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Puck Swami
05-24-2010, 01:19 PM
DG makes some good points about Team scoring depth and I wonder how much of that was underperformance vs how much was injury-related.

I would guess that DU's scoring depth was deeply affected by nagging injuries across the board. Hockey culture together with federal student privacy rules consprire to hide the severity of injuries, which robs the fans of an objective picture of how teams can be expected to perform. Clearly, with nine offseason surgeries performed, DU's team was seriously hampered down the stretch.

du78
05-24-2010, 01:39 PM
The Doug Berry, Perry Schnarr and Mark Davidson line was the top line in college hockey in '77-78. Doug was one of the most unselfish players and a great playmaking centerman. In his first two years he passed up many chances to score by dishing off to one of his linemates. In his junior year in '77/78, the coaches were finally able to get him to shoot more and he had his best season with 36 goals and 46 assists. Perry Schnarr and Mark Davidson were pure snipers. All Berry had to do was get them the puck and it was a goal. That line had 94 goals, 123 assists for 217 points in '77-78. Berry had 82 points, Schnarr had 68 points and Davidson had 67 points. Until I saw Glenn Anderson skate with the '78/79 team, Perry Schnarr was the fastest skater I saw at DU. There was no d-man in the WCHA that could stop Schnarr or Anderson 1 on 1 in the lates 70s. Both of them would make the d-men look like pylons as they went around them.

Dmann
05-24-2010, 01:42 PM
DG makes some good points about Team scoring depth and I wonder how much of that was underperformance vs how much was injury-related.

I would guess that DU's scoring depth was deeply affected by nagging injuries across the board. Hockey culture together with federal student privacy rules consprire to hide the severity of injuries, which robs the fans of an objective picture of how teams can be expected to perform. Clearly, with nine offseason surgeries performed, DU's team was seriously hampered down the stretch.

It would be interesting to know how many players from other teams had post season injuries. Was 9 excessive? How many did BC have? My point is, by the month of April, I bet most teams had tons au injuries.

Puck Swami
05-24-2010, 01:54 PM
It would be interesting to know how many players from other teams had post season injuries. Was 9 excessive? How many did BC have? My point is, by the month of April, I bet most teams had tons au injuries.

Yes - all teams have them, sometimes a lot of them.

But nine post-season surgeries seems really high to me - an unusual 'outlier' kind of stastistic. That's more than third of the team, and probably about half the guys who play significant minutes...

du78
05-24-2010, 01:56 PM
It would be interesting to know how many players from other teams had post season injuries. Was 9 excessive? How many did BC have? My point is, by the month of April, I bet most teams had tons au injuries.

I had posted this before but I think it gives some big insight into the injuries that DU had late in the season. In one of his weekly press conferences late in the season Gwoz indicated that he didn't have enough healthy players on Monday to hold a full practice. By Friday's game everyone dressed but Nutini. This doesn't mean everyone was healthy but a number of player's probably dressed that were well under 100%. Hockey players will play through pain but if enough are hurt, the team definitely can't perform like they normally do.

Back in the day, Cal Sandbeck, a big DU d-man, played the final playoff series against CC in 1978 with one broken ankle (hairline fracture)and one sprained ankle. He did everything in his power to make sure he was able to play in that series including icing both ankles pretty much 24/7 for the week leading up to it. He got into his skates and never took them off until each game was over. CC had no idea that he was playing as hurt as he was and neither did most fans.

Bagman
05-24-2010, 01:56 PM
Yes - all teams have them, sometimes a lot of them.

But nine post-season surgeries seems really high to me - an unusual 'outlier' kind of stastistic. That's more than third of the team, and probably about half the guys who play significant minutes...

All the fault of this fricking thread title.You mess with the hockey gods,there is a price to pay.

Old Pio
05-24-2010, 06:49 PM
All the fault of this fricking thread title.You mess with the hockey gods,there is a price to pay.

Agreeing with Bagman and another pointless post. :)

Bagman
05-24-2010, 08:26 PM
Agreeing with Bagman and another pointless post. :)

As well you should. :D

vizoroo
05-24-2010, 08:42 PM
Ruegsegger named to All District All Academic At Large team. One of four from DU. Also includes skier Antje Maempel, tennis' David Simon and Swimmer Olivia
http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90195&SPID=10862&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=204948813

Dmann
05-24-2010, 09:21 PM
Ruegsegger named to All District All Academic At Large team. One of four from DU. Also includes skier Antje Maempel, tennis' David Simon and Swimmer Olivia
http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90195&SPID=10862&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=204948813

What are Ruegsegger's plans for next year?With brains like that, it looks like he doesn't need no stinkn' hockey!!!

vizoroo
05-24-2010, 10:18 PM
What are Ruegsegger's plans for next year?With brains like that, it looks like he doesn't need no stinkn' hockey!!!

Ruegs "only" had a 3.95 GPA. The tennis player had a 4.0.
Somehow I see him in law school, not riding the bus in the minor leagues. Compare him to Bozak and I think he would be the first to say he is not as talented.

How about a Christian Attorney Agent? Is that even possible?

Bagman
05-24-2010, 10:45 PM
What are Ruegsegger's plans for next year?With brains like that, it looks like he doesn't need no stinkn' hockey!!!

Are you hiring first mates?

Dmann
05-24-2010, 10:50 PM
Are you hiring first mates?

Not yet, I'm a one man operation. It would be great to get you guys out on a charter, something tells me there would be a few drinks tossed back. Come back east, there's beer :)

www.liberationcharters.com

Puck Swami
05-25-2010, 12:11 AM
Not yet, I'm a one man operation. It would be great to get you guys out on a charter, something tells me there would be a few drinks tossed back. Come back east, there's beer :)

www.liberationcharters.com

That sounds like a plan!:cool:

vizoroo
05-25-2010, 12:39 AM
5-24-10
Still Skating

AHL
Brock Trotter 8-10-18 +6 Hamilton Bulldogs
Series tied.

NHL
Matt Carle 0-10-10 +8 Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers playing for the Stanley Cup.

du78
05-25-2010, 09:29 AM
Matt Carle could be the first ex-DU player since Glenn Anderson in 1994 to have his name etched on the Stanley Cup as a player.

94 and counting........

Bagman
05-25-2010, 09:51 AM
Not yet, I'm a one man operation. It would be great to get you guys out on a charter, something tells me there would be a few drinks tossed back. Come back east, there's beer :)

www.liberationcharters.com

I am hoping I will not have a reason to visit Maine anymore ;) :D

Dmann
05-25-2010, 10:04 AM
I am hoping I will not have a reason to visit Maine anymore ;) :D

What is the latest on Dineen? When will we know?

Bagman
05-25-2010, 10:26 AM
What is the latest on Dineen? When will we know?

Columbus wants to interview Boucher who is Hamilton's head coach.Hamilton is still in the AHL playoffs.Probably won't have closure quickly. Latest http://blog.dispatch.com/cbj/2010/05/patience_can_be_a_vice_too.shtml

duper
05-25-2010, 01:19 PM
Not yet, I'm a one man operation. It would be great to get you guys out on a charter, something tells me there would be a few drinks tossed back. Come back east, there's beer :)

www.liberationcharters.com

At first glance, I thought your link said libationcharters. That would be genius. Although liberation is good, too. :)