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PenaltyBoxBeast
03-22-2011, 02:39 PM
Even more interesting..."Colorado" College does not have a single player from Colorado on their roster! Hmmmmm

They have two players "from" Colorado. Andrew Hamburg's family is from Colorado and he has spent most of his life in the Springs. Nick Dineen went to school at Liberty High School on the north end of the Springs. In the past decade, CC has had a great collection of Colorado players and we have four recruits coming in who have either played with the Pikes Peak Miners and the Denver based Thunderbirds.

Gurtholfin
03-22-2011, 03:08 PM
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:

That's why I kept my input to simply saying that the argument that where players come from is irrelevant and too often brought up on these forums as a talking point.

Colleges recruit nationally and some even go international. Who cares?

Once they put on the jersey, they represent that particular college, not the state in which the college resides.

On our own team, I don't place any higher value on Craig Smith (WI) than I do Jake Gardiner (MN). They're all Badgers and teams bring together people from varied backgrounds to work towards a common goal.

That's why I "yawned" at your comment about CC.

Tiggsy
03-22-2011, 03:52 PM
That's why I kept my input to simply saying that the argument that where players come from is irrelevant and too often brought up on these forums as a talking point.

Colleges recruit nationally and some even go international. Who cares?

Once they put on the jersey, they represent that particular college, not the state in which the college resides.

On our own team, I don't place any higher value on Craig Smith (WI) than I do Jake Gardiner (MN). They're all Badgers and teams bring together people from varied backgrounds to work towards a common goal.

That's why I "yawned" at your comment about CC.

****off topic****
I don't believe you for a second. You are the one who thinks we're upset about the packers winning the super bowl so it stands to reason you enjoy having MN players on your roster just at an attempt to tweak us with it. Therefore you put a higher value on some players more then others.

Okay, had to get that off my chest. Colorado is nowhere near a state of hockey compared to MN, Mass, or even MI. :D Continue. :D

Gurtholfin
03-22-2011, 04:01 PM
****off topic****
I don't believe you for a second. You are the one who thinks we're upset about the packers winning the super bowl so it stands to reason you enjoy having MN players on your roster just at an attempt to tweak us with it. Therefore you put a higher value on some players more then others.


And here I thought we were getting along. :D

I think what's important to realize is that I don't hold it against our Minnesota born players that they are from there. They can't help where they were born and I give them full credit for realizing that they can better their station by getting the heck out of there.

As far as tweaking, sure, a bit maybe, but it's far down the list of things to tweak about.

The whole Kessel thing took some of the fun out of tweaking about recruits. I HATE turnabout and it's NOT fairplay. :mad:

AFHockeyFan
03-22-2011, 05:15 PM
Talk to me when you have more than 5 total Coloradans on all combined Colorado teams.

Air Force alone has 6. DU, another 7. But they all pull a lot of kids from Minny. Why is it they would rather go to school out here?

Dirty
03-22-2011, 05:23 PM
Air Force alone has 6. DU, another 7. But they all pull a lot of kids from Minny. Why is it they would rather go to school out here?

Because they aren't good enough at hockey to play at a real aviation school like UND.

AFHockeyFan
03-22-2011, 05:33 PM
Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts,and New York are the premier states for developing hockey players.

Colorado isn't ready to challenge the "Big Four" in terms of numbers yet, but they're not that far off per capita. There were 36 players on D1 rosters this year:
http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?94250-Where-do-you-hail-from-Player-s-home-states-provinces-and-countries.

Colorado must have something going for it to have the headquarters of USA Hockey.

AFHockeyFan
03-22-2011, 05:41 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

Air Force's Brad Sellers (Centennial) has to be one of the defensemen: 2G, 9A, leads the team with a +16.

AFHockeyFan
03-22-2011, 05:45 PM
Because they aren't good enough at hockey to play at a real aviation school like UND.

Yes, we're very happy with our NoDak rejects, Lamoureux (Grand Forks) and Weisgarber (Fargo). That's just as many home-staters as the Sioux!

Zoomie
03-22-2011, 05:52 PM
afa - 4
du - 7

Hey Bullit, AFA actually has 6 players on it's roster from Colorado. 5 are listed, but Kyle DeLaurell went to Pine Creek HS in C Springs and played his ice hockey in CO. He was born in California so he lists that as his home since he didn't move to CO until HS.

So, DU has 7 and AFA has 6 from Colorado

AFHockeyFan
03-22-2011, 06:09 PM
AFA has 6 from Colorado

The growth of in-state talent, plus proximity to (and head coach from) Minnesota and being the only mid-major west of the Mississippi (and the closest to California) has been very good for Air Force.

dubbie31
03-22-2011, 07:31 PM
Because they aren't good enough at hockey to play at a real aviation school like UND.

They get to play with cooler toys....EXPLOSIVE TOYS!!!

moose97
03-22-2011, 07:43 PM
Hey Bullit, AFA actually has 6 players on it's roster from Colorado. 5 are listed, but Kyle DeLaurell went to Pine Creek HS in C Springs and played his ice hockey in CO. He was born in California so he lists that as his home since he didn't move to CO until HS.

So, DU has 7 and AFA has 6 from Colorado

This whole thread is stupid, but just to point out, there is no way DeLaurell counts as "from" Colorado.

TJ Oshie (http://blues.nhl.com/club/player.htm?id=8471698) was born and grew up in Seattle, moved to Warroad, MN for HS, but he in no way counts as "from" Minnesota. It doesn't work that way...

state of hockey
03-22-2011, 07:48 PM
This whole thread is stupid, but just to point out, there is no way DeLaurell counts as "from" Colorado.

TJ Oshie (http://blues.nhl.com/club/player.htm?id=8471698) was born and grew up in Seattle, moved to Warroad, MN for HS, but he in no way counts as "from" Minnesota. It doesn't work that way...

Actually, with where he moved, he should have played for Lake of the Woods. :p

Chris
03-22-2011, 08:08 PM
Even more interesting..."Colorado" College does not have a single player from Colorado on their roster! Hmmmmm

Proof evident. Case closed. CC Sucks!!! Plain and simple.

Chris
03-22-2011, 08:19 PM
Well AFA doesn’t have any Canadians... :confused:

well, cc hasn't won an NCAA title since 1957...
:confused:

Charlie Sheen can't say, "Winning...duh" without DU...jus' sayin'...

JW Tigers
03-23-2011, 01:11 AM
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


Air Force's Brad Sellers (Centennial) has to be one of the defensemen: 2G, 9A, leads the team with a +16.

All great players, but as Zoomie mentioned, Kyle De Laurell from AFA shouldn't be overlooked. As a sophomore, he has averaged over a point per game this season. (33 points in 30 games, 10G 23A)

The Rube
03-23-2011, 01:14 AM
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state of hockey
03-27-2011, 09:52 PM
Better chance than all three Colorado schools combined.

Good call.

:)

Dirty
03-27-2011, 09:59 PM
well, cc hasn't won an NCAA title since 1957...
:confused:

Charlie Sheen can't say, "Winning...duh" without DU...jus' sayin'...

After tonight I bet he can.