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    Re: College Hockey Blog's "Extremely Early Preaseason Top 5"

    With months ahead of guys deciding to go pro or to the CHL, this is more useless then usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    With months ahead of guys deciding to go pro or to the CHL, this is more useless then usual.
    Agreed. But that doesn't mean it can't be interesting to speculate.

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    1. Barry Melrose
    2. Bruce McLeod
    3. Northeastern
    4. Multi-overtime college lacrosse games
    5. Bubba Watson

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Shot and a Goal View Post
    1. Barry Melrose
    2. Bruce McLeod
    3. Northeastern
    4. Multi-overtime college lacrosse games
    5. Bubba Watson
    You had me until here.

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    Re: College Hockey Blog's "Extremely Early Preaseason Top 5"

    i'm not going to click that link because you are a fool, but here is my top 10 as of april 8th

    my very premature preseason top 10

    1- minnesota (assume haula, rau, bjustad stay)
    2- notre dame
    3- western michigan
    4- Boston College (assume kreider, dumoulin leave)
    5- Miami
    6- Lowell
    7- North Dakota
    8- Michigan
    9- Cornell
    10- Union
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    Re: College Hockey Blog's "Extremely Early Preaseason Top 5"

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    i'm not going to click that link because you are a fool, but here is my top 10 as of april 8th

    my very premature preseason top 10

    1- minnesota (assume haula, rau, bjustad stay)
    2- notre dame
    3- western michigan
    4- Boston College (assume kreider, dumoulin leave)
    5- Miami
    6- Lowell
    7- North Dakota
    8- Michigan
    9- Cornell
    10- Union
    As of now, the 16 teams I think will make the NCAA's...
    1. Boston College
    2. Minnesota
    3. North Dakota
    4. Union
    5. Western MI
    6. Cornell
    7. Lowell
    8. Michigan
    9. Denver
    10. Notre Dame
    11. Miami
    12. Wisconsin
    13. UNO
    14. BU
    15. Ferris State
    16. Air Force

    With the NHL nipping at the Sophomores and Juniors and the CHL nipping at the college recruits, there are many question marks amongst these teams. It's going on about the 5th year of the NHL signing 25-30 players each spring/summer with eligibility remaining, and the teams above clearly reflect that with less star power than teams from the mid-2000's. That allows for teams like Ferris State and Lowell to retain experienced and mature upperclassmen to surprise and make big impacts.

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    While I am a UNION fan, I see Cornell as a well deserved top 5, if they can find the leadership. This year I thought they clearly had the "raw" talent to make the final 4 but lacked the player leadership. The embarrassing loses cost them the Cleary Cup and a shot at the ECAC Championship. They had the talent to beat Ferris State. Last year they seem to have come up short on "Will". Union only looses 5 but they were the team leaders. The ECAC will be very competitive next year as well and the teams that make it to the top will be in the low 30's. Brown, Princeton, RPI, Clarkson, Saint Lawrence, Dartmouth, QP, Harvard all improve. If some of the players on the Cornell team step up, I see them as a Frozen Four.

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    My Top 15

    1. Minnesota
    2. Notre Dame
    3. North Dakota
    4. Union
    5. Cornell
    6. Michigan
    7. Miami
    8. W. Michigan
    9. SCSU
    10. Denver
    11. Ohio State
    12. BU
    13. UNO
    14. UMass Lowell
    15. Michigan State

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    Re: College Hockey Blog's "Extremely Early Preaseason Top 5"

    J Dubbs has some sorta ranking system where the Gophers are tops?!? Who could have seen that coming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU Euro View Post
    J Dubbs has some sorta ranking system where the Gophers are tops?!? Who could have seen that coming?
    ...and no BC in the top 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanTropez View Post
    ...and no BC in the top 15.
    WOW... I didn't even see that. To have BC below any team without a goalie who's got any college experience is a joke... But at least 15 spots difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDUBBS1280 View Post
    My Top 15

    1. Minnesota
    2. Notre Dame
    3. North Dakota
    4. Union
    5. Cornell
    6. Michigan
    7. Miami
    8. W. Michigan
    9. SCSU
    10. Denver
    11. Ohio State
    12. BU
    13. UNO
    14. UMass Lowell
    15. Michigan State
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    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    you forgot someone.
    Um, no I didn't. Those are my predictions. Feel free to make your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    Why not pick AIC preseason #1. At least it'll get some extra page views.
    AIC is always #1 in my poles. Pre-season, during the season, and post season. You just can't stop the swarm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDUBBS1280 View Post
    Um, no I didn't. Those are my predictions. Feel free to make your own.
    HOW can you say the team that ran a train on the entire field including your next year's #1 (who's losing the only goalie that has seen ice for them) 6-1 and is returning the goalie who gave up 2 goals in the 4 NCAA games will not be a top 15 team next year and expect people to take you seriously? They could probably be the 15th best team if they returned no one
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDUBBS1280 View Post
    Um, no I didn't. Those are my predictions. Feel free to make your own.
    OK, I predict you're a fool.
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    Re: College Hockey Blog's "Extremely Early Preaseason Top 5"

    Why do you guys even take the bait? Everyone knows that BC was in a different class than anyone else this year and while they no doubt do lose some key players, they return their starting Goalie, who was the Tourney MVP I might add, and 12 of their 18 skaters, many of which had close to, or over 40 points this year. Add to that several blue chip recruits and you'd have to be delusional to think they're at least not top 5 material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU Euro View Post
    HOW can you say the team that ran a train on the entire field including your next year's #1 (who's losing the only goalie that has seen ice for them) 6-1 and is returning the goalie who gave up 2 goals in the 4 NCAA games will not be a top 15 team next year and expect people to take you seriously? They could probably be the 15th best team if they returned no one

    I disagree. I think they rode an insanely hot goaltender who was playing way above his skill level this season. He'll fall back to the mean next season. And with the departures and graduations they've had, I don't think they'll make the tourney next year. And if they do, it will be as a bubble team.

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    Re: College Hockey Blog's "Extremely Early Preaseason Top 5"

    ....and yet MN, who has NO goalie and whose returning players didn't even show up in the FF are going to be #1, yup, that's the ticket

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    Quote Originally Posted by carltonbarrett View Post
    ....and yet MN, who has NO goalie and whose returning players didn't even show up in the FF are going to be #1, yup, that's the ticket
    Minnesota played poorly that game, but they also ran into a hot goaltender. I think Minnesota returns the most talent. I don't think goaltender will be an issue. I think Minnesota will be the team to beat, but I also like Notre Dame and North Dakota. Those teams should score a scary number of goals next season too.

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