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Post by DmanDad1980 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:19 am

mulefarm wrote:
Tigers33 wrote:Are you saying he was their shut down D?
The Gophers have no shut down D... Alt has a chance... but then again he has Hill for his mentor... :shock:

Ness is not a good defensive defenseman, but I would have to say from watching these last few years, Wehrs and Fairchild are worse in the D zone... Ness will struggle at the next level, which will be the AHL...

Woog is dead on with his comments about Lucia bringing in bigger D. Follow the North Dakota model for D, big, strong and they move the puck up ice to talented forwards...

Also, get rid of Hill... Since Guentzel's departure, the Gopher D core has become the worst in the WCHA... Part of that is recruiting, but the coaching has been horrible...

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Post by DmanDad1980 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:43 am

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auld_skool wrote:My guess is that the Islanders wanted to get Ness away from the U just like they did with Okposo.
With the results the Islanders have had the last few years, I'd say they need to worry about their own program before whining about someone elses.
No joke! Ness is gonna get rolled. He will never play in the show. Too small, too weak, not physical enough. Definitely a huge letdown at the U after the incredible career he had at Roseau.
That, and with only one more year left (in theory anyway) until he'd have a degree..............strange move.
As far as the U, have to say I actually never thought he'd do much there. As said before, he wasn't any good at defense in high school either, and playing at D1 would only show that even more.
I agree that he should get his degree, but from talking to Paul Martin and Keith Ballard, these players are presented with the opportunity to sign and get that big bonus up front. That money gives them the chance to play the game they love, then if it doesn't work, they can use the bonus $ to start a life and go back to school... For them, they made it at the NHL level... Ness may not, but can always go back to school, with the signing money tucked away...

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:52 am

I heard a rumor this past weekend that Alt is considering transfering. Supposedly, he is not happy playing under Lucia.

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Post by wingmaster » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:04 pm

DmanDad1980 wrote:
Mailman wrote:
Sats81 wrote:
Mailman wrote:
auld_skool wrote:My guess is that the Islanders wanted to get Ness away from the U just like they did with Okposo.
With the results the Islanders have had the last few years, I'd say they need to worry about their own program before whining about someone elses.
No joke! Ness is gonna get rolled. He will never play in the show. Too small, too weak, not physical enough. Definitely a huge letdown at the U after the incredible career he had at Roseau.
That, and with only one more year left (in theory anyway) until he'd have a degree..............strange move.
As far as the U, have to say I actually never thought he'd do much there. As said before, he wasn't any good at defense in high school either, and playing at D1 would only show that even more.
I agree that he should get his degree, but from talking to Paul Martin and Keith Ballard, these players are presented with the opportunity to sign and get that big bonus up front. That money gives them the chance to play the game they love, then if it doesn't work, they can use the bonus $ to start a life and go back to school... For them, they made it at the NHL level... Ness may not, but can always go back to school, with the signing money tucked away...
didn't he sign an amateur contract? He hasn't recieved the bonus yet.

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Post by mulefarm » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:30 am

I believe Martin and Ballard might have been on the old CBA. Now the signing bonus is structured. I know 2008 1st round players can only recieves 90,000/year for 3 years. If they play in the NHL there salary is 900,000/yr for 3 yrs and around 75,000 for the AHL.

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Post by DmanDad1980 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:19 am

BodyShots wrote:I heard a rumor this past weekend that Alt is considering transfering. Supposedly, he is not happy playing under Lucia.
That woud be horrible for the program! Wow, I hope that is not true... :shock:

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Post by PuckU126 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:52 am

DmanDad1980 wrote:
BodyShots wrote:I heard a rumor this past weekend that Alt is considering transfering. Supposedly, he is not happy playing under Lucia.
That woud be horrible for the program! Wow, I hope that is not true... :shock:
If Alt left... eh, whatever. It's not a total loss.

He's a football player on skates.

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Post by auld_skool » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:00 pm

Mailman wrote:
auld_skool wrote:My guess is that the Islanders wanted to get Ness away from the U just like they did with Okposo.
With the results the Islanders have had the last few years, I'd say they need to worry about their own program before whining about someone elses.
There hasn't been any whining. Part of making their team better is drafting good players and wanting those players to be developed to the next level. They feel that it doesn't happen at the U.

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Post by Mailman » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:15 am

auld_skool wrote:
Mailman wrote:
auld_skool wrote:My guess is that the Islanders wanted to get Ness away from the U just like they did with Okposo.
With the results the Islanders have had the last few years, I'd say they need to worry about their own program before whining about someone elses.
There hasn't been any whining. Part of making their team better is drafting good players and wanting those players to be developed to the next level. They feel that it doesn't happen at the U.
Sure there has. Remember Snow slamming Lucia during the Okposo fiasco ? For starters.

Not that Lucia doesn't deserve it, but last I checked, his checks are signed by the U of M, not the Islanders (or any other program) as I said, Snow needs to clean up his own mess before worrying about someone elses.

If Snow doesn't like the U program, get players from somewhere else then.

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Post by Tigers33 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:14 pm

After watching the Islanders and Pitt game earlier this season it doesnt matter what he says.

He has his own worries with his own program.

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Wed May 11, 2011 10:28 pm

For those who might not have seen these clips of former Gopher Keith Ballard's two great hip checks in NHL action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... nuYertkcX0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqmV_hT9V4w&NR=1

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Post by PuckU126 » Wed May 11, 2011 11:10 pm

MNHockeyFan wrote:For those who might not have seen these clips of former Gopher Keith Ballard's two great hip checks in NHL action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... nuYertkcX0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqmV_hT9V4w&NR=1
Yeah, here's another good one of Ballard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TEKd2NGN1I

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Post by Reggie » Wed May 18, 2011 12:31 am

Is Max Gardiner leaving for USHL?

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Post by BodyShots » Thu May 19, 2011 3:52 pm

Reggie wrote:Is Max Gardiner leaving for USHL?
Yes he is.... Just saw it posted today.

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Post by mulefarm » Tue May 24, 2011 7:24 am

See were Mike Chaisson from Omaha picked Michigan over Minnesota.

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Tue May 24, 2011 8:31 am

mulefarm wrote:See were Mike Chaisson from Omaha picked Michigan over Minnesota.
Even more surprising perhaps is that he chose not to stay home and play for Blais at UNO.

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Post by DmanDad1980 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:39 am

Did I hear that Mike Guentzel is back on the Gopher bench?
Hill has been let go...?

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Post by clutterbuck22 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:23 pm

DmanDad1980 wrote:Did I hear that Mike Guentzel is back on the Gopher bench?
Hill has been let go...?

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Yes Hill was let go and Guentzel is top candidate to replace him.

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Post by mulefarm » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:34 pm

Is this the most dysfunctional D1 hockey program in the country?

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Post by wingmaster » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:00 pm

mulefarm wrote:Is this the most dysfunctional D1 hockey program in the country?
I would have to say so. Replace an assistant coach at this point, big deal. I hope Guentzel has enough pride to say NO. He should be the Head coach

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Post by DmanDad1980 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:32 am

wingmaster wrote:
mulefarm wrote:Is this the most dysfunctional D1 hockey program in the country?
I would have to say so. Replace an assistant coach at this point, big deal. I hope Guentzel has enough pride to say NO. He should be the Head coach
In time...

Thus the possible move back to the Gopher bench... :idea:

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Post by BodyShots » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:08 pm

I just got my priority seating packet from the U. Not many seats available without an additional per year fee. I would expect to see a lot of empty seats beginning in 2012. Even more than there is now. :oops:

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Post by edgeless2 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:54 pm

BodyShots wrote:I just got my priority seating packet from the U. Not many seats available without an additional per year fee. I would expect to see a lot of empty seats beginning in 2012. Even more than there is now. :oops:
What station are the Gophs on tonight?

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Post by greybeard58 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:28 am

If you have Dish and the sports package channel 445

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Post by PuckU126 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:02 pm

edgeless2 wrote:What station are the Gophs on tonight?
FSNorth

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