this may be of some local interest
Per Matt Slovin, Daniel Milne has left hockey team
Please not Trouba, please not Trouba, please not Trouba...
According to the guy who first tweeted this (@MarkEdwardsHP), it's not Trouba. Also:
— OHL Prospects Blog (@BrockOtten) January 10, 2013
@brockotten none of the above.
— Mark Edwards (@MarkEdwardsHP) January 10, 2013
I don't follow hockey that closely. Who else could it be?
I hate saying this, but the way this season is going I'm surprised it's only one. I'd think those OHL vultures would be lighting up the phones of everyone and anyone on the team.
Unfortunately that's a reasonable statement. I can't imagine it's a pleasant team to be on right now.
Other then those 5, maybe Daniel Milne? Hasnt seen a ton of ice this year..
Someone on the Noof made the same statement, possibly speculation, possibly not. Milne apparently is Owen Sound property.
The guy who Edwards tweeted to is involved with Owen Sound.
was going to be Milne or Rutledge, since that guy eliminated almost everyone else haha.
FWIW: A couple people sent tweets to the guy who started the rumor suggesting Milne and got no response.
If it's not Trouba he'll be going pro next year. This is just sad how bad things are getting so fast. Snowball effect.
He was probably going to do that anyway, especially after his performance at WJC. I was hoping we'd have a good season and he would be an asset to a tournament run, but it is not to be. Frankly, if we can get him through the year and on to the pros without him regretting that he came here instead of the O, I'll be happy with that. I'd love to have him back next year but it's not going to happen.
I never once expected Trouba to last more than a season here. I don't think anyone else really did either
If you exclude the guys listed above, that leaves Milne, Copp(you can cross him off too), or Selman.
Probably reasonable to accept Edwards' exclusion of those players. His twitter feed reads as if he knows who the player is (multiple sources, too) but he is unwilling to divulge the name. He is pretty firm on denying that it is the excluded players.
Well, at least it's not Lewan.
Too bad. But then, with how bad the team has been, if you can't get on the ice, it's not unreasonable to look elsewhere. Might be bad for him long-term in academics, though.
Not only was Milne not playing, Red was scratching him over the three walk-ons Rohrkemper, Lindsay Sparks, and Sinelli.
Sparks and Sinelli werent walk-ons were they? Definitely thought they were scholarship guys
Little known fact, Lindsay Sparks walked on the same year Lee Moffie did. I'm wrong about Sinelli, he flipped from MSU.
are you also implying Moffie walked on? Because I know that's not true. I wasn't sure on SInelli but I had though Sparks was a scholarship player
Moffie walked on with Sparks in '09 after a year in the USHL.
Don Cherry is OUTRAGED at this development.
Connor Carrick decommitting before the season really hurt this team. Recruiting failures are the cause of this slide.
Words cannot describe how much I wish John Gibson didn't decommit.
I'm sorry, but that is simply false. There are some good players that went elsewhere that would help the team, but the players that are in Ann Arbor are quite capable of playing good hockey. There are draft picks everywhere, and the talent level on this team is, at worst, top-three in the conference.
The reason the team is sliding is because the players are not playing up to their potential and not playing at all well as a team.
You don't actually think BG was more talented than Michigan on Tuesday, do you?
Could it possibly be Red? I guess we should wait one more season to see, but if this continues next year it might be time unfortunately.
Should have specified that as failures in goalie recruiting. Losing goalie recruits like Jack Campbell, John Gibson have led to the current goaltending situation. With Gibson backing out, Hunwick was the only goalie with any experience on the roster last year. I could smell the potential goaltending problems miles away but still remained confident since Red had been praising Rutledge and saying it was "his job to lose".
I would say Rutledge has performed the worst of the 3 so far.
I don't think you can fault Red for "failing" to recruit goaltenders. He's not competing on a level playing field. Campbell, for example, is widely believed to be the whistleblower that got Windsor into trouble-there's little question he got a sweet deal, and little question about Gibson either.
That's not to say that things couldn't be better, just that Michigan has been ravaged by the corruption of the OHL more than any other team in the NCAA.
I wish Gibson didn't decommit either, but I don't think we would have had him this season regardless. He's about to be called up to Anaheim full time. So if he had been here, he would have been goalie over Hunwick the last few years, and that's about it. No guarantee he would have stayed with us this whole season
I still wish Jack Campbell didn't decommit. but two years of goalies doing the same thing killed us. We wouldn't have had Tiny Jesus, but we also might have a semblance of goaltender right now.
meh. He hardly played and was more than often a scratch.
I am to the point where I don't give a shit anymore. Especially seeing the rest of the team not giving a shit after the cheap shot on Mac Beats. The snark is going to strong in me when I go to the rest of the games in section 17.