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    Not a lot of news about the team lately, but Aaron Huglen got married this past weekend per his social media accounts. Congrats to them both.

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    frozen4champs wrote…

    Not a lot of news about the team lately, but Aaron Huglen got married this past weekend per his social media accounts. Congrats to them both.

    It helps that most of the negative comments that would dominate the lack of news come from a poster who is on a break

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    HandyNotDan wrote…
    frozen4champs wrote…

    Not a lot of news about the team lately, but Aaron Huglen got married this past weekend per his social media accounts. Congrats to them both.

    It helps that most of the negative comments that would dominate the lack of news come from a poster who is on a break

    Let’s hope the break is permanent.  This board has been a much more enjoyable read lately.

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    I have no plans to UNban.

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      I have no plans to UNban.

      Maybe a parole hearing for eyore in early September? Although (I admit) I initially hesitated making this suggestion…since I’m not looking to be placed on probation. Wish I knew how to post a picture of “Red from Shawshank’s hearing…but with the new software update, no dice. 

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      bearpaw28 wrote…
      Jupiter wrote…

      I have no plans to UNban.

      Maybe a parole hearing for eyore in early September? Although (I admit) I initially hesitated making this suggestion…since I’m not looking to be placed on probation. Wish I knew how to post a picture of “Red from Shawshank’s hearing…but with the new software update, no dice.

      Censorship over having a negative attitude? That’s a head scratcher for me. I can get a bit negative myself when my teams are not performing up to expectations. I actually enjoyed his posts, both for their content and for their six-sigma pessimism.

      I’ll take a negative attitude any day over those who show little civility and a disrespectful proclivity toward childish name calling. There are a few frequent posters who can’t even handle someone disagreeing with them.

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        Simply being negative wasn’t the issue, it was also the frequency. He was relentlessly negative and condescending.

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          I think the attempt to start a gun control conversation in violation of the no politics rule was probably the issue and his constant negativity didn’t earn him the benefit of the doubt.

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            Quote from Mike McMahon’s newsletter: “Minnesota has multiple candidates for its open [assistant coach] position, including at least one current Big Ten assistant.

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              Hopefully Steve Miller.

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              Hopefully Steve Miller.

              Abracadabra beeches! 
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              4 months to puck drop!!

               

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              Hopefully Steve Miller.

              Abracadabra beeches! 

              Do you think he’ll arrive on a big ol’ jet airliner?

              /shows self out

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              Hopefully Steve Miller.

              Abracadabra beeches! 

               

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              Some people call me Maurice…

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              Greyeagle wrote…
              Chill Kessel wrote…

              Hopefully Steve Miller.

              Abracadabra beeches! 

              Do you think he’ll arrive on a big ol’ jet airliner?

              /shows self out

              He’s been looking real hard and trying to find a job…..

              /Follows DAWoJ out the door….

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              Greyeagle wrote…
              Greyeagle wrote…
              Chill Kessel wrote…

              Hopefully Steve Miller.

              Abracadabra beeches! 

              Do you think he’ll arrive on a big ol’ jet airliner?

              /shows self out

              He’s been looking real hard and trying to find a job…..

              /Follows DAWoJ out the door….

              Well, time does keep slipping into the future, he’s got to pay for that airliner somehow.

              /gets in line at the exit door

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              Steve MN wrote…
              Greyeagle wrote…
              Greyeagle wrote…
              Chill Kessel wrote…

              Hopefully Steve Miller.

              Abracadabra beeches! 

              Do you think he’ll arrive on a big ol’ jet airliner?

              /shows self out

              He’s been looking real hard and trying to find a job…..

              /Follows DAWoJ out the door….

              Well, time does keep slipping into the future, he’s got to pay for that airliner somehow.

              /gets in line at the exit door

              Hahaha.  All you guys think you’re Midnight Jokers.

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              Chesley, Lamb, Kurth, Cooley, J Mittelstadt, Snuggerud, Pinoniemi, L Mittelstadt,  Strobel, Thomas

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                Chesley, Lamb, Kurth, Cooley, J Mittelstadt, Snuggerud, Pinoniemi, L Mittelstadt,  Strobel, Thomas

                〽️ New kids on the ice 〽️

                (a thread cause there’s a lot of them) pic.twitter.com/pXW5zHIl9n— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                See these new #Gophers in action at 3MAM!

                🎟: https://t.co/Z49koVlQG7 pic.twitter.com/0lDx5R0e4W— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                Thanks for that.  Saw it on the tweeter and was a little miffed the U didn’t put the names on there.

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                A couple of unfinished items left–

                –Waiting for an “official” announcement on Ryan Johnson’s plans. It was reported he was leaning on coming back, but nothing from the U yet. If he comes back, the Gophers will have 9 defensemen.

                — Still need a goalie

                — Still need an assistant

                — By my count we now have 14 forwards, so may need to add 1 or 2 more if Sammy isn’t coming back, and Bearpaw has indicated he is not.

                 

                 

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                  With so many underclass men on the roster this upcoming season I could see the 2022-23 season going a lot like last year. With a lot of talent but a young team (at least young in terms of college hockey experience. I haven’t looked at what age each player will be coming in). Point being, can we agree now not to lose our cool in mid November if we’re not winning every single game 6-0. I’m saying this for myself as much as anyone else. Let’s just enjoy the season and trust Motzko.

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                    Or we could start panicking now

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                    Chesley, Lamb, Kurth, Cooley, J Mittelstadt, Snuggerud, Pinoniemi, L Mittelstadt,  Strobel, Thomas

                    〽️ New kids on the ice 〽️

                    (a thread cause there’s a lot of them) pic.twitter.com/pXW5zHIl9n— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                    See these new #Gophers in action at 3MAM!

                    🎟: https://t.co/Z49koVlQG7 pic.twitter.com/0lDx5R0e4W— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                    Good Lord know I am 100% biased but those uniforms are sick!!  I never get tired of seeing them.

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                      Good to hear that there’s been a lot of interest in the open assistant job. I’m sure there was whenever there was an opening under Don Lucia too, but back then we didn’t really hear much until an offer was made, so having this transparency is refreshing.

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                        I was serious that is hope Miller is the one if a B1G assistant is truly interested, but would Osiecki or Strobel be interested?

                         

                        I can’t imagine it’s anyone from Penn and MSU doesn’t have a staff. Neither of Mel’s guys make sense. Don’t think they’d phrase it as an assistant if it was Graham and Jackson’s other dudes are ND lifers.

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                        Ohio St assistant JB Bittner played for Bob in the USHL at Sioux Falls.

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                          Didn’t realize that. That connection would seem to make perfect sense.

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                            Or we could start panicking now

                            Lol should we just get it out of the way?

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                              Or we could start panicking now

                              Faber/LaCombe/Johnson/Koster/Chesley just won’t cut it on D. Need to start looking in the portal.

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                                Slap Shot wrote…
                                frozen4champs wrote…

                                Chesley, Lamb, Kurth, Cooley, J Mittelstadt, Snuggerud, Pinoniemi, L Mittelstadt,  Strobel, Thomas

                                〽️ New kids on the ice 〽️

                                (a thread cause there’s a lot of them) pic.twitter.com/pXW5zHIl9n— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                                See these new #Gophers in action at 3MAM!

                                🎟: https://t.co/Z49koVlQG7 pic.twitter.com/0lDx5R0e4W— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                                Good Lord know I am 100% biased but those uniforms are sick!!  I never get tired of seeing them.

                                Pinoniemi is as big of a wild card as any recent commit I can think of. Has potential, and junior experience but really no idea what he’ll bring next year.

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                                frozen4champs wrote…

                                Chesley, Lamb, Kurth, Cooley, J Mittelstadt, Snuggerud, Pinoniemi, L Mittelstadt,  Strobel, Thomas

                                〽️ New kids on the ice 〽️

                                (a thread cause there’s a lot of them) pic.twitter.com/pXW5zHIl9n— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                                See these new #Gophers in action at 3MAM!

                                🎟: https://t.co/Z49koVlQG7 pic.twitter.com/0lDx5R0e4W— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                                Thanks for that.  Saw it on the tweeter and was a little miffed the U didn’t put the names on there.

                                Don’t know what the ALT letters on the images stands for but if you click it a pop up shows with their name.  I could not have identified any of them…except for the Mittlestadts but I don’t know which one’s which.

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                                Yep… I have no idea who each player is without having to investigate. Not sure why they didn’t add the names.

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                                Yep… I have no idea who each player is without having to investigate. Not sure why they didn’t add the names.

                                They did.  The ALT (I had to google) means “alternative text” aka image description.  Click on it and it gives you the name of the player!

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                                I know what Alt text is… I just didn’t pay attention to it.

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                                  glenhogan21 wrote…
                                  Slap Shot wrote…
                                  frozen4champs wrote…

                                  Chesley, Lamb, Kurth, Cooley, J Mittelstadt, Snuggerud, Pinoniemi, L Mittelstadt,  Strobel, Thomas

                                  〽️ New kids on the ice 〽️

                                  (a thread cause there’s a lot of them) pic.twitter.com/pXW5zHIl9n— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                                  See these new #Gophers in action at 3MAM!

                                  🎟: https://t.co/Z49koVlQG7 pic.twitter.com/0lDx5R0e4W— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                                  Good Lord know I am 100% biased but those uniforms are sick!!  I never get tired of seeing them.

                                  Pinoniemi is as big of a wild card as any recent commit I can think of. Has potential, and junior experience but really no idea what he’ll bring next year.

                                  I think he’s a player most of us on here will be pleasantly surprised with. Very good player that’s flying way under the radar.

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                                  Cowgirl wrote…
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                                  frozen4champs wrote…

                                  Chesley, Lamb, Kurth, Cooley, J Mittelstadt, Snuggerud, Pinoniemi, L Mittelstadt,  Strobel, Thomas

                                  〽️ New kids on the ice 〽️

                                  (a thread cause there’s a lot of them) pic.twitter.com/pXW5zHIl9n— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                                  See these new #Gophers in action at 3MAM!

                                  🎟: https://t.co/Z49koVlQG7 pic.twitter.com/0lDx5R0e4W— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) June 8, 2022

                                  Thanks for that.  Saw it on the tweeter and was a little miffed the U didn’t put the names on there.

                                  Don’t know what the ALT letters on the images stands for but if you click it a pop up shows with their name.  I could not have identified any of them…except for the Mittlestadts but I don’t know which one’s which.

                                  I was clueless on about 50% of the players at first until I did the same thing with ALT. I figured I would help out the rest of the clueless people like me by then listing their names in order on top. I’m just excited to finally see the official squad take shape.

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                                  Or we could start panicking now

                                  Faber/LaCombe/Johnson/Koster/Chesley just won’t cut it on D. Need to start looking in the portal.

                                  You forgot Thomas…

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                                  g-manpuck wrote…
                                  Chill Kessel wrote…

                                  Or we could start panicking now

                                  Faber/LaCombe/Johnson/Koster/Chesley just won’t cut it on D. Need to start looking in the portal.

                                  You forgot Thomas…

                                  Good Lord how did I miss that gem?

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                                    g-manpuck wrote…
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                                    Or we could start panicking now

                                    Faber/LaCombe/Johnson/Koster/Chesley just won’t cut it on D. Need to start looking in the portal.

                                    You forgot Thomas…

                                    And Staudacher and Mittelstadt and Fish. Wasn’t going for everyone.

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                                      I agree, we need to start panicking now. Who is foolish enough to think that just because those players are featured on Twitter they’re all going to end up with the Gophers. It’s a long summer and the Gophers already blew their chance at getting anyone else impactful, while other teams, especially those in better conferences, loaded up with world class transfers, some of whom were from better conferences.

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                                      Amatuers…some people around here have been panicking since the BTTC last year ;)

                                      Personally I have been panicking since Wyatt Smith was still on the team…Woog is so out of touch!!

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                                      I expect 20+ regular season wins and another BIG championship at a minimum. This year’s team is re-loaded to the max. It will be interesting to see what the lines will be. I’m definitely more excited for the upcoming season than the last few years. A really good fourth line for this year: Lamb, Brodzinski, Strobel all goal scorers.

                                      Would love to see Lamb put up 9 goals against Penn State

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                                        Regents officially approve the rink project. Other than that, didn’t notice anything new in the article.

                                        https://www.startribune.com/smaller-ice-size-coming-to-gophers-3m-arena-at-mariucci/600180768/

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                                        Regents officially approve the rink project. Other than that, didn’t notice anything new in the article.

                                        https://www.startribune.com/smaller-ice-size-coming-to-gophers-3m-arena-at-mariucci/600180768/

                                        @vegoe is working on an article in the coming weeks that will have more data. But from the documents I have seen, they are going to do their best to get the ice width down to 89′ vs 92′.

                                        The attached doc has more up-to-date numbers/dimensions.

                                         

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                                            Any idea when we will officially hear about Johnson’s future? Any idea what’s taking so long?

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                                            Any idea when we will officially hear about Johnson’s future? Any idea what’s taking so long?

                                            Keep and eye on the draft… Buffalo may try to unload him and that could change his direction in many ways.

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                                            Any idea when we will officially hear about Johnson’s future? Any idea what’s taking so long?

                                            Edit– Just what Jup said..

                                            It will be interesting if he attends Buffalo’s developmental camp in the next month or he is playing hard ball and wants to force a trade. Maybe he gets dealt at the draft to a team that would prefer that he turns pro. He has a very limited social media presence so he is not proving any clues to his future. So, to answer your question… we may not know until school starts. On the bright side, depth at defense is our strength.

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                                              Love seeing this guy in maroon and gold :dup:

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                                              Love what sweater!

                                               

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                                                Cooley’s going to be a stud! I don’t care that it’ll probably be for only one year, I can’t wait to see what the kid can do on the ice. It could be something really special to watch.

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                                                I wonder if Cooley and Knies will be on the same line? This year the lines might be hard to put together.

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                                                  That seems likely.

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                                                  11 freshman on this years team. Reloaded to the max, new blood. The 22/23 roster is listed, this is going to be an exciting team to watch.

                                                  This year scoring shouldn’t be an issue, and defense looks like an obvious strength. If Close can play decent, maybe even better than last year this will be a tough team to beat.

                                                  Go Gophers!

                                                  :M: :M2: :M:

                                                   

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                                                    We just added 5’10 goalie Zach Wiese out of the NA3HL. I know we were looking for a third string but you’d think we could do better than that…

                                                    Nonetheless, welcome to the team Zach.

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                                                      He’s a great kid and he battles and will be an asset in the locker room.

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                                                        If the guys on the second line improve and have a big season, especially against higher end opponents, that’d go a long way. Same goes for guys like Nelson and Brodzinski (will be interesting to see where he slots in the lineup).

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                                                        11 freshman on this years team. Reloaded to the max, new blood. The 22/23 roster is listed, this is going to be an exciting team to watch.

                                                        This year scoring shouldn’t be an issue, and defense looks like an obvious strength. If Close can play decent, maybe even better than last year this will be a tough team to beat.

                                                        Go Gophers!

                                                        :M: :M2: :M:

                                                         

                                                        Potential weaknesses they need to improve from last season to become a team that puts the fear of God into their opponents:

                                                        1. PP PP PP
                                                        2. More consistent scoring depth
                                                        3. Close cannot regress a la Laffer in 2021

                                                        From my armchair anyway.

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                                                        We just added 5’10 goalie Zach Wiese out of the NA3HL. I know we were looking for a third string but you’d think we could do better than that…

                                                        Nonetheless, welcome to the team Zach.

                                                        There is some of the negativity this board has been missing for a while. You suck, but welcome to the team….. :scratch:

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                                                          We just added 5’10 goalie Zach Wiese out of the NA3HL. I know we were looking for a third string but you’d think we could do better than that…

                                                          Nonetheless, welcome to the team Zach.

                                                          There is some of the negativity this board has been missing for a while. You suck, but welcome to the team….. :scratch:

                                                          I should rephrase… Its odd to see goalies of all players come from tier 3. However Close is a 5”10 tendy that came from a sub par league so if he can make it work I’m sure Zach can 👍

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                                                            Team has a very Southern feel this year. 3 players (Nelson, Lamb, Weise) plus Motzko vs only 1 Northern player (Huglen). Very interesting

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                                                            First Owatonna native since maybe Noel Jenke?

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                                                              frozen4champs wrote…

                                                              We just added 5’10 goalie Zach Wiese out of the NA3HL. I know we were looking for a third string but you’d think we could do better than that…

                                                              Nonetheless, welcome to the team Zach.

                                                              There is some of the negativity this board has been missing for a while. You suck, but welcome to the team….. :scratch:

                                                              I should rephrase… Its odd to see goalies of all players come from tier 3. However Close is a 5”10 tendy that came from a sub par league so if he can make it work I’m sure Zach can 👍

                                                              I remember the highest praise Close got coming in was that he made a great pot of coffee in the locker room.

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                                                              Sioux Suck wrote…
                                                              frozen4champs wrote…

                                                              We just added 5’10 goalie Zach Wiese out of the NA3HL. I know we were looking for a third string but you’d think we could do better than that…

                                                              Nonetheless, welcome to the team Zach.

                                                              There is some of the negativity this board has been missing for a while. You suck, but welcome to the team….. :scratch:

                                                              I should rephrase… Its odd to see goalies of all players come from tier 3. However Close is a 5”10 tendy that came from a sub par league so if he can make it work I’m sure Zach can

                                                              I remember the highest praise Close got coming in was that he made a great pot of coffee in the locker room.

                                                              Even Jack LaFontaine went straight from the NAHL to Michigan.

                                                               

                                                              I am curious if Jack regrets jumping ship last year.  Looks like he got lit up in his 2 NHL appearances (7.2 GAA :wacko: ), struggled in the AHL with a 4-3-7 record (0.885 SV%) and then ended up in the ECHL by the end of the year….yikes.

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                                                                Sioux Suck wrote…
                                                                frozen4champs wrote…

                                                                We just added 5’10 goalie Zach Wiese out of the NA3HL. I know we were looking for a third string but you’d think we could do better than that…

                                                                Nonetheless, welcome to the team Zach.

                                                                There is some of the negativity this board has been missing for a while. You suck, but welcome to the team….. :scratch:

                                                                I should rephrase… Its odd to see goalies of all players come from tier 3. However Close is a 5”10 tendy that came from a sub par league so if he can make it work I’m sure Zach can

                                                                I remember the highest praise Close got coming in was that he made a great pot of coffee in the locker room.

                                                                Even Jack LaFontaine went straight from the NAHL to Michigan.

                                                                 

                                                                I am curious if Jack regrets jumping ship last year.  Looks like he got lit up in his 2 NHL appearances (7.2 GAA :wacko: ), struggled in the AHL with a 4-3-7 record (0.885 SV%) and then ended up in the ECHL by the end of the year….yikes.

                                                                Doubtful he regrets it. He appeared in two NHL games and got PAID. He was a 5th year senior & the team he (reluctantly) left didn’t ultimately hoist the NCAA trophy, I’m sure he regrets the circumstances $ leaving his teammates…but not the decision.

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                                                                  The offseason both of them (and Moe) came in was an unusual one where tBob had to completely rebuild the goalie corps. Schierhorn and Kuatz had just graduated and Robson signed, so we had to bring in a couple of frosh and nab Michigan’s backup who was getting tired of riding pine. Maybe Moe was mishandled, but we didn’t a Ritcher winner and an NCAA semifinalist out of those two when they arrived, so Wiese may surprise us too.

                                                                  Hopefully we don’t have to find out the way we did with Close though.

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                                                                    Would be a coup to land Miller.

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                                                                    His resume speaks for itself. He would be a great hire, but I wonder why he would want to be on the move again when it seems that OSU appears to be on the uptick. ( I know that MN is a blue blood and that could be a reason ) It just seems that after his long stint at Denver he seems to have moved around a few times.  If he stays for 4 years, I will take it.

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                                                                    Looks like his current salary is significantly more than Raboin made. Would have to imagine U would have to bump his OSU salary by a bit.

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                                                                    This is a young deep team. Other than line 1 the rest of the lines are just a random guess.

                                                                    Knies Cooley Snuggerud
                                                                    Huglen Nelson Pitlick
                                                                    Mittlestadt Schmidt Kurth
                                                                    Lamb Brodzinski Strobel

                                                                    Faber Johnson
                                                                    Chesley LaCombe
                                                                    Koster Staudacher

                                                                    Extra skater: Nevers

                                                                    Close
                                                                    Bartoszkiewicz
                                                                    Wiese

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                                                                      “According to NA3HL records, just five players who are NA3HL alumni committed to NCAA Division I programs this season.”

                                                                       

                                                                      “Wiese earned his first-ever callup to the NAHL, when the Austin Bruins called him up for close to a month in mid-January. He played in one game, a 5-4 loss”

                                                                       

                                                                      Wiese makes Grizzlies history, commits to play Division I college hockey for University of Minnesota – The Rink Live | Comprehensive coverage of youth, junior, high school and college hockey

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                                                                        This is a young deep team. Other than line 1 the rest of the lines are just a random guess.

                                                                        Knies Cooley Snuggerud
                                                                        Huglen Nelson Pitlick
                                                                        Mittlestadt Schmidt Kurth
                                                                        Lamb Brodzinski Strobel

                                                                        Faber Johnson
                                                                        Chesley LaCombe
                                                                        Koster Staudacher

                                                                        Extra skater: Nevers

                                                                        Close
                                                                        Bartoszkiewicz
                                                                        Wiese

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                                                                        Nelson and Huglen are probably centers and Schmidt and Mittelstadt are probably not top 9. I’m the biggest Pinoniemi supporter on this board I think he’ll be a stud. I have:

                                                                        Knies-Cooley-Snuggerud

                                                                        Pitlick-Huglen-Kurth

                                                                        Pinoniemi-Nelson-Brodzinski

                                                                        Nevers-Strobel-Lamb

                                                                        will be interesting to see if they throw Cooley and Knies on the same line like we all think they will. It might behoove them to spread the best player in college hockey and the best freshman in college hockey on different lines

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                                                                        At the time, Cooley was still officially committed to Notre Dame, but had made it clear that he was exploring his college options. It was around that time that Cooley, who is a dynamic forward from Pittsburgh and is projected by many to be a top three pick in the upcoming draft, confided to Snuggerud that the Gophers were strongly under consideration.

                                                                        “It was kind of out of the blue that he said Minnesota was in his top three,” Snuggerud recalled, immediately enlisting help from Team USA defenseman Ryan Chesley, who is also Gophers-bound. “Chesley and I were recruiting him to come here and win a national championship.”

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