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Post by blueliner5 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:19 am

Since leaving the NTDP it seems like he is not excelling at the rate I thought he would be at Des Moines. Beginning of the season there was a article highlighting his performance, but since then nothing has transpired. Appears to me he is a much better player than what is stats reflect. Anyone have any input

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Post by observer » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:14 am

He's young. The USHL is a very tough league without a lot of scoring. The D are tougher than any he's ever faced. The NTDP was a good choice but I'm not sure he would have left Hill for the USHL which is where he's ended up.

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Post by blueliner5 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:21 am

Thanks for the input. Too bad his experience at NTDP didn't turn out more favorable for him.

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Post by UntouchableFlow » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:03 am

blueliner5 wrote:Thanks for the input. Too bad his experience at NTDP didn't turn out more favorable for him.
Could have been just what Hill needed to beat BSM in the final. Oh well.... :(

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Post by Sats81 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:20 am

He will be fine. He is young and like it was mentioned above its a tough league with a lot of emphasis on defensive play and not a ton of scoring (unless you are in headsup's world, where if you are a JR in HS and have already played 2 games and have no points your career is toast :? :? :? )

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Post by sachishi4 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:23 pm

hypothetically, is it possible he could come back to HM?
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Post by Sats81 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:49 pm

sachishi4 wrote:hypothetically, is it possible he could come back to HM?
I think he would be better off that way.

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Post by BlueLineSpecial » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:54 pm

sachishi4 wrote:hypothetically, is it possible he could come back to HM?
Its possible, but I think unlikely. A lot of things would have to conspire to make that a reality. But I think the option is available

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Post by UntouchableFlow » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:57 pm

BlueLineSpecial wrote:
sachishi4 wrote:hypothetically, is it possible he could come back to HM?
Its possible, but I think unlikely. A lot of things would have to conspire to make that a reality. But I think the option is available
Wouldn't that technically be considered a transfer? He was at Pioneer High in Ann Arbor correct? Seems to me like it'd be a transfer, but I'd love to see him back playing for Hill-Murray.

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Post by LetsPlayHockey22 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:19 pm

UntouchableFlow wrote:
BlueLineSpecial wrote:
sachishi4 wrote:hypothetically, is it possible he could come back to HM?
Its possible, but I think unlikely. A lot of things would have to conspire to make that a reality. But I think the option is available
Wouldn't that technically be considered a transfer? He was at Pioneer High in Ann Arbor correct? Seems to me like it'd be a transfer, but I'd love to see him back playing for Hill-Murray.
Just a guess, could be wrong, but maybe the fact that he is living with a billet family, then decides to go back to Hill would be considered a move. Unless the rules are more technical than that.

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Post by sachishi4 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:41 pm

LetsPlayHockey22 wrote:
UntouchableFlow wrote:
BlueLineSpecial wrote:
sachishi4 wrote:hypothetically, is it possible he could come back to HM?
Its possible, but I think unlikely. A lot of things would have to conspire to make that a reality. But I think the option is available
Wouldn't that technically be considered a transfer? He was at Pioneer High in Ann Arbor correct? Seems to me like it'd be a transfer, but I'd love to see him back playing for Hill-Murray.
Just a guess, could be wrong, but maybe the fact that he is living with a billet family, then decides to go back to Hill would be considered a move. Unless the rules are more technical than that.
my interpretation of the rule is that he would be considered a move. but, who knows
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Post by Goldfishdude » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:52 pm

Keep in mind he would be just a junior wouldn't he be? I have got to believe the transition of moving away from home at that age can play a role in affecting his development.

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Post by BlueLineSpecial » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:56 am

Goldfishdude wrote:Keep in mind he would be just a junior wouldn't he be? I have got to believe the transition of moving away from home at that age can play a role in affecting his development.
Senior I think. He was in the same class as Guentzel and LaValle I thought...

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Post by muckandgrind » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:30 am

BlueLineSpecial wrote:
Goldfishdude wrote:Keep in mind he would be just a junior wouldn't he be? I have got to believe the transition of moving away from home at that age can play a role in affecting his development.
Senior I think. He was in the same class as Guentzel and LaValle I thought...
Voltin will be a senior next year.

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Post by Sparlimb » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:23 am

He won't be back at HM. That is likely best for all parties.

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Post by Gopher Blog » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:58 am

Sparlimb wrote:He won't be back at HM. That is likely best for all parties.
Yeah... I was going to say would HM even want him back? Talent is there but so is the immaturity.

It isn't easy to feel sorry for a player's circumstances when the "damage" is pretty much self inflicted.

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Post by Goldfishdude » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:46 pm

muckandgrind wrote:
BlueLineSpecial wrote:
Goldfishdude wrote:Keep in mind he would be just a junior wouldn't he be? I have got to believe the transition of moving away from home at that age can play a role in affecting his development.
Senior I think. He was in the same class as Guentzel and LaValle I thought...
Voltin will be a senior next year.
Yeah, Muckie, I was referring that he was just a junior this year. Thanks for the clarification, and if he has some "immaturity", then that has to play a good factor in issues struggling where he is at now in life adjustments, in my two-cent psychoanalysis college course opinion.

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Post by BlueLineSpecial » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:57 pm

Goldfishdude wrote:
muckandgrind wrote:
BlueLineSpecial wrote:
Goldfishdude wrote:Keep in mind he would be just a junior wouldn't he be? I have got to believe the transition of moving away from home at that age can play a role in affecting his development.
Senior I think. He was in the same class as Guentzel and LaValle I thought...
Voltin will be a senior next year.
Yeah, Muckie, I was referring that he was just a junior this year. Thanks for the clarification, and if he has some "immaturity", then that has to play a good factor in issues struggling where he is at now in life adjustments, in my two-cent psychoanalysis college course opinion.
No better place to get some structure and tough love than from Hill and Lex. Come on back, Voltron!

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Post by Pioneerprideguy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:57 pm

Sparlimb wrote:He won't be back at HM. That is likely best for all parties.
Many within the HM program felt his leaving was addition by subtraction. Nonetheless, sorry to hear things haven't gone well for him.

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Post by blueliner5 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:13 pm

Pioneerprideguy wrote:
Sparlimb wrote:He won't be back at HM. That is likely best for all parties.
Many within the HM program felt his leaving was addition by subtraction. Nonetheless, sorry to hear things haven't gone well for him.
Didn't realize he was unwanted or should I say a disruption within the Hill Murray program. I guess self inflicted curcumstances like Goldie said follows you wherever you go. That must be hard to swallow for the parents sake. With all his talent couldn't imagine what he could accomplish. By all means I definitely am not writing Luke off at all I wish him the best as he continues on with his goals in life

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Post by sachishi4 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:03 pm

Pioneerprideguy wrote:
Sparlimb wrote:He won't be back at HM. That is likely best for all parties.
Many within the HM program felt his leaving was addition by subtraction. Nonetheless, sorry to hear things haven't gone well for him.
Ahh, I had no idea that was the situation
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Post by Tornadoes 2003StateChamps » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:17 am

Luke will land on his feet. What young man doesn't do something that is out of character. If he ever needs a place to play, come to Anoka. We could use his skills.

Looks like he's doing well in Des Moines. He will be a great fit at North Dakota.

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