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Dmann
09-29-2011, 07:02 AM
A couple of things:

1- How is Jesse Martin doing?
2- Depending on Brittain's return, will there be talk of a "Red Shirt?"
3- When he does return, what happens to the Finnish guy?
4- I don't like being ranked #1 with the Goalie questions out there.

Go DU!!!

vizoroo
09-29-2011, 09:40 AM
2 days and counting

du78
09-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Katie Strang of ESPN just tweeted this about Rock


Both Jurcina (groin) and Rakhsani (knee) went to see doctor this am; Capuano said Rakhshani's knee injury seems the more serious of two

du78
09-29-2011, 03:45 PM
We have been watching the Colorado Eagles news and they have signed a lot of players, but not Kevin Ulanski or Matt Glasser. Anyone have any idea where they are headed? At least we have Maiani to watch in Loveland...

Here's a link from the 9/10 edition Fort Wayne News Sentinel which says the Fort Wayne Komets wanted Ulanski but he wants to stay in Colorado.

http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110907/SPORTS/110909711/1002

vizoroo
09-29-2011, 06:27 PM
Even if it was the 2nd team---From Lighthouse.com:
Blueline TOI leader (23:28) Matt Donovan's strength is already impressive, and he had a really nice game both handling the puck and positioning his body. I was unmoved by his appearances in the rookie game so I owe him praise for the attributes he exhibited tonight, which also included a team-high four shots. His time included three minutes each on the PP and PK, so it was fun to see him play in all situations. Very nice showing.

Kevin Ulanski: Has been a dominant player in the CHL, but with the Eagles move to the ECHL, seems the Eagles must be questioning his role at the next step up. Or money?

s11r9seat8
09-30-2011, 08:29 AM
Thanks for the searching on Glasser and Ulanski...
I'm trying hard to get excited about the EGulls move up to the ECHL, but am only mildly excited. The games in Loveland may be a little less Fedrul Leeeg type games and we will see more college players that Seat7 and i can recall. However, the team and the fans are going to have to adapt. They are used to winning, being in the CHL playoff finals as often as not. If the style of play changes and the team isn't as successful as it has been in the past, it could get ugly. Or not. For all the discussion around Denver about whether or not the city is a true hockey town or not, the same applies in Northern Colorado. Chip in here with a comment Greg!

du78
09-30-2011, 08:49 AM
Donovan playing again tonight for Isles against Devils.

vizoroo
09-30-2011, 09:14 AM
1 day to go

du78
09-30-2011, 10:25 AM
College Hockey News picks their top 9 recruiting classes in no particular order. DU is right in there.

http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2011/09/30_fresh_faces.php

vizoroo
09-30-2011, 11:31 AM
Jason Zucker on USCHO's Top Ten forwards
http://www.uscho.com/2011/09/30/ten-to-watch-picking-college-hockeys-top-forwards-for-2011-12/

Jason Zucker is getting all the preseason hype and he certainly deserves the attention. He makes plays and scores goals that are nothing short of jaw dropping. He has a fiery presence on the ice. 23 goals and 22 assists 7 game winning goals as a freshman.

But lest we forget, JZ finished 2nd in scoring behind sophomore Drew Shore. 23 goals 23 assists 8 Power Play goals. Drew had a breakout year. His work ethic was unquestioned. He made the plays and scored the goals. He'll be wearing a "C" this year so you know he has the leadership gene as well.

IMHO, they are both top players!

Fighting Sioux 23
09-30-2011, 01:03 PM
Jason Zucker on USCHO's Top Ten forwards
http://www.uscho.com/2011/09/30/ten-to-watch-picking-college-hockeys-top-forwards-for-2011-12/

Jason Zucker is getting all the preseason hype and he certainly deserves the attention. He makes plays and scores goals that are nothing short of jaw dropping. He has a fiery presence on the ice. 23 goals and 22 assists 7 game winning goals as a freshman.

But lest we forget, JZ finished 2nd in scoring behind sophomore Drew Shore. 23 goals 23 assists 8 Power Play goals. Drew had a breakout year. His work ethic was unquestioned. He made the plays and scored the goals. He'll be wearing a "C" this year so you know he has the leadership gene as well.

IMHO, they are both top players!

They are definitely both top players, but IMO, Shore showed close to his peak potential last year. He might be able to put up another 6-8 points, but Zucker was only a freshman last year. I could see him put up an additional 15-20 points this year. It wouldn't surprise me in the least to see him put up 65-70 points this year.

Also, I think Beau Bennett will have a breakout year. He was banged up quite a bit last season, and if he can stay healthy, I see him being a 20-20-40 type guy...similar to what Shore did as a sophomore.

du78
09-30-2011, 01:27 PM
From Arthur Staple at Newsday:


#Isles injury update: F Rhett Rakhshani out 6-8 weeks with sprained left knee.

Latest from Staple updates that he is on IR.


#Isles news: Rhett Rakhshani has been placed on IR retroactive to Sept. 27th with a sprained left knee. He will be out approx 6-8 weeks.

vizoroo
09-30-2011, 03:09 PM
They are definitely both top players, but IMO, Shore showed close to his peak potential last year. He might be able to put up another 6-8 points, but Zucker was only a freshman last year. I could see him put up an additional 15-20 points this year. It wouldn't surprise me in the least to see him put up 65-70 points this year.

Also, I think Beau Bennett will have a breakout year. He was banged up quite a bit last season, and if he can stay healthy, I see him being a 20-20-40 type guy...similar to what Shore did as a sophomore.
You may be right about Drew, but I hope he proves you wrong. Can't expect him to more than double his points as he did last year, but getting up to 60 points would be really nice. Zucker is certainly explosive enough to hit the 65-70 mark. Anticipate he will miss a couple of games for the WJC tournament, just as he and Drew did last year.

Bennett had 25 points last year and 40 plus is a "reasonable" expectation. Don't forget Nick Shore--18 points in 33 games (broken wrist). Now if he steps up the way Drew did last year--that could easily be 30-40..

Here's the question of the day--Drew and Nick Shore are pretty well set to center the top 2 lines. Who centers the 3rd and 4th lines? Any guesses as to the line combinations. I assume we will be seeing a lot of rookies on the ice?

vizoroo
09-30-2011, 03:15 PM
From Arthur Staple at Newsday:



Latest from Staple updates that he is on IR.

Hate to hear that, but does this mean he gets NHL pay because he was at the Islanders camp? I'm sure Rhett would rather play, but that could be the silver lining on the dark preseason injury cloud.

Hope Donovan has a good night.
Bozak will probably pay Saturday, but Friday was still in question even though he would be centering Kessel and Lupul.

du78
09-30-2011, 07:42 PM
Hate to hear that, but does this mean he gets NHL pay because he was at the Islanders camp? I'm sure Rhett would rather play, but that could be the silver lining on the dark preseason injury cloud.

Hope Donovan has a good night.
Bozak will probably pay Saturday, but Friday was still in question even though he would be centering Kessel and Lupul.

He was in an NHL training camp under a 2-way contract to the Isles when he was hurt. He is now on the NHL IR. When the regular season starts he should be drawing an NHL salary. Like all the other players in camp he is receiving the training camp per diem until the season starts.

DU preview from the athletics website.

http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205304597&DB_OEM_ID=18600

thedunker
09-30-2011, 09:18 PM
DU Lacrosse News: Inside Lacrosse Magazine Fall Preview Issue- DU's Mark Matthews has the entire cover. Go to insidelacrosse.com and click on shop.

CCtig
09-30-2011, 11:52 PM
DU fans, will you be at the game Saturday night against McGill University?

PioneerPhanatic
10-01-2011, 10:42 AM
DU fans, will you be at the game Saturday night against McGill University?

I'll be there.

duper
10-01-2011, 10:53 AM
I'll be there.I think I will be there.

vizoroo
10-01-2011, 11:19 AM
Where is du78? Waiting for Game Day announcement:D