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HarleyMC
07-11-2014, 02:24 AM
So everyone understand I am not criticizing the recruiting or predicting failure. Just made the observation I would be more fired up if he were drafted relatively high!

If it's any consolation Koho, I get what you're saying. Nearly every college hockey fan appreciates a high draft choice which inevitably raises fan excitement and expectations for the coming season. You mentioned that's no guarantee of actual performance, there are exceptions and you're not criticizing Gopher recruiting efforts. I don't see anything wrong with that. IMHO all of the posters who are ripping into you for making a simple statement like that can suck rocks.

Hammy
07-11-2014, 02:28 AM
I'm very comfortable with my sources...because they're right. Can your sources prove otherwise? But hey...keep padding your EGO here Hamster...maybe your head will finally blow up.

Your evidence is a guy that writes under the moniker of DarkKnight5? That's your source and you think that is actually better? LOL!

You neglected to add this to the quoted statement you ripped from there:


I’ve been trying to educate myself in all aspects of his decision, but rest assured that my prediction is based solely on wild speculation and not on what the military calls "human intelligence."

Harley... you've proven you are a joke time and time again. You've cemented it here. Bwahaha

HarleyMC
07-11-2014, 02:37 AM
Your evidence is a guy that writes under the moniker of DarkKnight5? That's your source and you think that is actually better? LOL!

You neglected to add this to the quoted statement you ripped from there:



Harley... you've proven you are a joke time and time again. You've cemented it here. Bwahaha

You conveniently missed my question: Can your sources prove otherwise? Or is this another one of your EGO trips?

Hammy
07-11-2014, 02:45 AM
Prove? Sure. They talk to the player in question. But they don't write anonymously for any fan based website so I wouldn't expect you to read it any time soon. LOL!

Nice try to shirk the embarrassment of your source of "evidence" though. :D

HarleyMC
07-11-2014, 07:13 AM
Prove? Sure. They talk to the player in question. But they don't write anonymously for any fan based website so I wouldn't expect you to read it any time soon. LOL!

Nice try to shirk the embarrassment of your source of "evidence" though. :D

No embarrassment here...although speculative, the article reflects my point which I think is valid, simple as that. But you haven't shown us any solid evidence to substantiate your flawed argument below:


Grimaldi's signing is irrelevant to Rau's decision. If Grimaldi was any kind of a key factor, Rau already would have made his decision and the school would have announced it. He'll decide after their prospect camp.

I trust you've got SPECIFIC details from your "sources"? Let's see it.

ScoobyDoo
07-11-2014, 08:11 AM
Hammy or DarkKnight5.

I know who Id pick as a source.It's not even close.

Hammy
07-11-2014, 08:38 AM
No embarrassment here...although speculative, the article reflects my point which I think is valid, simple as that. But you haven't shown us any solid evidence to substantiate your flawed argument

I guess I probably shouldn't expect a guy whose only source of information is scouring the web for articles to be embarrassed as passing that off as "evidence"... no matter how questionable the source of that material might be. The laughable thing is you quote part of an article that comes from a fan (and not even a fan that puts his real name next to his work).

I actually feel sorry for the guy because he openly admits he doesn't really know any of the logic behind Rau's thought process but you conveniently kept that part out as a self serving way to act like your opinion was validated. You throw the guy under the bus when he was smart enough to say: "rest assured that my prediction is based solely on wild speculation". At least he has enough brains to admit what he doesn't know... so he's one up on you there.


I trust you've got SPECIFIC details from your "sources"? Let's see it.

I've pretty much spelled out some of what was said already in various posts. I can absolutely tell you that no other prospect was ever singled out as having anything to do with what Rau was going to do. It was all about what Kyle felt about his own development, the pros and cons of staying/leaving, etc. He knows he has to compete with a lot of different players to make it. The general feeling was he was likely to return (family history, individual history, etc) but the process had to work it's way out.

Of course, I recognize that you would rather have some newspaper article for me to quote from but most of what I discuss on these boards comes from interpersonal relationships and not the realm of newspaper quotes. So you'll have to deal with it.

By the way, my source of information is... ManOfSteel7. A superhero that anonymously works in the U hockey office under a more human moniker. :eek:

(To others here, I apologize for some of this. I don't care to highjack threads with this type of stuff. I'll refrain from more and you can get back to discussing the team)

5mn_Major
07-11-2014, 09:30 AM
Welcome back Kyle! As great as this team is looking...the ladies should be even more dominant. Its a great year to be a Gopher.


Harley... you've proven you are a joke time and time again. You've cemented it here. Bwahaha

The language doesn't help your cause...now or in the future.

goldy_331
07-11-2014, 09:48 AM
There is a simple answer to all this discussion guys, I simply put Harley Blowhard on ignore months ago. He types a LOT of words, but doesn't actually bring anything useful to the discussion. He spends so much time trying to insult other Gopher fans that I'm not sure he isn't a Whioux fan in disguise.

Hammy
07-11-2014, 09:57 AM
You're a wise man. Advice taken.

Driftryder
07-11-2014, 10:17 AM
Great to hear Kyle Rau is coming back for his SR season!


Would be nice if this was the norm and not the exception in today's college hockey.

Hammy
07-11-2014, 10:20 AM
Would be nice if this was the norm and not the exception in today's college hockey.

Let's make it the norm. ;)

Koho
07-11-2014, 03:46 PM
But I have accepted the reality that I wear blinders to anything that undermines my thinking.

Fixed your post...

Koho
07-11-2014, 03:56 PM
All the pieces are in place, even if they aren't all drafted. Scooby, did you break the 25% glass ceiling, or still being pulled down by that last game?

Hammy
07-11-2014, 03:58 PM
Fixed your post...

About as good with your wit there as you are with your logic elsewhere.

Koho
07-11-2014, 03:59 PM
From the quote speculating Rau returning..."the cards fell the right way for the Gopher fans" in the NC?????? I would be willing to bet most fans would rather have an NC in 2014 than Rau returning this year.

Koho
07-11-2014, 04:27 PM
About as good with your wit there as you are with your logic elsewhere.

I am done with it. You were often arguing different points than I was making in many cases or taking minor points to extremes. Not really reading what I wrote with the detail to understand my points (and maybe I wasn't always clear). But I would argue your misunderstanding could also be a failure in logic on your part to understand my points. Anyways, I think we agree on more than you think we do and aren't as far off where we disagree as you seem to think.

I appreciate the information you get by the connections you have, but I also don't go so far as to think that having that info automatically makes you the best at analyzing issues that are separate from the info. You seem to think it makes you correct most of the time. (I don't think I've ever seen you concede a point.) I am also stubborn, but recognize it enough to know we will never resolve the differences on this issue, even though they are more minor than you think.

And if you read back through with an open mind, you might see my sprinkling of comments about fruit/veggies, Scooby snacks, I mean, glass rating, etc. that I wasn't really taking it as seriously as I think you were.

So I concede. I was wrong that I felt a little disappointment that a player not from MN didn't get drafted because it would have been fun to say we had one more drafted guy. And you have convinced me. I am worried about the prospects of this team because we have way too many NHL type players on team, especially defense where another poster pointed out he thought it was cool every one of them was drafted. You win, and I am looking forward to a few years down the road when maybe the coaches can fill the team with undrafted 18 year-olds and we'll have a shot at an NC again. Then I can be happy.

Slap Shot
07-11-2014, 04:45 PM
I am done with it. You were often arguing different points than I was making.....

You win, and I am looking forward to a few years down the road when maybe the coaches can fill the team with undrafted 18 year-olds...

Um...

;)

Koho
07-11-2014, 04:57 PM
Um...

;)

Hey...I admitted I was stubborn...

HarleyMC
07-12-2014, 02:54 AM
I guess I probably shouldn't expect a guy whose only source of information is scouring the web for articles to be embarrassed as passing that off as "evidence"... no matter how questionable the source of that material might be.

Nice spin...but not at all surprised that you make things up. I never stated at any time that it was "evidence". Go back and read my recent post.


I've pretty much spelled out some of what was said already in various posts. I can absolutely tell you that no other prospect was ever singled out as having anything to do with what Rau was going to do. It was all about what Kyle felt about his own development, the pros and cons of staying/leaving, etc. He knows he has to compete with a lot of different players to make it. The general feeling was he was likely to return (family history, individual history, etc) but the process had to work it's way out.

This is both comical and contradictory.:D At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what Kyle Rau "was going to do", what matters is whether Florida wanted to sign him or not at this time. There was very little pursuit by Florida to sign Rau. Why? I contend because they had already signed Grimaldi in early May, a higher draft pick and a player of similar small stature (undoubtedly the Cats don't need another smaller player at this time) who plays with the same intensity and passion...only better. Not difficult to understand and not the kind of post on a college hockey discussion board that should invoke criticism to this degree. Unless of course your moniker is Hammy and your EGO is in need of a hug again.:D


It was all about what Kyle felt about his own development, the pros and cons of staying/leaving, etc. He knows he has to compete with a lot of different players to make it.

Given your own words quoted above, THEN PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Why would Grimaldi's signing be "irrelevant" in Rau's decision making process IF he knows he has to complete with others? How dumb can you be and still breathe? Of course it's relevant!! But the best you can come up with is a generalized statement about Rau's decision making process cloaked in your typical lameass, condescending attitude. The fact is you don't have any SPECIFIC information that confirms your statement: "Grimaldi's signing is irrelevant to Rau's decision", AND you're too proud and stubborn to admit you're wrong.


Grimaldi's signing is irrelevant to Rau's decision. If Grimaldi was any kind of a key factor, Rau already would have made his decision and the school would have announced it. He'll decide after their prospect camp.

Secondly, IMO your statement above is not correct for two reasons: 1) Rau stated emphatically he wanted to wait and assess his options, and would not make any announcement regardless of the circumstances until after camp, and 2) So you're expecting us to believe that if Grimaldi was "any kind of key factor" (whatever that means), Kyle Rau would just "throw in the towel" not even compete? No. And you are the person that claims to know what he's thinking? That doesn't sound like Rau at all.

And here lies the problem I have with you Hammy. As I stated last season, you hide behind your so-called "sources" and then at times conveniently embellish information on this site while demeaning other posters to stroke your overly inflated EGO. IIRC I called you out a couple seasons ago after you claimed information originated from your "source", when in fact you lifted it from a media source (which I found and quoted here on this site). Another Gopher poster (who will remain anonymous) here was there, read it and commented on the discussion and my response. But you conveniently disappeared without a response.


By the way, my source of information is... ManOfSteel7. A superhero that anonymously works in the U hockey office under a more human moniker. :eek:

Haha... So monikers are always an indication of a person's character and credibility? Hmmm...let's see... "Hammy" = "a ham": an actor or performer who overacts. Someone who wants to be the center of attention.:D:D:p


(To others here, I apologize for some of this. I don't care to highjack threads with this type of stuff. I'll refrain from more and you can get back to discussing the team)

OMG...what a load of BS. You've been seething with revenge since last season and you know it (but will probably deny it) when I told you you were out of line for severely overreacting and threatening me with violence over a post comment I made regarding your poor use of stats. IIRC you ran away to GPL for most of the remainder of the season.