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brianvf
09-20-2009, 07:35 PM
F Jordon Schroeder (So), 13-32-45
F Jay Barriball (Sr), 11-23-34
D Cade Fairchild (Jr), 9-24-33
F Mike Hoeffel (Jr), 12-8-20
F Ryan Flynn (Sr), 6-13-19

All of the above look to improve and with the addition of recruits like Budish and Birkholz, the loss of Stoa's numbers will not be as significant as some naysayers may think.

Of the above group, I think that Hoeffel is the one that looks to increase in points the most. He played "Stoa-like" at times last season, and if he assumes the role of Stoa on the line with Schroeder, I could see his points coming close to doubling.

ScoobyDoo
09-20-2009, 10:07 PM
Of the above group, I think that Hoeffel is the one that looks to increase in points the most. He played "Stoa-like" at times last season, and if he assumes the role of Stoa on the line with Schroeder, I could see his points coming close to doubling.

You're probably right. I like the odds of somebody or a committee filling in the numbers cause there are plenty of guys around that have both things going for them that they need to do that.

1. the tools
2. the opportunity

Just need to wait and see who it is.

Greyeagle
09-20-2009, 10:09 PM
1. the tools

You rang?

Goon
09-20-2009, 11:25 PM
I'll take that bet. In a heartbeat.

I will bet you a big beer at the final five, you in 4 x 4?

HarleyMC
09-21-2009, 12:33 AM
Of the above group, I think that Hoeffel is the one that looks to increase in points the most. He played "Stoa-like" at times last season, and if he assumes the role of Stoa on the line with Schroeder, I could see his points coming close to doubling.

I would add to that Jay Barriball. I wouldn't be surprised if he finishes his Gopher career with close to freshman numbers of 20 goals and 20+ assists. "IF" Fairchild is paired with Helgeson we could see a lot more offense out of Fairchild and his numbers will go up as well.

MinnesotaNorthStar
09-21-2009, 11:55 AM
It's the halos!You know you want one...:D

SCSU Euro
09-21-2009, 12:50 PM
I would add to that Jay Barriball. I wouldn't be surprised if he finishes his Gopher career with close to freshman numbers of 20 goals and 20+ assists. "IF" Fairchild is paired with Helgeson we could see a lot more offense out of Fairchild and his numbers will go up as well.

Please don't take this as typical SCSU woofing on the Gophers... I think that the Gophers have got a lot of talent coming back, and I agree Hoeffel is the Gopher to look for for a breakout season this year, but I can't see Barriball's numbers going up, in fact, I think they'll dip a bit. Stoa was a big part of why Barriball had such a big year last year (and in turn, helped me win a Fantasy Hockey Championship :D ), 'cause he received a point in 19 of Barriball's 34 points. I just think he, more than Schroeder, will be hurt the most by Stoa's loss, and Barriball could take another statistical dip, like from his freshman to sophomore year.

Slap Shot
09-21-2009, 01:40 PM
I just think he, more than Schroeder, will be hurt the most by Stoa's loss, and Barriball could take another statistical dip, like from his freshman to sophomore year.

imho it will depend upon which Barriball we get. I’d argue a large part of Jay’s resurgence last year was just as much (if not more) from the fact he returned to driving the net instead of trying to create everything from the wall or the top of the circles. The more he plays like Dino the more successful he will be.

HarleyMC
09-21-2009, 02:43 PM
imho it will depend upon which Barriball we get. Id argue a large part of Jays resurgence last year was just as much (if not more) from the fact he returned to driving the net instead of trying to create everything from the wall or the top of the circles. The more he plays like Dino the more successful he will be.

I think you got him pegged. Dino's style really fits him.

gordwiser
09-21-2009, 02:48 PM
The Gophers need to get someone to sit their butt in front of the net on both ends of the ice. Last year they were horribly weak there on D and never cleared the front of the crease. Offensively they were much stronger there compared to 07-08, and I believe Stoa coming back from injury played a huge part in that, but offensively they still disappeared in gritty games. Get a Grant Potulny type player there and the Gopher offense will greatly improve. I think Hoeffel will be a stud this year.

ScoobyDoo
09-21-2009, 05:12 PM
The Gophers need to get someone to sit their butt in front of the net on both ends of the ice. Last year they were horribly weak there on D and never cleared the front of the crease. Offensively they were much stronger there compared to 07-08, and I believe Stoa coming back from injury played a huge part in that, but offensively they still disappeared in gritty games. Get a Grant Potulny type player there and the Gopher offense will greatly improve. I think Hoeffel will be a stud this year.

Freshmen

Defensive End. - Helgeson
Offensive End. - Budish

Non-Frosh

Defensive End. - Fischer
Offensive End. - Lucia

Slap Shot
09-21-2009, 07:54 PM
Freshmen

Defensive End. - Helgeson
Offensive End. - Budish

Non-Frosh

Defensive End. - Fischer
Offensive End. - Lucia

I could see Hoeffel and Mattson playing (at least in part) that type of game as well.

ScoobyDoo
09-21-2009, 09:09 PM
I could see Hoeffel and Mattson playing (at least in part) that type of game as well.

Absolutely. I'm just pointing out that it's there. I think Grant may get these guys to do it more often like has been suggested.

4four4
09-22-2009, 12:37 AM
I will bet you a big beer at the final five, you in 4 x 4?

Absolutely.

state of hockey
09-22-2009, 12:38 AM
Keep in mind, a big beer at the Final Five costs around $TEXAS.

HarleyMC
09-22-2009, 01:52 AM
Goon has a several months to save his milk money.

Skeeterman
09-22-2009, 01:00 PM
Last year for Lou Chia Pet?

ScoobyDoo
09-22-2009, 01:10 PM
Last year for Lou Chia Pet?

Skeeter. You trolling again? Come on now.

MN Pond Hockey
09-22-2009, 01:53 PM
Skeeter. You trolling again? Come on now.

Won't be long until the lakes freeze up. He is trying to land a huge lunker this fall.:D

MinnesotaNorthStar
09-23-2009, 01:13 AM
Skeeter. You trolling again? Come on now.I don't think you can call that trolling. He can do better then that. Frankly, I'm quite disappointed at the lack of effort on his part...weak.:p