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PerkyforPrez
05-19-2011, 04:30 PM
It was not the quanity but the quality i was talking about. Do you think that the big six are not going have their own conferance refs ?

DopeyBaker
05-19-2011, 06:27 PM
It was not the quanity but the quality i was talking about. Do you think that the big six are not going have their own conferance refs ?

Yea, you're right. A few officials might jump ship from CCHA to Big Ten. WCHA may lose a few, too. With 6 teams, there would only be a maximum of 3 conference series per weekend, right? Some new blood into the CCHA officiating clan might be a good thing.

Neil Diamond
05-19-2011, 06:30 PM
frank anzalone was offered, but declined the job at clarkson. Wasn't the right fit for frank and there are bigger and better things ahead for the coaching legend.

The truth is out there.....

lol!!!!

DB Cooper
05-19-2011, 09:23 PM
Never, ever count out an Anzalone

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4239049877_e7b3734bbe.jpg

The Truth Is Out There......


The no sideburn look is a bit of a stretch.

In related news, Gary Barnett has released a statement indicating he has no interest in the Clarkson head coaches opening.

Bill
05-24-2011, 12:44 PM
The Spring recruiting news release is available at the LSSU website. The Lakers have added a walk-on D-man for next season, TJ Wees, which comes as no surprise. Roque had indicated on the Laker Hockey Show that they were looking to pick up someone late at the D position, probably a walk-on.

http://www.lssulakers.com/sports/m-hockey/2010-11/releases/2011_spring_recruits

sm2pk
05-25-2011, 09:14 AM
The Spring recruiting news release is available at the LSSU website. The Lakers have added a walk-on D-man for next season, TJ Wees, which comes as no surprise. Roque had indicated on the Laker Hockey Show that they were looking to pick up someone late at the D position, probably a walk-on.

http://www.lssulakers.com/sports/m-hockey/2010-11/releases/2011_spring_recruits

It's amazing how much these guys can score in the juniors and get to Lake State and nothing.

3dognight
05-25-2011, 02:59 PM
BIG step from some of the Jr leagues to the CCHA or any D-1 Program, esp some on the "minor" Jr leagues. tough on "scorers" who find a lot more speed & size than they are accustomed to in olhl,nahl.
They are now facing off against top 20 NHL picks on many weekends.

Some guys grow into it but as frosh it is boys against men.
Kapalka / Murdock or vice versa will be a solid pair of net minders.

Proud2baLaker
05-25-2011, 04:32 PM
BIG step from some of the Jr leagues to the CCHA or any D-1 Program, esp some on the "minor" Jr leagues. tough on "scorers" who find a lot more speed & size than they are accustomed to in olhl,nahl.
They are now facing off against top 20 NHL picks on many weekends.

Some guys grow into it but as frosh it is boys against men.
Kapalka / Murdock or vice versa will be a solid pair of net minders.

I agree there is probably some adjustment from one level to the next and that scoring can drop off. But some of the blame should be with coaching. It is up to them to help players develop their skills.

sm2pk
05-25-2011, 04:56 PM
Some guys grow into it but as frosh it is boys against men.
Kapalka / Murdock or vice versa will be a solid pair of net minders.[/QUOTE]

Whatever happen to Ravn ? Have they given up on the guy or what ?

3dognight
05-26-2011, 06:22 AM
Ravin will need to come back as a MUCH better player to be in the mix.
Hopefully he will use his summer well and take a major step.

jnacc
05-26-2011, 04:48 PM
Any thoughts as to the major shakeup coming to the CCHA and its impact on Laker Hockey? College Hockey has an excellent article on the matter and is suggesting that some schools will have to step up financially in order to remain in an elite conference.

Link http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2011/05/24_strange_days.php

Something tells me that it won't be LSSU that will be making a major financial commitment to its program.

Bill
05-26-2011, 08:05 PM
Any thoughts as to the major shakeup coming to the CCHA and its impact on Laker Hockey? College Hockey has an excellent article on the matter and is suggesting that some schools will have to step up financially in order to remain in an elite conference.

Link http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2011/05/24_strange_days.php

Something tells me that it won't be LSSU that will be making a major financial commitment to its program.
Hard to say how things will turn out. The changes/realignments may not be as great as some have suggested. What Notre Dame and Miami do may be key to what happens, especially in the CCHA, but I’m not sure things from Notre Dame’s perspective would be as extreme as the article writer thinks. Notre Dame already is playing Div 2 and MAC schools in hockey, so why does that have to change? The 6 Big 10 schools are going to have a lot of room on their schedules for non-conference games, so if Notre Dame and Miami did stay in the CCHA I would expect them to still schedule non-conference games against UM and MSU and Ohio State fairly regularly, even though not the same frequency as the CCHA dictates now. Why would Notre Dame all of a sudden feel they should no longer play Div 2 or MAC schools?

If Notre Dame and Miami stayed with the CCHA, that leaves an 8 team league which is a comfortable size. If everyone played the other 7 schools 4 games per season, that makes 28 games, the same as today, leaving room for the same number of non-conference games, and the remaining CCHA schools would all still try to schedule some games against UM, MSU and Ohio State each season. I’d still like to see UAH added to the CCHA, and if another team was added (e.g. Mercyhurst or Robert Morris or someone else from Atlantic Hockey), that could bring the CCHA up to 10 teams. In that scenario, you could have 2 divisions (rotating clusters if you wanted) of 5 teams. Each team could play 4 games against the other teams in its division each season and 2 games against each of the 5 teams in the other division, giving you a total of 26 games, leaving even a little more room for non-conference games.

It’s possible we might see Notre Dame and Miami and some of the bigger (remaining) WCHA schools form a new league as has been rumored, but that would entail higher travel costs for pretty much all the schools involved so I’m not yet positive that will happen. The economy in this country is still pretty much a mess and still going downhill. Maybe the bigger schools all have enough money such that increased travel costs aren’t an issue for them, but many of the rumors about league realignments seem to ignore cost factors. For similar reasons, I’m not so sure all of the Hockey East schools would welcome Notre Dame into their league as the writer supposes. It would again mean travel cost increases for all of them. Maybe they wouldn’t care, but maybe they would.

If Notre Dame and Miami both left the CCHA, then it would be important to bring in at least 2 teams to replace them. But there are candidates for that (UAH, Mercyhurst, Robert Morris, other Atlantic Hockey teams). Depending upon how many Atlantic Hockey teams might be interested in switching to the CCHA, perhaps it could even become a 10 team league. Then there’s always the possibility that either Notre Dame or Miami leaves the CCHA, but not both, in which case it would only be necessary to bring in one team as a replacement (although more than that could be added).

DopeyBaker
05-26-2011, 08:06 PM
Doug Weight retires: http://www.lssulakers.com/sports/m-hockey/2010-11/releases/Weight_retirement

giwan
05-26-2011, 08:20 PM
Any thoughts as to the major shakeup coming to the CCHA and its impact on Laker Hockey? College Hockey has an excellent article on the matter and is suggesting that some schools will have to step up financially in order to remain in an elite conference.Link http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2011/05/24_strange_days.php
Something tells me that it won't be LSSU that will be making a major financial commitment to its program.

Not impressed with the article. I really don't see ND heading to HE. Will they really get bigger crowds with teams from the HE compared to the current CCHA? I see them scheduling more B1G teams. If the B1G etc does not help all boats to float then many schools will drop out.

DopeyBaker
05-26-2011, 08:43 PM
Not impressed with the article. I really don't see ND heading to HE. Will they really get bigger crowds with teams from the HE compared to the current CCHA? I see them scheduling more B1G teams. If the B1G etc does not help all boats to float then many schools will drop out.

I thought the article was pretty good. The author stated that there are many unanswered questions and he just posed many scenarios and possibilities. He never said he knew all the answers or that anything was written in stone at this point....just threw out some points to think about and discuss.

soofan
06-05-2011, 04:21 PM
Ravin will need to come back as a MUCH better player to be in the mix.
Hopefully he will use his summer well and take a major step.

Wouldn't it be better to develop and improve the players when they are at the rink everyday during the season ?
Why do Roque rely so much on others to improve the players he recruited ?

You are very affirmative about Ravn ! You are giving the impression that you are both assessing and deciding about who can play and will play.
Are you also pulling the wires on that or what ?

3dognight
06-06-2011, 06:20 AM
NCAA is vey strict about the hours of contact once the guys hit campus in the fall.
Most guys that are going to be great make major strides in the offseason through training, camps, etc.

My opinions are those of a fan, and Ravin has some work to do to be a D-1 quality goalie IMHO.
As the competition gets better he will have needed to do a lot in the off season to stay in the mix.

soofan
06-06-2011, 09:05 AM
NCAA is vey strict about the hours of contact once the guys hit campus in the fall.
I don't think that comment has anything to do with the question.
Are you saying NCAA rules prevent coaches from developing their players ?
A quick comparative look at individual progress at LSSU and several others teams suggest the latter found a solution they don't have at LSSU.


My opinions are those of a fan, and Ravin has some work to do to be a D-1 quality goalie IMHO.
You must be a very privileged fan. From a basic fan perspective and a number of conversations and posts on this forum, their is nothing suggesting that Ravn is no more in the mix, nor any explanation to why he wasn't already at the beginning of last season.
I just noticed your VERY ("MUCH") affirmative tone ... when the basic fan would be more speculative.

IHMO ... Honest or Humble ?

3dognight
06-07-2011, 05:08 AM
Humble for sure SooFan.
One of the things the Lakers do not currently have is an on campus summer program. (which many D-1 programs have).
This allows the guys to get a couple summer classes and work with strength & conditioning, skills, and captains practices. because of this many guys have to workout on their own over the summer, work out with trainers or attend camps. To get MUCH better many players need to use the summer for development. I watched last falls goalie camp sessions and felt Ravin had things to work on to catch up to BMW / K2 at that time.....I hope he has used this summer well to "up" his game.

I do not know anything about Ravin (only what I have seen on the ice) and really don't follow individual players very much. I have seen K2 blossom last year into #1, and I am hoping someone (Ravin or Murdock) steps up to be a solid 1a to have a great unit at tender.

I suppose I need to use those caps MUCH less. I am a fan that played the game for 18 years, and I can be as opinionated as any fan on this board....don't read much into it.

yooper(UP) hockey
06-07-2011, 08:03 AM
Not impressed with the article. I really don't see ND heading to HE. Will they really get bigger crowds with teams from the HE compared to the current CCHA? I see them scheduling more B1G teams. If the B1G etc does not help all boats to float then many schools will drop out.

Most of the ND Alumni is based out east. Why do you think they play the rest of the sports out east. Believe me ND would rather go to Providence, Boston and Lowell over Soo, Marquette or Big Rapids.