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  1. tho0505

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Rosters for the US All Star Select Camp. Reid, Miller, and Mancinelli made the cut.
  2. tho0505

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Yeah missed Oliver at 11. I was referring to the 1-12 picks only being blue chips as implied. So one I guess?! Not until recently, most years there are only three or four college bound players going in the first round. Again, just basing college recruiting and a definition solely based on draft position is shortsighted. This doesn't factor in the amount of major Junior and international players going high in the draft (thus pushing down college players down the board).
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    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    As Hughes and Tkachuk are sophomores to be, in other words, ZERO incoming college recruits were"blue chippers?!"
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    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Exactly! When you only look at draft ranking it's completely flawed as it relates to college hockey. The bulk of players drafted aren't even college eligible. This is exactly why I posted that we took two of the top four incoming defensive players from this draft. There are far too many comments ripping on our recruiting just on the basis of a draft position. With that thinking, fans would throw a player like Drake caggiula or Wolanin to the curb. Draft position is only one element of evaluating a college bound player and building a team.
  5. tho0505

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    http://collegehockeyinc.com/2018-nhl-draft-picks.php Nice reference for college committed or current NCAA players taken in the 2018 draft. For incoming defenseman, UND has the 2nd and 4th taken players in the draft. UND proud baby!
  6. tho0505

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    There's nothing to worry about with jbd.. He's super young and defensemen typically take longer to develop than forwards anyways. Will have him for two plus years. A good example is Maker and Fabbro. Both crazy high first-round picks and both will play 2 years of college.
  7. tho0505

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    A lot changes in one year from the previous projections. I think if I remember right he was a second-round projection. He didn't get great playing time, but still was with the top development programs in the US. He'll be a solid player for us for three-plus seasons. Glad to see him get drafted though.
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    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.
  9. tho0505

    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.
  10. tho0505

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Luke Bast scouting report via Neutral Zone
  11. tho0505

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  14. tho0505

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  22. tho0505

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    ONLY if he gets drafted in the first round?!!! Right?? If he goes 32nd overall just a "good" prospect?
  23. tho0505

    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.
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