Next year is going to be awesome. I see this being a big bodied, deep team, that wears down the opponents.
Gersich had a break out season and while he will get more attention next season, I don't see his production falling off. (Shane needs to channel his inner Broten and bring the Hobey back to GF)
I expect Cam to be back to Sophmore year form, mainly because he has another year of experience, and I expect our D to tighten up a bit. We had a young group to start the year, and they look far better by the end of the season. Cam is solid goalie, but tends to get beat on cross ice passes; this is where I think the D will step it up next season. It will be interesting to see what happens with Tomek, I think the skill is there. Hopefully he sticks it out to continue to learn and develop.
-Pogo: Would like to see him take that next step and have a Brad Malone type senior year.
-Olson: Pick up where you left off. Kid came alive in March and played really well. Not going to be a super flash player, but another big body that can wear people down.
-Simonson: Hope to see him take another step forward as a senior.
Gardner: Big body, going to grind down the opposition. Hope to see him break out on the score sheet even more. Muscle your way into the crease.
Gersich: Hobey! Hobey! Hobey! Olympics?!?! Captain America?!?!?!
Gornall: Just keep hitting guys through the glass
JJ: Though this guys played great as a sophmore, hope to see him progress into his Jr year, just as he did into his So. year.
Shaw: I though he was once of our better defenseman this year, and needs to assume a big leadership role with Tucker gone. Be the captain of the defense and take a vocal role.
Wilkie: It was nice to see him get that goal, but he better start putting up some numbers, or make sure his suit is dry cleaned ever week. The potential is there, but there is some high end talent coming in that could keep Wilkie in the stands.
Wolanin: Which player are we going to get each night? Kid has played brilliant at times; and had you screaming at the TV at other times. Would like to see him hold the zone better, but I really like watching him step up into the play, and flash some offense too. Goal against BU was brilliant.
Jost: .... oh wait
Bowen: Primed for a breakout season. Maybe not Gersich type numbers, but I expect to see a spike in production.
Hoff: Steady contributor. I hope to see production like what we some from JJ.
Poolman: Keep doing what you are doing. Very nice freshman season.
Johnson: Big body defenseman. I'd like to see some more physical play, and see him hold the zone a little better. Could have a nice sophomore season, and should get more minutes.
Smith: This kid is going to tick people off. I don't want to see too many dumb penalties, but if you needed anyone on this team to rough someone up. Cole is your guy. Really enjoyed watching him play down the stretch.
Peski: IMO the most improved defenseman, if not player, on the team over the course of the season. He certainly showed some rookie mistakes early, but looked very comfortable by the end of the season.
Yon: Kid has a shot, but needs to hit the net. Hope he gets more opportunities next season, and takes advantage of them.
I don't know who all is coming in, but definitely excited for Mismash, Kawaguchi and Adams. I don't see this team struggling to score like we did this year. Which sound weird since we lose Boeser and Jost, but I think this will be a far deeper team. Time to tie Michigan on National Titles, and if this team is going to be deep next year, they "could be" scary deep the following year.
2018 NCHC Regular Season Champions
2018 NCHC Tournament Champions (Has to happen sometime, right?)
2018 NCAA Champions
2018 Hobey Baker Award Winner (Gersich)