 5 shots in two periods before things turned around.

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    I assume whatever happens with Cruz, and Cole Spicer, won’t happen until the u18 Tourney is complete. Moldenhauer can go to Michigan and we can get Hallum to come home!

    Anyone see speculation on why Spicer decomitted or what his plans are? Might have missed that if it was said already.

    He wanted to go to UND this fall and they wanted him to wait a year because they are full at forwards this year.

    I read UMD could be destination

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    Last time I checked UMi also lost in the semis. I don’t care that it was in OT – it’s a single elimination tournament. If you want to compare results look at the entire season including H2H. Good Lord how many swords do you people have to fall upon?

    Is there not an ignore feature here?

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    Michigan was #1 in the pairwise and lost in OT of the semis. Clearly their recruiting strategy didn’t work!

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    Michigan had all those first rounders but think the reason it worked well for them is they also had some good older depth and physicality. Pasta, Morgan, Moyal, VanWhye, blankenberg all played big roles. Plus they had great goaltending with Portillo

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    Portillo was really good, in the past Michigan had inconsistent and suspect at times goalies which led to some high scoring games against the Gophers. That wasn’t the case last year though and they were a pretty stingy team.

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    Michigan was #1 in the pairwise and lost in OT of the semis. Clearly their recruiting strategy didn’t work!

    That isn’t what we are saying, but feel free to keep tilting at windmills Mr. Strawman.

    What we are saying is that for all the bluster about how great Michigan is and how many 1st rounders they have, they ended up exactly where they always do, short of the goal.  Yippie they lost in OT instead of regulation in the semis…congrats you still lost. (ask the ’89 Gophers if losing in OT changes the outcome)

    For all of Michigan’s “greatness” they didn’t win the conference or the National Title.  They won the conference tourny so at least they didn’t get completely shut out I guess.  I would honestly rather have our team and our season over theirs.  They have been doing this as long as I have watched hockey (which is not as long as many but still dates back to last century ) they load up on talent, get hyped up by everyone because of their titles from 1865 and their prestige in other sports, then fall short to teams that often have none of the prestige or history. (unless they played us, then we beat them because they are pansies!! )  Where were all of their high recruiting classes then…sitting at home.  In this case though they lost to a team with equal prestige in Denver, but Denver should have been no match for the eleventy billion 1st rounders MEEEEEEEEEEEEEECHIGAN had!1!1!1!1

    That is the point.  I wouldn’t change our recruiting philosophy for the most part, and neither would they.  But their high recruiting classes havent been paying dividends so there is no reason for anyone to sweat them.  They aren’t playing for conference tourny titles they are playing for national titles.  Most times their teams shrink under pressure or if you throw your weight around a bit.  Been that way forever and will likely not change in the future.  That is why they haven’t won it all since I was in high school.  Since the advent of the BTHC they have hung exactly 2 banners…

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    So…Michigan has no coach tomorrow?

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    Losing 1 game in overtime (after ending the year as the #1 PWR team) to a different young team with NHL talent on it and a similar recruiting strategy, doesn’t really prove that their recruiting strategy, “doesn’t pay dividends”. But keep trolling 😂

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    Sorenson to Alaska.

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    A little off-season project:

    My all time Gopher team of the Big Ten era. All players in their prime (sophomore Bristedt for example).

    Pitlick-Rau-Boyd

    Ranta-Meyers-Sheehy

    Knies-Kloos-Lettieri

    Bristedt-Mittelstadt-Fasching

    Skjei-Faber

    Reilly-LaCombe

    Bischoff-Lindgren

    Wilcox

    LaFontaine

    Robson

     

    Honorable Mentions: Warning, Reedy, Ambroz, Condon, Walker, M Brodzinski, Johnson, Schierhorn

    100% chance I missed someone. What do you guys think?

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    1. That would certainly be an amazing start to the Lucius/Lucius/Broz for 1/2/3 swap. The staff can’t contact him, though, right? NLI signed.

    Hallum does follow Gopher hockey on Instagram….

    I’m shocked it’s taking this long to get a decision on Walker.

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    1. That would certainly be an amazing start to the Lucius/Lucius/Broz for 1/2/3 swap. The staff can’t contact him, though, right? NLI signed.

    Hallum does follow Gopher hockey on Instagram…. I’m shocked it’s taking this long to get a decision on Walker.

    I posted this earlier, source is a well connected Edina guy (chance of Walker returning is SLIM (at best)

    Word is –

    Sammy is going to plan on attending multiple camps this summer on FA tryouts and earn a signing. TB actually passed on signing him (no room on roster even in minors)…was more of a reach pick for Yzerman and Brisebois contingent has ‘moved on’…

    Sammy’s college career is in rear view. But that’s just the word – one phone call on any given day can prove otherwise. 😉

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    Jonny graduated and will be a grad transfer. Here is his goodbye tweet.

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    Today is May 1. At least we know that no more Gophers will be entering the transfer portal.

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    Idk about everyone else but all the guys leaving has just made me more amped for all the guys that did stay. Excited for how Huglen and Pitlick look in their sophomore seasons!

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    Hoping for news on additions this week.

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    According to Jess Cruz has “decommitted”  and is looking at other college options which only works if he either hasn’t signed an NLI, or Minnesota is willing to let him out of the NLI.

     

    So it will be interesting to hear exactly what is going on there.

     

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    I would love to know what happened behind the scenes to get to this point.  That family ended up screwing the Gophers instead of helping.

     

    It may be petty, but I hope they don’t let him out of the NLI.  Go play juniors or WHL.  They probably have a couple of decent colleges in Canada.

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