I posted this as "OT (sort of)" because while it deals with a current Michigan athlete, it's not about his playing at Michigan. The rumor mill about some sort of disconnect between Hagelin and the Rangers is apparently gearing up again. I happened to come across this today and, well, it speaks for itself:
There's speculation in NHL circles that Michigan senior co-captain Carl Hagelin, who notched a pair of goals Saturday as the Wolverines blanked the Michigan State Spartans 5-0 in the Big Chill outdoor NCAA hockey game at Michigan Stadium, could be headed for the Detroit Red Wings.
Currently the property of the New York Rangers, who selected the 5-11, 176-pound left-winger from Sodertalje, Sweden with the 168th pick of the 2007 National Hockey League entry draft, word around the NHL is that the Rangers won't be signing Hagelin, who would then become a free agent Aug. 15, 2011. “I wouldn't be surprised to see Detroit sign him,” said one NHL scout at Saturday's game.
A Hagelin to Detroit scenario was talked about here a while back (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/carl-hagelin-article ), but that was an unlikely trade scenario, so I thought this would be OK content since it's not really duplicative. This would be an absolute steal for the Red Wings, or for any team for that matter. There's just too much smoke for there not to be some problem between Hagelin and the Rangers. Comments I've seen from within the Rangers organization don't indicate that it's a situation where they don't want him, so this almost has to be a situation where he doesn't want to go there.