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12 minutes ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

BMOC is real. And arguably the 'talent pool' is better on a college campus, unless you're looking for middle-aged puck chasers, in which case...

We are both envious since the chicks didn't dig us so much when we were on campus.

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1 hour ago, UND1981 said:

How do you put a price on the college experience as a hockey player at UND?  You're pretty much a GF celebrity and get to hang out at the Ralph, etc.

I'd guess a new signee at a hockey city like Ottawa gets just a wee bit of attention, too. Not to mention, you are getting paid to play hockey. Is this really an argument? Lol

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1 hour ago, UND1981 said:

How do you put a price on the college experience as a hockey player at UND?  You're pretty much a GF celebrity and get to hang out at the Ralph, etc.

... and listen to fans rag on you because the puck slipped over your stick and you couldn't get it out of the zone.  Seriously, while the Hollywood celebrities have to deal with the Paparazzi, they get huge amounts of money, while these guys have to deal with scrutiny and reap an education.  Sure an education is worth a lot, but they also could be making a nice living in the AHL and not have to deal with fans that think that whiffing on a puck is a capital offense. 

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d4d8f48d-4cf7-4d10-a079-13205eb27b88_TVASPORTS_WEB.jpg?quality=80&size=1080x607,5x&version=1                     Early departure Derek Forbort took a skate to the ear from another early departure Zach Parise. This is why you shouldn't leave early.:D   

                      He came back and finished the game too. #siouxtough

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56 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

If Rocco had some teammates that were remotely on his level it would have been a very different story. Instead he was a one-man show much like Wolanin this year.

Well then Jost sure made Gersich look good last year.  Great players bring up the level of play of the people around them.  

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2 minutes ago, tnt said:

Well then Jost sure made Gersich look good last year.  Great players bring up the level of play of the people around them.  

Most definitely. 

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6 minutes ago, runaroundsioux said:

                Early departure Derek Forbort took a skate to the ear from another early departure Zach Parise. This is why you shouldn't leave early.:D   

Wow. That ear is a mess. 

Too bad Derek plays in a city where there's nary a plastic surgeon to be found ... ;)

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25 minutes ago, stoneySIOUX said:

I'd guess a new signee at a hockey city like Ottawa gets just a wee bit of attention, too. Not to mention, you are getting paid to play hockey. Is this really an argument? Lol

Haha.  These kids only go to und to have a shot at the NHL.  Even the undrafted ones pick und to develop them into being a professional hockey player (at any level).  Most players learn the tradition and the want for a natty while at und.  Und would just be another stop along the way to their ultimate goal.  Most fans (especially that never played the game) don’t understand that. It’s similar to those folks who get upset when a soon to be senior in HS decides to play junior hockey rather than for their hometown HS team...they need to bring in a sense of community and “how could you not want to play one more year with your best friends”.  

These kids are hockey players first with the goal of playing in the NHL. Due to the NCAA loophole, I do think most kids get pushed far too quickly however.

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25 minutes ago, UND1983 said:

Rhett-ski is coming back.  That's cool.

That’s huge. To be honest, I would have been so shocked if he would have left. How the NHL handles prospects is sure changing.

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1 hour ago, tnt said:

Well then Jost sure made Gersich look good last year.  Great players bring up the level of play of the people around them.  

Can’t make chicken soup from chicken !@#$.

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1 hour ago, geaux_sioux said:

Can’t make chicken soup from chicken !@#$.

But if you're good you can pass it off as chicken salad. Want a sandwich? ;):D 

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17 minutes ago, UNDBIZ said:

 

This one is so odd to me.  5th rounder, put up big numbers while playing with two NHL players at the college level and never did much beyond that.  I mean he played first line minutes and in all situations this year and for a large majority of the year he struggled.  

 

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2 minutes ago, scpa0305 said:

This one is so odd to me.  5th rounder, put up big numbers while playing with two NHL players at the college level and never did much beyond that.  I mean he played first line minutes and in all situations this year and for a large majority of the year he struggled.  

 

Well, he'll be playing with two NHLers if he makes the show. Shane can play. He's got the talent. He was the Caps MVP in development camp, so they obviously value him a lot and don't want to lose him to FA. 

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5 minutes ago, scpa0305 said:

This one is so odd to me.  5th rounder, put up big numbers while playing with two NHL players at the college level and never did much beyond that.  I mean he played first line minutes and in all situations this year and for a large majority of the year he struggled.  

 

Play with better talent, put up more points/have better opportunities.  What’s so hard to figure out?

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9 hours ago, fightingsioux4life said:

Jost is an interesting case, as the Avalanche were in the toilet as a franchise and had nothing in the cupboard to begin with. He was almost guaranteed to play in the NHL. Otherwise, I don't think he would have left.

Parise would have stayed in school if he knew the lockout was coming for 2004-05. So he was stuck in the minors for that year.

I'd have to refresh my memory, but I think it was to Parise's benefit to get to the NHL before the lockout, knowing that a lockout was coming. I think this way he could sign a larger rookie deal as the rules on that were about to change. Something along those lines...

I actually think if there wasn't a lockout coming that year, he may have stayed.

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1 minute ago, Ray77 said:

I'd have to refresh my memory, but I think it was to Parise's benefit to get to the NHL before the lockout, knowing that a lockout was coming. I think this way he could sign a larger rookie deal as the rules on that were about to change. Something along those lines...

yes the new contract after the lockout set the rookie contracts at the same price.

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4 minutes ago, siouxstudent said:

El' Capitan

It's a good possibility....I did also notice at the Frozen Faceoff (as we had pretty good seats) how vocal Nick Jones is on the bench...either way we should have a little better senior leadership next year!

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