Kyle Rau: Mr. Hockey

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Kyle Rau: Mr. Hockey

Post by starmvp » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:22 pm

2011 Mr. Hockey Award Winner

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Post by old goalie85 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:25 pm

Congrats - glad he stuck around.

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Post by GordonBombay99 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:32 pm

Best player in the state scoring the biggest goal of the year, congrats to him!

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Post by PuckU126 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:34 pm

Congrats.

Didn't see this one coming... :wink:

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Post by HockeyMN1 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:37 pm

Most uncontroversial Mr. Hockey decision in a while. Congrats Kyle, you are very deserving. Anyone have the voting numbers? Do they get published?
EP two out of three.

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Post by wblhcky24 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:38 pm

I wonder who was second
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Post by starmom » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:03 pm

I wonder if there will ever be a Mr Hockey from a non - public school?

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Post by EastMetro Hockey10 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:05 pm

starmom wrote:I wonder if there will ever be a Mr Hockey from a non - public school?
Ryan Mcdonagh won it as a defenseman for Cretin

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Post by wblhockeyfan8 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:41 am

starmom wrote:I wonder if there will ever be a Mr Hockey from a non - public school?
I pray every night that there isn't another. (CDH)
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Post by WB6162 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:56 am

Rau will make another soft Goopher. He got his butt handed to him by a sophomore all during the CG and of course got the cherry pick goal at the end.

Not impressed. Why do we insist on doing this embarrassing "Mr Hockey" thing?

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Post by rhino06 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:42 am

WB6162 wrote:Rau will make another soft Goopher. He got his butt handed to him by a sophomore all during the CG and of course got the cherry pick goal at the end.

Not impressed. Why do we insist on doing this embarrassing "Mr Hockey" thing?
Hmmmmmmm...

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Post by PuckU126 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:16 am

rhino06 wrote:
WB6162 wrote:Rau will make another soft Goopher. He got his butt handed to him by a sophomore all during the CG and of course got the cherry pick goal at the end.

Not impressed. Why do we insist on doing this embarrassing "Mr Hockey" thing?
Hmmmmmmm...
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Post by Gopher Blog » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:25 pm

WB6162 wrote:Rau will make another soft Goopher. He got his butt handed to him by a sophomore all during the CG and of course got the cherry pick goal at the end.

Not impressed. Why do we insist on doing this embarrassing "Mr Hockey" thing?
How can you call a kid "soft" when he kept skating as hard as ever even if it meant getting hit hard over and over again? :?:

Somebody who is "soft" would get hit hard and then shy away from contact. That was hardly Rau. :roll:

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Post by EHSHack » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:04 pm

I think he means that Rau is like Crosby, he cant hit, he just takes them.
Go Hounds.

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Post by FREDFLINTSTONE » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:01 pm

WB6162 wrote:Rau will make another soft Goopher. He got his butt handed to him by a sophomore all during the CG and of course got the cherry pick goal at the end.

Not impressed. Why do we insist on doing this embarrassing "Mr Hockey" thing?
There also should have been two penalties called for interference on the two pylons.

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Post by mulefarm » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:03 pm

FREDFLINTSTONE wrote:
WB6162 wrote:Rau will make another soft Goopher. He got his butt handed to him by a sophomore all during the CG and of course got the cherry pick goal at the end.

Not impressed. Why do we insist on doing this embarrassing "Mr Hockey" thing?
There also should have been two penalties called for interference on the two pylons.
Not real good when high school pylons can lay big hits on you. I guess they don't hit in the WCHA?

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Post by FREDFLINTSTONE » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:47 pm

mulefarm wrote:
FREDFLINTSTONE wrote:
WB6162 wrote:Rau will make another soft Goopher. He got his butt handed to him by a sophomore all during the CG and of course got the cherry pick goal at the end.

Not impressed. Why do we insist on doing this embarrassing "Mr Hockey" thing?
There also should have been two penalties called for interference on the two pylons.
Not real good when high school pylons can lay big hits on you. I guess they don't hit in the WCHA?
He won't draw the attention of all five skaters when he's on the ice for the Gophers. It's a little tough to keep an eye open when a whole team's focus is on you. He will do fine. :wink:

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Post by mulefarm » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:05 pm

FREDFLINTSTONE wrote:
mulefarm wrote:
FREDFLINTSTONE wrote:
WB6162 wrote:Rau will make another soft Goopher. He got his butt handed to him by a sophomore all during the CG and of course got the cherry pick goal at the end.

Not impressed. Why do we insist on doing this embarrassing "Mr Hockey" thing?
There also should have been two penalties called for interference on the two pylons.
Not real good when high school pylons can lay big hits on you. I guess they don't hit in the WCHA?
He won't draw the attention of all five skaters when he's on the ice for the Gophers. It's a little tough to keep an eye open when a whole team's focus is on you. He will do fine. :wink:
Granted he won't draw the attention, but at that level teams won't have to. Do you think he will have more of an impact than Bjugstad or score as many goals? Like Ness was, he is being touted as a player who is going to have a major impact on the program, not sure if that will happen?

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Post by nipeshow18 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:09 pm

Gopher Blog wrote:
WB6162 wrote:Rau will make another soft Goopher. He got his butt handed to him by a sophomore all during the CG and of course got the cherry pick goal at the end.

Not impressed. Why do we insist on doing this embarrassing "Mr Hockey" thing?
How can you call a kid "soft" when he kept skating as hard as ever even if it meant getting hit hard over and over again? :?:

Somebody who is "soft" would get hit hard and then shy away from contact. That was hardly Rau. :roll:
Totally agree with you. It is ridiculous how you can call a kid soft that took at least three hits that could have knocked someone out of a game and yet he gets back up, doesn't miss a shift, and ends up scoring the OT game winner in the state championship.

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Post by FREDFLINTSTONE » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:14 pm

mulefarm wrote:
FREDFLINTSTONE wrote:
mulefarm wrote:
FREDFLINTSTONE wrote:
WB6162 wrote:Rau will make another soft Goopher. He got his butt handed to him by a sophomore all during the CG and of course got the cherry pick goal at the end.

Not impressed. Why do we insist on doing this embarrassing "Mr Hockey" thing?
There also should have been two penalties called for interference on the two pylons.
Not real good when high school pylons can lay big hits on you. I guess they don't hit in the WCHA?
He won't draw the attention of all five skaters when he's on the ice for the Gophers. It's a little tough to keep an eye open when a whole team's focus is on you. He will do fine. :wink:
Granted he won't draw the attention, but at that level teams won't have to. Do you think he will have more of an impact than Bjugstad or score as many goals? Like Ness was, he is being touted as a player who is going to have a major impact on the program, not sure if that will happen?
Well I do think he will have a bigger impact than Bjugstad in his first year. Bjugstad did not have a very good year. Maybe that was because he should have been a senior in HS this year.

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Post by keepyourheadup » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:57 pm

Like all hockey players Klye Rau has both strengths and weaknesses, I've had the pleasure of watching him for the better part of 10 years and one thing he is not is SOFT. I don't think I've ever seen a tougher player pound for pound.

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Post by mulefarm » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:06 pm

Both Bjugstad and Ness started school late. Age wise they were the same as the other freshman.

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Post by FREDFLINTSTONE » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:41 pm

mulefarm wrote:Both Bjugstad and Ness started school late. Age wise they were the same as the other freshman.
Well then compare the stats the two had as juniors.

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Post by Hoops » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:46 pm

mulefarm wrote:Both Bjugstad and Ness started school late. Age wise they were the same as the other freshman.
You'll never get people to figure this out. :shock:

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