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GrouchyUNHer
06-25-2019, 09:21 PM
We need quality players. I don't give a rat's ***** where they come from.

This doesn't have to be some hokey "Model UN" PC-driven exercise. Just quality players, playing winning hockey. Is this too much to ask for?

:confused:

… just channeling my inner "Grouchy UNH Fan" this morning … ;)

Well, you can keep right on channellin', ya carpetbaggin' whippasnappah!! :mad: For chrissakes, of course we need EURO-MERCENARIES!! Problem is, Soooza dropped the ball on our first Swede so bad, that if my second grade teacher Sister Agnes McGillicuddy were still alive today, she would have smacked his knuckle's til they bled with an ALUMINUM ruler for NOT CROSSING HIS T'S AND DOTTING HIS I'S!! I hope for chrissakes he learned his lesson when he recruited Swede #2!! As for Tim Strudel or whatever his name his...he ain't comin' to Durham. And even if he did show up on campus, the NCAA geniuses would be so far up UNH's derriere, they'd set up a second headquarters in Durham. For the love of god Soooza - get in the car, take ride up 95N to Orono, buy Red a coffee at the local Aroma Joe's and LEARN how to recruit EURO-MERCENARIES the RIGHT way!!! :mad: :mad:

Hope all you dang hooligans have a nice summer. And for chrissakes....GIT OFF MY LAWN!!! :mad: :mad:

UMLFan
06-26-2019, 07:13 AM
Odds that Tim Stützle ever steps onto UNH campus is set at a 3% chance.
Unfortunately, he's signed in Germany.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Tim Stützle wird zur kommenden Saison ein Adler. Herzlich willkommen in der DEL, Tim! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/f%C3%BCrMannheim?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#fürMannheim</a> <a href="https://t.co/7alkvrzof3">https://t.co/7alkvrzof3</a> <a href="https://t.co/PAfSEQQkdp">pic.twitter.com/PAfSEQQkdp</a></p>&mdash; Adler Mannheim (@adlermannheim) <a href="https://twitter.com/adlermannheim/status/1143800495758336000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 26, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Lemonade
06-26-2019, 07:38 AM
Unfortunately, he's signed in Germany.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Tim Stützle wird zur kommenden Saison ein Adler. Herzlich willkommen in der DEL, Tim! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/f%C3%BCrMannheim?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#fürMannheim</a> <a href="https://t.co/7alkvrzof3">https://t.co/7alkvrzof3</a> <a href="https://t.co/PAfSEQQkdp">pic.twitter.com/PAfSEQQkdp</a></p>&mdash; Adler Mannheim (@adlermannheim) <a href="https://twitter.com/adlermannheim/status/1143800495758336000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 26, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Not suprised in the slightest. No way was he ending up at UNH if he is a projected top 10 NHL pick. Cale Makar aint walking through that door.

HockeyRef
06-26-2019, 08:03 AM
Well the Stutlze news is not surprising...and kudos for MS for recognizing the talent that is there. Guess it will give me a reason to check out the draft next year to see where he lands. Have to believe that what we are seeking is seeking us...that said, too bad even for one season it would've been amazing to have him at UNH...Just wish for once we'd catch a break with big players like that.

Dan
06-26-2019, 10:05 AM
Well the Stutlze news is not surprising...and kudos for MS for recognizing the talent that is there. Guess it will give me a reason to check out the draft next year to see where he lands. Have to believe that what we are seeking is seeking us...that said, too bad even for one season it would've been amazing to have him at UNH...Just wish for once we'd catch a break with big players like that.

It reminds me of the Seinfeld bit where he shows up and the agency has no rental car for him...

Fan: You know how to take the commitment, you just don’t know how to HOLD the commitment. And that’s really the most important part of the commitment! (Waves arms around) Anyone can just TAKE them...

UNH: I know why we have commitments.

Fan: I don’t think you do! If you did we’d have Farabee, Commesso and Stutzle...

HockeyRef
06-26-2019, 10:34 AM
It reminds me of the Seinfeld bit where he shows up and the agency has no rental car for him...

Fan: You know how to take the commitment, you just don’t know how to HOLD the commitment. And that’s really the most important part of the commitment! (Waves arms around) Anyone can just TAKE them...

UNH: I know why we have commitments.

Fan: I don’t think you do! If you did we’d have Farabee, Commesso and Stutzle...

Well Dan...after losing these guys is hard...real program difference makers but what can you do? They want to play where they see their best path to the show is...now that said...we’ve had players who have made it to the show. So UNH can say that (as can many other programs).

Keeping the commitment when the big dollars are waving for any program today? I don’t know. Not trying to give us a pass as yes as that fan you speak of...I’m disappointed but feel we are up against a tidal wave that might have already passed us by and one that the present coaching staff is working to ride again. Different times now...? Please tell me how UNH can keep these few and far between big guns who aren’t going to play more than a year..or two?

But I guess the upside of that (big players coming in)is the program can attract other big guns who attract others once it starts. Still...you have to make a team of more than those players..I guess.

Lemonade
06-26-2019, 01:23 PM
Well Dan...after losing these guys is hard...real program difference makers but what can you do? They want to play where they see their best path to the show is...now that said...we’ve had players who have made it to the show. So UNH can say that (as can many other programs).

Keeping the commitment when the big dollars are waving for any program today? I don’t know. Not trying to give us a pass as yes as that fan you speak of...I’m disappointed but feel we are up against a tidal wave that might have already passed us by and one that the present coaching staff is working to ride again. Different times now...? Please tell me how UNH can keep these few and far between big guns who aren’t going to play more than a year..or two?

But I guess the upside of that (big players coming in)is the program can attract other big guns who attract others once it starts. Still...you have to make a team of more than those players..I guess.


UNH is 100% off the radar of blue chip commits. Thats a fact. Now its a race with Maine and Merrimack for kids that get decommited because other programs dont have room for them. Its brutal once your program slides because its an extremely difficult road back. You need some luck and a team that makes a run to get back on the map. Umass got lucky with Cale Makar staying at Umass and Carvel has done a nice job but lets see if they can sustain the success post Makar-era - I think not. So how do you get relevant again? One angle was to jump on Europe prospects and as we learned with the Stutzle situation its tough to actually get them to show up on campus once they see dollar signs...so its back to late bloomers and decommits from other schools for now....

HockeyRef
06-26-2019, 01:47 PM
UNH is 100% off the radar of blue chip commits. Thats a fact. Now its a race with Maine and Merrimack for kids that get decommited because other programs dont have room for them. Its brutal once your program slides because its an extremely difficult road back. You need some luck and a team that makes a run to get back on the map. Umass got lucky with Cale Makar staying at BU and Carvel has done a nice job but lets see if they can sustain the success post Makar-era - I think not. So how do you get relevant again? One angle was to jump on Europe prospects and as we learned with the Stutzle situation its tough to actually get them to show up on campus once they see dollar signs...so its back to late bloomers and decommits from other schools for now....

Pretty much agree with your assessment. And I think we are seeing MS and his guys working many different angles for players while keeping an eye on the 'local' talent if I can say that. When I started following college hockey Union became the powerhouse it was to win the NC. Who saw that coming? Now I confess I do not know their past win/loss situation, but wow, that was an excellent team with just the 'right amount of talent' to do it and anyone please correct me if I'm wrong, they weren't filled with 'blue chip' players. Point being...and you made it in your post, that if the BC type of players aren't knocking on the door you have to go different avenues. I do get that and I think with time, I have full confidence UNH will get there. Everyone knows that things changed in college hockey a few years back, much more parity, players have tons of choices esp. the good ones. Dang, just get back to the Regionals for a start and this fan will be over the moon.

Lemonade
06-26-2019, 01:56 PM
Pretty much agree with your assessment. And I think we are seeing MS and his guys working many different angles for players while keeping an eye on the 'local' talent if I can say that. When I started following college hockey Union became the powerhouse it was to win the NC. Who saw that coming? Now I confess I do not know their past win/loss situation, but wow, that was an excellent team with just the 'right amount of talent' to do it and anyone please correct me if I'm wrong, they weren't filled with 'blue chip' players. Point being...and you made it in your post, that if the BC type of players aren't knocking on the door you have to go different avenues. I do get that and I think with time, I have full confidence UNH will get there. Everyone knows that things changed in college hockey a few years back, much more parity, players have tons of choices esp. the good ones. Dang, just get back to the Regionals for a start and this fan will be over the moon.


Parity is at an all time high so UNH does have going for it but it will need more than that. Union captured lighting in a bottle and so did Yale a few years ago so it does happen...rarely but it does happen.

Snively65
06-26-2019, 03:20 PM
Maybe Gildon and Maass will have only so-so camps, so maybe they will not get called up?

Chuck Murray
06-27-2019, 10:56 AM
Well, you can keep right on channellin', ya carpetbaggin' whippasnappah!! :mad: For chrissakes, of course we need EURO-MERCENARIES!! Problem is, Soooza dropped the ball on our first Swede so bad, that if my second grade teacher Sister Agnes McGillicuddy were still alive today, she would have smacked his knuckle's til they bled with an ALUMINUM ruler for NOT CROSSING HIS T'S AND DOTTING HIS I'S!! I hope for chrissakes he learned his lesson when he recruited Swede #2!! As for Tim Strudel or whatever his name his...he ain't comin' to Durham. And even if he did show up on campus, the NCAA geniuses would be so far up UNH's derriere, they'd set up a second headquarters in Durham. For the love of god Soooza - get in the car, take ride up 95N to Orono, buy Red a coffee at the local Aroma Joe's and LEARN how to recruit EURO-MERCENARIES the RIGHT way!!! :mad: :mad:

Hope all you dang hooligans have a nice summer. And for chrissakes....GIT OFF MY LAWN!!! :mad: :mad:

I dunno GUNHer … but if I was heading up to the Downeast for a recruiting primer, I'd be looking for Grant, not Red. Good ol' GS knew how to find a stud in a cabbage patch.

C-H-C
07-01-2019, 02:31 PM
UNH Commit Alex Gagne (DOB: 8-26-02), a 6'3', 195 lbs. defenseman from Bedford, NH, played in the US Select 17 All-Star game and was named to the 2019 U.S. Under-18 Men's Select team. Drafted by Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in 14th round of 2019 USHL Draft and attended their camp in June. Feature article coming soon.
Defenseman Scott Morrow (uncommitted), son of former UNH star Scott Morrow, also played in the All-Star game but did not make the Under-18 Select Team.

After the Whistle
07-02-2019, 03:42 PM
UNH Commit Alex Gagne (DOB: 8-26-02), a 6'3', 195 lbs. defenseman from Bedford, NH, played in the US Select 17 All-Star game and was named to the 2019 U.S. Under-18 Men's Select team. Drafted by Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in 14th round of 2019 USHL Draft and attended their camp in June. Feature article coming soon.
Defenseman Scott Morrow (uncommitted), son of former UNH star Scott Morrow, also played in the All-Star game but did not make the Under-18 Select Team.

Love learning this. Hope his journeys across the NCAA campuses doesn't turn his head. Also, you have to wonder on young Scott Morrow if we have been in contact?

Dan
07-02-2019, 04:19 PM
Love learning this. Hope his journeys across the NCAA campuses doesn't turn his head. Also, you have to wonder on young Scott Morrow if we have been in contact?

It’s not the NTDP - it’s the annual select team, meaning he’ll play in the Hlinka Tournament. The Hlinka is a short U18 tournament that the US usually uses to send non-NTDP kids (mostly USHL players). So while a nice sign and accomplishment, it’s a different Team USA than the one that barnstorms colleges and churns out first rounders...

Perhaps the best takeaway from this is the probable indication that Gagne is ready to be a USHL regular THIS season in Cedar Rapids...

wildcatdc
07-02-2019, 06:29 PM
It reminds me of the Seinfeld bit where he shows up and the agency has no rental car for him...

Fan: You know how to take the commitment, you just don’t know how to HOLD the commitment. And that’s really the most important part of the commitment! (Waves arms around) Anyone can just TAKE them...

UNH: I know why we have commitments.

Fan: I don’t think you do! If you did we’d have Farabee, Commesso and Stutzle...

Perfect take on of the all-time best scenes.

After the Whistle
07-03-2019, 10:01 AM
It’s not the NTDP - it’s the annual select team, meaning he’ll play in the Hlinka Tournament. The Hlinka is a short U18 tournament that the US usually uses to send non-NTDP kids (mostly USHL players). So while a nice sign and accomplishment, it’s a different Team USA than the one that barnstorms colleges and churns out first rounders...

Perhaps the best takeaway from this is the probable indication that Gagne is ready to be a USHL regular THIS season in Cedar Rapids...

Thanks Dan, and yes I do know the difference, just didn't read it closely enough plus departure blues have me a bit jumpy.

Darius
07-04-2019, 10:30 AM
Thanks Dan, and yes I do know the difference, just didn't read it closely enough plus departure blues have me a bit jumpy.? Thanks.

C-H-C
07-26-2019, 03:04 PM
"UNH Commit Carsen Richels: A Powerful, Dual-Threat Winger" (https://unhhockeyblog.blogspot.com/2019/07/unh-commit-carsen-richels-powerful-dual.html)
Includes interview, highlight videos, scouting reports, and statistics

Dan
07-26-2019, 04:14 PM
He looks like John Henrion - great shot, great size. Hopefully, he’ll exhibit just a bit more skill, skating and finish than his comp. Henrion had to earn his way into a scoring role as UNH was pretty deep then (especially his first two seasons), but he still finished with 35 career goals and two 12+ goal campaigns...

The opportunity should certainly be better for Richels (than it was for JH behind Thompson, Butler, DeSimone, Leblanc, Sislo and Moses) to grab an early (FR) role in the top-six and on the PP. Especially with no Stutzle. Hopefully Richels can take that and run with it, matching or even exceeding JH’s scoring totals...

Snively65
08-18-2019, 07:51 AM
Have not heard of any new departures or injuries the past month, so are we full strength going into the new season?