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Bonin2121
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Post by Bonin2121 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:52 pm

Probably:
Novak - 2015
Norman - 2015
Lindgren - 2016

They're all good. Lindgren is REALLY good.

MNHockeyFan
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Post by MNHockeyFan » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:54 pm

The 2013-14 roster

http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-ho ... y-mtt.html

and tentative schedule

http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-ho ... sched.html

are now posted on GopherSports.

mulefarm
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Post by mulefarm » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:27 am

Looks like they have 9 D. If you bring in 3 freshmen, you are probably going to play them. Which returning D are healthy scratches of play on the 4th line?

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Post by observer » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:38 am

Looks like they have 9 D. If you bring in 3 freshmen, you are probably going to play them.
I'd turn that probably into a maybe. This is Big 10 hockey and the D that are coming in are true freshmen. That's a big jump. It's also been the continuing problem with the gophers as older teams, like Mankato and Yale to name a couple, beat them last year. Good players, yes. Ready for D1 hockey, we'll see. I'm surprised the Gophs don't look at some older players and stop granting these dads their wish by bringing in their sons as true freshmen. They sign several top players and it ends up hurting them. Interesting approach. The forwards are good but also all true freshmen except for Kloos. In today's D1 hockey that's very unusual.

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Post by C-dad » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:10 pm

mulefarm wrote:Looks like they have 9 D. If you bring in 3 freshmen, you are probably going to play them. Which returning D are healthy scratches of play on the 4th line?
Who am I missing? I keep counting 8 D. :?:

Bischoff
Brodzinski
Holl
Marshall
Parenteau
Reilly, M
Skjei
Vannelli

And both Holl and Parenteau skated at forward a fair amount last season.

mulefarm
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Post by mulefarm » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:19 am

You're right, only 8. Which 2 will be out of the top 6?

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Post by C-dad » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:26 am

mulefarm wrote:You're right, only 8. Which 2 will be out of the top 6?
My guess is Vannelli and Bischoff, but no one will know until after the early practices. As I said, Holl and Parenteau both skated forward last season and you might see one of them rotated up again to get one of the frosh in the line-up.

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Post by BodyShots » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:33 am

C-dad wrote:
mulefarm wrote:You're right, only 8. Which 2 will be out of the top 6?
My guess is Vannelli and Bischoff, but no one will know until after the early practices. As I said, Holl and Parenteau both skated forward last season and you might see one of them rotated up again to get one of the frosh in the line-up.
I heard Lucia say last year that Holl will be one of his d this year. I doubt you will see him playing forward.

My guess is that you will see 1 or 2 of the freshman sitting a lot, or playing some 4th line forward. I predict Bichoff and Vannelli will be in this category, coming straight from HS.

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:11 pm

Good luck to the five Gophers who will vying for a spot on the USA World Juniors team.

Defensemen:
Brady Skjei - Sophomore (Lakeville)
Mike Brodzinski - Freshman (Ham Lake)
Tom Vannelli - Freshman (Minnetonka)

Forwards:
Hudson Fasching - Freshman (Burnsville)
Taylor Cammarata - Freshman (Plymouth)

http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs ... mpire.html

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