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JDUBBS1280
04-16-2012, 08:35 AM
I was looking at the recruiting class the Gophers will be bringing in for 2013 and it got me thinking. Could that possibly be their best recruiting class all-time?

What do you think your school's best recruiting class was?

The 2013 class will likely include Taylor Cammarata, Hudson Fasching, Gabe Guertler, Justin Kloos, and perhaps Michael Brodzinski and Jake Bischoff.

The 1974-75 Gopher recruiting class that included Reed Larson, Paul Holmgren, and Tom Younghans was a good one.

The 1975-76 Gopher recruiting class included Steve Janaszak, Bill Baker, Don Madson, and Phil Verchota.

The 1976-77 Gopher recruiting class included Rob McClanahan, Steve Christoff, Eric Strobel, Tim Harrer, Don Micheletti, and John Meredith.

The 1978-79 Gopher recruiting class included Neal Broten and Mike Ramsey.

Woog and Lucia have brought in some great recruiting classes too, but I think the 1976-77 class has to be the greatest all-time for the Gophers IMO.

ScoobyDoo
04-16-2012, 08:37 AM
Michigan.

JDUBBS1280
04-16-2012, 08:41 AM
Michigan.

As is typical, you didn't read the post and answered incorrectly.

I have an idea. Since you can't seem to get past your blind hate for me, why not just avoid my posts? Unless you're obsessed with me for some reason? I certainly go out of my way to try and ignore you, and all others whom hate the Gophers.

JF_Gophers
04-16-2012, 08:46 AM
Recruiting classes are rated in hindsight. So you can't really have a conversation about the new class for another 4-5 years.

JDUBBS1280
04-16-2012, 08:49 AM
Recruiting classes are rated in hindsight. So you can't really have a conversation about the new class for another 4-5 years.

Re-read my post. I said the 2013 class got me thinking about recruiting classes. I picked the 1976-77 class as the Gopher's best.

Is that alright?

Nick Papagiorgio
04-16-2012, 08:50 AM
BC's class of 2001?

Brian Gionta
Scott Clemmensen
Bobby Allen
Rob Scuderi
Mike Lephart
Mark McLennan
Marty Hughes

4 NHLers (1387 NHL games played) and one imrpessive two-way player in Mike Lephart... no early departures which is crazy when you see what they went on to do later.

Chuck Kobasew/Ben Eaves/Tony Voce/JD Forrest was pretty good too.

JDUBBS1280
04-16-2012, 08:51 AM
BC's class of 2001?

Brian Gionta
Scott Clemmensen
Bobby Allen
Rob Scuderi
Mike Lephart
Mark McLennan
Marty Hughes

4 NHLers (1387 NHL games played) and one imrpessive two-way player in Mike Lephart... no early departures which is crazy when you see what they went on to do later.

Good one!

willythekid
04-16-2012, 08:53 AM
As is typical, you didn't read the post and answered incorrectly.

I have an idea. Since you can't seem to get past your blind hate for me, why not just avoid my posts? Unless you're obsessed with me for some reason? I certainly go out of my way to try and ignore you, and all others whom hate the Gophers.

I have an idea. Why don't you take your own advice and stay out of fs23's posts?

Tiggsy
04-16-2012, 08:53 AM
As is typical, you didn't read the post and answered incorrectly.

I have an idea. Since you can't seem to get past your blind hate for me, why not just avoid my posts? Unless you're obsessed with me for some reason? I certainly go out of my way to try and ignore you, and all others whom hate the Gophers.

Year after year, Michigan is typically said to have the top recruiting class no matter what. It has widely become a running joke in these circles.

JF_Gophers
04-16-2012, 08:55 AM
Re-read my post. I said the 2013 class got me thinking about recruiting classes. I picked the 1976-77 class as the Gopher's best.

Is that alright?I read your post. I think you are looking for any reason to feel slighted now. But you brought up the 2013 class and how it may end up being one of the best. I simply stated, that talking about the 2013 class in those terms was premature.

DaveStPaul
04-16-2012, 09:16 AM
Year after year, Michigan is typically said to have the top recruiting class no matter what. It has widely become a running joke in these circles.

This. OP, it's an old joke. People use it all the time.

JDUBBS1280
04-16-2012, 09:26 AM
I have an idea. Why don't you take your own advice and stay out of fs23's posts?

Show me where I've replied to anything he's said that wasn't directed towards me.

JDUBBS1280
04-16-2012, 09:28 AM
Year after year, Michigan is typically said to have the top recruiting class no matter what. It has widely become a running joke in these circles.

Thanks.

Fighting Sioux 23
04-16-2012, 09:46 AM
Show me where I've replied to anything he's said that wasn't directed towards me.

Here are just a couple...

This was in the Top 25 Greatest Teams thread. I had never addressed you (didn't really even know who you were up until this point)...


It does. I always laugh at how hard FS23 tries to justify his rational that any hockey played before the formation of the NCAA is irrelevant.

If we're talking about greatest college hockey teams, I don't see how you can leave out the 1939-40 Gopher team that went undefeated (winning every game by at least 3 goals) and won a national championship. Or how about the 1928-29 Gopher team that Went 14-2-1, started the season with 6 straight shutouts, and won a share of a national championship.

I don't mind looking at only certain eras of hockey history, and realize this list concentrates on the NCAA Hockey era, but when you repeatedly ignore certain eras, as FS23 does, you have to start asking why? And that answer is easy - It makes the Gophers program look better historically if the pre-NCAA era is included in any discussion.

Then of course this is from the Austin Smith thread where I posted a link to an article about how College Hockey Weekly had Austin Smith as their lead candidate for the Hobey...


You do realize spamming the board with requests to visit your website is a violation of the terms and conditions of this board, correct? Please stop.

If I had more time and cared more I could go find numerous other examples...

It really doesn't matter though, as this thread is actually a pretty good one for discussion. Well done.

JDUBBS1280
04-16-2012, 09:49 AM
wisonsin 81
Paul Houck
Paul Houston
Pat Flatley
Tim Thomas
Chris Chelios
Jan-Ake Danielsson
Mark Edwards
Tom Ryan

North Dakota 81
Dave Donnelly
Randy Maxwell
Dave Tippett
Jim Archibald
Gord Sherven
James Patrick
Steve Palmiscno
Rick Zombo

Great ones!

William Blake
04-16-2012, 09:53 AM
Any stats to go with these names, for those of us who are too lazy to look them up?

JDUBBS1280
04-16-2012, 09:54 AM
Here are just a couple...

This was in the Top 25 Greatest Teams thread. I had never addressed you (didn't really even know who you were up until this point)...



Then of course this is from the Austin Smith thread where I posted a link to an article about how College Hockey Weekly had Austin Smith as their lead candidate for the Hobey...



If I had more time and cared more I could go find numerous other examples...

It really doesn't matter though, as this thread is actually a pretty good one for discussion. Well done.

Look at the dates on those posts. That was long ago when I first started posting here. Since then, I've been trying my best to avoid you. Lately it has been you who is seeking me out.

Now, if you have a top recruiting class, I'd love to hear it. Otherwise, please keep the drama out of this thread.

Fighting Sioux 23
04-16-2012, 10:03 AM
It really doesn't matter though, as this thread is actually a pretty good one for discussion. Well done.

Guy just can't take a compliment...yeesh. :p:D:D

I would say that recently North Dakota's class of '09 (recruiting class of '05) was pretty good...
D - Taylor Chorney (14-59-73)
F - Ryan Duncan (85-87-172)
D - Joe Finley (7-28-35)
D - Zach Jones (1-10-11)
F - Andrew Kozek (38-27-65)
D - Brian Lee (6-47-53)
F - Ryan Martens (14-27-41)
F/D - Brad Miller (21-48-69)
F - T.J. Oshie (59-83-142)
F - Jonathan Toews (40-45-85)
G - Aaron Walski (1-3-0, .842 sv%, 2.87 gaa)
F - Matt Watkins (26-32-58)

Combined: 311g-493a-804p in a low-scoring era...not too shabby.

JDUBBS1280
04-16-2012, 10:05 AM
Any stats to go with these names, for those of us who are too lazy to look them up?

Good thought. Here are the career stats for the 1976-77 Gopher class I chose as the best for the Gophers:

McClanahan 121gp, 45g, 63a, 108pts (1980 gold medalist)
Christoff 117gp, 77g, 82a, 159pts (1980 gold medalist)
Strobel 120gp, 52g, 54a, 106pts (1980 gold medalist)
Tim Harrer 157gp, 117g, 84a, 201pts
Micheletti 127gp, 64g, 84a, 148pts

JDUBBS1280
04-16-2012, 10:07 AM
Guy just can't take a compliment...yeesh. :p:D:D

I would say that recently North Dakota's class of '09 (recruiting class of '05) was pretty good...
Taylor Chorney
Ryan Duncan
Joe Finley
Zach Jones
Andrew Kozek
Brian Lee
Ryan Martens
Brad Miller
T.J. Oshie
Jonathan Toews
Aaron Walski
Matt Watkins

Good one. Very deep class.