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4four4
08-12-2011, 06:07 PM
Amy posted this link on Lets Go DU
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=586025&navid=mod-rr-headlines

Super article on Zucker. We may be calling him Captain JZ:cool:

....on the Minnesota Wild. This is Zucker's last year! I am so looking forward to getting him out of Denver ASAP.

Old Pio
08-12-2011, 06:21 PM
....on the Minnesota Wild. This is Zucker's last year! I am so looking forward to getting him out of Denver ASAP.

He's really something special. And we're expecting a monster season from him. Apart from his offensive skills, quick first step, hard accurate shot, great vision, etc, what impresses me about his game is his willingness to knock your dik in the dirt. Not a good idea to take liberties with him.

4four4
08-12-2011, 06:29 PM
He's really something special. And we're expecting a monster season from him. Apart from his offensive skills, quick first step, hard accurate shot, great vision, etc, what impresses me about his game is his willingness to knock your dik in the dirt. Not a good idea to take liberties with him.

Perfect, get him in a Wild sweater ASAP!

vizoroo
08-13-2011, 02:07 PM
Pro Camp again this year at DU.
http://blogs.denverpost.com/avs/2011/08/11/avalanche-guys-and-du-boys-will-again-get-together-for-pro-camp/7760/ (Guess I'll have to start reading the Avs blog too since Chambers is covering them this year.)

Think most of the Pios should be back in Denver by then so they will get a chance to scrimmage with the pros once the DU coaches leave the ice.

Shouldn't captains' practices begin soon?

BTW there are 49 days (7 weeks) until DU's next game.

vizoroo
08-13-2011, 06:45 PM
Jason Zucker with a goal in today's 6-4 loss to Sweden. Nick Shore did not play again today.:(

vizoroo
08-14-2011, 12:56 PM
Stumbled across this item about WIERCIOCH. I somehow sense the author has a problem with his attitude or ego.


When the Senators selected defenseman Patrick Wiercioch in the second round of the 2008 entry draft, they knew he wouldn't be playing in the NHL for a while. While he wasn't ready to play in Ottawa, his first year in Binghamton didn't go as well as hoped.

he decided that the NHL was an offensive, controlled style that fit his game more than the AHL did
More likely, Wiercioch will be back in Binghamton, where he'll be asked to assume a large, offensive role from the team's blue line.
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/teams/ott/report

Ottawa has 6 D-men on one way contracts plus 1st rounder Jared Cowen (1" taller and almost 40 lbs. heavier) and another d-man prospect, David Runblad, ranked ahead of him. (He had one of the worst +/- numbers in Binghamton last year.) Hope his ego doesn't out pace his performance.

du78
08-15-2011, 12:15 PM
USHR reporting that David Lassonde is the new DU Assistant Coach replacing Derek Lalonde. His expertise is goaltending and defense.

Lassonde (http://letsgodu.blogspot.com/2011/08/du-signs-big-name-assistant-coach.html)

duper
08-15-2011, 03:27 PM
Looks like a really nice hire.

vizoroo
08-15-2011, 10:43 PM
PioneerVision's fall schedule does not include hockey. Other than exhibitions (which I would watch:)) the only 2 home games are Oct. 21 & 22 against Minnesota State. A couple of years ago PV did get a feed from Tech (10/27 & 28). I'd watch that too.:) November is when the home games really begin including the Denver Cup,

Wishful thinking--DU vs BC and DU vs BU Oct 14 and 15.

Okay, I admit it.
>I'm ready to see more than 3 freshmen listed on the DU roster.
Further I'm ready to see new player pictures, rather it be frosh or Seniors, who are still using first year pictures.
>I'm ready to hear about the current Pioneers scrimmaging against the pros at the hockey.
camp.
>I'm ready for captains' practices to begin.
>I'm ready to hear Quentin Shore has committed to DU. (And that Drew, Nick and Quentin will all be playing for the Pioneers in 2012-13.)!!!
>I'm ready to hear the frosh exceed expectations!
>I'm ready to hear Sam Brittain's rehab is way ahead of schedule.
>I'm ready to see the WCHA Pre-Season poll.
>I'm ready for Puck Swami to start posting again.

s11r9seat8
08-16-2011, 04:47 PM
Maiani to the Loveland EGulls:
http://www.coloradoeagles.com/news.php?nid=1017
but the still haven't signed Ulanski or Glasser.
Glad to Lassonde is now official instead of just blogficial. LetsGoHaveTheLowestGoalsAgainstAverageInTheLeague (new blogsite?)

Garibaldi83
08-17-2011, 11:30 AM
Okay, I admit it.
>I'm ready to see more than 3 freshmen listed on the DU roster.
Further I'm ready to see new player pictures, rather it be frosh or Seniors, who are still using first year pictures.
>I'm ready to hear about the current Pioneers scrimmaging against the pros at the hockey.
camp.
>I'm ready for captains' practices to begin.
>I'm ready to hear Quentin Shore has committed to DU. (And that Drew, Nick and Quentin will all be playing for the Pioneers in 2012-13.)!!!
>I'm ready to hear the frosh exceed expectations!
>I'm ready to hear Sam Brittain's rehab is way ahead of schedule.
>I'm ready to see the WCHA Pre-Season poll.
>I'm ready for Puck Swami to start posting again.

HEEEYEAH we are getting closer!!

s11r9seat8
08-17-2011, 02:55 PM
HEEEYEAH we are getting closer!!

If we get any closer, we will have to call Don Adam down to lead us signing Kumbaya...
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1280/what-does-kumbaya-mean
(sorry, but it has taken a long time to find a way to jam in a reference to the straight dope. After reading their message board, this one could learn a lot (!) from them.)

Dmann
08-17-2011, 07:42 PM
HEEEYEAH we are getting closer!!

Not close enough!!! Good God this has been a long off season!!! Still haven't heard any love for our Finnish goaltender. Will you guys ever forget how funny our last one was? :D Goofiest hockey player ever!!! I remember seeing him at Chipotle when it first opened, he was a huge fan of the Barbacoaaaaaa........!!!!!

du78
08-18-2011, 08:33 AM
New 2013 recruit Ray Pigozzi from Illinois. He plays for Des Moines in the USHL. One of the the schools he was cosnidering was New Hampshire. Immediate dividends from new assistant coach Lassonde????

http://letsgodu.blogspot.com/2011/08/ray-pigozzi-commits-to-university-of.html

vizoroo
08-18-2011, 10:46 AM
DU Tops Among Collegiate Programs in The Hockey News Prospect Rankings
10 Pioneers in the Top 10 Prospects for their NHL teams
Rakhshani and Cheverie graduated. (Chevy's class graduated in 2011)
Bennett, Zucker, Drew Shore, Nick Shore, and Mayfield will be wearing the Crimson and Gold
Colborne, Weircioch, and Donovan would have been Seniors this year
http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90195&SPID=10862&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205244133&DB_OEM_ID=18600

Dmann
08-18-2011, 10:57 AM
DU Tops Among Collegiate Programs in The Hockey News Prospect Rankings
10 Pioneers in the Top 10 Prospects for their NHL teams
Rakhshani and Cheverie graduated. (Chevy's class graduated in 2011)
Bennett, Zucker, Drew Shore, Nick Shore, and Mayfield will be wearing the Crimson and Gold
Colborne, Weircioch, and Donovan would have been Seniors this year
http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90195&SPID=10862&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205244133&DB_OEM_ID=18600

Say more things like this!!!

Garibaldi83
08-18-2011, 02:18 PM
Say more things like this!!!

Now the question has to be: How do we keep these stars from bolting the minute the NHL comes calling?

I think the NCAA\NHL should crack down and not let a player leave until they have finished their Junior year or even more extreme until they have graduated. I don't know if anything will ever change on this but I believe something does need to be done. Look at Rhett he had a great career at DU was able to get his degree and is now a successful player in the big leagues.

Just my 2 cents...

Old Pio
08-18-2011, 04:55 PM
Now the question has to be: How do we keep these stars from bolting the minute the NHL comes calling?

I think the NCAA\NHL should crack down and not let a player leave until they have finished their Junior year or even more extreme until they have graduated. I don't know if anything will ever change on this but I believe something does need to be done. Look at Rhett he had a great career at DU was able to get his degree and is now a successful player in the big leagues.

Just my 2 cents...

We could try the Miami Hurricanes plan. Just kidding. Just kidding. Besides, I figure the NC$$ owes us one for putting us on probation when we didn't do anything wrong and were, in fact, on the side of the angels. Just MY two cents.

As I've mentioned before, the first DU player to come out early was two time WCHA scoring champion George Morrison. Signed by St. Louis of the NHL and their G.M. Lynne Patrick, Craig's dad. The guy had 70 goals in just 64 games for the Crimson and Gold! The Clarion described him as "the cool soph with the quick stick." (Mom, Old Pio's doing it again.)

dggoddard
08-19-2011, 11:14 AM
We could try the Miami Hurricanes plan.A rouge jock sniffing Ponzi scam artist that didn't go to Miami is going to crash the program. Has to be every AD's nightmare.

This is why its a real good idea for alumni to keep clear of the student athletes when they are in college.

du78
08-19-2011, 12:23 PM
These infractions will not only bring down the athletic department at Miami (FL) but could also end the reign of the current school president and possibly some board members. My guess is that the football program gets the death sentence and the hoops program may get suspended. Miami didn't win anything during the time the infractions took place so no championships will be vacated but a lot of W's will be turned into L's.