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    So far, the Gophers have lost five forwards, three defensemen and a goalie from last season (Fasching?). IMO Schierhorn has a good shot at replacing Wilcox. Other incoming recruits are Romanko (F), Ramsey (F), Seeler (D), Novak (F), Sheehy (F), Gates (F), and Hults (F). Most are older players with the exception of Gates (18) and Novak (18).

    Questions:

    1) Which upperclassmen will deliver consistent scoring? C. Reilly, Kloos, ?
    2) Which players on D have any offensive potential? Bischoff, Glover, ?
    3) Will Cammarata improve his game? Are Cammarata and Kloos joined at the hip for another season?
    4) Will goaltending take a nosedive in performance compared to Wilcox?
    5) Can this team win the B1G for the third season in a row?

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    An incoming recruit that has the potential to make an immediate impact on offense for the Gophers next season is Darian Romanko (20 yo, 6'1, 195). Last season for the Minnesota Wilderness in 54 games tallied 32 goals and 27 assists. My power line next season: Romanko/Kloos/Fasching?. His coach for the last two seasons has been Gopher great Corey Millen.

    He is a gifted goal scorer, so when he shoots the puck he is very effective,” said Wilderness head coach Corey Millen. “I think once he got used to the first year rigors of playing junior hockey, he really showed that he was a guy who developed into a very good junior player very quickly and hopefully if he keeps developing at the pace he his, that will lead to an opportunity to play in the NCAA. He is a great finisher and understands how to step up at the right times. His progress as a hockey player has been fun to watch."”

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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Off Season Thread 2015

    The defensive additions still need to be fully sorted out. A la Sadek and Zuhlsdorf (who would need to accelerate). Might add a low/no scholarship D late to create some depth as an alternative.

    Hearing that we could add another player up front but wasn't given a lot of detail on the guy (other than background) and that he's a high caliber type. If that pans out, it would be pretty interesting.
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Off Season Thread 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammy View Post
    Hearing that we could add another player up front but wasn't given a lot of detail on the guy (other than background) and that he's a high caliber type. If that pans out, it would be pretty interesting.
    Committed to another school?

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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Off Season Thread 2015

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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Off Season Thread 2015

    Only so many high caliber out there for next year, depending on how you define it.

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    I am only repeating what I am told on this one... and the problem is you are looking at it as if it had to be a US/Canada kid.
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Off Season Thread 2015

    Well now I'm not looking at the US/Canada kids at all lol.

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    This list of recruits was posted on Jason's blog the other day. Can anyone add the expected year (season) when they will start as freshmen? Any other comments?

    Verbal Baker, Tarek F Bloomington Thunder (USHL)
    Verbal Edquist, Ryan G Shattuck-St. Mary School
    Verbal Fällström, William F Djurgården U18
    Signed Gates Jr., Brent C Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
    Signed Halladay, Logan G Bloomington Thunder (USHL)
    Verbal Hults, Mitch W Madison Capitals (USHL)
    Verbal Lindgren, Ryan D Shattuck-St. Mary School
    Verbal Maniscalco, Josh D Shattuck-St. Mary School
    Verbal McManus, Brannon F Shattuck-St. Mary School
    Verbal Mittelstadt, Casey F Eden Prairie HS
    Signed Norman, Ryan F Shattuck-St. Mary School
    Signed Novak, Tom F St. Thomas Academy
    Verbal Pitlick, Rem F Shattuck-St. Mary School
    Signed Ramsey, Jack W Penticton Vees (BCHL)
    Verbal Reedy, Scott F Shattuck-St. Mary School
    Signed Romanko, Darian F Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)
    Verbal Rossini, Sam D Burnsville HS
    Signed Sadek, Jack D Lakeville North HS
    Signed Schierhorn, Eric G Muckegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
    Signed Sheehy, Tyler RW Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
    Verbal Wait, Garrett F Edina HS
    Verbal Zuhlsdorf, Ryan D Edina HS
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Off Season Thread 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonin21 View Post
    Cool page. Think its missing a few updates: Schierhorn and I believe Mismash has committed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    Cool page. Think its missing a few updates: Schierhorn and I believe Mismash has committed.
    Grant Mismash is headed to UND (Tweet/Mar. 31):

    Proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey at the University of North Dakota. Thank you to all my friends and family #Nodak #UND
    We nailed Casey Mittelstadt though...awesome recruit in the pipeline for 2017. OTB scouting report:


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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Off Season Thread 2015

    Mariucci should invest in something similar to THIS. If I had my druthers it'd have to be a M20A1 Super-Bazooka antitank rocket launcher to propel a Subway sandwich with extra grilled chicken breast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    Cool page. Think its missing a few updates: Schierhorn and I believe Mismash has committed.
    Craig threw it together in a hurry and doesn't tend to follow the recruit stuff as much so it doesn't get updated a lot.

    We'll be scratching Hults off of the list from what I'm hearing.

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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Off Season Thread 2015

    Schierhorn is on the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonin21 View Post
    Perfect, thanks.
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Off Season Thread 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonin21 View Post
    Schierhorn is on the page.
    And Mismash is going to the Whioux from what I hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammy View Post
    We'll be scratching Hults off of the list from what I'm hearing.
    Can't remember specifics. He wasn't expected to be a sure thing contributor, was he? I thought I remember hearing he was solid in most aspects of game, but not necessarily a prospective star. Is this accurate?

    And what I would like to see with the list above that isn't on the GPL page is a description of type of player and expectations.

    ie Guy Z will be a high draft and likely contributor from day 1, but early departure likely. Playmaker who could also score 15 goals in first year.

    Player X is older bigger guy expected to stay 4 years and contribute on 3rd or 4th line.

    Player Y looked like player 1 when committed, but since then USHL play has lowered expectations as he hasn't excelled as expected.

    This helps set expectations for upcoming years for those of us who either don't follow as closely, or have crappy memories. (For the 2nd type person, maybe someone could re-post player descriptions monthly.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koho View Post
    Can't remember specifics. He wasn't expected to be a sure thing contributor, was he? I thought I remember hearing he was solid in most aspects of game, but not necessarily a prospective star. Is this accurate?
    I think that's a fair way of looking at it. More of a role player at the U with maybe some offensive upside in the long run. He'll get an increased role from that where he's going
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Off Season Thread 2015

    Eaves is the second prediction I hit this last year. The other was the likelihood of moving a D to forward.
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