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      Gophers in the AHL playoffs: Ness and Boyd (Hershey), Alt (Lehigh Valley), Helgeson (Albany), Bickel (San Diego), Holl (Toronto).

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      Gophers in the AHL playoffs: Ness and Boyd (Hershey), Alt (Lehigh Valley), Helgeson (Albany), Bickel (San Diego), Holl (Toronto).

      Add Ben Marshall ( Providence) to the list

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        Edit: I posted this list earlier? :shock: I meant to just look it over and post it later as apart of a larger post. Wow. Guess I need to finish the post now. :shock:

        I’ve been thinking of Minnesotans and the silver stick mark the last couple years now thanks to Matt Cullen nearing retirement and the large amount of talent the state has been sending to the show since the cancelled season. Below are two lists I made of the players I either feel have a decent chance to join the club at some point in the future or are already at least halfway there, divided into groups of both career length and likelihood (IMO) that they’ll reach the special figure. The first list is the one I made last summer and the second one is the updated version, both with the number of games played and the age of the player listed alongside. Twenty-six total players are listed on the pte-season list with twenty-seven on the updated, numbers that was inconceivable during the cancelled season and quite unlikely during any other era in history. I count at least a dozen that played in the NHL this season that have (again, IMO) a better than fifty percent chance of eventually reaching that celebrated milestone, obviously significantly more than the eight that currenty have reached. The most number of eventual silver stickers playing in the NHL in a season is six from 1991-1997, with Jamie Langenbrunner replacing Dave Christian in ’94 joining Phil Housley, Neal Broten, Mike Ramsey, Bret Hedican and Paul Ranheim.

        Several factors are considered when grouping players like talent level, number of games in, age, and how well I believe a player will age — based primarly on a combination of likely degradation of skill, health issues, and recent play. Am I missing somebody you think should be listed? Have I listed a player incorrectly? Do you agree or disagree with my groupings? Discuss away and let me know.

        1000 GAME MINNESOTANS IN THE NHL: 2016-2017 (START OF SEASON)

        Already There (1)

        Matt Cullen (1294) (01/10/2012) [Pittsburgh]

        Getting There Quickly (3)

        Zach Parise (761@32) (Sometime in 2019–Injury free in spring, health problems in fall) [Minnesota]

        Paul Martin (775@35) (Sometime in 2019–Injury free in spring, health problems in fall) [San Jose]

        David Backes (727@32) (2019-2020) [Boston]

        500 Games In, Good, and Still Young (4)

        Blake Wheeler (615@30) [Winnipeg]

        Erik Johnson (529@28) [Colorado]

        Kyle Okposo (529@28) [Buffalo]

        T.J. Oshie (523@30) [Washington]

        Young, Good, and Well On Pace (4)

        Nick Leddy (417@25) [NY Islanders]

        Derek Stepan (434@26) [NY Rangers]

        Justin Faulk (326@24) [Carolina]

        Ryan McDonagh (390@27) [NY Rangers]

        Experienced Prospects: Talented, and Career Ahead (3)

        Nick Bjugstad (215@24) [Florida]

        Brock Nelson (235@25) [NY Islanders]

        Jake Gardiner (325@26) [Toronto]

        Baby Prospects: Talented Beginners (3)

        Brady Skjei (7@22) [NY Rangers]

        Hudson Fasching (7@21) [Buffalo]

        Mike Reilly (29@23) [Minnesota]

        NHL Debuts In Waiting: Call-ups/End Of Season Signings (2)

        Jack Dougherty (AHL@21) [Nashville]

        Brock Boeser (NCAA@19) [Vancouver]

        500 Games In, Clock Ticking, But Still Plenty Of Time (3)

        Dustin Byfuglien (678@31) [Winnipeg]

        Matt Niskanen (655@30) [Washington]

        Alex Goligoski (562@31) [Arizona]

        500 Games In, But Likely Closer To the End than 1000 Games (3)

        Tom Gilbert (637@33) [Los Angeles]

        Mark Stuart (631@32) [Winnipeg]

        Pat Eaves (545@32) [Dallas]


        1000 GAME MINNESOTANS IN THE NHL: 2016-2017 (END OF SEASON)

        Already There (1)

        Matt Cullen (1366) (01/10/2012) [Pittsburgh]

        Getting There Quickly (3)

        Zach Parise (830@33) (Fall 2019) [Minnesota]

        Paul Martin (856@36) (Sometime in 2019–Injury free in spring, health problems in fall) [San Jose]

        David Backes (801@33) (2019-2020) [Boston]

        500 Games In, Good, and Still Young (5)

        Blake Wheeler (697@31) [Winnipeg]

        Erik Johnson (575@29) [Colorado]

        Kyle Okposo (594@29) [Buffalo]

        T.J. Oshie (591@31) [Washington]

        Derek Stepan (515@27) [NY Rangers]

        Young, Good, and Well On Pace (3)

        Nick Leddy (498@26) [NY Islanders]

        Justin Faulk (401@25) [Carolina]

        Ryan McDonagh (467@28) [NY Rangers]

        Young Veterans: Talented, and Career Ahead (3)

        Nick Bjugstad (280@25) [Florida]

        Brock Nelson (316@26) [NY Islanders]

        Jake Gardiner (407@27) [Toronto]

        Baby Prospects: Talented Beginners (3)

        Brady Skjei (87@23) [NY Rangers]

        Hudson Fasching (17@22) [Buffalo]

        Mike Reilly (46@24) [Minnesota]

        NHL Debuts: Call-ups/End Of Season Signings (2)

        Brock Boeser (NCAA-9@20) [Vancouver]

        Jake Guentzel (AHL-40@23) [Pittsburgh]

        500 Games In, Clock Ticking, But Still Plenty Of Time (3)

        Dustin Byfuglien (758@32) [Winnipeg]

        Matt Niskanen (733@31) [Washington]

        Alex Goligoski (644@32) [Arizona]

        500 Games In, But Likely Closer To the End than 1000 Games (4)

        Tom Gilbert (655@34) [Washington]

        Mark Stuart (673@33) [Winnipeg]

        Pat Eaves (624@33) [Anaheim]

        Matt Hendricks (521@36) [Edmonton]


        1000 GAME MINNESOTANS IN THE NHL: 2016-2017 (PERSONAL ANALYSIS)

        Already There (1)

        Matt Cullen (1366) (01/10/2012) [Pittsburgh]

        Getting There Quickly (3)

        Zach Parise (830@33) (Fall 2019) [Minnesota]

        •While his offensive skills are obviously in decline, Parise plays a strong defensive game bolstered by his impeccable work ethic, strong skating ability, awareness, and leadership that can drastically prolong his career. Expect Parise to reach one-thousand games and well more.

        Paul Martin (856@36) (Sometime in 2019–Injury free in spring, health problems in fall) [San Jose]

        •Martin is certainly aging and his skills have diminished slightly in the last couple seasons, he remains one the brightest defensemen in the game today as well as a strong skater and passer. He may retire soon after, but expect Martin to reach the one-thousand game mark.

        David Backes (801@33) (2019-2020) [Boston]

        •The beating that Backes has taken over his eleven seasons in the league appear to have taken a toll as the warrior has clearly lost a stride and some of his puck skills in recent years. However, similarly to Parise, Backes plays a strong defensive game and can likely add value and retain a job for the next three seasons until he reaches one-thousand games.

        500 Games In, Good, and Still Young (5)

        Blake Wheeler (697@31) [Winnipeg]

        •Barring a catastrophe or boredom, Wheeler should cruise to well over the one-thousand game mark. He’s played five fewer games than scheduled during his nine seasons and one of those was the result of a trade, and is in the peak of his career as one of the best wings in the game. His speed, size, and puck-skills all should age well as he nears the mark.

        Erik Johnson (575@29) [Colorado]

        •A series of knee injuries should spell concern, but Johnson still remains one of the best pure skaters in the game despite them. One of the better right-handed defensemen in the game when healthy, the powerful Johnson’s awareness and passing should keep him in the game long enough to surpass one-thousand games, although his skating and size combination alone should do the trick.

        Kyle Okposo (594@29) [Buffalo]

        •Never the fastest skater in a league more dominated by speedsters everyday, Okposo is somewhat of a throwback with his strong physical play. A bull on the puck, his speedmay suffer beforehand, but his ability to break [strike]tackles[/strike] checks should keep him employed in the league long enough to reach one-thousand games.

        T.J. Oshie (591@31) [Washington]

        •Likely the funnest player to watch on the list, Oshie plays a skill game predicated on quickness and puck-handling. The end will likely come quick as those skills erode, but he’ll likely keep them long enough to play in one-thousand games.

        Derek Stepan (515@27) [NY Rangers]

        •The fastest (so far) on the list to five-hundred games, Stepan seems likely to reach the thousand game plateau. However, a choppy skating stride and diminutive body could spell an earlier than planned exit from the league. Over five-hundred games before twenty-seven gives him an enormous start to the milestone and not one that should be bet against.

        Young, Good, and Well On Pace (3)

        Nick Leddy (498@26) [NY Islanders]

        •Two more games and will surpass Stepan as youngest listed to five-hundred games. Excellent skating and passing ability, and a strong head for the game make Leddy’s chances quite high to double that mark.

        Justin Faulk (401@25) [Carolina]

        •He narrowly misses Leddy’s pace in early playing time and has a similar talent level. Something drastic needs to happen in order for him to not reach the one-thousand game milestone.

        Ryan McDonagh (467@28) [NY Rangers]

        •Shoulder problems lessen his likelihood, and his age may make it close, but as the smartest player listed and strong skating ability and defensive play, I’m guessing his chances of receiving a silver stick ceremony are better than fifty percent.

        Young Veterans: Talented, and Career Ahead (3)

        Nick Bjugstad (280@25) [Florida]

        •A miserable season marred by injury and lack of production pose doubt, but the talent is unquestionably present to be a high-impact player for a long time.

        Brock Nelson (316@26) [NY Islanders]

        •Inconsistent band erratic are currently used to describe Nelson, but there’s no question the skill is present to succeed and play one-thousand games.

        Jake Gardiner (407@27) [Toronto]

        •The definition of an offensive defenseman, Gardiner has been heavily scrutinized for his lack of play in his own end. However, the offensive talent is certainly present to earn a silver stick.

        Baby Prospects: Talented Beginners (3)

        Brady Skjei (87@23) [NY Rangers]

        •He’s one of the best pure skaters in the game, and he’s large. This defenseman is playing the fifteen seasons necessary to reach the milestone.

        Hudson Fasching (17@22) [Buffalo]

        •He’s big and skates reasonably well. The big question mark is if his ancillary skills ate good enough to reach one-thousand games.

        Mike Reilly (46@24) [Minnesota]

        •Defensively non-existant, but an offensive dynamo, Reilly’s big tests are to see if he can pack on enough muscle to overcome a feeble frame to defend the large forwards that come his way.

        NHL Debuts: Call-ups/End Of Season Signings (2)

        Brock Boeser (NCAA-9@20) [Vancouver]

        •A good shooter and excellent around the net, Boeser has a chance to be a thirty goal scorer in the NHL for years to come. His likelihood to reach a thousand games likely relies on reaching that potential.

        Jake Guentzel (AHL-40@23) [Pittsburgh]

        •Quick, smart, and energetic, Guentzel has had a charmed life so far in the NHL. He hasn’t shown the skills to drive play and carry a line and he likely won’t be playing with Sidney Crosby for the next dozen seasons, either.

        500 Games In, Clock Ticking, But Still Plenty Of Time (3)

        Dustin Byfuglien (758@32) [Winnipeg]

        •A player unlike any the NHL has ever seen with his style at his size, Byfuglien skates around the rink like no 250+ pound player ever has. However, he also struggles skating backward and has a reputation for dumb play and a defensive liability. The stress his knees endure from propelling that weight forward leaves me skeptical about his chances to play in one-thousand games.

        Matt Niskanen (733@31) [Washington]

        •Niskanen is a player who is above average at many things but good at none. When his skating and puck skills erode, I suspect he’ll be playing outside this NHL in a few years.

        Alex Goligoski (644@32) [Arizona]

        A late start to his NHL career likely cost Goligoski a silver stick. Despite being an excellent skater and puck handler throughout his career, age will likely catch-up in the next couple years as he ages. A reputation as a defensive liability will likely stop teams from pursuing him when his skills erode shy of one-thousand games

        500 Games In, But Likely Closer To the End than 1000 Games (4)

        Tom Gilbert (655@34) [Washington]

        •A solid, but far from special, skater Gilbert spent his prime in Edmonton to start his big-league career. Lately he’s applying his trade in the AHL.

        Mark Stuart (673@33) [Winnipeg]

        •Stuart has always been on the slower side who relies on outstanding balance and ice smarts to succeed in the NHL. However what little skating or puck-handling ability are gone making him a frequent healthy scratch.

        Pat Eaves (624@33) [Anaheim]

        •A career year won’t be enough to play until a thousand. Expect a significant drop within the next couple seasons.

        Matt Hendricks (521@36) [Edmonton]

        •A once quick player has lost a couple steps. Retirement in immediate question.

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        Watching Skjei a little bit in their series with the Canadiens, the kid is playing like a vet.

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        Watching Skjei a little bit in their series with the Canadiens, the kid is playing like a vet.


        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r93hIW9v3mI

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          Apparently, somebody wants his Rube Freaks moment. This could actually end up being scarier. :lol:

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            Does anybody know if Cammy did anything with that tryout he got for AHL?

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            Does anybody know if Cammy did anything with that tryout he got for AHL?

            Neither hdb or elite prospects shows him playing any games out there. My guess is he got in a couple of weeks worth of practice but was a scratch for any games.

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              It’s probably just a Black Ace thing, but Tommy Vannelli was called up by the Blues.

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                Ligue Magnus champion Christian Isackson has left Rapaces de Gap and will be taking his talents to an as-yet-unknown team in the UK.

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                  any update on Nate Schmidt injury from this past weekend?

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                    gopher6 wrote:


                    any update on Nate Schmidt injury from this past weekend?


                    I didn’t even know he was hurt, but I wasn’t able to watch Sundays game.

                    Hockey-reference has news links after the “NHL Standard” statistical section which is one reason I use it a lot. If you need a reminder, I linked all the Gophers in this post. Most of the times I’ve been on this site lately are for that specific reason, actually — the quick links! :D It doesnt give all the links, but it’s usually quite a bit easier than searching “manually” the old way.

                    I’ve been paying attention to his games since he’s filling in for Alzner’s day-to-day injury. It sounds like Alzner will be back by Thursdays start of the Pittsburgh series.

                    The HR links didn’t have anything so I searched here and got some nice looking results I’ll look into.

                    BTW, Brady Skjei’s page is full of news, mostly that Rangers fans love him. I’m kind of getting the impression that some on Manhattan want to marry him! :lol:

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                      any update on Nate Schmidt injury from this past weekend?

                      I think he was practicing today.

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                        outofstateoutofmind wrote:


                        gopher6 wrote:


                        any update on Nate Schmidt injury from this past weekend?

                        I think he was practicing today.


                        I found this.

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                        Media Notes

                        Nate Schmidt joined WTOP 103.5 FM today at 10:40 a.m.


                        Is their a podcast to listen to of that?

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                          LeoPohl wrote:


                          outofstateoutofmind wrote:


                          gopher6 wrote:


                          any update on Nate Schmidt injury from this past weekend?

                          I think he was practicing today.


                          I found this.

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                          Media Notes

                          Nate Schmidt joined WTOP 103.5 FM today at 10:40 a.m.


                          Is their a podcast to listen to of that?


                          Figured I’d find an update, and I did, about halfway down, towards the bottom without comments.

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                          – Nate Schmidt says he’s healthy after absorbing a dirty knee-on-knee hit from Leo Komarov. Schmidt also left practice early due to an equipment issue.

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                          young jake with a heck of a period

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                            Holl scores in triple overtime to send the Toronto Marlies past Albany Devils in the first round of their AHL playoff series and move them onto the next round.

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                            Holl scores in triple overtime to send the Toronto Marlies past Albany Devils in the first round of their AHL playoff series and move them onto the next round.

                            Mr. Clutch

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                              Brady Skjei making up for a pretty bad game so far — lack of focus. Good goal after review. 2 goals for on ice with McDonagh, notable because Skjei’s playing with Smith and McDonagh with Girardi. Both GF on the continuation of a power play.

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                              Skjei x2 today. He’s everywhere

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                                Hockey-Reference has a stat called Point Shares that is designed to be a player rating system. I don’t agree with the ratings/rankings, but I made a list to compare to my rankings just for fun and thought I’d share. Some players’ order was interesting to say the least.

                                TOP MINNESOTAN MARKS IN NHL HISTORY-CAREER (REGULAR SEASON-THROUGH 2016-2017

                                20 POINT SHARES

                                001 170.7 Phil Housley; South Saint Paul, South Saint Paul HS, LD, NHL: 1982-2003 (HHOF-2015, USHHOF-2004)

                                002 95.5 Frank Brimsek; Eveleth, Eveleth HS, G, NHL: 1939-1943, 1945-1950 (HHOF-1966, USHHOF-1973)

                                003 89.7 Reed Larson; Minneapolis, Minneapolis-Roosevelt HS, RD, NHL: 1976-1990 (USHHOF-1996)

                                004 85.0 ZACH PARISE; Bloomington, Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Prep, LW, NHL: 2005-2017

                                005 78.1 Mike Ramsey; Minneapolis, Minneapolis-Roosevelt HS, LD, NHL: 1979-1997 (USHHOF-2001)

                                006 73.5 DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN; Roseau, Roseau HS, RW/D, NHL: 2005-2017

                                007 71.6 PAUL MARTIN; Elk River, Elk River HS, LD, NHL: 2003-2004, 2005-2017

                                008 67.3 Jamie Langenbrunner; Cloquet, Cloquet HS, RW, NHL: 1994-2004, 2005-2013

                                009 63.3 Neal Broten; Roseau, Roseau HS, LC, NHL: 1980-1997 (USHHOF-2000)

                                010 62.8 MATT CULLEN; Moorhead, Moorhead HS, LC, NHL: 1997-2004, 2005-2017

                                011 61.8 Jon Casey; Coleraine, Grand Rapids HS; G; NHL: 1983-1984, 1985-1986, 1987-1997

                                012 60.6 BLAKE WHEELER; Plymouth, Breck HS, RW, NHL: 2008-2017

                                013 59.1 DAVID BACKES; Spring Lake Park, Spring Lake Park HS, RC, NHL: 2006-2017

                                014 57.2 Sean Hill; Duluth, Duluth-East HS, RD, NHL: 1992-2004, 2005-2008

                                015 56.7 ALEX GOLIGOSKI; Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids HS, LD, NHL: 2007-2017

                                016 55.9 Bret Hedican; North Saint Paul, North HS, LD, NHL: 1991-2004, 2005-2009

                                017 54.4 Dave Christian; Warroad, Warroad HS, RW, NHL: 1979-1994 (USHHOF-2001)

                                [tab]25[/tab] 54.4 Tom Kurvers; Bloomington, Bloomington-Jefferson HS, LD, NHL: 1984-1995

                                019 53.2 MATT NISKANEN; Mountain Iron, Virginia HS, RD, NHL: 2007-2017

                                020 51.5 T.J. OSHIE; Warroad, Warroad HS, RW, NHL: 2008-2017

                                021 51.0 Mike Karakas, Eveleth, Eveleth HS, G, NHL: 1935-1940, 1943-1946 (USHHOF 1973)

                                022 49.4 RYAN MCDONAGH; Arden Hills, Cretin-Derham Hall HS, LD, NHL: 2010-2017

                                023 46.9 Jason Blake; Moorhead, Moorhead HS, LW, NHL: 1998-2004, 2005-2012

                                024 43.5 Jordan Leopold; Golden Valley, Robbinsdale-Armstrong HS, LD, NHL: 2002-2004, 2005-2015

                                [tab]25[/tab] 43.5 DEREK STEPAN; Hastings, Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Prep, RC, NHL: 2010-2017

                                026 42.6 Jim Johnson; New Hope, Robbinsdale-Cooper HS, LD, NHL: 1985-1998

                                [tab]25[/tab] 42.6 Mark Parrish; Bloomington, Bloomington-Jefferson HS, RW, NHL: 1998-2004, 2005-2011

                                028 42.5 Damian Rhodes, Richfield, Richfield HS, G, NHL: 1990-1991, 1993-2002

                                029 41.9 KYLE OKPOSO; Saint Paul, Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Prep, RW, NHL: 2007-2017

                                030 40.8 ERIK JOHNSON; Bloomington, Academy of Holy Angels HS, RD, NHL: 2007-2008, 2009-2017

                                031 40.0 TOM GILBERT; Bloomington, Bloomington-Jefferson HS, RD, NHL: 2006-2017

                                032 39.9 Gary Sargent; Bemidji, Bemidji HS, LD, NHL: 1975-1983

                                033 38.4 NICK LEDDY; Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie HS, LD, NHL: 2010-2017

                                034 34.1 JUSTIN FAULK; South Saint Paul, South Saint Paul HS, RD, NHL: 2011-2017

                                035 33.0 Keith Ballard; Baudette, Lake of the Woods HS, LD, NHL: 2005-2015

                                036 31.0 Aaron Broten; Roseau, Roseau HS, LC/W, NHL: 1980-1992 (USHHOF-2007)

                                037 29.7 Joel Otto; Elk River, Elk River HS, RC, NHL: 1984-1998

                                038 29.6 Trent Klatt; Brooklyn Park, Osseo HS, RW, NHL: 1991-2004

                                039 29.1 Dave LangevinSaint Paul, Hill-Murray HS; LD, WHA: 1976-1979, NHL: 1979-1987 (USHHOF-1993)

                                040 28.8 Tommy Williams; Duluth, Duluth-Central HS, RW, NHL: 1961-1972, 1974-1976, WHA: 1972-1974

                                041 27.5 JAKE GARDINER; Minnetonka, Minnetonka HS, LD; NHL: 2011-2017

                                042 25.6 PATRICK EAVES; Faribault, Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Prep, RW, NHL: 2005-2017

                                043 25.5 Tom Preissing, Rosemount, Rosemount HS, RD, NHL: 2003-2004, 2005-2010

                                044 25.0 MARK STUART; Rochester, Rochester-Lourdes HS, LD, NHL: 2005-2017

                                045 24.8 Russ Anderson; Minneapolis, Minneapolis-Washburn HS, LD, NHL: 1976-1985

                                [tab]25[/tab] 24.8 JUSTIN BRAUN; Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake HS, RD; NHL: 2010-2017

                                047 24.2 Mark Pavelich; Eveleth, Eveleth HS, RC, NHL: 1981-1987, 1991-1992

                                048 22.2 Bob Mason, International Falls, International Falls HS, G, NHL: 1983-1991

                                049 21.6 Paul Holmgren; Saint Paul, Saint Paul-Harding HS, RW, NHL: 1975-1985

                                [tab]25[/tab] 21.6 Doc Romnes; White Bear Lake, White Bear Lake HS, LW, NHL: 1930-1940 (USHHOF-1973)

                                051 21.4 Derek Plante; Cloquet, Cloquet HS, LC, NHL: 1993-2001

                                [tab]25[/tab] 21.4 Dave Tanabe, White Bear Lake, Hill-Murray HS, RD, NHL: 1999-2004, 2005-2008

                                053 21.3 JAMIE MCBAIN; Edina, Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Prep, RD; NHL: 2009-2017

                                054 21.1 Paul Ranheim; Edina, Edina HS, RW, NHL: 1988-2003

                                To Watch For 2017-2018 (3)

                                19.6 ANDERS LEE, Edina, Edina HS, LW, NHL: 2012-2017

                                17.1 BROCK NELSON, Warroad, Warroad HS, LW/C, NHL: 2012-2017

                                12.2 NICK BJUGSTAD; Blaine, Blaine HS, RC; NHL: 2012-2017

                                Notes

                                University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Men’s Hockey Alumnus Link

                                ACTIVE ANYWHERE IN 2016-2017

                                Positions are G, D, C, and W. The hand listed is the stick of the player, not the position. Some players played their off-hand side.

                                Below is the remainder of those above 3.0.
                                [hide]055 19.8 Jim Korn; Hopkins, Hopkins-Lindbergh HS; NHL: 1979-1985, 1986-1990

                                056 19.6 ANDERS LEE, Edina, Edina HS, LW, NHL: 2012-2017

                                057 18.6 Chris Dahlquist; Fridley, Fridley HS, LD, NHL: 1985-1996

                                058 18.4 Bill Nyrop, Edina, Edina HS, LD, NHL: 1975-1978, 1981-1982 (USHHOF 1997)

                                059 17.6 Neil Sheehy, International Falls, International Falls HS, RD, NHL: 1983-1990, 1991-1992

                                060 17.1 BROCK NELSON, Warroad, Warroad HS, LW/C, NHL: 2012-2017

                                061 16.9 Corey Millen; Cloquet, Cloquet HS, RC, NHL: 1989-1997

                                062 16.5 Pete LoPresti, Eveleth, Eveleth HS, G, NHL: 1974-1979, 1980-1981

                                063 16.3 Tom Chorske; Minneapolis, Minneapolis-Southwest HS, RW, NHL: 1989-2000

                                064 15.8 Lance Pitlick, New Hope, Robbinsdale-Cooper HS, RD, NHL: 1994-2002

                                065 15.1 PETER MUELLER, Boomington, Breck HS, RW, NHL: 2007-2010, 2011-2012

                                066 14.6 Cully Dahlstrom; Minneapolis, Minneapolis-South HS, LC, NHL: 1937-1945 (USHHOF-1973)

                                067 14.5 Shjon Podein; Rochester, Rochester-John Marshall HS, LW, NHL: 1992-2003

                                068 14.3 Scot Kleinendorst, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids HS, LD, NHL: 1982-1990

                                069 13.9 Doug Zmolek, Rochester, Rochester-John Marshall HS, LD, NHL: 1992-2000

                                070 13.4 Andrew Alberts, Eden Prairie, Benilde-Saint Margaret’s HS, LD, NHL: 2005-2014

                                071 13.2 Jack Hillen, Minnetonka, Academy of Holy Angels HS, LD, NHL: 2007-2015

                                072 13.0 Don Jackson, Bloomington, Bloomington-Kennedy HS, LD, NHL: 1977-1987

                                073 12.9 Dean Talafous; Hastings, Hastings HS, RW, NHL: 1974-1984

                                074 12.4 Al Hangsleben, Warroad, Warroad HS, LD, WHA: 1974-1979; NHL: 1979-1982

                                075 12.2 NICK BJUGSTAD; Blaine, Blaine HS, RC; NHL: 2012-2017

                                076 11.6 Bryan Erickson; Roseau, Roseau HS, RW, NHL: 1983-1988, 1990-1994

                                077 11.4 Tom Pederson, Bloomington, Bloomington-Jefferson HS, RD, NHL: 1992-1997

                                078 11.3 Joe Michelletti, Hibbing, Hibbing HS, LD, WHA: 1976-1979; NHL: 1979-1982

                                079 11.2 Craig Johnson; Saint Paul, Hill-Murray HS, LW, NHL: 1994-2004

                                080 11.1 Craig Norwich, Edina, Edina HS, LD, WHA: 1977-1979; NHL: 1979-1981

                                [tab]25[/tab] 11.1 NATE SCHMIDT, Saint Cloud, Saint Cloud-Cathedral HS, LD, NHL: 2013-2017

                                082 10.9 Bob Paradise, Saint Paul, Cretin HS LD, NHL: 1971-1979 (USHHOF 1989)

                                083 10.4 Steve Jensen; Minneapolis, Robbinsdale-Armstrong HS, LW, NHL: 1975-1982

                                084 10.2 Jim McElmury, Cottage Grove, LD, NHL: 1972-1973, 1974-1978

                                085 10.1 Sam LoPresti, Eveleth, Eveleth HS, G, NHL: 1940-1942 (USHHOF 1973)

                                [tab]25[/tab] 10.1 Kurt Sauer, Saint Cloud, Saint Cloud-Apollo HS, LD, NHL: 2002-2004, 2005-2010

                                [tab]25[/tab] 10.1 Robb Stauber, Duluth, Duluth-Denfeld HS, G, NHL: 1989-1990, 1992-1995

                                088 10.0 John Mariucci, Eveleth, Eveleth HS, LD, NHL: 1940-1942, 1945-1948 (USHHOF 1973)

                                [tab]25[/tab] 10.0 Chris McAlpine, Roseville, Roseville HS, RD, Roseville, Roseville HS, NHL: 1994-1995, 1996-2003

                                090 9.8 Ben Clymer, Bloomington, Bloomington-Jefferson HS, RW/D, NHL: 1999-2004, 2005-2007

                                091 9.2 Erik Rasmussen; Saint Louis Park, Saint Louis Park HS, LW, NHL: 1997-2004, 2005-2007

                                092 8.5 ALEX STALOCK, South Saint Paul, South Saint Paul HS, G, NHL: 2010-2011, 2012-2017

                                093 8.4 Steve Christoff, Richfield, Richfield HS, RC, NHL: 1979-1984

                                094 8.2 MIKE LUNDIN, Apple Valley, Apple Valley HS, LD, NHL: 2007-2013

                                095 6.8 Mike Sauer, Saint Cloud, Saint Cloud-Tech HS, RD, NHL: 2008-2009, 2010-2012

                                096 6.7 BRANDON BOCHENSKI, Blaine, Blaine HS, RW, NHL: 2005-2010

                                097 6.6 BRADY SKJEI, Lakeville, MN, Lakeville-North HS, LD, NHL: 2015-2017

                                098 6.4 Jon Rohloff, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids HS, RD, NHL: 1994-1997

                                099 6.2 Scott Bjugstad, New Brighton, Irondale HS, LW/C, NHL: 1983-1992

                                100 6.1 RYAN CARTER; White Bear Lake, White Bear Lake HS, LC/W, NHL: 2006-2016 (Health Issues)

                                101 6.0 DEREK FORBORT, Duluth, Duluth-East HS, LD, NHL: 2015-2017

                                102 5.8 Bill Baker, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids HS, LD, NHL: 1980-1983

                                103 5.7 Stan Gilbertson, Duluth, LW, NHL: 1971-1977

                                104 4.8 Henry Boucha, Warroad, Warroad HS, RC, NHL: 1971-1977, WHA: 1975-1976 (USHHOF 1995)

                                [tab]25[/tab] 4.8 Brian Lee, Moorhead, Moorhead HS, RD, NHL: 2007-2013

                                106 4.7 Virgil Johnson, Minneapolis, Minneapolis-South HS, LD, NHL: 1937-1938, 1943-1945 (USHHOF 1974)

                                107 4.5 MATT HENDRICKS; Blaine, Blaine HS, LC/W, NHL: 2008-2017

                                108 4.4 Paul Broten, Roseau, Roseau HS, RW, NHL: 1989-1996

                                [tab]25[/tab] 4.4 JAKE GUENTZEL, Woodbury, Hill-Murray HS, NHL: 2016-2017

                                110 4.1 JORDAN SCHROEDER, Prior Lake, MN, Saint Thomas Academy HS, RC/W, NHL: 2012-2017

                                111 3.7 Rob McClanahan, Saint Paul, Mounds View HS, RC, NHL: 1979-1984

                                112 3.8 Tom Gorence, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Academy HS, RW, NHL: 1978-1984

                                113 3.4 John Gruden, Hastings, LD, NHL: 1993-1996, 1998-2000, 2003-2004

                                114 3.3 Darby Hendrickson; Richfield, Richfield HS, LC, NHL: 1993-2004

                                115 3.1 Dan Hinote; Elk River, Elk River HS, RW, NHL: 1999-2004, 2005-2009

                                [tab]25[/tab] 3.1 JEFF TAFFE, Hastings, Hastings HS, LC/W, NHL: 2002-2004, 2005-2012

                                UNCONFIRMED

                                Would be 76th — 11.9 Leroy Goldsworthy*, Two Harbors, RW, NHL: 1929-1931, 1932-1939[/hide]

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                                    Skjei x2 today. He’s everywhere


                                    He’s picked his game up drastically since he was Vined for the goal.

                                    Minnesota with 3, the USA with 4 for the blue shirts and the team still [strike]may[/strike] did lose.

                                    Brady 3rd star of the game.

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                                    LeoPohl wrote:


                                    YoungEagle wrote:


                                    Skjei x2 today. He’s everywhere


                                    He’s picked his game up drastically since he was Vined for the goal.

                                    Minnesota with 3, the USA with 4 for the blue shirts and the team still [strike]may[/strike] did lose.

                                    Brady 3rd star of the game.

                                    Skjei had a bad gap on one play but other than that he was a beast today. Given his size and skill he has the makings of a pretty solid NHL star.

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                                      streakygopher wrote:


                                      LeoPohl wrote:


                                      YoungEagle wrote:


                                      Skjei x2 today. He’s everywhere


                                      He’s picked his game up drastically since he was Vined for the goal.

                                      Minnesota with 3, the USA with 4 for the blue shirts and the team still [strike]may[/strike] did lose.

                                      Brady 3rd star of the game.

                                      Skjei had a bad gap on one play but other than that he was a beast today. Given his size and skill he has the makings of a pretty solid NHL star.


                                      Four days, where does the time go?! Sorry I’m a little late, started this and got caught up with other things to do.

                                      Skjei was the only reason I watched the game and spent the first 40 minutes concentrating specifically on him, so I probably caught things others didn’t. He made some pretty bizarre decisions in the first half of the game, mostly getting himself caught up ice in transition plays. There were several instances where he was mixed up in altercations in the offensive end with the play in his; if a goal had been scored, he would rightly have been called out for being partly responsible. There were others where he was soft on the puck and gave the puck away. From his first goal on, he was all over the ice in a good way. Too bad his team couldn’t play with a lead in Ottawa.

                                      On a side note, I’ve now seen two holding calls go against him these playoffs that I don’t think were penalties. One against Montreal and the other last night. Both very similar plays, they look to me like he simply recovers from behind, gains position, and leverages the puck-carrier down. (Both also ended a NYR PP.) I wonder if his skating and recoverability actually work as detriments as they can make plays look like hold/hooking calls where none exist. I also wonder if that played in his head during that Hoffman goal in game 2 where he was afraid of getting called in a similar play.

                                      Edit: Arcticle on Skjei.

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                                        2 local players scored last night

                                        WSH:E Kuznetsov (4), N Schmidt (1)

                                        PIT:J Guentzel (8), P Hornqvist (3), J Schultz (2)

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                                          USA Hockey opens their Worlds slate today against the host Germany. Only Gopher alum on the team is Bjugstad––he’s the second-line right wing, on a line with Dylan Larkin and Brock Nelson.

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                                            USA Hockey opens their Worlds slate today against the host Germany. Only Gopher alum on the team is Bjugstad––he’s the second-line right wing, on a line with Dylan Larkin and Brock Nelson.


                                            USA lost 2-1

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                                              Holl scores in triple overtime to send the Toronto Marlies past Albany Devils in the first round of their AHL playoff series and move them onto the next round.

                                              Mr. Clutch


                                              I guess he’s leading the team in scoring these playoffs

                                              https://twitter.com/steveburtch/status/861040462119006212

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                                                      With Casey Mittelstadt expected to be drafted in the top ten and some others from the state highly touted, I though I’d piece together a little list of the highest draft picks in recent history. It should be pretty self-explanatory, and I can update after the draft if requested to. I highly recommend looking at the format and notes at the bottom of the list to understand it; it is meant to be entered as data in a table, and I wish I had one to present it in. The pertinent (teams/position) information listed is as of drafted, not necessarily now. The predominant draft league is the one the player plays the highest percentage of the season in with the team listed as the final team in that league; I did have trouble wording that in the format given. I hope this clears up any confusion or misinformation that any have had recently about these players/drafts.

                                                      FIRST ROUND OR HIGHEST DRAFTED SINCE 2001

                                                      2017

                                                      2016

                                                      1st, 19th: Keiffer Bellows; LW; Edina, Edina HS; USNTDP: Under 18; New York Islanders

                                                      1st, 25th: Riley Tufte; LW; Ham Lake, Blaine HS; MSHSHL: Blaine HS; Dallas Stars•

                                                      [highlight=gold][highlight=gold][highlight=gold][highlight=gold][highlight=gold][highlight=gold][highlight=gold]No Gophers Taken[/highlight]

                                                      Format

                                                      Round, Overall: Player; Position; Hometown, Minor; Predominant Draft League: Last Draft Team; NHL Draft Team

                                                      TOP TEN OVERALL PICKS FROM THE STATE OR GOPHERS

                                                      1st, 1st, 2006: Erik Johnson; RD; Bloomington, Academy of Holy Angels HS; USNTDP: Under 18; Saint Louis Blues

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                                                      Non-Minnesotan Gopher

                                                      Positions are G, D, C, and W. The hand listed is the stick of the player, not the position. Some players played their off-hand side.

                                                      •Drafted after playing season in the Minnesota State High School Hockey League. Otherwise known as drafted out of high school.

                                                      [highlight=gold]Highest Gopher taken if none qualified to be listed[/highlight] (Top list only)

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                                                        Stickboy Jake doing work. Link

                                                        What are the chances those records falling and a Stanley Cup celebration are intertwined?

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                                                        jake strikes again

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                                                          jake strikes again


                                                          See above.

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                                                          lamp lighter jake again

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                                                            I wish the NHL had the all-tournament team. Jake Guentzel doing his best to make the big league version of it. 12 goals leads the league. 5 GWG leads the league. Wow.

                                                            Edit: 61 Games, 28 Goals, 24 Assists, 52 Points is (I believe) the new updated numbers, including postseason. Guy knows how to make an entrance into the league.

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                                                            Remember in 2013 when Fasching, Hurley, and Vannelli were getting the draft hype and Besse, Kloos, and Cammarata were the big name college gets? How’s that looking now?

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                                                              Kyle Okposo update.

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                                                              Kyle Okposo update.


                                                              good to hear he is doing better

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                                                                Jesus…


                                                                Beat me to it. 13. Literally unbelievable.

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                                                                Number of goals Guentzel has this post season

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                                                                Beauner wrote:

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                                                                Number of goals Guentzel has this post season

                                                                Ooh. I was thinking that was in reference to the article posted about Okposo. I was like…the article didn’t mention the number 13 anywhere?

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                                                                Something I’ve never thought about… but maybe it’s in this thread somewhere for all I know.

                                                                Is it documented anywhere the years in which one or more players in a given State Tournament made the NHL?

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                                                                  frozen4champs wrote:


                                                                  Beauner wrote:

                                                                  13?

                                                                  Number of goals Guentzel has this post season

                                                                  Ooh. I was thinking that was in reference to the article posted about Okposo. I was like…the article didn’t mention the number 13 anywhere?


                                                                  No, no. Bonin was announcing Guentzel’s opening goal in his own way. Pretty much my reaction, as well. One away from Dino’s rookie record. Win or lose, he’s already done something no Gretzky, Lemieux, Bossy, Richard, Selanne, Ovechkin, Howe, or Hull has ever done. A win would make him the record holder for a winning team, regardless of if he scores again. He’s currently on pace to be the first rookie since the original six was set to lead the league in goals during the playoffs.

                                                                  If someone wrote this into a movie, people would just roll their eyes at the absurdity of it. I’m seeing it and having a difficult time believing it.

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                                                                    Something I’ve never thought about… but maybe it’s in this thread somewhere for all I know.

                                                                    Is it documented anywhere the years in which one or more players in a given State Tournament made the NHL?


                                                                    If it is, let me know. I’ve been wanting those and similar numbers for a while now.

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                                                                      Is it fair to call this one local legend cheering on another? Link

                                                                      Just read the linked article and it’s a good read.

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                                                                      Beauner wrote:

                                                                      13?

                                                                      Number of goals Guentzel has this post season

                                                                      Not only goals, but he has had many many point blank chances. It helps to skate with the likes of Crosby, but Guentzel has a knack for finding soft spots around the goal. Kid has been unreal.

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                                                                        Somehow through this game the fact that Jake Guentzel just tied the all-time rookie scoring record with his twenty-first point in the postseason has been overlooked. His next goal ties the all-time rookie goal mark, just as a reminder. Kessel witth three points in the first two periods, giving him twenty-three in twenty-four games this season and sixty-six in seventy career games.

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                                                                          A couple of articles on some state produced talent.

                                                                          Phil Housley

                                                                          Matt Cullen

                                                                          What are the odds that Cullen joins Housley on staff somewhere as a coach (not necessarily NHL) next season? The only Minnesotan to end his career winning two straight championships in addition to his previous one would look good on any resume, I’d imagine.

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                                                                          A couple of articles on some state produced talent.

                                                                          Matt Cullen

                                                                          What are the odds that Cullen joins Housley on staff somewhere as a coach (not necessarily NHL) next season? The only Minnesotan to end his career winning two straight championships in addition to his previous one would look good on any resume, I’d imagine.


                                                                          I loved Russo’s column on Cullen this morning, especially what his three sons said to him after he missed on a glorious open net opportunity in an Eastern Conference final in Ottawa.

                                                                          http://www.startribune.com/matt-cullen-eyes-another-stanley-cup-as-career-winds-down/427492873/

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                                                                            LeoPohl wrote:


                                                                            A couple of articles on some state produced talent.

                                                                            Matt Cullen

                                                                            What are the odds that Cullen joins Housley on staff somewhere as a coach (not necessarily NHL) next season? The only Minnesotan to end his career winning two straight championships in addition to his previous one would look good on any resume, I’d imagine.


                                                                            I loved Russo’s column on Cullen this morning, especially what his three sons said to him after he missed on a glorious open net opportunity in an Eastern Conference final in Ottawa.

                                                                            http://www.startribune.com/matt-cullen-eyes-another-stanley-cup-as-career-winds-down/427492873/


                                                                            I missed that so thanks, it was a good read. I’ve always liked Cullen, and the fact he’s still going amazes me. I grew-up in the NW when Moorhead was just beginning as a power and while there were certainly guys I didn’t like (Jason Blake), I always had respect for the Cullens, pure class. Always liked Ryan Kraft, as well. Find it odd that Kraft and Matt both wear/wore #7, Broten influence perhaps?

                                                                            I’m conflicted as to whom to root for. Pittsburgh has so many local guys it’s easy to get wrapped up and root for them. At the same time I want Housley to finally win one; at least that dubious distinction of the most NHL games played without one would only be partially true. This has easily been one of the most entertaining and emotionally invested Finals I’ve seen in years, and I don’t even know what team I want to win.

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                                                                              Jake Guentzel has his parents riding with him in the victory parade in Pittsburgh today.

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                                                                                Housley hired as Sabres coach.

                                                                                https://www.nhl.com/news/phil-housley-hired-as-buffalo-head-coach/c-289942404

                                                                                Wow. Good luck to Buffalo

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                                                                                Housley hired as Sabres coach.

                                                                                https://www.nhl.com/news/phil-housley-hired-as-buffalo-head-coach/c-289942404


                                                                                congrats to phil wish he would be here coaching the d

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                                                                                Housley hired as Sabres coach.

                                                                                https://www.nhl.com/news/phil-housley-hired-as-buffalo-head-coach/c-289942404

                                                                                Wow. Good luck to Buffalo

                                                                                Not a Housley fan I take it?

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                                                                                J22 wrote:


                                                                                MNman wrote:


                                                                                Housley hired as Sabres coach.

                                                                                https://www.nhl.com/news/phil-housley-hired-as-buffalo-head-coach/c-289942404

                                                                                Wow. Good luck to Buffalo

                                                                                Not a Housley fan I take it?

                                                                                Not really. I will say that the guy can see a hockey game at a level that I can’t even comprehend, but he just wasn’t a very good coach. I have to believe that his commitment will be quite a bit higher in Buffalo than it was here though. Probably be easier for him to work with pro’s instead of kids too.

                                                                                Glad I won’t have to skate against him at the Lumber yard again. That’s not a fun lesson.

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                                                                                I thought he somewhat turned around the Ponies’ program and his 2013 U20 team wasn’t half bad. I’ll be honest I don’t know much about his time with NSH but they were just in the SC final….

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                                                                                Doman is who is responsible for where the Ponies are now. Housley only took the job to ensure his kid would play varsity, and he ran a few great guys out of town in the process.

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                                                                                Ok then…

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                                                                                  And Haula is going to Vegas……PLEASE tell me it’s April 1st. :ddown:

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                                                                                  sources saying nate schmidt to vegas

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                                                                                    Bischoff to Vegas, or more likely the Chicago Wolves, too.

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                                                                                      Best skater in his draft. No surprise that combined with keeping things simple will lead to success for a long time.

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                                                                                      Brady Skjei named to NHL All Rookie Team. :good2:

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                                                                                      He sure has come a long ways from his freshman year at the U.

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                                                                                      He was good as a freshman, too. He just got his pocket picked one time and some of the fans around here couldn’t let it go. :)

                                                                                      The thing he’s really gotten going is moving up into the play. He was very good in the playoffs.

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                                                                                        streakygopher wrote:


                                                                                        He was good as a freshman, too. He just got his pocket picked one time and some of the fans around here couldn’t let it go. :)

                                                                                        The thing he’s really gotten going is moving up into the play. He was very good in the playoffs.

                                                                                        Getting cut from the US Jr. team in the 11th hour his freshman year was kind of a wake up call too. He was able to channel his disappointment into positive motivation.

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                                                                                          5 O.T. wrote:


                                                                                          streakygopher wrote:


                                                                                          He was good as a freshman, too. He just got his pocket picked one time and some of the fans around here couldn’t let it go. :)

                                                                                          The thing he’s really gotten going is moving up into the play. He was very good in the playoffs.

                                                                                          Getting cut from the US Jr. team in the 11th hour his freshman year was kind of a wake up call too. He was able to channel his disappointment into positive motivation.

                                                                                          He had a GREAT rookie year. Players develop at different paces…in college Mike Reilly played better than Brady, but the tables turned on that in a big way this year. Hopefully Reilly will have a break out year in 2017-2018. Reilly defensive game needs to improve, he’s fine offensively.

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                                                                                          bearpaw28 wrote:


                                                                                          5 O.T. wrote:


                                                                                          streakygopher wrote:


                                                                                          He was good as a freshman, too. He just got his pocket picked one time and some of the fans around here couldn’t let it go. :)

                                                                                          The thing he’s really gotten going is moving up into the play. He was very good in the playoffs.

                                                                                          Getting cut from the US Jr. team in the 11th hour his freshman year was kind of a wake up call too. He was able to channel his disappointment into positive motivation.

                                                                                          He had a GREAT rookie year. Players develop at different paces…in college Mike Reilly played better than Brady, but the tables turned on that in a big way this year. Hopefully Reilly will have a break out year in 2017-2018. Reilly defensive game needs to improve, he’s fine offensively.


                                                                                          Reilly was a scorer at the college level and won two All Americas because of it. Skjei was defensive minded, and why wouldn’t he be with Reilly and Marshall on the team? Maybe the Gophers’ coaches could have brought him along a little more offensively…the kid obviously had it in him.

                                                                                          I have high hopes for Reilly and the other young kid, Olofsson. They’re both great skaters but both still a ways from playing regularly in the line up.

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                                                                                            Wilcox to Buffalo.

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