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Osorojo
11-03-2010, 02:47 PM
Many of the dominant DI college hockey rosters are comprised chiefly of NHL draft picks, and many of these draft picks will drop out of college in one or two years. For verification of this situation look at the upcoming meeting between DI coaches and NHL representatives over the NHL "raiding" college hockey teams.
College hockey fans are justifiably proud of the potential NHL caliber of their team's recruits, but the rapid departure of their best players leads to rapid roster changes and endless rebuilding efforts, with little opportunity to develop fan loyalty to a recognizable team of players. Hard-core hockey fans will continue to support their teams, but arenas are having trouble selling seats to the general public to watch teams comprised of short-term transients.
Maybe the DI coaches meeting with the NHL reps this weekend should propose that draft choices playing DI hockey be assigned to college teams according to the NHL team which drafted them. This would provide continuity and identity missing from many DI teams today, and the association of a DI team with an NHL team and all its marketing power might fill college rinks with spectators for DI games.
Just my two cents. Have fun.

FiveHole12
11-03-2010, 03:13 PM
Brilliant. Make it happen.
You seem to live in a dream world... do any of them ever come true?

owslachief
11-03-2010, 03:22 PM
Brilliant. Make it happen.
You seem to live in a dream world... do any of them ever come true?

I hope not - if the insanity of the below proposal is any indicator.

TimU
11-03-2010, 03:33 PM
Yeah, because if you're a member of the general public contemplating a ticket purchase, then being able to root for a specific player for four seasons, as compared to two, will bond you to the team for life.

Happy
11-03-2010, 03:38 PM
Many of the dominant DI college hockey rosters are comprised chiefly of NHL draft picks, and many of these draft picks will drop out of college in one or two years. For verification of this situation look at the upcoming meeting between DI coaches and NHL representatives over the NHL "raiding" college hockey teams.
College hockey fans are justifiably proud of the potential NHL caliber of their team's recruits, but the rapid departure of their best players leads to rapid roster changes and endless rebuilding efforts, with little opportunity to develop fan loyalty to a recognizable team of players. Hard-core hockey fans will continue to support their teams, but arenas are having trouble selling seats to the general public to watch teams comprised of short-term transients.
Maybe the DI coaches meeting with the NHL reps this weekend should propose that draft choices playing DI hockey be assigned to college teams according to the NHL team which drafted them. This would provide continuity and identity missing from many DI teams today, and the association of a DI team with an NHL team and all its marketing power might fill college rinks with spectators for DI games.
Just my two cents. Have fun.

You know, the NHL team does not own these players, so your idea is plain stupid.

FadeToBlack&Gold
11-03-2010, 03:46 PM
Many of the dominant DI college hockey rosters are comprised chiefly of NHL draft picks, and many of these draft picks will drop out of college in one or two years. For verification of this situation look at the upcoming meeting between DI coaches and NHL representatives over the NHL "raiding" college hockey teams.
College hockey fans are justifiably proud of the potential NHL caliber of their team's recruits, but the rapid departure of their best players leads to rapid roster changes and endless rebuilding efforts, with little opportunity to develop fan loyalty to a recognizable team of players. Hard-core hockey fans will continue to support their teams, but arenas are having trouble selling seats to the general public to watch teams comprised of short-term transients.
Maybe the DI coaches meeting with the NHL reps this weekend should propose that draft choices playing DI hockey be assigned to college teams according to the NHL team which drafted them. This would provide continuity and identity missing from many DI teams today, and the association of a DI team with an NHL team and all its marketing power might fill college rinks with spectators for DI games.
Just my two cents. Have fun.

Did you even consider what would likely be a strong objection by NCAA administrators? Associating NCAA hockey with specific NHL teams would be the first step towards making our product look like another minor league.

J.D.
11-03-2010, 03:55 PM
What then would you do with the college players eligible for the draft after their freshman season?

brianvf
11-03-2010, 04:03 PM
I root for Osorojo to stop starting threads like this. :)

acs64
11-03-2010, 05:00 PM
I'm gonna go with Oso on this one. Can you explain how this would work again? :D

btw, if ur confused on who to root for....just adopt a Black Bear.

komey1
11-03-2010, 05:39 PM
AIC - they need a hug and they won't lose anyone to the NHL anytime soon.

FlagDUDE08
11-04-2010, 07:49 AM
AIC - they need a hug and they won't lose anyone to the NHL anytime soon.

And they need to find a way to get Dirty a jersey. ;)

But seriously, if you want farm teams, Bear Red, there's this little thing called the AHL. I think they probably also have fan forums somewhere. Run to them. Thanks for wasting two minutes of my life.

bigmrg74
11-04-2010, 08:01 AM
Brilliant. Make it happen.
You seem to live in a dream world... do any of them ever come true?

They probably divide by zero in his world.

alfablue
11-04-2010, 08:40 AM
They probably divide by zero in his world.

His math is filled with a lot of i's.

FlagDUDE08
11-04-2010, 08:48 AM
They probably divide by zero in his world.

They probably also came up with a way to make two plus two equal five.

cross cheque
11-04-2010, 09:50 AM
Many of the dominant DI college hockey rosters are comprised chiefly of NHL draft picks, and many of these draft picks will drop out of college in one or two years. For verification of this situation look at the upcoming meeting between DI coaches and NHL representatives over the NHL "raiding" college hockey teams.
College hockey fans are justifiably proud of the potential NHL caliber of their team's recruits, but the rapid departure of their best players leads to rapid roster changes and endless rebuilding efforts, with little opportunity to develop fan loyalty to a recognizable team of players. Hard-core hockey fans will continue to support their teams, but arenas are having trouble selling seats to the general public to watch teams comprised of short-term transients.
Maybe the DI coaches meeting with the NHL reps this weekend should propose that draft choices playing DI hockey be assigned to college teams according to the NHL team which drafted them. This would provide continuity and identity missing from many DI teams today, and the association of a DI team with an NHL team and all its marketing power might fill college rinks with spectators for DI games.
Just my two cents. Have fun.

Think. Speak/Post. Repeat.

jcarter7669
11-04-2010, 09:53 AM
After reading all of Osorojo's threads and comments I think we all should root for NCAA hockey, as the way he tells it the end is near. I have also started my underground bunker, and my telephone for talking to outerspace beings per Osorojo's suggestions.

jjmc85
11-04-2010, 10:35 AM
What if someone was traded? Would they be forced to transfer to a new school? Would they have to sit out a year per NCAA rules? What if they were traded multiple times? It seems to me one might quickly run out of eligibility without being able to play a game.

What if the player wanted to major in a specific subject not offered at the college? For example, UMass, to my knowledge, does not have an education major. For sake of argument, what if an education major gets traded to UMass?

Also, how would one determine which school was affiliated with which NHL team?

Lastly, will the NHL expand to 58 teams so every college has it's own affiliate? Or will some NHL teams get more than one college?

Iron out these details, and then it's a great idea! :rolleyes:

FlagDUDE08
11-04-2010, 10:47 AM
What if someone was traded? Would they be forced to transfer to a new school? Would they have to sit out a year per NCAA rules? What if they were traded multiple times? It seems to me one might quickly run out of eligibility without being able to play a game.

What if the player wanted to major in a specific subject not offered at the college? For example, UMass, to my knowledge, does not have an education major. For sake of argument, what if an education major gets traded to UMass?

Also, how would one determine which school was affiliated with which NHL team?

Lastly, will the NHL expand to 58 teams so every college has it's own affiliate? Or will some NHL teams get more than one college?

Iron out these details, and then it's a great idea! :rolleyes:

Let's make it easier, and go to Bear Red's suggestion from6 months ago: Instead of having students play, make the colleges be represented by junior teams.

Osorojo
11-04-2010, 10:48 AM
OK. You caught me. The actions I suggest aren't exactly serious. However, the problems I described are real and serious enough that prominent DI coaches are reportedly meeting this weekend to seek solutions.
As flawed as my tongue-in-cheek suggestion is, nobody else on this site has proposed a better way to deal with NHL "raids" on DI rosters.
Of course, we can all pretend that one-year dropouts, one year scholarships, and rapid roster turnover/rebuilding are not actually problems and wait for them to go away. Bon chance.

Dirty
11-04-2010, 10:51 AM
Do you ever get angry with your mother for smoking meth while pregnant?