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  • UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

    Classes are underway, figure we may as well start the thread.
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    Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

    Anyone know anything about this Waterloo team? I did a quick search but didn't find a whole lot.

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    • #3
      Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

      Looks like Packy Munson will be playing for Michigan Tech after being screwed over by Denver. Probably the best available option for him although Houghton is no Burlington.
      "Through the years, we ever will acclaim........"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Split-N View Post
        Looks like Packy Munson will be playing for Michigan Tech after being screwed over by Denver. Probably the best available option for him although Houghton is no Burlington.
        How'd Denver screw him over?

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          Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

          Originally posted by UVM Cat in Texas View Post
          How'd Denver screw him over?
          Before we get into details, let's remember that Munson's stated reason for leaving UVM was to be closer to his family. He's a Minnesota kid so presumably that's where the family he wants to be closer to lives. But if I remember my geography correctly, Denver isn't much closer to Minnesota than is Burlington.

          Denver may or may not have "enticed" Munson with the idea that he'd be the backup and heir apparent to incumbent Tanner Jaillet on a team that is a perennial national power. What is a fact, however, is that Denver recruited a hotshot goalie prospect (Dayton Rasmussen -- ironically another Minnesota kid) out of the USHL, who was immediately pronounced the backup and (presumably) heir apparent. Munson's name disappeared from the Denver web page at the same time Rasmussen's appeared. In the aftermath, Munson snagged a spot with Michigan Tech, which while not exactly the Paris of the upper Midwest, is at least a whole lot closer to Minnesota.

          Denver's parting of ways with Munson IMO has a certain odor to it; but then Munson's sudden parting with UVM didn't smell right either.
          Last edited by Split-N; 09-04-2017, 12:31 PM.
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            Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

            It was reported, here in Denver, as a mutual parting of ways, probably due to the aforementioned signing of Dayton Rasmussen. Not sure if the staff wasn't all that impressed with Munson during practice last year, or if Rasmussen was just too good to pass up.

            With Beef leaving tech after one year, there's definitely an opportunity for him to start this season, so, good for him. Edit: that's certainly not an opportunity he'd have here in Denver, this year at least, and maybe not ever.

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            Last edited by cetihcra; 09-04-2017, 01:17 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

              Originally posted by Catamount93 View Post
              Anyone know anything about this Waterloo team? I did a quick search but didn't find a whole lot.
              Finished 8th of 10 in the OUA West Division...pretty much your typical USports team full of junior washouts. They got slaughtered 8-1 by Miami last year, and Miami was not a very good team.
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                Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

                Maybe Packy had a legitimate beef with Sneddon, I don't know, but he could have been "The Man" at UVM! Not such a bad thing....

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                  Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

                  Originally posted by UVM Cat in Texas View Post
                  Maybe Packy had a legitimate beef with Sneddon, I don't know, but he could have been "The Man" at UVM! Not such a bad thing....
                  Do you think he would have beaten out Lekkas? I think that would have been a tight competition.

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                  • #10
                    Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

                    Originally posted by rufus22 View Post
                    Do you think he would have beaten out Lekkas? I think that would have been a tight competition.
                    The jury's still out on both of them but yes, given the choice right now, I'd take Packy over Lekkas. I prefer big goalies like Joe Fallon over guys like Madore, Santaguida, etc.

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                    • #11
                      Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

                      Are we at the point for guessing lines/pairings?

                      I'll give it a go.....couldn't be more wrong than last year after coach said he would keep the combos together longer.....

                      Bowen/Colton/Coughlin
                      Blanleil/Darrar/Petro
                      Priv/Puffer/Coughlin
                      Misley/Lodermeier/Alvaro
                      Esposito/Best/O'Neil/Vlad/Kaufman/Cowans/Frechette

                      Ori/O'Donnell
                      Phillips/Massie
                      Moriarty/Evers
                      Grant/Thomas/Kelly

                      Lekkas
                      Harmon/Beck

                      We'll see how close...
                      Hope the boys can gel lines early so coach doesn't put the names in the blender and see what comes out.....

                      -Harry
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                        Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

                        Originally posted by harry View Post
                        Are we at the point for guessing lines/pairings?

                        I'll give it a go.....couldn't be more wrong than last year after coach said he would keep the combos together longer.....

                        Bowen/Colton/Coughlin
                        Blanleil/Darrar/Petro
                        Priv/Puffer/Coughlin
                        Misley/Lodermeier/Alvaro
                        Esposito/Best/O'Neil/Vlad/Kaufman/Cowans/Frechette

                        Ori/O'Donnell
                        Phillips/Massie
                        Moriarty/Evers
                        Grant/Thomas/Kelly

                        Lekkas
                        Harmon/Beck

                        We'll see how close...
                        Hope the boys can gel lines early so coach doesn't put the names in the blender and see what comes out.....

                        -Harry
                        Go Cats Go!
                        No way in hell Misley starts on the fourth line - he's an instant top six forward. I also think Vlad is in the top 9 somewhere and Grant in the top 6. Think you're valuing experience a bit much. (Also, you have Coughlin twice)

                        I do think Colton and Bowen should stay together, that was such an effective duo.
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                          Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

                          Originally posted by UVM Cat in Texas View Post
                          The jury's still out on both of them but yes, given the choice right now, I'd take Packy over Lekkas. I prefer big goalies like Joe Fallon over guys like Madore, Santaguida, etc.
                          Harmon is 6'2", so we've finally got size in goal again. I feel like that was an achilles heel last year, since Feeley never played
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                          • #14
                            Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

                            My guesses for lines:

                            Privitera - Colton - Bowen
                            Puffer - Misley - Coughlin
                            Dzhioshvili - Darrar - Petruzzelli
                            Alvaro - Lodermeier - Best

                            Swap in Blanleil, Cowans, Esposito, Fr├ęchette, Kaufman, O'Neil as needed

                            Massie - O'Donnell
                            Phillips - Abramson
                            Evers - Grant

                            Swap in Kelly, Thomas, Moriarty as needed

                            Lekkas
                            Harmon
                            Beck
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                            • #15
                              Re: UVM 2017/18: A Gutt Check

                              Am I crazy, or when you look at these lines and pairings do you also think we have more depth than we've had in a long time?

                              Seems like we should have the ability to generate more offense (famous UVM fan last words).

                              Anyway, I'm excited.

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