Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Preseason pondering

Starting today, men's hockey coaches and players could be on the ice together with pucks for two hours a week until practice officially begins on Oct. 3. Minnesota State was indeed out there today, and they'll have to be ready for that start date, as they will play an exhibition game that night at the Verizon Wireless Center (boy, I'm going to have to get used to writing that).

People have hockey on the mind, as there has been at least one WCHA preseason prediction put together as well as some preseason awards (link fixed).

I've been asked to participate in a preseason media poll, and my picks are due next week.

What do you all think? How do you think the WCHA season will shake out? Where will MSU finish? Who are the players to watch? Let's hear from you.


richard said...

your preseason awards link is the same as the prediction link
here is the link u need

Nation said...

Justin Jokinen, Tyler Pitlick, Eli Zuck, and Kevin Murdock are among the players that I am most interested to see this year.

Nation said...

WCHA Standings
1) Denver
2) North Dakota
3) Wisconsin
4) Minnesota
5) Colorado College
6) Minnesota State
7) University of Minnesota Duluth
8) St. Cloud State
9) Michigan Tech
10)Alaska Anchorage

Sam said...

I have to agree with the blogger about Minnesota State's questionable defense. I think the Mavs have a very formidable crew of forwards. I also believe that Kevin Murdock or Austin Lee with be just fine in net (one may even turn in a Dan Tormey-like freshman season). However, the defense always seems to be the issue. Davis and Youds are stellar players, but after that I get very worried. It's not a good feeling.

Holly said...

Anyone know who the capitans are this year?

Nation said...

Shane, have you been to any captains practices yet? Have you talked to Jutting about the new players yet?