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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by Dog » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:39 pm

kniven wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:39 pm
He’ll now disappear into the large pool of junior hockey and just be another player trying to make it. Unless he plays with Hermantown, Denfeld, or Duluth Marshall this year and next 🤔
He will be just fine (but he is not coming back). He's big, strong, hard worker and more importantly: has great character and is a nice and polite young man. Regardless of what happened to cause his departure, he will do not only do well...he'll do exceptionally well. The kid is a class act, as his family.
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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by Dog » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:40 pm

muckandgrinder65 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:23 am
That sounds like a bunch of Hooey
If it were true he would have skated with Denfeld
He did play with Marshall... to get some ice before the USHL.

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by Crusty » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:21 am

InThePipes wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:15 pm
Some earlier rumors posted on here about Clafton (GR) and Richels (Blaine), any further info on those (or others)?
I heard Richels will be heading to Waterloo in the next few weeks to workout with the team, so things are still up in the air

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by MrBoDangles » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:42 am

O-townClown wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:53 pm
kniven wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:32 am
Banished? What the heck would a high school hockey coach be throwing out the “I banish you” words. That’s not the language of a high school hockey coach/leader/mentor for our kids is it? I can’t believe Coach would “banish players” high school kids....
Alec Baer already forgotten.
For going to watch a CHL game :roll:

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by InThePipes » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:15 pm

It'll go somewhat quiet for the next month or so before anything becomes more official, any significant rumors of players who are expected to be facing a decision?

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by east hockey » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:16 pm

Forwards Logan Anderson and Jacob Jeannette leaving East for the USHL. Reported by Rick Weegman in the DNT today. East hadn't suffered from the early departure virus in a while.

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by northwoods oldtimer » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:04 am

east hockey wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forwards Logan Anderson and Jacob Jeannette leaving East for the USHL. Reported by Rick Weegman in the DNT today. East hadn't suffered from the early departure virus in a while.

Lee
WOW!! that's big losses at East. OUCH #-o

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by east hockey » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:37 am

northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:04 am
east hockey wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forwards Logan Anderson and Jacob Jeannette leaving East for the USHL. Reported by Rick Weegman in the DNT today. East hadn't suffered from the early departure virus in a while.

Lee
WOW!! that's big losses at East. OUCH #-o
Yeah, on the surface, it appears they will struggle to score goals. We'll find out if Coach Mike has a rabbit up his sleeve.

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by hockey59 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:43 pm

northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:04 am
east hockey wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forwards Logan Anderson and Jacob Jeannette leaving East for the USHL. Reported by Rick Weegman in the DNT today. East hadn't suffered from the early departure virus in a while.

Lee
WOW!! that's big losses at East. OUCH #-o
Clearly they just lost their 2 best returning players. Andover AGAIN is favored to break the TC Metro 7AA curse ☝️

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by Usthockey13 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:27 pm

Just like Elk River in 2015? Haha

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by hockey59 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:53 am

Usthockey13 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Just like Elk River in 2015? Haha
ER clearly choked in 2015 (2017 too for that matter) But your team hasn’t WON a State Title in going on 22 years, so I wouldn’t get to haughty 😉

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by Usthockey13 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:40 am

Ha its all good, just always like to take a shot at the Elks when it presents itself. I will say if East cant win the section Id like to see Andover go

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by pioneers » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:47 am

green4 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Hill Murray announced their captains for next year and Oberle is not one of the four. A little suspicious.
Any info on where he is going?
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Post by The Exiled One » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:27 am

pioneers wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:47 am
green4 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Hill Murray announced their captains for next year and Oberle is not one of the four. A little suspicious.
Any info on where he is going?
Sioux Falls own his USHL rights.

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by goldy313 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:09 pm

east hockey wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:37 am
northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:04 am
east hockey wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forwards Logan Anderson and Jacob Jeannette leaving East for the USHL. Reported by Rick Weegman in the DNT today. East hadn't suffered from the early departure virus in a while.

Lee
WOW!! that's big losses at East. OUCH #-o
Yeah, on the surface, it appears they will struggle to score goals. We'll find out if Coach Mike has a rabbit up his sleeve.

Lee
When hasn’t he a rabbit up his sleeve? He seems, year in and year out, to be successful with what he has....without a doubt there are programs who lose kids and fall in disarray, often for years. East, Hill-Murray, Edina, Blaine, and Eden Prairie....to name some...seem immune to this, at least long term.

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by That guy for that thing » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:11 am

goldy313 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:09 pm
east hockey wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:37 am
northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:04 am


WOW!! that's big losses at East. OUCH #-o
Yeah, on the surface, it appears they will struggle to score goals. We'll find out if Coach Mike has a rabbit up his sleeve.

Lee
When hasn’t he a rabbit up his sleeve? He seems, year in and year out, to be successful with what he has....without a doubt there are programs who lose kids and fall in disarray, often for years. East, Hill-Murray, Edina, Blaine, and Eden Prairie....to name some...seem immune to this, at least long term.
I dont know about East this year. I know Mike does some amazing work getting his kids up for the tournament, but East has barely slid past Andover these past two years, and they do not have the returning firepower that they had last year. If those leaving had stayed, it would still be a tough fight to get through Andover. I just dont see it happening this year, which is sad because I always enjoy seeing them go down to the X. Big student section with lots of noise.

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by O-townClown » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:56 am

I don't know that it has been mentioned. Austen Humphrey was the 3rd overall draft pick by the St. Cloud (nee Brookings) Blizzard and will most likely not play for Elk River this winter.

Do we know for sure that Flammang & Laylin are returning to St. Michael/Albertville? I don't think I saw them on rosters for the Elite League.
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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by BP » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:47 am

O-townClown wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:56 am
I don't know that it has been mentioned. Austen Humphrey was the 3rd overall draft pick by the St. Cloud (nee Brookings) Blizzard and will most likely not play for Elk River this winter.

Do we know for sure that Flammang & Laylin are returning to St. Michael/Albertville? I don't think I saw them on rosters for the Elite League.
I believe Laylin is doing before and after with the Magicians. I'd assume Flammang is doing the same.

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by TheNightman » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:44 am

O-townClown wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:56 am
I don't know that it has been mentioned. Austen Humphrey was the 3rd overall draft pick by the St. Cloud (nee Brookings) Blizzard and will most likely not play for Elk River this winter.

Do we know for sure that Flammang & Laylin are returning to St. Michael/Albertville? I don't think I saw them on rosters for the Elite League.
Is Michaelis playing for ER?

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by WestMetro » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:37 pm

Michaelis is presently on the Elite League roster

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by blueline_6 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:35 pm

Very doubtful that either Michaelis or Humphrey are with the Elks this winter.

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by WestMetro » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:27 pm

Blu ,wonder why Michaelis didn’t say no to Elite League roster spot in late July ,or has he done so since?

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by muckandgrinder65 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:04 pm

Westy
I think he can play elite league in Fall then go on to his USHL team?
EL just says can’t do both in Fall

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by WestMetro » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:17 pm

Muck , I think hsel likes them to do one or the other . Last time someone played a full elite season then left for juniors right afterwards was an unnamed kid from Bville. Left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths since Hsel is ostensibly designed to keep kids in Hs

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Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Post by karl(east) » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:52 pm

That guy for that thing wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:11 am
goldy313 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:09 pm
east hockey wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:37 am


Yeah, on the surface, it appears they will struggle to score goals. We'll find out if Coach Mike has a rabbit up his sleeve.

Lee
When hasn’t he a rabbit up his sleeve? He seems, year in and year out, to be successful with what he has....without a doubt there are programs who lose kids and fall in disarray, often for years. East, Hill-Murray, Edina, Blaine, and Eden Prairie....to name some...seem immune to this, at least long term.
I dont know about East this year. I know Mike does some amazing work getting his kids up for the tournament, but East has barely slid past Andover these past two years, and they do not have the returning firepower that they had last year. If those leaving had stayed, it would still be a tough fight to get through Andover. I just dont see it happening this year, which is sad because I always enjoy seeing them go down to the X. Big student section with lots of noise.
It'll definitely be an adventure of a season at East, with basically one returning skater who played varsity the entire season last year. There isn't much in the way of can't-miss D-I talent here, and while the program depth will keep them respectable, these youth teams weren't remarkable either (even at younger levels when they were intact...though JV did have a very strong year last season).

That said, I do think Mike does some of his best work when he sometimes doesn't have his biggest collections of front-end talent (and related expectations and egos). This season will test that to the max. The section is somewhat forgiving, too...Rapids is on the rise but we'll see just how far, Cloquet will be good but Langenbrunner leaving is a far bigger blow than Jeannette or Anderson, and Andover is great but has to win a game at Amsoil. A title defense isn't out of the question quite yet.

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