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    Quote Originally Posted by redwing61 View Post
    I had to investigate. Oh man, this guy is a hoot!
    The general tone of LakerBaker's posts went from trashing Damon his first season, to sarcasm his second season and part of his third season, and is evidently back to trashing. I have LakerBaker on Ignore so I don't routinely see the content of LakerBaker's posts anymore except when they're quoted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    For a bit of context, LakerBaker was trashing Damon on here by the end of Damon's first season, which was before he even had a chance to bring in his first recruiting class.

    I think Damon had a late start recruiting his first season but still did a descent job. When Cuglietta and crew are seniors then it will be completely Coach Whitten's team as far as all player's being his. Also I think Damon will become a better coach with these growing pains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwing61 View Post
    I had to investigate. Oh man, this guy is a hoot!
    Just my opinion however he appears more like a troll by his wording and mannerisms. By his choice of words and the way he presents his thoughts his posts seem to be for the purpose of upsetting other users and provoking a response. His posts don't really add anything to the conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seawolf Fan View Post
    Just my opinion however he appears more like a troll by his wording and mannerisms. By his choice of words and the way he presents his thoughts his posts seem to be for the purpose of upsetting other users and provoking a response. His posts don't really add anything to the conversation.
    You got it right. LakerBaker is a troll.

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    Damon also said he wasn't happy with the schedule for next season in terms of scheduling dates, not content. He is hoping that dates for some games can be moved around when he's at the post-season coaches meeting in Naples.
    I wonder why Damon is unhappy in terms of scheduling dates? I'm guessing a lot of home games are when students are on break?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    I wonder why Damon is unhappy in terms of scheduling dates? I'm guessing a lot of home games are when students are on break?
    he made it sound like there were a few times where we had 2-3 away games in a row on the schedule. He's hoping they can work in some home & homes or switch some weekends around so they don't run into that.

    Also, does anyone know when the meeting is? I'm assuming sometime in the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKrouth View Post
    The minimum salary in the AHL is roughly $49,000 per year. He most likely won't start there, though. The ECHL average salary is $600 per week with a few veterans close to $1,000 per week plus a furnished room. That isn't exactly big bucks dangling in the wind they are chasing, even if you throw in the signing bonus. Life after hockey comes quick and unless they make it to the NHL, that money isn't going to get them too far without needing other options.
    The article said if he plays ANYWHERE other than the NHL he will make a minimum of $70,000. Not sure where those numbers came from though. My point is, he is getting a signing bonus of almost $200,000 without even playing a game. Would you take that? Many would. Especially if you are not a "student" and are there just to play hockey. And he is starting in the AHL, as of right now.
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    UAF is 56-86-12 vs. UAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deman View Post
    he made it sound like there were a few times where we had 2-3 away games in a row on the schedule. He's hoping they can work in some home & homes or switch some weekends around so they don't run into that.

    Also, does anyone know when the meeting is? I'm assuming sometime in the summer.
    Lot's of travel at the end of the season was a huge concern. Bemidji and Anchorage road trips.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze View Post
    The article said if he plays ANYWHERE other than the NHL he will make a minimum of $70,000. Not sure where those numbers came from though. My point is, he is getting a signing bonus of almost $200,000 without even playing a game. Would you take that? Many would. Especially if you are not a "student" and are there just to play hockey. And he is starting in the AHL, as of right now.
    Good luck to Mitchell; I hope it works out well for him. Most of these contracts result in a college free agent being assigned immediately to an AHL team for a tryout. Whether they stick there or are sent down to an ECHL team is another matter; it normally depends upon how well a guy performs in his AHL tryout.

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    Re: LSSU Lakers 2017 off-season thread

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    Kris Bindulis has signed a 3 year entry level contract with the Washington Capitals.
    A few of thoughts.

    I understand when someone comes in and waves a contract and a big check in front of a young man who has always dreamed of playing professional hockey. However, it has to be tough on any coach to try to build continuity in his program and a team when someone chooses to leave after 1 or 2 years. I wish there would be some type of agreement similar to college football where kids stay at least 2 or 3 years. Staying for 2 or 3 years would give a coach a better opportunity to have continuity in his program and building a team; in addition building a closer relationship with the local and college communities. Unfortunately I don't it changing.

    Good luck to Kris and others. I wish you guys would stay another year or two though, I think it would not only help you to develop your skills in addition helping the university.

    On another note. I did make it to quite a few games this year and noted an improvement in play. I would say there was a remarkable difference in Damon's first year. I wish the team I saw soundly beat Minn. Mankota would have shown up more often.

    I am looking forward to another new season in October!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    You got it right. LakerBaker is a troll.
    It's so nice to have that defined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laker54 View Post
    A few of thoughts.

    I understand when someone comes in and waves a contract and a big check in front of a young man who has always dreamed of playing professional hockey. However, it has to be tough on any coach to try to build continuity in his program and a team when someone chooses to leave after 1 or 2 years. I wish there would be some type of agreement similar to college football where kids stay at least 2 or 3 years. Staying for 2 or 3 years would give a coach a better opportunity to have continuity in his program and building a team; in addition building a closer relationship with the local and college communities. Unfortunately I don't it changing...

    I wish the team I saw soundly beat Minn. Mankota would have shown up more often.
    I like the way you're thinking, but as long as the OHL is out there, this isn't realistic for college hockey. A kid like Jack Eichel would never come to college if he knew he was bound for 2-3 years. Some might say that's OK; we'll survive. But the game is weakened if talented players won't come.

    And "Mankota"? No one gets our school name right. But at least you didn't call us Mankato State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleinnebraska View Post
    I like the way you're thinking, but as long as the OHL is out there, this isn't realistic for college hockey. A kid like Jack Eichel would never come to college if he knew he was bound for 2-3 years. Some might say that's OK; we'll survive. But the game is weakened if talented players won't come.

    And "Mankota"? No one gets our school name right. But at least you didn't call us Mankato State.
    the Screaming Eagles have a pretty good hockey team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    It's so nice to have that defined.

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    Pretty sure Suze defined it a while back

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleinnebraska View Post
    And "Mankota"? No one gets our school name right. But at least you didn't call us Mankato State.
    Sorry about that.
    Go Lakers!

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    Re: LSSU Lakers 2017 off-season thread

    Mitch Hults named to All-WCHA Second Team and Max Humitz named to WCHA All Rookie Team. Congratulations to both!
    http://lssulakers.com/sports/m-hocke...20170309mh0dni
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    Re: LSSU Lakers 2017 off-season thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    Mitch Hults named to All-WCHA Second Team and Max Humitz named to WCHA All Rookie Team. Congratulations to both!
    http://lssulakers.com/sports/m-hocke...20170309mh0dni
    Yes, congratulations to both Mitch and Max. I imagine Luke Morgan also got some consideration for All Rookie Team.

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    Re: LSSU Lakers 2017 off-season thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Laker54 View Post
    A few of thoughts.

    I understand when someone comes in and waves a contract and a big check in front of a young man who has always dreamed of playing professional hockey. However, it has to be tough on any coach to try to build continuity in his program and a team when someone chooses to leave after 1 or 2 years. I wish there would be some type of agreement similar to college football where kids stay at least 2 or 3 years. Staying for 2 or 3 years would give a coach a better opportunity to have continuity in his program and building a team; in addition building a closer relationship with the local and college communities. Unfortunately I don't it changing.
    That sort of rule would clearly be wrong-headed. We Americans are allowed to work for pay whenever we wish to. If the NCAA allowed a salary, and tendered a contract, it would be a different conversation, but that's no where near the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    Mitch Hults named to All-WCHA Second Team and Max Humitz named to WCHA All Rookie Team. Congratulations to both!
    http://lssulakers.com/sports/m-hocke...20170309mh0dni
    Great job Guys! Looking forward to seeing you play again in October.
    Go Lakers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Yes, congratulations to both Mitch and Max. I imagine Luke Morgan also got some consideration for All Rookie Team.
    I also imagine Henke got some consideration for All 3rd Team.
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