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french_lake_kid

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french_lake_kid

I dont mean 2 be a "fair-weather-fan" but what was the gophers hockey team doing this wknd?! Did they stay out 2 late the night B4 or what! They seemed really slow & sluggish, sloppy 2. CC made 'em look horrible blush.gif

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PierBridge

Bring back the Wooger!!!!

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snowman678

Better get used to it. I have a feeling that's what we're going to see out of this team all season. Their "D" was bad last year; and they lost the 3 best d-men they had. Unless Frazee can stand on his head all season, look for a mid-pack finish in the WCHA. I don't know who came up with the rankings to start the season, but there is no way this team should have been #3, they aren't even #3 in this conference.

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Team Otter

Geez, give the team a chance. The season is young and they certainly didn't get "blown off the rink". Saturday was better than Friday and besides, it just may take them a bit to get their feet completely underneath them. After all, they are the Gophers and in most cases, they find a way. Oh, we need Frazee to stand on his head too. grin.gif

I'm stickin' with the Gophers through it all.

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french_lake_kid

Just a little "constructive critisism" thats all, get to bed early at night, eat their wheaties, & we'll be good grin.gif Dont get me wrong they're by far the best Minnesota team we have, in my opinion.

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so haaad

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Dont get me wrong they're by far the best Minnesota team we have, in my opinion.


Aren't you forgetting about our first place MN Wild?

There is a good chance that the Gophers are going to struggle a little this year. They will still be decent, but it may be a "rebuilding" year for them. It's really sad that all of these kids are leaving college so early now. The glory years of four year players and great college hockey teams may be a thing of the past.

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fishyguy

We probably should be grateful that this Gopher squad has elevated our expectations to a level that a mediocre team with some quality talent gets looked down upon.

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IFallsRon

Lucia is losing too many of the best Minnesota kids to other programs. He needs to broaden the recruiting scope and get better players regardless of where they're from.

I also don't see the benefit of making a kid play two seasons of junior hockey before their eligible to be a Gopher. I think it's hockey's way of making jobs for coaches who seemingly do little more than open and close the bench door.

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Team Otter

I like that sounds of that. Well said.

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daredevil_tipped_w/leech

Don't forget Luch lost Gollie & O'Brien. Gollie may have been expected but O'Brien? 4th line and what?... 15 points Tough to coach that one...

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PierBridge

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We probably should be grateful that this Gopher squad has elevated our expectations to a level that a mediocre team with some quality talent gets looked down upon.


How do you figure that?

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PierBridge

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Lucia is losing too many of the best Minnesota kids to other programs. He needs to broaden the recruiting scope and get better players regardless of where they're from.

I also don't see the benefit of making a kid play two seasons of junior hockey before their eligible to be a Gopher. I think it's hockey's way of making jobs for coaches who seemingly do little more than open and close the bench door.


I agree with the recruiting part.

I do disagree with you on kids playing Jr hockey thats an unbelievable way for kids to develop and mature physically, playing against better competition for 60 games a year really can help a player and give a college coach a better understanding on how a kid will play at the College level.

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We probably should be grateful that this Gopher squad has elevated our expectations to a level that a mediocre team with some quality talent gets looked down upon.

How do you figure that?



What I was pointing out was that we really are spoiled that we expect nothing less the Frozen Fours and championships around here and that when the team is young and reloading people come out ripping for being only better than most and not one of the best.

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PierBridge

So were kind of like the Yankees.... grin.gif....

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fishyguy

Kind of...only with a smaller payroll. No one has been caught stuffing a couple of bills in a hat for awhile.

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No one has been caught stuffing a couple of bills in a hat for awhile.


OK I'm done with this thread DOH!.... grin.gif...

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Dont get me wrong they're by far the best Minnesota team we have, in my opinion.


Aren't you forgetting about our first place MN Wild?

There is a good chance that the Gophers are going to struggle a little this year. They will still be decent, but it may be a "rebuilding" year for them. It's really sad that all of these kids are leaving college so early now. The glory years of four year players and great college hockey teams may be a thing of the past.


No they're great 2 but,it will only last so long (the unbeaten streak) & they yet are to bring home the cup, which might be just because of being reletivly new to the league. They did the same thing last year 2 & then kinda peetered out from there. Gophers, I guess are more consistent, overall smirk.gif Ya that sux 2 now even the college kids are about the $$$ 2, not the game,kinda sad, but hey, if you could make a few mill. you would probly take it 2

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