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  • digitalbooya
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    The economy is crushing it, so people have extraneous funds to blow on tickets. People are hockey starved. C19 fears may keep some away, but overall I think all the the +'s outweigh the -'s.
    The economy is crushing it, but inflation is definitely going to hit hard. Hopefully that does not include an increase in ticket prices. Does the University have a deficit to overcome over the last 1.5 years?

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  • digitalbooya
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    Suter got his world rocked yesterday. Not following the NHL the last 2 seasons, is he still worth the big money he signed for with the Wild?
    I would say he’s worth around ~ $4m in cap hit at the moment. He’s a second pair LHD that is trending downwards as he gets older.

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  • Timothy A
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    Interesting thoughts on Ceulemans from SI:

    "When you think of an offensive defenseman coming out of the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Jr. A League, your mind automatically goes to Cale Makar. And while there are some similarities between Ceulemans and Makar, it doesn’t look at this point like Ceulemans will rise to Makar’s level, largely because that’s a ridiculously high standard.

    “He’s a bit of a polarizing guy,” said one scout. “I think it’s going to be hard for him to play that unstructured as he moves up. When Makar played, it was with structure. Ceulemans’ offense is created by his tools, a high-level skater, good size, good skills. His hockey sense has much less to do with his offense than other things.”

    Other scouts are more optimistic, pointing to how well Ceulemans adapted to the higher level of play at the world under-18s. And he’ll likely improve defensively when he plays next season at Wisconsin. “Corson in junior looks nothing like he does (at the worlds),” said another scout. “In junior, he has no conscience. This tournament will benefit him because he’s been more involved defensively, and I think this will show that he can take coaching.”
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    Reading "In junior, he has no conscience", makes me extremely concerned seeing as we all saw Watts low conscience D looked like the last few years prior to last year and it was not pretty. But if he wants to play in and stick in the NHL, he'll have to develop that conscience and it reads like he did that in the World Jr's. I am excited to see his impact on the PP. I think he seems like a 2 year college guy at minimum.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by druzy192 View Post
    I wonder how ticket sales will be this year after the pandemic. Maybe it will go up because people are ready to congregate again? Or has Badger hockey interest dropped even more? I'm gonna guess the KC is half empty. Or half full for the optimistic type.
    I think it will be about the same or a little better than the 19-20 campaign. They did have a great year last year and CC won the Hobey, so for the kinda casual/kinda serious in betweener that might get them to bite. The economy is crushing it, so people have extraneous funds to blow on tickets. People are hockey starved. C19 fears may keep some away, but overall I think all the the +'s outweigh the -'s.

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  • druzy192
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    I wonder how ticket sales will be this year after the pandemic. Maybe it will go up because people are ready to congregate again? Or has Badger hockey interest dropped even more?

    I'm gonna guess the KC is half empty. Or half full for the optimistic type.


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  • ExileOnDaytonStreet
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    He’s still very good and a contributor, but not at that cap hit. I’m a Wild fan, so I’ve taken this with a requisite ambivalence.

    Feel similar about Parise, albeit with zero Alma mater affection.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    Suter got his world rocked yesterday. Not following the NHL the last 2 seasons, is he still worth the big money he signed for with the Wild?
    Someone will get a fifth defenseman, who can skate second pair during injuries to others, for a million bucks.

    Is he today worth the 2012 deal. No.

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  • Timothy A
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    Suter got his world rocked yesterday. Not following the NHL the last 2 seasons, is he still worth the big money he signed for with the Wild?

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  • ExileOnDaytonStreet
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    Either way, a fine former Badger name is on the Cup.

    Hopefully just the first crack at it for The Kid.

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  • digitalbooya
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    McDonut won, eh? I can’t wait to tell my mother whom is still holding a grudge against him from a time we were at the KC where he tripped over the net, turned the puck over, and allowed the other team to score. Good times lol

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    Another Badger will be on the Stanley cup. I'm rooting for McD. I've never liked the Canadiens going back to the Roy in goal days. I guess if I was ever going to get into the quest for the cup this would be the time.
    McD did go back to back which is great. Sadly I watched zero of the finals. It's hard in the summer with so much to do outside on the estate to set aside time at night to watch a live event like a hockey game and usually I live off the dvr as for things to watch on the tube.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by digitalbooya View Post
    Don Granato is the new full time head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. I think he will do an excellent job and help turn that franchise around.
    I agree. He's very sharp. When he left UW there was a noticeable drop in team performance. Sadly some Sabres fans are not too fond of the hire, they prefer a re-tread.

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  • digitalbooya
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    Don Granato is the new full time head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. I think he will do an excellent job and help turn that franchise around.

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  • Timothy A
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    Another Badger will be on the Stanley cup. I'm rooting for McD. I've never liked the Canadiens going back to the Roy in goal days. I guess if I was ever going to get into the quest for the cup this would be the time.

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  • ExileOnDaytonStreet
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    Sorry to hear that, MCR. I’ve never had any issues in MKE, but I have heard north Water St has gotten a little rougher since reopening started.

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