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Puck Swami
04-15-2010, 05:39 PM
You know, we reallly screwed the pooch by not starting a "stop b****ing about the end of the 2009-2010 season and start looking forward to the 2010-2011 season clock." This post would probably stop the clock. Collectively we're DU junkies, no hope, no cure, no rehab, with dreams of Jay Stickney rolling around in our heads. Perhaps we could organize a telethon.:D


I think we can kvetch for another month or so. This DU team really underachieved in the the post season relative to their talent and expectations, and it doesn't make us any less of a fan to discuss the disappointment that everybody who has an attachment to the program still feels. Our team regressed at the worst possible time.

Next year figures to be interesting, to say they least. The team will be quite experienced with a lot of seniors, but perhaps a little underpowered offensively and perhaps shaky in goal. Some returning players are going to need to make some leaps developmentally, while at least two of the newcomers (Bennett and Zucker) are going to be called upon to produce quickly.

A Shot and a Goal
04-15-2010, 09:35 PM
Yes, Matt Pettinger is in the lineup for Vancouver.

vizoroo
04-15-2010, 10:00 PM
Yes, Matt Pettinger is in the lineup for Vancouver.

The Canucks only have three players experiencing their first NHL post-season (Matt Pettinger, Tanner Glass, and Michael Grabner), while LA has 13.

http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=525662”

vizoroo
04-15-2010, 10:07 PM
DU guys in the AHL playoffs:

Gabe Gauthier & Patrick Mullen - Manchester Monarchs vs. Portland Pirates
Rhett Rakhshani - Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. Hershey Bears
Peter Mannino & Kevin Doell - Chicago Wolves vs. Milwaukee Admirals
Brock Trotter - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Manitoba Moose

Also, Berkhoel played 7 games for WBS this year, they play Albany. Not sure if he'll be called up from Wheeling, or if they'll stick with Curry/Theissen.
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Not sure if we count him as a DU guy, but...
Keith Seabrook--Abbotsford Heat vs Rochester Americans

After a couple years playing Junior “A” hockey in British Columbia, he took his game to the University of Denver in 2006-07 but posted only 13 points in 37 games for the Pioneers.

Seabrook decided to leave school at the end of that one year and play major junior instead, and he spent the next two seasons with Calgary of the WHL, erupting for 55 points in 64 games during the 2008-09 campaign.

“I really liked Denver, liked going to school, liked the team, and I had a lot of fun there,” Seabrook said. “But coming off the year before and then going to a 35-game season (at Denver), it was a little different and a little tougher for me.

http://theahl.com/seabrook-wants-to-make-nhl-a-family-affair-p142084

dggoddard
04-16-2010, 11:09 AM
USA Under 18's faceoff against Canada in 7 minutes from Belarus. A huge game by Jason Zucker could help his NHL Draft status immeasurably. Right now he being pegged as a mid-2nd/early 3rd round draft choice.

Beau Bennett's stock is back on the rise in several mock drafts I've seen today. After being touted as a early 2nd round pick for much of the last few weeks, he received some major props from at least one NHL scout who said he had "Top 10 potential."

The last 16 picks in the upcoming draft will be determined by playoff performance, but as I see it there are five teams that would be logical landing spots for Bennett.

#16 Anaheim Ducks - Probably wouldn't burn the #12 pick on Bennett but might be willing to take a flyer with their 2nd pick in the first round on the hometown boy. DU Alum Matt Laasch is a scout with the Ducks.

#19 Colorado Avs - Have close ties with DU coaches and Stastny angle has paid huge dividends.

#22 Los Angles Kings - The hometown angle might be too much for the Kings to pass up.

#26 Vancouver Canucks - Bennett played in Vancouver's backyard this season. Odds are they know this kid backwards and forwards and are probably the best team to judge his talent. If they by-pass on Bennett at #26, he would probably fall out of the first round.

#28 San Jose Sharks - A California native might look good on their roster and with past 2nd round picks on Matt Carle and William Wrenn the pipeline is already in place.


1. Edmonton Oilers
2. Boston Bruins
3. Florida Panthers
4. Columbus Blue Jackets
5. New York Islanders
6. Tampa Bay Lightning
7. Carolina Hurricanes
8. Atlanta Thrashers
9. Minnesota Wild
10. New York Rangers
11. Dallas Stars
12. Anaheim Ducks
13. Phoenix Coyotes
14. St. Louis Blues
15. Montreal Canadiens
16. Anaheim Ducks
17. Boston Bruins
18. Ottawa Senators
19. Colorado Avalanche
20. Buffalo Sabres
21. Nashville Predators
22. Los Angeles Kings
23. Pittsburgh Penguins
24. Detroit Red Wings
25. Atlanta Thrashers
26. Vancouver Canucks
27. Phoenix Coyotes
28. Chicago Blackhawks
29. San Jose Sharks
30. Washington Capitals

dggoddard
04-16-2010, 03:06 PM
USA beats canada 5-1. Zucker with two first period goals.

Puck Swami
04-16-2010, 03:21 PM
Zucker made a statement and got Player of the Game, which must have been nice coming against Canada and in front of more than a few NHL scouts.

Let's hope he scores some early goals for DU next year. The Pios were so much better when they scored early....

du78
04-16-2010, 03:33 PM
Since Zucker is from Las Vegas do we nickname him "The Gambler". :D

Puck Swami
04-16-2010, 03:50 PM
He's at least three years too young to gamble in Las Vegas. :cool:

Casinos there are pretty strict about underagers these days.

vizoroo
04-16-2010, 10:08 PM
Not sure if we count him as a DU guy, but...
Keith Seabrook--Abbotsford Heat vs Rochester Americans

After a couple years playing Junior “A” hockey in British Columbia, he took his game to the University of Denver in 2006-07 but posted only 13 points in 37 games for the Pioneers.

Seabrook decided to leave school at the end of that one year and play major junior instead, and he spent the next two seasons with Calgary of the WHL, erupting for 55 points in 64 games during the 2008-09 campaign.

“I really liked Denver, liked going to school, liked the team, and I had a lot of fun there,” Seabrook said. “But coming off the year before and then going to a 35-game season (at Denver), it was a little different and a little tougher for me.

http://theahl.com/seabrook-wants-to-make-nhl-a-family-affair-p142084

Seabrook scored 2 goals including the game winner last night against Rochester. I guess we can count him as a DU guy as long as he keeps playing well. ;-)

du78
04-17-2010, 06:57 AM
Peter Mannino of the Chicago Wolves with a 3-0 shutout of Milwaukee.:cool: Kevin Doell kept off the scoresheet for the Wolves.

Rhett Rakhshani +1 in Bridgeport's 3-2 loss to Hershey.

Gabe Gauthier with an assist in Manchester's 2-1 win over Kevin Dineen's Portland Pirates.

Dmann
04-18-2010, 08:03 AM
bump!!!

A Shot and a Goal
04-18-2010, 10:20 AM
Paul Stastny (http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_14907100).

vizoroo
04-18-2010, 12:00 PM
Just saw on dg's blog that Alex Carle made All State honors as a sophomore. Is he going to be the 3rd Carle brother to come to DU?

vizoroo
04-18-2010, 12:36 PM
Brock Trotter scored two goals and assisted on another as Hamilton rolled to an 8-2 win over Manitoba in Game 2 at Copps Coliseum.

vizoroo
04-18-2010, 03:57 PM
From Boonetown to Muscle Shoals:

DU's Women's golf team seeks its 7th SBC Conference Championship beginning tomorrow. Stephanie Sherlock and Kimberly Kim are rated # 1 and #2 in the conference.

Live scoring will be available on golfstats.

PCM
04-18-2010, 04:12 PM
Paul Stastny (http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_14907100).
Great story!

dggoddard
04-18-2010, 04:41 PM
There's been some questions if DU could replace Colborne's scholarship with a recruit at this late hour. Ryan Walters scored 61 points in the USHL this season and was MVP of the All-Star Game. He would certainly be worth a look if DU had any scholarship money left. 35 schools were after him three years ago.

http://noalibisnoregrets.blogspot.com/2010/04/ryan-walters-de-commits-from-minnesota.html

Dmann
04-18-2010, 07:59 PM
There's been some questions if DU could replace Colborne's scholarship with a recruit at this late hour. Ryan Walters scored 61 points in the USHL this season and was MVP of the All-Star Game. He would certainly be worth a look if DU had any scholarship money left. 35 schools were after him three years ago.

http://noalibisnoregrets.blogspot.com/2010/04/ryan-walters-de-commits-from-minnesota.html

say more things like that!!!

dggoddard
04-19-2010, 09:25 AM
say more things like that!!!If you look at Heisenberg's recruiting site the Gophers have 21 recruits and the Badgers 19 recruits committed between next season and 2012. DU only has 12 players.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AoPLTHefMmmTclpOLUdKSDFRME5RZVhJSkc0N2ctd Wc&gid=1

Since there are only 18 scholarships per roster, either a bunch of the Gopher and Badger players aren't getting full rides or several of these players will never make it to campus or have to delay their entry by a season or two.

I call this the "Phill Kessel Effect." Both schools don't want to miss out on the next Phenom, so they fall over each other to sign the hottest 15 and 16 year-olds in the country. The irony of course is that Kessel only played one year of college hockey.