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  • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

    So, is tBob and company going to add #6 this year or what?
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      • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

        He wasn't left much to work with, but with his Ranta pickup and the badly needed fresh voice it's possible they end up in Big Ten contention and trying to win a couple games at tournament time.

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        • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

          Originally posted by Bonin21 View Post
          He wasn't left much to work with, but with his Ranta pickup and the badly needed fresh voice it's possible they end up in Big Ten contention and trying to win a couple games at tournament time.
          But Ranta is a third rounder, yes? That should have fans streaming through the gates at Mariucci, right? Or is that only for the first rounders? I get confused sometimes
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          • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

            Originally posted by Rabid Gopher View Post
            So, is tBob and company going to add #6 this year or what?
            I think a lot of success this season will depend on how the players respond to new leadership. If they buy into Motzko and the coaching staff's style and systems, this year's roster could surprise and have a deep run in the tournament. There's some interesting talent coming in. Returning players have something to prove coming off a down year in scoring. Under Motzko, I think the Gophers will be an energized, disciplined and aggressive team around the net.

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            • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

              Maybe more than two or three guys will check somebody?

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              • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                SOG and Gs were down last season partially due to playing it safe far too much (especially at the beginning of last season) with a dump/chase, forecheck and cycle system. I'm hoping Motzko will stress more controlled zone entry vs. a safe dump and chase.

                Found this bar graph showing NHL teams carry-in and dump and chase vs. goals scored. Graph indicates that when a team carries the puck into the offensive zone, they produce twice as much offense per entry than if they were to dump it in. It doesn't mean carrying the puck is always effective, especially during line changes. But in terms of scoring, the controlled offensive zone entry is king.

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                • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                  Isn't that obvious, though? If a team isn't good enough for a controlled entry, they're going to have to dump it in. Better teams will carry it in more, and better teams will score more.

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                  • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                    Every coach teaches controlled entry. It's not a question of being talented enough, it's about strategy and execution with the right line combos and entry playbook.

                    Wild were under .500 in 2011-12 and missed the playoffs, but their execution on controlled zone entry wasn't bad at all and resulted in a 200% inc. in goal scoring.

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                    • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                      Sorry but there was definitely a talent/depth issue last year.

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                      • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                        No. Talent was there, depth was a slight issue on D. Strategy and execution (inc. PP) were the main problematic issues that I saw.

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                        • Originally posted by Bonin21 View Post
                          Sorry but there was definitely a talent/depth issue last year.
                          For the Wild? Depth was definitely not an issue. Injuries were an issue.

                          Nino (broken leg)
                          Coyle (broken leg, wrist tendons)
                          Spurgeon (hamstring)
                          Parise (back, sternum)
                          Brodin (broken hand)
                          Kunin (ACL)
                          Suter (ankle)

                          They had that many key injuries and still put up 100+ points.

                          Edit: disregard my post if you’re referring to the gophers.
                          Last edited by digitalbooya; 08-22-2018, 07:44 PM.

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                          • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                            Thursday was the 25th birthday for Mariucci Arena.

                            Some "here's your offseason Gopher hockey fix" highlights from years past:

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                            • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                              Originally posted by SteveO View Post
                              Thursday was the 25th birthday for Mariucci Arena.

                              Some "here's your offseason Gopher hockey fix" highlights from years past:

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                              Makes me even more anxious for the season to start!
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                              • Re: Minnesota Golden Gophers Season Off-Season Thread 2018

                                Originally posted by SteveO View Post
                                Thursday was the 25th birthday for Mariucci Arena.

                                Some "here's your offseason Gopher hockey fix" highlights from years past:

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                                HIGHLIGHT 2
                                HIGHLIGHT 3
                                HIGHLIGHT 4
                                There's optimism, there's wild-eyed optimism, and then there is the kind of optimism that led those refs to think they could conduct a handshake line in Highlight 1

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