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  1. yzerman19

    Shaw's gone.

    Just what I was thinking, and he knows the conference and actively watched film on our systems looking for ways to beat it.
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    Shaw's gone.

    Blasi is unemployed
  3. yzerman19

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    We like to recruit out there, but Alberta is a bit of a haul
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    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Yes and yes and yes... we have not landed one of the NHL stud prospects since Jost. Happens. It hurts. As I watched Makor play I kept thinking about Toews. Top 4 birth year talent. That's tough to land. There are what? 30 super studs by birth year 15-20 that are the real deal. Toews and Oshie and Nelson were Regional guys...like BU getting Eichel, we got Toews. Parise and Boeser were coups...unbelievable job by Blaiser and Hak/Berry. guys drafted after second round are marginally different than undrafted guys. Its not "skills" it's what role will you play. Even in NHL, after the Uber elite, it's really about how well you can do a couple tasks. we need an elite offensive player.
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    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Maybe our disagreement is on the definition of skills. I'm thinking about skating and stick skills when I use that term. If you look at USA Hockey's windows of development, what you see at that age is really all about strength. Clearly you hone and refine your whole life, but you aren't really developing skill in the sense that I think about it. Yes, there are occasional late bloomers, but I contend that most of that is also a result of improved strength.
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    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    That 2 goal stat is glaring, and is the reason this is even a conversation. now to address your rationale- 1. Have we "missed" on blue chippas that are college bound? More than usual? I think we've missed on some guys that ended up 1 and done...mostly out East...wonder if post Jost, if Berry is asking guys to commit for at least 2 years. Building on top of a foundation, not starting from soil... 2. Lack of development- could be the case, but how? Physical? All I've ever heard is Pooly excels at that aspect. Skills? 18-20 year olds aren't developing skills anymore. 200 foot game? Maybe we are over-developing that aspect, which is leading to better all around hockey players, but sacrificing the offense of previously offensively dominant players... 3. Systems? The predominant system is puck control- it's also the predominant system in the NHL. Logic is if you have the puck, other team can't score. The system is working as intended with our CORSI and other advanced stats as evidence. Now, Powerplay is its own animal and has definitely been an issue, so I give that a thumbs up. 4. Possibly, but I ask develop into what? Scoring machines? You aren't going to manufacture that at this age. 5. Plan? I think the answer is yes. I do think we are getting guys. I think we'd do well to look at more guys with offensive upside rather than sick current offense.
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    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    It takes a few games to adjust...Donovan's far from my boyfriend, but almost everyone needs an adjust from high school to USHL.
  8. yzerman19

    Goodbye to a SiouxSports Friend * Godspeed, sprig

    The loss of Sprig has made me reflect on something that I never reflected on. We all live our lives in the real world, and contribute or degenerate in the virtual world. My only online persona is this forum. I have always disassociated the two. However, the loss of a man that I interacted with online and had respect for... fun interactions, passionate interactions, some I'm proud of, some I'm less proud of...it causes me to pause. I have focused on always making a positive impact in my life, but I have often used this forum to vent- without filter..somehow feeling it wasn't "real". I am changed by Sprig's passing in terms of this reality. God Bless you Sprig. In Heaven there aint no beer, but I gotta believe that there's a big TV for Sioux hockey. And, yes, there is much more to life than Sioux hockey, and I wish your family the comfort of beautiful memories and joy of a life well-lived.
  9. yzerman19

    Goodbye to a SiouxSports Friend * Godspeed, sprig

    miss you on this board
  10. yzerman19

    2019 Early Departures

    Sounds more employable than recreation studies
  11. yzerman19

    University of North Dakota 2019-20 Season

    he could go ntdp like his bro before arriving here...lots of potential
  12. yzerman19

    Goodbye to a SiouxSports Friend * Godspeed, sprig

    Saddened by this news. Peace and love to his family. He was an institution on here. I will miss him.
  13. yzerman19

    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    And Jost
  14. yzerman19

    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    Forgot Schmaltzy- my bad
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    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    Draft picks mean nothing...blue chippas...show me first round talent aka Parise, Stafford, Zajac, Oshie, Toews, Nelson, Boeser
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