Bode Wilde: Nevermind Comment Count

Brian June 18th, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Now here's some good old timey Michigan Hockey Summer for you:

Wilde's expected to go at the tail end of the first round. Quite a comedown from "I'll go to Harvard" to "ain't come to play school."

The good news, such as it is, is that Michigan already has four established defenders in Joe Cecconi, Nick Boka, Luke Martin, and Quinn Hughes and only needs to find a third pairing from Griffin Luce and their three incoming freshmen; if they are so inclined they could also add one of the three 2019-20 commits, all of whom could come in this year.

Comments

1VaBlue1

June 18th, 2018 at 4:05 PM ^

Well, that sucks.  Good luck to him, I guess.  Maybe my hometown team, Saginaw, will be good again?  I mean, looks like they'll have both Wilde and Perfetti next season.

I remember when the Gears were good, when they actually won championships by the bushel...

bronxblue

June 18th, 2018 at 8:14 PM ^

Well, we all said we wanted Michigan hockey to get back to the way it was during the heyday, and losing highly-regarded players in the middle of the summer certainly feels like old times.

stephenrjking

June 18th, 2018 at 9:04 PM ^

Ugh. He seemed like the solid bet to fortify the team if the Hughes brothers weren't there. Now we're basically holding out for the Hughes brothers to keep us at the level we were at last season (!) or it might be tough going.

seegoblu

June 21st, 2018 at 12:01 PM ^

Just read in an article in (on?) The Athletic about tomorrow night's NHL draft that the reason Bode isn't coming to UM is because he wasn't admitted to the school. Somehow that makes me feel better...