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Puck Swami
03-18-2010, 07:13 PM
The Hobey Finalists

F Bobby Butler, New Hampshire
G Marc Cheverie, Denver
F Blake Geoffrion, Wisconsin
F Gustav Nyquist, Maine
F Mark Olver, Northern Michigan
F Chase Polacek, Rensselaer
F Rhett Rakhshani, Denver
G Cody Reichard, Miami
G Ben Scrivens, Cornell
D Brendan Smith, Wisconsin

Federal League
03-18-2010, 07:38 PM
I had Nick Johnson and Cam Atkinson over Geoffrion and Reichard. I don't think Geoffrion's even the best forward on his own team, and I feel like his name had a lot to do with this. His numbers don't quite hold up against the rest of the forwards on this list. Reichard hasn't played nearly as many minutes as most top goalies because Miami's used a rotation for most of the season. No doubt his stats are there, but in order for a goalie to be a Hobey candidate, he should at least be a full-time starter.

BC/HE
03-18-2010, 07:42 PM
A little surprised to not see an Atlantic Hockey scorer on the list. Afterall they will knock it down to a final 3 anyway so for the sake of all of college hockey one representative would have been a nice gesture. Three goalies indicates to me that at least one of them will be a finalist. Surprised that Miami's goalie only played 60% of the time and made the list. His replacement was not too far behind in stats. Hutton from Lowell was close in save % as well. Not a knock on Reichard who must be very good but shouldn't a goalie on this list be a one man show.

mcfarljd
03-18-2010, 07:43 PM
I think Reich got the nod since he led the country nearly the entire season in GAA, Sv%, and Win%. And is only 1 shutout behind Chevy in 8 less games. I don't see him making the Hobey Hattrick unless he gets the nod this and next weekend, which I'm not sure happens considering Knapps recent performance.

GopherBigGuy911
03-18-2010, 07:47 PM
Marc Cheverie without a doubt would get my vote...... :mad:

FueledByRamen
03-18-2010, 08:38 PM
I had Nick Johnson and Cam Atkinson over Geoffrion and Reichard. I don't think Geoffrion's even the best forward on his own team, and I feel like his name had a lot to do with this. His numbers don't quite hold up against the rest of the forwards on this list. Reichard hasn't played nearly as many minutes as most top goalies because Miami's used a rotation for most of the season. No doubt his stats are there, but in order for a goalie to be a Hobey candidate, he should at least be a full-time starter.

Other Badger posters can chime in on this more than I can, but I feel like Geoffrion is on that list for his body of work at Wisconsin. He is one of the hardest working, most fun-to-watch players I've ever seen, and while he may not have astronomical point totals, he makes everyone around him find that extra gear. I'm not going to make the claim that he deserves to be there over Johnson and Atkinson, but I think he definitely deserves to be where he is.

On that note, BRENDAN SMITH- BRING IT HOME!!! :D

Puck Swami
03-18-2010, 10:38 PM
What makes Cheverie (the WCHA Player of the Year) so impressive is a nations-best .937 saves percentage, the majority of which was earned playing in the WCHA, which has more competitive teams from top to bottom than any other conference. He's been the reason Denver is the top ranked team - without Cheverie, DU is probably struggling in the mid-pack of the WCHA, life or death to make the NCAAs.

Add to that his other national top goalie stats such as his shutouts (6) and win percentage (.823), # 3 in GAA, a 3.5 GAA in finance and he's a guy that should be in the Hat Trick, with a good case to win it all.

GB Puck Fan
03-18-2010, 10:48 PM
What makes Cheverie (the WCHA Player of the Year) so impressive is a nations-best .937 saves percentage, the majority of which was earned playing in the WCHA, which has more competitive teams from top to bottom than any other conference. He's been the reason Denver is the top ranked team - without Cheverie, DU is probably struggling in the mid-pack of the WCHA, life or death to make the NCAAs.

Add to that his other national top goalie stats such as his shutouts (6) and win percentage (.823), # 3 in GAA, a 3.5 GAA in finance and he's a guy that should be in the Hat Trick, with a good case to win it all.

A very, very solid case, for sure. Of course, we all know how poorly goalies have fared.

And, part of me just thinks a Badger isn't going to win it. If Reinprecht can't win it in 2000 leading the nation's #1 team in scoring, and Elliott can't win it in 2006 with the amazing season he had, I'm not sure either Geoffrion or Smith will win it.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-18-2010, 11:09 PM
And, part of me just thinks a Badger isn't going to win it. If Reinprecht can't win it in 2000 leading the nation's #1 team in scoring, and Elliott can't win it in 2006 with the amazing season he had, I'm not sure either Geoffrion or Smith will win it.

Darnit, GBPF! I was blocking that fact out of my head!