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owslachief
03-23-2012, 11:23 PM
Can't play a forward down for 3/4 of the game and expect to win. Another good 3rd period, but it wasn't enough.

State loses *35% of its scoring but gets a beefier defensive corps next season.


*or 45%, depending on whether wots is right and we have to look for a new "C".

kjaskolski
03-23-2012, 11:30 PM
If Krug comes back, this team is going to be an underrated squad that can be pretty tough. If not .....

Pirateasaurus
03-23-2012, 11:40 PM
I absolutely expect Krug to make the jump. I would love if he didn't but i can't blame him as it would be well deserved.

owslachief
03-24-2012, 01:49 PM
Did anyone else notice that with about 5:30 left in the Cornell - umaa game last night, the Brainiacs played the MSU fight song? Brilliant - up to the point where it seemed to rile the - - - and they tied the game.

aallenpollreisz
03-25-2012, 12:44 AM
Krug to the Bruins. Figuratively speaking, big skates to fill. A press conference is scheduled for Sunday at noon.

Can't really say that I'm surprised. But our defense for next year... umm. Well, suddenly the Boyd and Gatt transfers start looking pretty big now.

Pirateasaurus
03-25-2012, 12:59 AM
Krug to the Bruins. Figuratively speaking, big skates to fill. A press conference is scheduled for Sunday at noon.

Can't really say that I'm surprised. But our defense for next year... umm. Well, suddenly the Boyd and Gatt transfers start looking pretty big now.

I can't really even be bummed out. While it'd be better for MSU, i think it'd be a mistake for him NOT to go. He's as ready as he'll ever be, i think.

Nevergoodenough
03-25-2012, 09:23 AM
I'm going to be interested to see if folks get ****ed at Tory leaving early like they did with Grant?

Pirateasaurus
03-25-2012, 11:39 AM
I'm going to be interested to see if folks get ****ed at Tory leaving early like they did with Grant?

They shouldn't. Torey's definitely ready and i can't imagine him improving that much on his play by staying another year in college. He's already one of the best skating/offensive defensemen in the nation and it's not like he's suddenly gonna shoot up to 6'0" tall by playing his senior year.

Grant was definitely premature and was a bummer because he definitely would have benefited from staying another year and was a pretty decent sized blow to our offensive depth and production.

Nevergoodenough
03-25-2012, 11:59 AM
I have to disagree in that I don't think any fan is able to judge who is ready and who isn't. That is up to the pro teams and the player. And, I would say losing Krug is a big blow to both the defensive AND offensive production. Don't get me wrong, it is a good thing for Tory, and because Grant had played under the grand teaching style of Rick Comely, it was good for him too. If Anastos had been the coach for Grant he might have stayed another year. (see how much Leveille grew under the previous coach, and if he hadn't hurt his knee would have been gone too)

The point I want to make is that it's either good, or it's bad, regardless. I know some are still ****ed that Grant left and yet will be happy for Krug. That makes no sense to me.

Pirateasaurus
03-25-2012, 12:06 PM
I have to disagree in that I don't think any fan is able to judge who is ready and who isn't. That is up to the pro teams and the player. And, I would say losing Krug is a big blow to both the defensive AND offensive production. Don't get me wrong, it is a good thing for Tory, and because Grant had played under the grand teaching style of Rick Comely, it was good for him too. If Anastos had been the coach for Grant he might have stayed another year. (see how much Leveille grew under the previous coach, and if he hadn't hurt his knee would have been gone too)

The point I want to make is that it's either good, or it's bad, regardless. I know some are still ****ed that Grant left and yet will be happy for Krug. That makes no sense to me.

Well players leaving early are never good for the college team but it's just my opinion that Krug is ready, Grant was not as ready. I guess i can't say Grant was totally not ready because I don't know what he has done since he left but I felt like he needed another year. Torey, I think does not need another year. Both of them leaving ultimately hurts MSU but i think Krug is making the right decision for himself whereas some other players in the past were a little too eager to be a pro and it probably hurt them in the end.

Nevergoodenough
03-25-2012, 12:18 PM
Last post on the topic, promise: it's not the fan's place to say who is ready and who isn't because few know the players well enough to know what is going on. I have never seen a fan ***** when a player is released, even when said player does well at another school. Some are happy when their hero accepts an offer, but let a blue-collar guy take an offer and it's terrible. Maybe school in general, or college in particular just doesn't work for them. Maybe they have a personal reason to get away.

These are people, young men actually.

Ok I'm done. It was a great turn-around season and I hope it just gets better. I'll be watching with great interest.

totalx
03-25-2012, 01:33 PM
http://bruins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=623987&cmpid=rss-News

Outstanding career. Can't blame him for jumping at this opportunity.

owslachief
03-25-2012, 05:33 PM
http://bruins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=623987&cmpid=rss-News

Outstanding career. Can't blame him for jumping at this opportunity.

He's been receiving offers for two seasons running now - this one's an organization he just couldn't turn down.

Spartanforlife4
03-25-2012, 08:55 PM
Random thought: We may have seen Alaska for the last time at Munn. Unless we play them four times next year it's our turn to go on the road. That means heading to Fairbanks to face Destructive Space Bear.

Nevergoodenough
03-26-2012, 12:19 PM
Is that for sure? Don't they shuffle the schedules every two years or something due to the odd number of teams?

Nevergoodenough
03-27-2012, 10:27 AM
Here's why Tory signed:

http://capgeek.com/players/display.php?id=2188

Follow them all here:
http://capgeek.com/latest_contracts.php

Currently it appears that Tory has the largest EL contract so far. It's not official though...

owslachief
04-03-2012, 10:05 AM
2011 grad Dustin Gazley was top scorer in ECHL for the regular season. No wonder he's this season's r.o.y.

aallenpollreisz
04-08-2012, 11:31 AM
Three Spartan commitments were taken in the OHL Draft yesterday. Perlini (1st rd., 16th), Jacobs (4th rd., 9th), and Godbout (9th rd., 2nd).

Granted, I've eaten, like, nine Cadbury Creme Eggs this morning, but this news is a little unsettling.

EDIT: I should probably clarify that they're not quite Spartans yet.

owslachief
04-08-2012, 12:14 PM
Three Spartans were taken in the OHL Draft yesterday. Perlini (1st rd., 16th), Jacobs (4th rd., 9th), and Godbout (9th rd., 2nd).

Granted, I've eaten, like, nine Cadbury Creme Eggs this morning, but this news is a little unsettling.

enjoy your cadbury's. It would be unsettling if they didn't rate a draft choice.

owslachief
04-16-2012, 01:36 PM
I'm looking ahead to next season and who we may see in uniform vs. the CIS team that comes in.

The standard disclaimer applies: strictly an academic exercise; please ... no wagering
I'm thinking there'd be five scratches for that Monday night: F *Joe Cox, D <super>‡</super>R J Boyd, Chris Sandmeyer and Branden Carney, G Nathan Phillips

Top line is Reimer, Walrod and Wolfe
Then it's *DeBlouw, Chelios (D) and Berry
Hayes, Forfar and Darnell
Hoomaian, *Keller and Sorenson

Top pairing Chelios (J) and *Draeger
Then *Holland and Grassi
*Walsh and <super>‡</super>Gatt

Goalie: Yanakeff
Backup: Hildebrand

Hayes is our captain, and Forfar and Wolfe assistant captains

* Freshmen
<super>‡</super> Transfers