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Hammy
07-07-2015, 12:48 PM
Here's the payback for having to watch Cavallini's kid play...oh wait...what did you say....Dvorak. Color me cynical at this point as a 14 year old has no idea what he wants 4 years from now. Hell an 18 year old goalie who is on campus for Summer school don't know what he wants 4 months out much less 4 years.

Frankly, it isn't just the age (and the risk of an early bloomer hitting a development plateau) but the fact that he committed to a coach that I think many of us would be surprised to see behind the bench at UW in 4 years. Gonna likely have to re-think that decision when the chopping block falls.

From a general perspective, I continue to be baffled by these situations with college coaches. Especially coaches that don't plan on living up to the gentleman's agreement anyway (my club included). You'd think these guys would eventually learn how unnecessary it is to do things at this age. I understand maybe (maybe) doing it after their sophomore year when they will be edging toward 17 years old. But before 15? Stupid.

IndianaBadger1995
07-07-2015, 02:16 PM
Wow, Badgers just landed a major recruit. 2000-born Chicago Mission d-man Brady Smith. He's a stud....in the conversation for the best 2000-born defenseman I've seen. Will be curious to see how this plays into Ty Emberson (EC Memorial) decision but getting Smith is a huge step in the right direction.
Well that's exciting!

wow indeed. kudows to...wait, i can't believe I've forgotten the new assistants names, but yeah...them i guess
Strand and Bittner. Good for them.

Timothy A
07-07-2015, 06:32 PM
Frankly, it isn't just the age (and the risk of an early bloomer hitting a development plateau) but the fact that he committed to a coach that I think many of us would be surprised to see behind the bench at UW in 4 years. Gonna likely have to re-think that decision when the chopping block falls.


Eaves will be around in 4 years. He lost Boeser and Oplika, which he can use as an excuse when he meets with BA in 9 months. Strand and Bittner's impact on recruiting won't be felt for 2 more years, another crutch. They will get to 10 wins this year, no problem (better players coming in, and they will play better team D with better coaches), special teams will better (better coaches). It's a lock he's not going anywhere.

As far as this lad goes.....he's a great catch, based on what we know now. Will he still be great in 4 years? Who knows, but it's a start. Now Strand and Bittner need to stay in contact with him and not allow it to fall apart like Boeser did.

Chuck Schwartz
07-07-2015, 07:13 PM
From a general perspective, I continue to be baffled by these situations with college coaches. Especially coaches that don't plan on living up to the gentleman's agreement anyway (my club included). You'd think these guys would eventually learn how unnecessary it is to do things at this age. I understand maybe (maybe) doing it after their sophomore year when they will be edging toward 17 years old. But before 15? Stupid.

I didn't see many complaints when Jaxon Nelson committed.

Bonin21
07-07-2015, 07:38 PM
Million years away but as a late bday if he goes NTDP there will be a CHL/Juniors/Accelerate question after his U18 season.

Hammy
07-07-2015, 09:00 PM
I didn't see many complaints when Jaxon Nelson committed.

Read my post. I didn't leave my own team out of the equation.

Almington
07-08-2015, 01:35 AM
Million years away but as a late bday if he goes NTDP there will be a CHL/Juniors/Accelerate question after his U18 season.

The irony is that he's considered on of the best because of where his birthday falls (effectively playing against players who are up to one year younger than him). Most NHL players have birthdays in Jan, Feb, or March.

Chuck Schwartz
07-10-2015, 07:33 PM
Jarod Zirbel (Madison Capitols) commits...

DoorCtyBadger
07-10-2015, 08:31 PM
Jarod Zirbel (Madison Capitols) commits...

great pick up for the Badgers this kid is absolutely worked his *** off his whole life to get here

Bonin21
07-10-2015, 08:36 PM
One person seems more excited about it than the other. Are you going to field a JV team with this many players coming in?

solovsfett
07-10-2015, 09:43 PM
Jarod Zirbel (Madison Capitols) commits...

is he a blue chippah? if not, then what's the point. the team is filled, in fact overfilled, with grinders and D3 caliber players.

WiscTJK
07-11-2015, 12:23 AM
is he a blue chippah? if not, then what's the point. the team is filled, in fact overfilled, with grinders and D3 caliber players.

51 games played with caps, 7 goals, 6 assists, 49 pim.

Timothy A
07-11-2015, 07:01 AM
One person seems more excited about it than the other. Are you going to field a JV team with this many players coming in?

No kidding.


is he a blue chippah? if not, then what's the point. the team is filled, in fact overfilled, with grinders and D3 caliber players.

What in the heelll is going on here?


Jarod Zirbel (Madison Capitols) commits...

No twitter? You let me and all of twitterverse down.

oldicecoach
07-11-2015, 10:17 AM
This has to be Strand's influence on recruiting. Is there now a Notre Dame pipeline? 10% of the team will be from Notre Dame; Davison, Stillwell and Zirbell.

MadCityRich
07-11-2015, 11:02 AM
In other news, MCR III has committed to the Badgers. BTW, he's not even a twinkle in MCR Jr's eye. Just sayin'.

(I recently got back from a week in Canada; I should have kidnapped a couple of kids to join the team.)

solovsfett
07-11-2015, 12:07 PM
In other news, MCR III has committed to the Badgers. BTW, he's not even a twinkle in MCR Jr's eye. Just sayin'.

(I recently got back from a week in Canada; I should have kidnapped a couple of kids to join the team.)

At this point I wouldn't be surprised if Eaves just asks all of the posters here to play. I mean some of us could probably pot 1 or 2 goals.

Seriously though, a major problem is scoring ****ing goals so why do they continue to bring in kids who are NOT goal scorers???????

Timothy A
07-11-2015, 03:32 PM
Jost is down to DU and the sue.....

ExileOnDaytonStreet
07-11-2015, 05:53 PM
Jost is down to DU and the sue.....

Why would he come here, anyway?

Timothy A
07-11-2015, 09:53 PM
Why would he come here, anyway?

Red and white is the best color combo evah! Duh!

This guys knows a great color combo when he sees it....UW lands a goalie, Matt Jurusik from Janesville....1.57 gaa and .939 save percent. Man I love twitter!

Chuck Schwartz
07-12-2015, 12:26 AM
I can't say for certain, but Matt Jurusik is a name I'm hearing could be a potential goaltending replacement. He had a huge year for Janesville (NAHL) and is likely the top uncommitted goaltender out there right now.

Had a pretty good feeling on this one.