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UMDSimmerdown
07-25-2011, 08:55 AM
All rumors say he's leaning hard towards Notre Dame. I wonder if he's just waiting to see what conference they will play in after 2012. IMO, the only scenario where he might change his mind is if they decide to stay as the saviors of the CCHA, which is also the least likely outcome.

JDUBBS1280
07-25-2011, 09:25 AM
The longer he goes without a decision, the more I'm beginning to think he is considering playing for his dad. Wonder if he's just waiting for his dad's contract extension to become official.

UMDSimmerdown
07-25-2011, 09:29 AM
Wonder if he's just waiting for his dad's contract extension to become official.

Don't hold your breath, kid.

JDUBBS1280
07-25-2011, 09:37 AM
Don't hold your breath, kid.

I'm not a "kid" and I wasn't. Not that I'd take your word for it though.

UMDSimmerdown
07-25-2011, 09:42 AM
I'm not a "kid" and I wasn't. Not that I'd take your word for it though.
The "kid" I was refering to was Mario Lucia. I wasn't taking a shot at you, I was making fun of tDon.

JDUBBS1280
07-25-2011, 10:01 AM
The "kid" I was refering to was Mario Lucia. I wasn't taking a shot at you, I was making fun of tDon.

Got it, sorry. I tend to agree with you, but the longer he goes without making a decision, the more I wonder if he isn't considering playing for tDon.

4four4
07-25-2011, 10:28 AM
Notre Dame. Book it, if he goes to college.

Who holds his WHL rights?

Skeeterman
07-25-2011, 10:30 AM
Wild draftee

Chuck Schwartz
07-25-2011, 11:02 AM
Wild draftee

facepalm...

SanTropez
07-25-2011, 11:25 AM
Who holds his WHL rights?

I don't think any team does in the WHL.

4four4
07-25-2011, 11:55 AM
I don't think any team does in the WHL.

After doing some research you are correct.

ecbrevik
07-25-2011, 12:09 PM
I don't think any team does in the WHL.

After doing some research you are correct.
They probably assume he'll go the NCAA route given family history.

Skeeterman
07-25-2011, 01:32 PM
He won't go to the Gophers, as everyone knows they don't develop players there.

JDUBBS1280
07-25-2011, 01:57 PM
He won't go to the Gophers, as everyone knows they don't develop players there.

Yep, because there aren't any players who played under Don Lucia having success in the NHL right now.

UMDSimmerdown
07-25-2011, 02:13 PM
Got it, sorry. I tend to agree with you, but the longer he goes without making a decision, the more I wonder if he isn't considering playing for tDon.

My bad, I can see how it could have been taken the wrong way. You may be right though, I wonder if he doesn't have a chip on his shoulder after hearing all the criticism about his dad. He may want to play for the Gophers just to try and help the cause.

JDUBBS1280
07-25-2011, 02:24 PM
My bad, I can see how it could have been taken the wrong way. You may be right though, I wonder if he doesn't have a chip on his shoulder after hearing all the criticism about his dad. He may want to play for the Gophers just to try and help the cause.

Could be. I think some of the criticism his brother got while he played for the U might be a factor too. I tend to agree with you and Chuck though. If he doesn't play for the Gophers it will probably be because he senses his dad may be on the way out. I don't buy the "I want to make my own name" bit. If that were true, he wouldn't be looking at Notre Dame (where his dad played) or CC (where his dad coached) either.

4four4
07-25-2011, 03:12 PM
I wonder if he will wait to see how the Gophers perform through the middle of the season before he makes his decision.

CCtig
07-25-2011, 04:21 PM
I wonder if he will wait to see how the Gophers perform through the middle of the season before he makes his decision.

Well, for what it is worth Mario is on record as saying he would announce his decision after the Minnesota Wild camp ended, and I think that ended over a week ago. So for whatever reason(s) his public announcement appears to be delayed.

JDUBBS1280
07-25-2011, 04:35 PM
Well, for what it is worth Mario is on record as saying he would announce his decision after the Minnesota Wild camp ended, and I think that ended over a week ago. So for whatever reason(s) his public announcement appears to be delayed.

And before that, he went on record saying he would make his decision after the draft. He's obviously either having a tough time making a decision, or waiting for something to announce his decision. As for which and what, we can only speculate.

I will say this. A few months ago I was fairly certain he was going to choose Notre Dame. However, the longer this plays out, the less sure I am that he will.

CCtig
07-25-2011, 08:04 PM
I will say this. A few months ago I was fairly certain he was going to choose Notre Dame. However, the longer this plays out, the less sure I am that he will.

I agree with your statement.