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Everything posted by tho0505

  1. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    https://www.sctimes.com/story/sports/high-school-sports/2018/06/10/former-cathedral-high-school-hockey-goalie-keegan-karki-top-3-rounds-nhl-draft/682646002 Former recruit Keegan Karki is highly regarded at the draft. Also he was interviewed on the pipeline show today. He signed a non disclosure agreement to not discuss why he left the USNDP. Explained situation with a hit and run later too. Also explained the UND mutual decommit. Plans to go back to USHL and to the college route, just depends on who drafts him.
  2. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    I would think both Bast and Frisch will be pushed to 2020. They are both 17 and aren't projected high for '19 draft so far. Unless we see Poolman leave or a transfer. Counting Johnson as a defenseman, we could use the forward spot.
  3. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Luke Bast scouting report via Neutral Zone
  4. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    I know it's become the trend to get recruits committed early. I'm hoping we kind of pull back on that a little bit and wait for players to develop a little bit more before giving out offers. Back to the whole blue-chip argument, the staff could have a spot available for those late developing prospects or decommits that are blue chip players (regardless of how you define blue-chip hint hint). That being said, as you can see from the 8th grade commitment, players are committing earlier and earlier.
  5. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Correct, I said that it was proposed that the age be dropped to 20. Thus, pushing older players to only be able to play till 23 (losing a year of eligibility on the backend). This would have effected Huber's eligibility of playing 4 seasons, as previously mentioned. Currently that age limit is 21. Speaking of St Clair, he redshirted his freshman year not due to age. He was graduated by 23. From my understanding of the current rule, is any player older than 21 loses a year of eligibility.
  6. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    That's why it's interesting. Do we have the scholarship available, if that spot was a walk-on? I agree that Senden makes sense to bring in, but if he is a scholarship player and we don't have room in that aspect, we may be reaching back to juniors.
  7. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    It should be interesting to see who they bring in... I thought it was under the assumption that this position was a walk-on replacing Gornall.
  8. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Read between the lines, it's vague because it's a personal situation. None of our business. Stand up kid, hope the best for him and his family.
  9. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Yes currently if you are over 21 you lose a year of eligibility in NCAA hockey. A couple years ago Don Lucia and the Big Ten were pushing for the age to get pushed down to 20 years old... Basically making college hockey less competitive. Although I wouldn't be totally opposed to this, having a potential 24 year old playing with a 17 year old/ 18 year old is frustrating.
  10. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Although 2019/20 class is loaded now, Senden is a defensive forward, so the numbers don't shine like some other recruits. He's a winner and has now captained a HS championship and USHL championship. Coming in a little later won't hurt at all. Reminds me of Connor Gaarder.
  11. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    He is smaller, but that's like saying Johnny hockey doesn't handle physicality well. At that size (5.7) he's going need to use skill and speed. He's playing great so far in the USHL, including the playoff run when he wasn't a top 6 forward. Nearly averaging a point per game. Not a bad start for limited action.
  12. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    I actually really like the ratings. I have found them decently accurate from a prospecting tool (obviously it's just one perspective from scouting standpoint). It gives us some Benchmark similar to a ESPN or 247 in football/basketball. It's also helpful to lay the blue chipper argument aside. To realistically see where North Dakota is at in recruiting when compared to other schools. Only hurdle that I see is the fact that a lot of times ratings are given when a player is young before they truly mature. A player rated a 4-star at age 15 might be a borderline 3-star at 18. Luckily they do update and change their ratings and evaluations. And they also don't rate a player they haven't seen in person play which is huge.
  13. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    I wasn't referring to his 100+ point season; I was referring to the season prior when he would have been a similar age and used similarly. That's what TNT was posting to compare apples to apples.
  14. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Good comparison. Curious to see what line Jost played on that year. Rizzo was on the third line as a 16 year old this year. Makes sense why his production is a little less than 1 point-per-game.
  15. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    ONLY if he gets drafted in the first round?!!! Right?? If he goes 32nd overall just a "good" prospect?
  16. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Head scratching... Again, Rocco Grimaldi was not a blue-chip because he was taken 33rd overall? There's more at work than just a draft position. Kieffer bellows went first round at bu and had very little impact. According to your definition of blue Chip the six to eight players eligible in the first round, typically UND gets at least one. That being said, many years there are even less than that available. Case in point, Roccos draft season only one player play college hockey out of that first round. Thus the definition is flawed.
  17. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Exactly! Rocco Grimaldi goes in the first round in his draft year, had he had an "NHL type size." Instead he fell to the second round. Still a top college recruit. He was the 2nd college bound player taken! 33rd overall and according to some at Sioux Sports.com he's not a blue chippers! Zero logic in evaluating NCAA players strictly by a draft position.
  18. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    How is that watered down? It's being realistic and evaluating players on more than a draft position. You need to when the majority of top players DON'T play NCAA. The definition defined here isn't how it's defined in other sports recruiting.
  19. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    When fanbases evaluate recruiting classes and players for college, you have to remove players who are international or playing in the CHL (OHL, WHL, QMJHL) . They aren't eligible to play college at that point (especially in CHL case), thus, leaving the NCAA with 6-8 players in the first round. That's why soley basing a definition on the first round is way too specific.
  20. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    The top 12-14 players that are NCAA eligble pushes into the second round easily. Again, the narrow minded definition of "blue chippers" that they aren't second rounders is short sighted. Our program IS there. We land nearly every year top 12-14 NCAA bound players. Ranging from the first and second round.
  21. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    ? Says who? No recruiting site that I've seen define s them like this. Like that gives perfect validation based SOLELY on being one of the first 31 players taken. Again, only 6-8 players that are college eligible get taken in the first round. Typically UND gets their hands on one or two. This year we have two that could go in the first to early second. To not call them "big chip" would be ridiculous if they went 32 or 40th overall. Zero logic in that.
  22. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Agreed. Quinn was by far the best recruiting head coach in the country. Fans are now readjusting the "norm." That being said, his teams were short sighted and not built for multiple year runs. In a normal year the first round only has 6-8 college eligible recruits. To say thats the only blue chippers in college is ridiculous. First to second round = 5 to 4.5 * "Blue Chip" Third to seventh = 4.5 to 3.5 *
  23. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    I would disagree with your blue Chip comment. Any player going in the first two rounds are top end players. 5/4 star players. A good site is neutral zone they have professional Scouts that rate players. Most of the guys that we have coming in are easily four stars. When fanbases look at team building and scouting you need to look at College eligible players only. In the first round probably 70% of the first round isn't even College eligible! Thus, this notion that a player needs to be a first-rounder and everyone else bug spit, it's just flawed. Players like second rounders like Mismash, Grimaldi, Kristo. They were all top end College eligible players with offers from all the major programs. Therefore Blue Chip players. Absolutely, we want our players to be drafted high but that's not the only thing that they should be measured on. Weatherby's a great example. Has a bunch of offers got injured and now is exploding into an amazing player. He's been passed in the draft in previous years. Of the 10 projected college players to go in the first two rounds, we have two. Two are already in college (Hughes and Tkch).