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Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:01 pm
by wannagototherink
Rocketwrister wrote:
SpOilerfan wrote:
kniven wrote:
I sure wish CEC could keep their D1 talent through their senior season like Duluth East does year in an Year out. It's frustrating as a fan. -just being honest.

A great read for sure. This kid has a plan and coach Mike Randolph. Very impressive, the Hounds system is.[/quote

Have you ever thought of a reason why

Because of the clear path to St. Paul every March that Hermantown has as a class A team.

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:11 am
by Upfan111
wannagototherink wrote:
Rocketwrister wrote:
SpOilerfan wrote:
kniven wrote:
I sure wish CEC could keep their D1 talent through their senior season like Duluth East does year in an Year out. It's frustrating as a fan. -just being honest.

A great read for sure. This kid has a plan and coach Mike Randolph. Very impressive, the Hounds system is.[/quote

Have you ever thought of a reason why

Because of the clear path to St. Paul every March that Hermantown has as a class A team.
Reason is kids didn't want to come back and play for that staff.

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:42 am
by bemused
northwoods oldtimer wrote:Derek Forbort left for the US National Development and Mike had an opinion about it in the local papers.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sports ... pment-team
Yeah, Mike was spot on there..Tardy didn't even play his senior year at UMD and Forbort plays next to Drew Doughty every night...

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:09 pm
by Stang5280
bemused wrote:
northwoods oldtimer wrote:Derek Forbort left for the US National Development and Mike had an opinion about it in the local papers.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sports ... pment-team
Yeah, Mike was spot on there..Tardy didn't even play his senior year at UMD and Forbort plays next to Drew Doughty every night...
Any coach who criticizes a player for joining the NDTP, or would even actively discourage them from joining, is a selfish jerk. That is a golden opportunity with a proven track record of preparing players for the college ranks and beyond. You've done your job of grooming an elite player and can take pride in that. Just wish him well and move on.

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:16 pm
by karl(east)
It's funny when kniven says East never loses players early, as they went through a long stretch from 1998-2010 where they lost eight or nine--nearly one a year. Since then, there's been a grand total of one. This ability to retain top-end talent is a recent thing.

We can cherry-pick evidence and drudge up old stories all we want; we could go back and forth for a long time and really hijack a thread that's supposed to be about a kid. But people are complicated, full of good and bad and sometimes (often?) those two fuel one another. Mike Randolph is an intense person who has achieved a lot of things and earned a loyal following over the years, and he's also alienated his share of people and even got fired for it once. Someone could write a very good book about him and what he encapsulates about HS sports in this day in age, for good and ill. For now, I'll just say that, while some things don't change about Randolph, he's had a lot of different acts over the course of a coaching career that is longer than my life. And the most recent act is preferable to the previous one, both for his sake and for the program's.

We can debate that elsewhere, though. This thread is about Ryder.

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:28 am
by northwoods oldtimer
Young Mr. Donovan will face the same decision next season. North Dakota got a good one.

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:56 pm
by MrBoDangles
Removed NoDak from his twitter

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:24 pm
by gopherpuck516
MrBoDangles wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Removed NoDak from his twitter
Already like him a lot better! Any college would be happy to have a player like him, my guess is Bulldogs land him.

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:02 pm
by O-townClown
MrBoDangles wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Removed NoDak from his twitter
Wow

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:29 pm
by CakeScout17
Wow is right. Could be nothing...could be everything.
Searched google and all the recruiting sites still list him as NoDak bound as does his elite prospects page...however,
no searches confirmed his actual signing of his NLI...no images, posts, nothing from any of the twin ports media outlets either. Hmmm...

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:41 pm
by WestMetro
There is a big story, but can’t be told yet

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:07 am
by O-townClown
WestMetro wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:41 pm
There is a big story, but can’t be told yet
Leaving to play in the USHL with Oliver Wahlstrom? LOL

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:34 am
by CakeScout17
WestMetro wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:41 pm
There is a big story, but can’t be told yet

I hope and pray it IS only hockey related. If so, it is what it is. If not, then I/we wish RD and family nothing but the best. Godspeed.

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:15 am
by The Exiled One
WestMetro wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:41 pm
There is a big story, but can’t be told yet
Hope it’s nothing bad. Looks like he might have a decent relationship with Brett Larson though. Would love to see him in cardinal and black.

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:13 am
by karl(east)
I can assure everyone that this is nothing "bad."

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:39 am
by O-townClown
karl(east) wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:13 am
I can assure everyone that this is nothing "bad."
I'm not following the I-know-something-but-can't-tell logic here. If people know something and don't feel it is their place to share it better to keep quiet and say nothing.

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:26 am
by karl(east)
O-townClown wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:39 am
karl(east) wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:13 am
I can assure everyone that this is nothing "bad."
I'm not following the I-know-something-but-can't-tell logic here. If people know something and don't feel it is their place to share it better to keep quiet and say nothing.
I agree, which is why I was saying nothing until a few people seemed to suggest that something might be wrong with Ryder, on or off the ice. This is not the case, and I didn't want that rumor out there, so I decided to dispel it.

I try to avoid the rather annoying "I know something through my secret sources but am not going to tell anyone what it is" mentality that is not uncommon on this forum, but in this particular case I thought it was more important to kill off any potential false rumors that might emerge.

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:36 am
by zamboniexhaustinhaler
O-townClown wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:39 am
karl(east) wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:13 am
I can assure everyone that this is nothing "bad."
I'm not following the I-know-something-but-can't-tell logic here. If people know something and don't feel it is their place to share it better to keep quiet and say nothing.
=D> =D> =D>

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:17 am
by blueblood
Is WestMetro Geraldo Rivera?

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:04 am
by elliott70
I wish the kid the best.
He is a great hockey player and more important, from what I am told, a good kid from a good family.

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:05 am
by kniven
blueblood wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:17 am
Is WestMetro Geraldo Rivera?
Yes he is.

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:05 pm
by WestMetro
Release of the story is on the players timeline

Geraldo would approve of that!

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:34 pm
by CakeScout17
Totally on his timeline.

And now that its been confirmed, and re-confirmed over the weekend that it IS hockey related...he must take his time to decide his future.

Stay or head south?

Both mascots start w/ a 'B'...

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:55 am
by ThatMNHockeyGuy62
CakeScout17 wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:34 pm
Totally on his timeline.

And now that its been confirmed, and re-confirmed over the weekend that it IS hockey related...he must take his time to decide his future.

Stay or head south?

Both mascots start w/ a 'B'...
Bemidji State Beavers!

Re: Ryder Donovan

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:32 am
by blueblood
Bemidji is west of Duluth, not south.

B for Badgers or Buckeyes