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Pioneer Press Top 75 MN H.S. Players of all time

Post by sparty » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:19 am

1. John Mayasich, Eveleth

2. Phil Housley, South St. Paul

3. John Matchefts, Eveleth

4. Neal Broten, Roseau

5. Mike Ramsey, Minneapolis Roosevelt

6. Mike Antonovich, Greenway

7. Tom Williams, Duluth Central

8. Mike Crowley, Bloomington Jefferson

9. Willard Ikola, Eveleth

10. Blake Wheeler, Breck

11. Jamie Langenbrunner, Cloquet

12. T.J. Oshie, Warroad

13. Rube Bjorkman, Roseau

14. Aaron Broten, Roseau

15. Dave Christian, Warroad

16. Reed Larson, Minneapolis Roosevelt

17. Ryan McDonagh, Cretin-Derham Hall

18. Jake Guentzel, Hill-Murray

19. Mark Pavelich, Eveleth

20. Henry Boucha, Warroad

21. Joe Micheletti, Hibbing

22. Gary Sargent, Bemidji

23. Nick Leddy, Eden Prairie

24. George Pelawa, Bemidji

25. Matt Cullen, Moorhead

26. Sean Hill, Duluth East

27. Matt Niskanen, Virginia

28. Paul Martin, Elk River

29. Bill Nyrop, Edina

30. Craig Norwich, Edina East

31. Bill Baker, Grand Rapids

32. Tom Kurvers, Bloomington Jefferson

33. Joel Otto, Elk River

34. Jon Casey, Grand Rapids

35. Paul Ranheim, Edina

36. Tim Sheehy, International Falls

37. Alex Goligoski, Grand Rapids

38. Doug Woog, South St. Paul

39. Anders Lee, Edina

40. Mark Parrish, Bloomington Jefferson

41. Trent Klatt, Osseo

42. Derek Stepan, Hastings

43. Mike Curran, International Falls

44. Dave Langevin, Hill-Murray

45. Bret Hedican, North St. Paul

46. David Backes, Spring Lake Park

47. Jake Gardiner, Minnetonka

48. Jordan Leopold, Robbinsdale Armstrong

49. Tom Chorske, Minneapolis Southwest

50. John Pohl, Red Wing

51. Wally Grant, Eveleth

52. Brad Shelstad, Minneapolis Southwest

53. Corey Millen, Cloquet

54. Casey Mittelstadt, Eden Prairie

55. Dick Dougherty, International Falls

56. Scott Bjugstad, Irondale

57. Paul Holmgren, Harding

58. Bob Krieger, Edina

59. Darby Hendrickson, Richfield

60. Brock Boeser, Burnsville

61. Craig Johnson, Hill-Murray

62. Jack McCartan, St. Paul Marshall

63. Steve Christoff, Richfield

64. Rob McClanahan, Mounds View

65. David Tanabe, Hill-Murray

66. Robb Stauber, Duluth Denfeld

67. Dave Maley, Edina

68. Damian Rhodes, Richfield

69. Erik Johnson, Holy Angels

70. Doug Zmolek, Rochester John Marshall

71. Matt Hendricks, Blaine

72. Kyle Rau, Eden Prairie

73. Bob Paradise, Cretin

74. Sandy Smith, Brainerd

75. Herb Brooks, St. Paul Johnson

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Re: Pioneer Press Top 75 MN H.S. Players of all time

Post by sparty » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:25 am

No, Dave Spehar? Grant Besse? Karl Goehring?

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Re: Pioneer Press Top 75 MN H.S. Players of all time

Post by DubCHAGuy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:44 am

Clearly a list based on career achievements and nothing to do with H.S. Hockey.

Spehar should be in the top 5 and didn’t make the list.

Were Erik Johnson’s Freshmen & Soph seasons at AHA really that memorable? How long was Stepan at Hastings? Or Leopold at Armstrong? Wheeler #10? As a HS player not even close. Guys like Backes and Joel Otto flourished well after High School. Pohl & Millen can’t crack the top 50? No Gino Guyer?

Very poor research by the press. Or it’s just not intended to be about their High school years.

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Re: Pioneer Press Top 75 MN H.S. Players of all time

Post by StanleyCup55 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:58 am

If it’s career achievements then how could John Mayasich be #1 without having played a single game in the NHL. I know there were only 6 teams then but at least Mariucci played for the Blackhawks.

Even if it is career achievements the high school career that Dave Spehar had should be enough to at least be in the top 25 let alone top 75. Him and Besse have two of the most memorable performances in history. Spehar seemed to do amazing things every year.

Cool to look at this list though.

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Re: Pioneer Press Top 75 MN H.S. Players of all time

Post by WendyClark » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:18 am

This list is awful

Tim Sheehy at #36 and Johnny Kohl at #50 is more awful

No Dave Spehar, Ben Hanowski or Scott Bloom is even more awful

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Re: Pioneer Press Top 75 MN H.S. Players of all time

Post by TheNightman » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:59 am

So they just copied what the hub did?

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Re: Pioneer Press Top 75 MN H.S. Players of all time

Post by Bonin2121 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:15 am

I guess it's "best hockey players that played HS hockey", but it's still awful.

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Re: Pioneer Press Top 75 MN H.S. Players of all time

Post by 50in15 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:47 am

I thought it was a pretty fun list. Their focus was top 75 players that have played high school hockey so rankings can look a little off but that is the primary reason. I certainly don't agree 100% but enjoy the coverage.

Star Trib/MN Hockey Hub is based on tournament performances. Personally, I enjoyed that more but happy both are putting good coverage together.

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Re: Pioneer Press Top 75 MN H.S. Players of all time

Post by wbmd » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:02 pm

No Brian Bonin (White Bear Lake), Tom Gorowsky (Centennial), or even any of the four Peltier's (Skip, Ron, Doug & Bob) from St. Paul Johnson in the 60's and early 70's is surprising as well.

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Re: Pioneer Press Top 75 MN H.S. Players of all time

Post by O-townClown » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:41 pm

Really good players, who played some high school hockey, in no particular order

LOL
Be kind. Rewind.

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