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Early Departures 2017

Early Departures 2017

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Re: Early Departures 2017

Unread postby hockeypuck » 09 Apr 2017, 19:10

I think he developed fine over the course of the season. I think he was trying to be too much like Ahcan and jump into the offense. The first series against Mankato he jumped down low and tried to drive to the net and got tripped and poke checked. He didn't seem like he had any sense of urgency to get back into the play more concerned about the trip.
I think he looked a lot better towards the end and actually made a lot better reads and played with much more sense of purpose as the season went along.
Like Rabid said, he was too much a liability in too many situations and I would say we had about 5 or 6 D players ahead of him. I would definitely put Lizotte and Nevalainan ahead of him through most of the season. He definitely needs a year or two more. Who knows with his potential it could be quicker.
He definitely loves hockey. It sounded like his mom wasn't too happy with his decision.
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Re: Early Departures 2017

Unread postby mdneilson » 10 Apr 2017, 20:35

I agree with you, completely. But I feel that he would progress faster in a different system outside of the NCAA. All other leagues get far more game time than the NCAA offers, and I don't think it is what he wanted. For a player that is expecting to play hockey for a long time at the NHL level, 34 games a year is just not going to cut the mustard when you can get twice that elsewhere. I feel we could have done more to help, but he likely needed to take that on himself. It is more a fault of the system that we're in than one of the program.
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Re: Early Departures 2017

Unread postby Rabid_Husky » 15 Apr 2017, 13:42

Miska set to sign with Coyotes.
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Re: Early Departures 2017

Unread postby HuskyFan64 » 16 Apr 2017, 07:38

HUGE blow to the Bulldogs, they've been killed by all the departures/graduations

Now watch as they get a third ridiculous Goalie in a row lol (Kaskisuo to Miska to ???)
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Re: Early Departures 2017

Unread postby Rabid_Husky » 17 Apr 2017, 20:25

Pionk leaving. UMD will lose 5 dmen and Miska.
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Re: Early Departures 2017

Unread postby SlapShot » 19 Apr 2017, 14:43

I stole the data below from the Siouxsports forum, losses this season (senior + early departure):

CC loses 5 seniors / 19 of their 70 goals (27%) / 45 of their 176 pts (25%)
DU loses 8 seniors / 36 of their 152 goals (23%) / 116 of their 403 pts (28%)
Miami loses 3 seniors / 16 of their 91 goals (17%) / 47 of their 257 pts (18%)
UMD loses 7 seniors & 2 early / 67 of their 140 goals (47%) / 191 of their 371 pts (51%)
UNO loses 3 seniors & 1 early / 46 of their 122 goals (37%) / 119 of their 335 pts (35%)
UND loses 2 seniors & 3 early / 41 of their 127 goals (32%) / 108 of their 336 pts (32%)
SCSU loses 3 seniors & 1 early / 4 of their 105 goals (3%) / 34 of their 290 pts (11%)
WMU loses 8 seniors & 2 early / 65 of their 133 goals (48%) / 156 of their 355 pts (43%)
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Re: Early Departures 2017

Unread postby Rabid_Husky » 19 Apr 2017, 18:25

If guys step up...it looks quite promising.
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Re: Early Departures 2017

Unread postby mikecgrimes » 20 Apr 2017, 10:15

They missed Widman, but he only had one assist and I'm sure there are a handful of other transfers or early graduations throughout the league.
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