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    Finn Brink. First time for me seeing him play was in sections and i immediately thought that he’d be an asset as a role player 3rd/4th line. He’s a tenacious forechecker, battles hard and seems to be strong on the puck. I saw more of the same in the two state games.

    Also seems like he brings the intangible positive energy and likability that his teammates feed off.

    Anyone else get the same read?

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    maroon_and_gold wrote:


    Nelson looks like a Knies in the making

    I see more of a left-shooting Chris Pronger.

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    Davey J. wrote:


    maroon_and_gold wrote:


    Nelson looks like a Knies in the making

    I see more of a left-shooting Chris Pronger.

    I’d like to hear the explanation on both because I disagree on both.

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    Ya, maybe if he starts murdering people in juniors you can say Pronger

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    Chill Kessel wrote:


    Davey J. wrote:


    maroon_and_gold wrote:


    Nelson looks like a Knies in the making

    I see more of a left-shooting Chris Pronger.

    I’d like to hear the explanation on both because I disagree on both.

    Nelson is just physically dominant especially if you take into account that he’s only a sophomore. And a pair of hands to go with.

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    Nelson’s stride, posture, and powerful skating with deep knee bends look exactly like Chris Pronger to me.

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    Where will Gunderson play in the future?

    Finn Brink looks like a 4 year, heart and sole, leader-type and fan favorite! Smart! Tenacious!

    I see a lot of Aaron Miskovich in that Thoreson kid from Andover…

    Nelson will definitely make a living playing hockey!!

    The two wings on Andover’s top line (Conway and (drawing a blank)) both have college hockey in their futures.

    Knox will definitely play D1 somewhere!

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    Casey was the other wing on that line.

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    I have very little interest in Max Strand.

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    I dunno after a couple years of juniors he could be a good 4 year player, no?

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    Maybe….I see no reason to offer him soon. See how he does in juniors. I’d be willing to bet a handful of others will be better options after juniors.

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    I’d say the two top August 1 eligible are both on Shattuck Prep who appears to be a wagon this year

    Celebrini – 96 points in 46 games

    Eiserman – 71 points in 46 games

    Read Celebrini might go to Chicago and then Michigan will obviously try to pull him a la Power/Brisson/Fantilli/Samoskevich

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    Youth Hockey Hub’s Wiz Wyatt Award finalists

    https://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/1215210

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    9 Minnesotans. Hensler the one I think will be the best.

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    Same here

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    Damn. How does he have a kid old enough for college?

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    gopherguy06 wrote:


    Damn. How does he have a kid old enough for college?

    He’d be13-15

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    gopherguy06 wrote:


    Damn. How does he have a kid old enough for college?

    He’d be13-15

    Bold call since it says he is a bantam on this page.

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    Chill Kessel wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    gopherguy06 wrote:


    Damn. How does he have a kid old enough for college?

    He’d be13-15

    Bold call since it says he is a bantam on this page.

    It was relevant to the post I was replying to.

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    Chill Kessel wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    gopherguy06 wrote:


    Damn. How does he have a kid old enough for college?

    He’d be13-15

    Bold call since it says he is a bantam on this page.

    I found it helpful as not everyone is aware of the age ranges of youth hockey. :no:

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    Vanek 2.0 is not gonna happen. His kid is a good – very good player, but not a dominant player. Unless Blake Vanek makes a quantum leap in the next 3-4 years, Im not sure he’s even a D1 prospect.

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    Davey J. wrote:


    Vanek 2.0 is not gonna happen. His kid is a good – very good player, but not a dominant player. Unless Blake Vanek makes a quantum leap in the next 3-4 years, Im not sure he’s even a D1 prospect.

    Seen a lot of Stillwater bantam hockey? (honest question, not a jab)

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    Davey J. wrote:


    Vanek 2.0 is not gonna happen. His kid is a good – very good player, but not a dominant player. Unless Blake Vanek makes a quantum leap in the next 3-4 years, Im not sure he’s even a D1 prospect.

    Probably better that way, our recruits don’t fare well when they’re the best 12 year olds out there :lol:

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    maroon_and_gold wrote:


    Davey J. wrote:


    Vanek 2.0 is not gonna happen. His kid is a good – very good player, but not a dominant player. Unless Blake Vanek makes a quantum leap in the next 3-4 years, Im not sure he’s even a D1 prospect.

    Seen a lot of Stillwater bantam hockey? (honest question, not a jab)

    Yes.

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    Apparently he played for Minnetonka Bantams in 8th grade so a bit more MN ties than just Shattuck.

    https://twitter.com/PuckPreps/status/1506720091198541827

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    Youth Hockey Hub’s bantam player of the year finalists.

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    Tonka had a senior this year with the last name Whipple. Hopefully they can keep Berchild.

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    Danny Nelson is joining the U-17 NTDP team this weekend.

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    Danny Nelson is joining the U-17 NTDP team this weekend.

    As a forward. Worth noting.

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    Beckett Hendrickson 1G 1A

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    [media]https://twitter.com/USAHockeyNTDP/status/1507849891917320198?s=20&t=HPQA5WFIeOMC-TigMDODWQ[/media]

    Would like all of the uncommitted players here.

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    Chill Kessel wrote:


    [media]https://twitter.com/USAHockeyNTDP/status/1507849891917320198?s=20&t=HPQA5WFIeOMC-TigMDODWQ[/media]

    Would like all of the uncommitted players here.

    Is Slaggert related to the other at ND and what about Finn and Bobby Brink?

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    gopherguy06 wrote:


    Chill Kessel wrote:


    [media]https://twitter.com/USAHockeyNTDP/status/1507849891917320198?s=20&t=HPQA5WFIeOMC-TigMDODWQ[/media]

    Would like all of the uncommitted players here.

    Is Slaggert related to the other at ND and what about Finn and Bobby Brink?

    Yes and No

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    Specifically, yes on Slaggert and no on Brink.

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    maroon and goldmaroon and gold
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    Will he stay at forward now that high school is done?

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    https://twitter.com/usahockeyntdp/status/1512822649491177475?s=21

    I’ll take Laurila, Skahan and Hensler. Eiserman will be the big name on this team.

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    Is Beckett Hendrickson too old?

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Is Beckett Hendrickson too old?

    He is on this year’s 17 team. Will move up to 18’s next year.

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    [media]https://twitter.com/USAHockeyNTDP/status/1512822649491177475[/media]

    How can you be from British Columbia and be on this team?

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    Dual citizen I assume.

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    Nelson centering the top line and Musser looks like the starter

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    That whole top line is 5 star recruits

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    The coaches will really need to do even more homework on the kind of talent they pursue in the future because the easy use of the transfer portal hardly inspires patience and loyalty with certain types of prospects.

    There may be occasions where the fans will get upset at a recruiting “loss” but never really understand that the recruit in question may have had a few red flags to a coach that might point to a quick exit if things don’t go his way. Just something for people to keep in my mind when these recruiting conversations occur because certain fans (Not saying this about anybody specific… just saying in general) look at recruiting as being all about talent accumulation (versus smart team building).

    It isn’t just about talent accumulation.

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    But in the case of the Gophers being in a recruit’s “final three”, for example, can we assume those red flags have been taken into account and the staff clearly wants the player?

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    I don’t know if there is a clean answer to that when it is an ongoing evaluation process.

    You never really stop learning about a player. Heck, they continue to evaluate them even after committing so…

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    According to wheeler article In Athletic Moldenhauer plans to play USHL next year. Spicer likely to UMD. Top uncommitted player after them?

     

     

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    Basically nobody that can have any kind of impact.

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    According to wheeler article In Athletic Moldenhauer plans to play USHL next year. Spicer likely to UMD. Top uncommitted player after them?

    Happy Gilmore?

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    Feels more and more likely Walker will need to be asked for another year.

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    Did Alex Bump sign his NLI with VT? Other MN HS seniors that could be looked at in desperation: Adam Marshall (BSM), Drew Fisher (CDH)

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    I think Bump signed.

     

    I don’t think Nick Pierre, Maddox Fleming have…

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    I think Bump signed. I don’t think Nick Pierre, Maddox Fleming have…

     

    Fleming did, I believe, right before he left the NTDP.

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    A couple of interesting picks in todays USHL phase II draft. Cole Spicer went in the 8th Rd to Sioux City. Tomek Haula, Erik’s 17 year old brother also went to SC in the 13th round.

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    https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/635386/tyson-dyck Whoever this kid is

    Climbed to 110 in final CSS rankings

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    Not sure where to put this, but a new coach has been named at the NTDP. They promoted the associate coach.

     

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    Does anyone know if Nick Erickson is still available. He would have a lot of potential as a backup goalie and starter eventually. UMD has had a lot of success with MN goalies.

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    WHL U.S. Prospects Draft results

    https://whl.ca/draft/2022US

    Eight Minnesotans taken. No idea if anyone here is someone to follow. Fun name at #30. Don’t know if #34 is related to former Gopher baseball player Michael Kvasnicka. And #18, I’d like to know the story of why a White Bear kid is playing at the famous Rhode Island high school.

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    Spehar will be fun to watch because aside from the name I believe he’s actually a pretty good player with a decent shot at the U offering if he develops. Same with Vanek except someone came on here and basically said he wasn’t good enough. He’s in bantams so we should probably relax on that.

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    Whoever gets the first Sawchyn will obviously have the in on the next one.

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    Is this an actual draft of youth player by the WHL?

     

    These kids are only 1 year older than my son, which is very weird to think about.

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    Is this an actual draft of youth player by the WHL? These kids are only 1 year older than my son, which is very weird to think about.

    These kids can play in the WHL this upcoming season.

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    What?  That’s crazy.  At 14 they could leave home and play against Chaz Lucius and other semi pro players?

     

    They can’t drive.  They need a ride to the rink.  WTF!

     

    “They got a lot of promise!”

    “They brought their F’ing toys with them!”

    https://movie-sounds.org/famous-movie-samples/quotes-with-sound-clips-from-slap-shot-1977/they-brought-their-fucking-toys-with-them

     

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    .  At 14 they could leave home and play against Chaz Lucius and other semi pro players?   They can’t drive.  They n

    Yes.

    2007s can play 5 games this season, and then rejoin the teams when their midget seasons end. A 14 year old could play 20 year olds.

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    . At 14 they could leave home and play against Chaz Lucius and other semi pro players? They can’t drive. They n

    A 14 year old could play 20 year olds.

    That should help them prepare to play Mankato when they get to college.

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    https://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/1226245

    “Youth Hockey Hub” summary piece on the WHL U.S. Priority Draft from the other day. A little more information on the players mentioned, but not much.

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