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Recruits 2018 (and beyond)

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Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: scoop85 (---.hvc.res.rr.com)
Date: December 19, 2017 08:59PM

Time for a new recruiting thread.

Forward Chase Brakel from Portage of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League has committed to Cornell for next season.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/21/2018 05:17PM by Beeeej.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: December 20, 2017 05:37AM

Brakel can score: 76-91-167 in 154 career MJHL games.

The Portage Terriers' webpage is brought to you by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: scoop85 (---.sub-70-209-141.myvzw.com)
Date: December 20, 2017 07:51AM

Haiskenan played for Portage before going to the USHL, and Sean Collins played in the MJHL
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: December 20, 2017 09:24AM

Ithaca is urban by comparison.


 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrk.east.verizon.net)
Date: December 20, 2017 08:44PM

Portage la Prairie is an hour west of Winnipeg. Trans-Canadian Hwy runs through. Not that remote. Not that big, either, about half Ithaca's population.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: osorojo (---.res.bhn.net)
Date: December 20, 2017 10:01PM

Ithaca produced Dustin Brown. No reason why Portage can't produce at least a fine college hockey player, even if Portage is smaller than Ithaca. How many D-1 hockey players came out of New York City or Hong Kong last year?
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: CU2007 (160.254.108.---)
Date: December 21, 2017 10:04AM

osorojo
Ithaca produced Dustin Brown. No reason why Portage can't produce at least a fine college hockey player, even if Portage is smaller than Ithaca. How many D-1 hockey players came out of New York City or Hong Kong last year?

I don't think anyone was implying a small, Canadian town couldn't produce a good hockey player - merely an off-the-cuff observation.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Roy 82 (---.sri.com)
Date: December 21, 2017 01:29PM

Having followed the Islanders during their glory years, I know that Moose Jaw, roughly the population of Ithaca, has produced many fine NHL players. I always got a kick out of the town name and imagined that it was a town of bear-skin shelters located above the arctic circle (it is actually not that far from Regina and connected by highways and rail lines).

Of course, there is probably a 10:1 population correction factor for the Canada:US hockey playing population.
Fun Fact: demonym is Moose Javian
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: December 21, 2017 01:50PM

Roy 82
Having followed the Islanders during their glory years, I know that Moose Jaw, roughly the population of Ithaca, has produced many fine NHL players. I always got a kick out of the town name and imagined that it was a town of bear-skin shelters located above the arctic circle (it is actually not that far from Regina and connected by highways and rail lines).

Of course, there is probably a 10:1 population correction factor for the Canada:US hockey playing population.
Fun Fact: demonym is Moose Javian
Clark Gillies FTW, though of course everybody also knows it from the fashion show in Slap Shot.

And the birthplace of Art Linkletter.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/21/2017 01:52PM by Trotsky.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: redice (---.sub-70-195-142.myvzw.com)
Date: December 21, 2017 04:28PM

Then there's Joe Dragon..... I don't recall the name of his hometown... I just remember hearing that it was 1000 miles north of Edmonton...I'm betting that it too was a pretty small town..
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: December 21, 2017 04:39PM

redice
Then there's Joe Dragon..... I don't recall the name of his hometown... I just remember hearing that it was 1000 miles north of Edmonton...I'm betting that it too was a pretty small town..

Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

[www.google.com]

 
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Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: December 21, 2017 05:23PM

Beeeej
Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

60th parallel north. Same as Saint Petersburg, Uppsala, and for you Risk fans, Kamchatka.

Mining. Seems lovely.


Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/21/2017 05:26PM by Trotsky.

 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: redice (---.stny.res.rr.com)
Date: December 22, 2017 09:50AM

Beeeej
redice
Then there's Joe Dragon..... I don't recall the name of his hometown... I just remember hearing that it was 1000 miles north of Edmonton...I'm betting that it too was a pretty small town..

Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

[www.google.com]

I also recall them saying on the radio that Joe couldn't go home for Christmas because he didn't have time to make it home & back in the allotted time... Now, THAT's a long trip!!
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: December 22, 2017 11:41AM

redice
also recall them saying on the radio that Joe couldn't go home for Christmas because he didn't have time to make it home & back in the allotted time... Now, THAT's a long trip!!

Sled dogs need rest.

My favorite Joe Dragon story was his frat putting a personal in the Sun reading, "No, Joe. Dragon Day wasn't started for you."
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/22/2017 11:43AM by Trotsky.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: December 22, 2017 01:05PM

Trotsky
Beeeej
Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

60th parallel north. Same as Saint Petersburg, Uppsala, and for you Risk fans, Kamchatka.

Mining. Seems lovely.

And now he's even farther north -- Yellowknife, NWT. Ithaca in winter must have felt downright balmy for him.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: December 22, 2017 01:18PM

Good God.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: December 22, 2017 01:23PM

Trotsky
Good God.

-23c is only -9.4f.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: December 22, 2017 02:31PM

George64
Trotsky
Good God.

-23c is only -9.4f.
I'll bring my thong.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: The Rancor (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: December 23, 2017 01:45AM

currently -31c or a balmy -24f
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrk.east.verizon.net)
Date: December 23, 2017 11:55AM

Last night was projected as brisk -40. A special temp where C and F are the same.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Swampy (---.lightspeed.sntcca.sbcglobal.net)
Date: December 23, 2017 03:07PM

IIRC correctly, the Ferguson brothers came from Moose Jaw. We'd do OK with another set.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: December 23, 2017 04:41PM

Swampy
IIRC correctly, the Ferguson brothers came from Moose Jaw. We'd do OK with another set.
Birsay, just northwest.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: January 05, 2018 12:14PM

George64
Trotsky
Beeeej
Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

60th parallel north. Same as Saint Petersburg, Uppsala, and for you Risk fans, Kamchatka.

Mining. Seems lovely.

And now he's even farther north -- Yellowknife, NWT. Ithaca in winter must have felt downright balmy for him.

It's now 3 degrees in Rochester, colder than Yellowknife at 7. Worse if you consider windchill, -17 compared to -5.
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: scoop85 (---.nyc.biz.rr.com)
Date: January 16, 2018 05:12PM

Nice plug for recruit Jack O'Leary, who is probably due for arrival 2019-20

Sounds a lot like Cam Donaldson--who among us wouldn't sign up for that?
 
Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: January 16, 2018 05:48PM

scoop85
Nice plug for recruit Jack O'Leary, who is probably due for arrival 2019-20

Sounds a lot like Cam Donaldson--who among us wouldn't sign up for that?

"I'll take eighteen of 'em, all day long."

 
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Re: Recruits 2018
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: January 21, 2018 04:52PM

Just a reminder, please use this Recruits thread now. Thanks.

 
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: ursusminor (---.washdc.east.verizon.net)
Date: January 21, 2018 06:17PM

about Lagerstrom:
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: abmarks (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: January 23, 2018 12:02AM

Lagers trim is a rare pickup for us territory wise. Shattuck is an absolute top end school for hockey talent iirc. The kid must really want to get away from home in Minnesota.

I'll take a point per game d man!
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: ugarte (---.177.169.163.ipyx-102276-zyo.zip.zayo.com)
Date: January 31, 2018 05:56PM

lol to this quote

 
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 31, 2018 07:15PM

ugarte
lol to this quote
I think it shows a deep and subtle grasp of Gilbert Ryle's concept of Mind.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Swampy (---.ri.ri.cox.net)
Date: January 31, 2018 10:24PM

Nice article about Zach Bramwell here. It even gets the scholarship situation right.

Only flaw is that the article probably was written before the current USA Today poll came out.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: ugarte (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: January 31, 2018 11:51PM

Swampy
Nice article about Zach Bramwell here. It even gets the scholarship situation right.

Only flaw is that the article probably was written before the current USA Today poll came out.
that's where my screencap came from - and someone already posted it - but it wasn't in the recruits thread and i didn't want to go spelunking for it

 
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.37.26.69.virtela.net)
Date: February 01, 2018 08:00AM

Trotsky
ugarte
lol to this quote
I think it shows a deep and subtle grasp of Gilbert Ryle's concept of Mind.

The kid has a future in politics. innocent
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: ursusminor (---.washdc.east.verizon.net)
Date: February 06, 2018 11:36AM

 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: February 06, 2018 12:06PM

And there it is. Our first player born after 9/11.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: scoop85 (---.hvc.res.rr.com)
Date: February 20, 2018 09:03PM

New forward recruit from Saint Andrews College, training ground for both Galajda and Barron:



I didn’t find much info about Stienburg other than he scored 3 goals in a tournament this season against Shattuck St. Mary’s and Culver Academy
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/20/2018 09:04PM by scoop85.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 21, 2018 03:34AM

So. Some bonehead "there's a rainbow in Toronto" doctor diagnosed him with tendonitis and if they hadn't caught it in time they could have needed to amputate his arm.

I don't think he's going to be too intimidated by Harvard.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: TimV (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: February 22, 2018 05:23PM

Trotsky
So. Some bonehead "there's a rainbow in Toronto" doctor diagnosed him with tendonitis and if they hadn't caught it in time they could have needed to amputate his arm.

Jeez Greg. Gimme a break. If this job was easy, ANYBODY could do it.

Great vid though.

 
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: ursusminor (---.washdc.east.verizon.net)
Date: February 28, 2018 11:53AM

 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: George64 (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: March 20, 2018 10:20AM

Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: March 27, 2018 03:04PM

According to BRPH, the following commits are expected to come in the Fall (listed with age on 11/1/18):

Forwards (4)

Max Andreev, USHL, 20
Chase Brakel, MJHL, 19
Liam Motley, AJHL, 21
Michael Regush, USHL, 20

Defensmen (3)

Sebastian Dirven, USCHL, 20
Joe Leahy, BCHL, 21
Andong Song, USHL, 21

Goaltenders (1)

Nate McDonald, OJHL, 19
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: redliner (---.hsd1.wa.comcast.net)
Date: March 27, 2018 03:24PM

Trotsky
According to BRPH, the following commits are expected to come in the Fall (listed with age on 11/1/18):

Forwards (4)

Max Andreev, USHL, 20
Chase Brakel, MJHL, 19
Liam Motley, AJHL, 21
Michael Regush, USHL, 20

Defensmen (3)

Sebastian Dirven, USCHL, 20
Joe Leahy, BCHL, 21
Andong Song, USHL, 21

Goaltenders (1)

Nate McDonald, OJHL, 19

Someone tell me how to feel.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Jim Hyla (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: March 27, 2018 03:29PM

redliner
Trotsky
According to BRPH, the following commits are expected to come in the Fall (listed with age on 11/1/18):

Forwards (4)

Max Andreev, USHL, 20
Chase Brakel, MJHL, 19
Liam Motley, AJHL, 21
Michael Regush, USHL, 20

Defensmen (3)

Sebastian Dirven, USCHL, 20
Joe Leahy, BCHL, 21
Andong Song, USHL, 21

Goaltenders (1)

Nate McDonald, OJHL, 19

Someone tell me how to feel.

How about old, but good.

I don't know about quality, but the numbers are encouraging.

 
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: March 27, 2018 03:34PM

redliner
Trotsky
According to BRPH, the following commits are expected to come in the Fall (listed with age on 11/1/18):

Forwards (4)

Max Andreev, USHL, 20
Chase Brakel, MJHL, 19
Liam Motley, AJHL, 21
Michael Regush, USHL, 20

Defensmen (3)

Sebastian Dirven, USCHL, 20
Joe Leahy, BCHL, 21
Andong Song, USHL, 21

Goaltenders (1)

Nate McDonald, OJHL, 19

Someone tell me how to feel.

Is this where we start calling for Schafer's head on a platter? I lose track of that every season.

 
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- Steve Worona
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Jim Hyla (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: March 27, 2018 06:17PM

Beeeej
redliner
Trotsky
According to BRPH, the following commits are expected to come in the Fall (listed with age on 11/1/18):

Forwards (4)

Max Andreev, USHL, 20
Chase Brakel, MJHL, 19
Liam Motley, AJHL, 21
Michael Regush, USHL, 20

Defensmen (3)

Sebastian Dirven, USCHL, 20
Joe Leahy, BCHL, 21
Andong Song, USHL, 21

Goaltenders (1)

Nate McDonald, OJHL, 19

Someone tell me how to feel.

Is this where we start calling for Schafer's head on a platter? I lose track of that every season.

This might help. Schafer Named Finalist for Spencer Penrose Award

Not that it's a surprise, since every conference COTY is automatically a finalist.

 
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: March 28, 2018 09:28AM

Somewhere along the line, Joey Kubachka, who committed when he was about 7, dropped off Heisenberg.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: scoop85 (---.sub-174-209-20.myvzw.com)
Date: March 28, 2018 01:51PM

Trotsky
Somewhere along the line, Joey Kubachka, who committed when he was about 7, dropped off Heisenberg.

Someone had seen that he retired from hockey
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrk.east.verizon.net)
Date: March 29, 2018 12:24PM

Trotsky
According to BRPH, the following commits are expected to come in the Fall (listed with age on 11/1/18):
Goaltenders (1)
Nate McDonald, OJHL, 19
McDonald must have exceptional talent, an excess of optimism, or he has a fluid motion with his stick hand that gets the gate open. Omar was world class in that.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: March 29, 2018 12:31PM

billhoward
McDonald must have exceptional talent, an excess of optimism, or he has a fluid motion with his stick hand that gets the gate open. Omar was world class in that.
Dude gets a Cornell degree and you never know with injuries.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: March 29, 2018 12:37PM

Trotsky
billhoward
McDonald must have exceptional talent, an excess of optimism, or he has a fluid motion with his stick hand that gets the gate open. Omar was world class in that.
Dude gets a Cornell degree and you never know with injuries.

David and Veronica Galajda might've thought they'd have to wait til sophomore year for their son to get any real playing time. They might not be thrilled at why they were wrong, but still. It's only one of many factors in the decision-making process.

 
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- Steve Worona
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: March 29, 2018 04:28PM

"Veronica Galajda" is an awesome name. Sounds like an English Lit professor who secretly moonlights as a super spy.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: ursusminor (---.washdc.east.verizon.net)
Date: March 29, 2018 04:34PM

Trotsky
"Veronica Galajda" is an awesome name. Sounds like an English Lit professor who secretly moonlights as a super spy.

A spy for whom? Hungary?
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: March 29, 2018 04:40PM

ursusminor
Trotsky
"Veronica Galajda" is an awesome name. Sounds like an English Lit professor who secretly moonlights as a super spy.

A spy for whom? Hungary?
That's the secret.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.102.128.104.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: March 31, 2018 06:17AM

Trotsky
ursusminor
Trotsky
"Veronica Galajda" is an awesome name. Sounds like an English Lit professor who secretly moonlights as a super spy.

A spy for whom? Hungary?
That's the secret.

Make sure she wears gloves when opening her front door.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/31/2018 06:18AM by Jeff Hopkins '82.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: ugarte (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: March 31, 2018 11:28AM

just going to point out one last time that galadja's numbers were not materially different than stewart's and while this past season was amazing, i think a quality goalie coming in has plenty of reason to think he can compete for playing time regardless of galajda's accolades. "it's the system" didn't become a cliche out of thin air.

 
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: BearLover (---.nycmny.ftas.verizon.net)
Date: March 31, 2018 11:52AM

ugarte
just going to point out one last time that galadja's numbers were not materially different than stewart's and while this past season was amazing, i think a quality goalie coming in has plenty of reason to think he can compete for playing time regardless of galajda's accolades. "it's the system" didn't become a cliche out of thin air.
Given that in the Schafer era we have seen five or so goalies who have put up among the best numbers in the country and none of them have had a substantial NHL career, I do think the system has a lot to do with it
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: marty (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: March 31, 2018 12:55PM

BearLover
ugarte
just going to point out one last time that galadja's numbers were not materially different than stewart's and while this past season was amazing, i think a quality goalie coming in has plenty of reason to think he can compete for playing time regardless of galajda's accolades. "it's the system" didn't become a cliche out of thin air.
Given that in the Schafer era we have seen five or so goalies who have put up among the best numbers in the country and none of them have had a substantial NHL career, I do think the system has a lot to do with it

Well since most of us would have a hard time properly lacing up the skates or tightening the straps on the pads, your comment is a serious slap at Scrivens. I'd trade a year or two of my somewhat mundane career for one of Ben's NHL shutouts.

Maybe it's because I'm reading "The Game", but I think you're being an ass.

Hell, I'd trade a lot for this too.

 
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: BearLover (---.nycmny.ftas.verizon.net)
Date: March 31, 2018 03:27PM

marty
BearLover
ugarte
just going to point out one last time that galadja's numbers were not materially different than stewart's and while this past season was amazing, i think a quality goalie coming in has plenty of reason to think he can compete for playing time regardless of galajda's accolades. "it's the system" didn't become a cliche out of thin air.
Given that in the Schafer era we have seen five or so goalies who have put up among the best numbers in the country and none of them have had a substantial NHL career, I do think the system has a lot to do with it

Well since most of us would have a hard time properly lacing up the skates or tightening the straps on the pads, your comment is a serious slap at Scrivens. I'd trade a year or two of my somewhat mundane career for one of Ben's NHL shutouts.

Maybe it's because I'm reading "The Game", but I think you're being an ass.
I'm a huge fan of Ben, but I'm just being objective--he started 130 games over six seasons and seems to be out of the league for good now. He also presumably doesn't read this forum. But you're right that my definition of "substantial NHL career" is probably too strict. 130 starts is more than I had thought, and lasting parts of six years in the NHL is a great achievement, even if I wouldn't necessarily consider that an "NHL career."
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: David Harding (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 01, 2018 03:46PM

marty
.

Hell, I'd trade a lot for this too.

A friend had given us tickets, so my wife and happened to be at this game. It's a interesting week in Chicago when the two biggest sports stories are an accountant and a nun.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrk.east.verizon.net)
Date: April 02, 2018 04:36PM

David Harding
marty
.
Hell, I'd trade a lot for this too.
A friend had given us tickets, so my wife and happened to be at this game. It's a interesting week in Chicago when the two biggest sports stories are an accountant and a nun.
So they walk into a pub, and the bartender says, "__________________"

a) " ... still doesn't add up"
b) " ... but don't get into the habit"
c) " ... and that those prices, you won't get many talking giraffes"
d) " ... not unless Toews skates a better game"
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: April 02, 2018 04:40PM

The wages of sin is death.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrk.east.verizon.net)
Date: April 03, 2018 10:42AM

Trotsky
The wages of sin is death.
Or, "I was talking to the duck."
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Scersk '97 (---.hsd1.ct.comcast.net)
Date: April 03, 2018 01:57PM

David Harding

marty

Hell, I'd trade a lot for this too.
A friend had given us tickets, so my wife and happened to be at this game. It's a interesting week in Chicago when the two biggest sports stories are an accountant and a nun.

His database page is an instant classic. If you watch the saves, you can tell he's getting into a groove after a slow warmup; his rebound control was excellent on the last couple. What a story!
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Weder (192.72.255.---)
Date: April 03, 2018 02:19PM

Scersk '97
David Harding

marty

Hell, I'd trade a lot for this too.
A friend had given us tickets, so my wife and happened to be at this game. It's a interesting week in Chicago when the two biggest sports stories are an accountant and a nun.

His database page is an instant classic. If you watch the saves, you can tell he's getting into a groove after a slow warmup; his rebound control was excellent on the last couple. What a story!

Oh, hey, Cornell couldn't beat him in two tries.
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: BearLover (---.nycmny.ftas.verizon.net)
Date: April 04, 2018 11:02AM

Would be nice to see the program build on this season's success with some new higher-end commitments soon...
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Tom Lento (199.201.64.---)
Date: April 04, 2018 07:15PM

BearLover
Would be nice to see the program build on this season's success with some new higher-end commitments soon...

You got me curious about commit timing so I took a look at Heisenberg's list. It appears most of Cornell's commits have come during the season - I just eyeballed the commit dates column for the past couple of years but I'd guess 80% happened in the fall. BC and BU (they were at the top of the "by school" listing sheet) seem to follow the same pattern. Makes sense - the NCAA has rules about this stuff so I suspect most kids end up committing on the recruiting calendar.

Even if nothing much happens in the spring you can still hold out hope for September through November. :)
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: abmarks (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: April 04, 2018 08:49PM

marty
Hell, I'd trade a lot for this too.

Jesus- it's a small hockey world.

I'd missed seeing this story until reading marty's post. While reading it, one of the beer-league guys was quoted and his name rung a bell. When I was in B-School at Michigan, we had a club team from the B-School and one of our best players was an undergrad - turns out that he, Mike Hendrie, the beer-league guy quoted extensively in the article. Great player, could have played in college, just not at Michigan.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 05, 2018 08:04AM

BearLover
Would be nice to see the program build on this season's success with some new higher-end commitments soon...
How will we know who is a blue chippah, though? There doesn't seem to be a resource equivalent to Rivals.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: scoop85 (---.nyc.biz.rr.com)
Date: April 05, 2018 11:56AM

Trotsky
BearLover
Would be nice to see the program build on this season's success with some new higher-end commitments soon...
How will we know who is a blue chippah, though? There doesn't seem to be a resource equivalent to Rivals.

It is harder to get a read on hockey recruits compared to some other sports because of the differences in the competition levels among the various leagues. Based on who we believe to be coming in the fall, I don't think the incoming class will be quite as impactful as this past season's freshman class--but then again, few of our freshmen classes have ever performed as well as the most recent group. Centers Mike Regush and Max Andreev from the USHL appear most likely to be immediate contributors, as they put up 45 points and 40 points respectively this season in the best junior league in North America. Forwards Liam Motley of Whitecourt of the AJHL and Chase Brakel from the MJHL put up strong numbers against somewhat lesser competition, so it's a harder to forecast how much they will contribute early on.

Given that all of our defensive corps is coming back, I wouldn't expect Joe Leahy or Andong Song to see much ice time next year. Nate McDonald, the goalie recruit, did not put up great numbers in the OJHL, but it seems he played for a couple of lousy teams. Of course with Galajda coming back, barring injury I don't think we'll see much of either McDonald or McGrath in the net for the next few years.

I think the 2019 class may have a bit higher upside. Travis Mitchell has been one of the better defensemen in the USHL this season, and forward Ben Berard is tearing it up for Powell River in the BCHL. After putting up 67 points in 58 regular season games, Berard has lit it up with 20 points in just 15 playoff games. Unfortunately his team is down 3-1 in their playoff series to Prince George, so Ben's season may soon be coming to an end. But he looks like a pretty high end offensive player, and with another year in junior he should only get better.
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrk.east.verizon.net)
Date: April 05, 2018 03:10PM

Trotsky
BearLover
Would be nice to see the program build on this season's success with some new higher-end commitments soon...
How will we know who is a blue chippah, though? There doesn't seem to be a resource equivalent to Rivals.
... because he committed to BU or Penn State or North Dakota? We do well with what we get. It has been a while since we've had a Rob Pannell or Jeff Teat-on-skates.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: April 05, 2018 03:51PM

I know we do well with what we get. I'm quite satisfied with both our recruiting and our performance. But it would be interesting if hockey had star-ratings for prospects. The data might be garbage -- it might be garbage for the football sites. But it would add a little more information on incoming classes.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Swampy (---.ri.ri.cox.net)
Date: April 06, 2018 08:42AM

Trotsky
I know we do well with what we get. I'm quite satisfied with both our recruiting and our performance. But it would be interesting if hockey had star-ratings for prospects. The data might be garbage -- it might be garbage for the football sites. But it would add a little more information on incoming classes.


It's been quite a while since I've looked at Heisenberg's site, largely because he changed its look & feel to something less user-friendly than the old format. But he used to rank players within their leagues. I don't know how he did it, but his rankings and the schools players committed to seemed to correlate.

Hockey also has the NHL draft and the NHL's prospect rankings. We'd be great if we could get say 4 of the top 5. Oh wait, BU & Michigan already have 2 of them.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: April 06, 2018 09:44AM

Swampy
Trotsky
I know we do well with what we get. I'm quite satisfied with both our recruiting and our performance. But it would be interesting if hockey had star-ratings for prospects. The data might be garbage -- it might be garbage for the football sites. But it would add a little more information on incoming classes.


It's been quite a while since I've looked at Heisenberg's site, largely because he changed its look & feel to something less user-friendly than the old format. But he used to rank players within their leagues. I don't know how he did it, but his rankings and the schools players committed to seemed to correlate.

Hockey also has the NHL draft and the NHL's prospect rankings. We'd be great if we could get say 4 of the top 5. Oh wait, BU & Michigan already have 2 of them.

I don't think we're ever going to get a top 10 NHL prospect. Not to put too fine a point on it, but those guys aren't going to school for school, so why go to a place where you have to study? At all? That's what the Minnesotas and North Dakotas of the world exist for. Not to mention that those guys are 2 and screw if you're lucky.

I would be pleased with the kind of 3 or 4 (out of 5)-star recruits that go in the middle rounds. Guys who are pretty much assured of an AHL career and who are hopeful of developing into an NHL talent, but it's not a lock so they are going to get the degree as a fall back. Guys like Ferlin, Sawada, Hynes, Bitz, O'Byrne. Sometimes it works out for them in the pros; sometimes it doesn't. We get them for 3 or 4 years and they are really solid albeit not spectacular.

Stock a team with a half dozen of those guys and I'll take my chances in the NC$$ against anyone not named RPI '85.
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Scersk '97 (---.hsd1.ct.comcast.net)
Date: April 06, 2018 11:16AM

scoop85
It is harder to get a read on hockey recruits compared to some other sports because of the differences in the competition levels among the various leagues. Based on who we believe to be coming in the fall, I don't think the incoming class will be quite as impactful as this past season's freshman class…

I think the 2019 class may have a bit higher upside. Travis Mitchell has been one of the better defensemen in the USHL this season, and forward Ben Berard is tearing it up for Powell River in the BCHL. After putting up 67 points in 58 regular season games, Berard has lit it up with 20 points in just 15 playoff games.

This. One wonders if Berard might come in next year, given the recent departure.

Also, and I hate to say it: Harvard really looks to have an unusually good recruiting class coming in next year.

I know, I know… They're all blue chippahs when they commit to Harvard, and then Teddy finds a way of squandering the talent. I keep repeating that to myself.

But… help
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrk.east.verizon.net)
Date: April 06, 2018 11:31AM

We only had Dryden for three years.
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: April 06, 2018 11:32AM

billhoward
We only had Dryden for three years.
Sure but he gave us that undefeated season in 1970...
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Larry72 (---.twcny.rr.com)
Date: April 06, 2018 05:24PM

Trotsky
billhoward
We only had Dryden for three years.
Sure but he gave us that undefeated season in 1970...

Yeah, by setting up Brian Cropper burnout

 
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Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Swampy (---.163.128.131.dhcp.uri.edu)
Date: April 06, 2018 09:53PM

billhoward
We only had Dryden for three years.

Yeah, but it was the last three years!

Maybe what we need to do with any blue chippahs coming in, if we get any, is to not let them play varsity their freshman year. What NHL team would want them early if they can't even make the varsity their first year here?
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 06, 2018 10:34PM

Larry72
Trotsky
billhoward
We only had Dryden for three years.
Sure but he gave us that undefeated season in 1970...

Yeah, by setting up Brian Cropper burnout
I guess my timing's off the last couple days...
 
Re: Recruits 2018 (and beyond)
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 08, 2018 10:59PM

Here's somebody trying to do recruiting class rankings, but the full material is behind a paywall.
 

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