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goldy_331
03-22-2011, 01:08 PM
Better chance than all three Colorado schools combined.

Wow. And with that intellect you are teaching our young people?:eek:






:p

dubbie31
03-22-2011, 01:08 PM
Better chance than all three Colorado schools combined.

We'll see how your prediction goes there. If UMD gets bounced in the first round, I will laugh!

Biddco
03-22-2011, 01:15 PM
Wow. And with that intellect you are teaching our young people?:eek:






:p

Well as I tell them every day. Just because someone types it on the internet doesn't make it true (or that the person believes it themselves) :p

Dirty
03-22-2011, 01:16 PM
Well as I tell them every day. Just because someone types it on the internet doesn't make it true (or that the person believes it themselves) :p

Exactly. You aren't teaching those kids anything.

Bullitt
03-22-2011, 01:18 PM
Exactly. You aren't teaching those kids anything.

Owned!

state of hockey
03-22-2011, 01:19 PM
Pretty sure he meant that Duluth has a better shot at winning than all three Colorado schools all winning. Still not sure I agree, though.

Once Colorado overtakes Minnesota in the support of hockey at three different levels and is producing more quality players, go ahead and change it.

dubbie31
03-22-2011, 01:20 PM
I'm not going to say that Colorado is the State of Hockey - Our NHL team is garbage! As much as it pains me...I give it to Michigan. More NCAA titles, Stanley Cups...they develop a lot of players from there.

They have a pair of teams in it this season, Michigan State was down this season, but it usually good as well.

Gurtholfin
03-22-2011, 01:21 PM
Well, it is interesting that other hockey programs have CO players on the roster, to include many outside of CO, yet CC recruits very poorly in-state. Either in-state recruiting is bad or in-state players choose to go elsewhere. What's your take?

I have no idea as I don't follow CC or hockey in Colorado.

I just don't care where players come from.

ronmexico
03-22-2011, 01:24 PM
Truth hurts...

Well AFA doesn’t have any Canadians... :confused:

Gurtholfin
03-22-2011, 01:25 PM
Pretty sure he meant that Duluth has a better shot at winning than all three Colorado schools all winning. Still not sure I agree, though.

Once Colorado overtakes Minnesota in the support of hockey at three different levels and is producing more quality players, go ahead and change it.

I see two levels, youth and NHL, but what's the third?

Couldn't be college with all those empty seats at the Mooch... :p

Bronzebacks
03-22-2011, 01:35 PM
Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts,and New York are the premier states for developing hockey players. They have the most developed youth programs with great history of developing high end talent. The order tends to shift around. Hockey is big in upstate New York, that one may surprise some. Canada is still the Mecca, but there is a great deal of home grown talent in the USA. It's great to see the Colorado schools doing well in the NCAA, but lets not get carried away.

Tiggsy
03-22-2011, 01:35 PM
I see two levels, youth and NHL, but what's the third?

Couldn't be college with all those empty seats at the Mooch... :p

What? No outrage from UMD for that comment? Hmm... I'm a little disappointed about that.



Come back when Minnesota gets all their teams in the tournament. :D

That would be interesting to see since there is virtually no way the NCAA could avoid intra-conference first round matchups without destroying bracket integrity.

Dirty
03-22-2011, 01:40 PM
What? No outrage from UMD for that comment? Hmm... I'm a little disappointed about that.

The seats are already empty at AmSoil, so they can't really become outraged.

cetihcra
03-22-2011, 01:47 PM
Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts,and New York are the premier states for developing hockey players. They have the most developed youth programs with great history of developing high end talent. The order tends to shift around. Hockey is big in upstate New York, that one may surprise some. Canada is still the Mecca, but there is a great deal of home grown talent in the USA. It's great to see the Colorado schools doing well in the NCAA, but lets not get carried away.

Colorado is starting to come around at the youth level -- it's really growing here, and the talent pool is following. Witness just last year, when the Colorado Thunderbirds won the Midget AAA national championship. High school hockey isn't nearly as developed as it is in New England, upstate NY, or Minnesota, but it's finally sponsored by CHSAA, which wasn't the case 5 years ago. Is CO the state of hockey? Nowhere close. But it might be the fastest growing hockey market in the country, if you factor in all levels. Or perhaps second behind California.

state of hockey
03-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Colorado is starting to come around at the youth level -- it's really growing here, and the talent pool is following. Witness just last year, when the Colorado Thunderbirds won the Midget AAA national championship. High school hockey isn't nearly as developed as it is in New England, upstate NY, or Minnesota, but it's finally sponsored by CHSAA, which wasn't the case 5 years ago.

I am glad to hear it. I am all for the game growing, doesn't matter to me where it is.

Bronzebacks
03-22-2011, 02:09 PM
Colorado is starting to come around at the youth level -- it's really growing here, and the talent pool is following. Witness just last year, when the Colorado Thunderbirds won the Midget AAA national championship. High school hockey isn't nearly as developed as it is in New England, upstate NY, or Minnesota, but it's finally sponsored by CHSAA, which wasn't the case 5 years ago. Is CO the state of hockey? Nowhere close. But it might be the fastest growing hockey market in the country, if you factor in all levels. Or perhaps second behind California.

And I find this very exciting for the sport of hockey. Maybe someday the over-hyped sport of football will wilt away and hockey will rise nationally and receive its due. Of course that is just my opinion. It's great to see non-traditional markets begin to develop high caliber players. (Rakhshani, Lasch, Beau Bennet, Jason Zucker, etc.)

JF_Gophers
03-22-2011, 02:11 PM
That would be interesting to see since there is virtually no way the NCAA could avoid intra-conference first round matchups without destroying bracket integrity.The B1G will help to fix that issue. :D

dggoddard
03-22-2011, 02:21 PM
All State Of Hockey - Colorado Team

F Drew Shore (DU) 23 G, 22A
F Nick Shore (DU) 7 G, 11 A
F Luke Salazar (DU) 17 G, 9 A
D Chris Nutini (DU) 0 G, 8 A
D John Ryder (DU) 0 G, 8 A
G Mike Garman (Cornell) 8-8-1, .928%. 2.21 GAA

Bullitt
03-22-2011, 02:27 PM
Well AFA doesn’t have any Canadians... :confused:

They do, but not on the hockey team...

Bullitt
03-22-2011, 02:31 PM
I have no idea as I don't follow CC or hockey in Colorado.

I just don't care where players come from.

So you decide to comment on this thread, even though you don't follow hockey in Colorado or care where players come from. Thanks for your input! :confused: