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2019-20 Roster

  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:24 AM
    Message # 7778153

    Posted by omavs.com, here: https://omavs.com/roster.aspx?path=mhockey

    Roster confirms the exits of McDonald, Pickup, and Tomek.

    Also seeing an expansion of the use of numbers outside of the traditional 1-35. Last year, Weiss became the first - wearing 40. This year four freshmen took on 'higher' numbers: Roden (36), Abate (45), Roy (47), and Boyer (48).

    My suspicion is that the use of traditional numbers was a Kemp thing, and something Blais carried on. But I wonder if it is something that became a recruiting ploy. Were there schools using the number restrictions against schools like Omaha.

    It seems mundane, but I wouldn't be suprised if someone was that possessive of a 'football number'.

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:01 AM
    Reply # 7783962 on 7778153

    10 defensemen, 14 forwards. We are going to need some progress on offense, hoping for big years from unexpected places. I have a bias on lines based on what I've researched, looking forward to how things shake out. What I would like to see is "unit training", keeping the same lines through Thanksgiving unless the opponent's strengths dictate a change. A role playing 4th line would be great, and used to follow up goals and or PK would be awesome. 35-45 seconds of high output to give the top 9 a blow and develop a method to manage the game.

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 3:47 PM
    Reply # 7788063 on 7778153

    Over the past couple years, Gabinet has been able to find scoring form unexpected sources: Nogard, Pope, Stewart and Morelli to name a few.

    What we are seeing, is the reshaping of a roster. Gabs is finding where these guys fit, or finding ways to squeeze every last drop of talent of of these players. (It's quite similar to what Kemp used to do.)

    To me, the question is not if... it's who.

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 6:35 PM
    Reply # 7788263 on 7778153

    From what I read, some of the new kids have cannons. Would have like a couple more forwards though.

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 3:59 PM
    Reply # 7795561 on 7778153

    Cannons and howitzers are not legal equipment.

    On a serious note. I'm concerned about having only 14 forwards. But, if there were concerns of the bottom of the roster challenging the top -- sometimes you clear out the bottom of the roster.

  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 7:37 AM
    Reply # 7796579 on 7778153

    That is the reason for my concern, there isn't a bottom to challenge the top. I see the 4 lines having at least 3 freshmen, if not 4. That said, it goes to my "let's not change lines every night" so the guys can form some sort of intuitive knowledge of "who does what and how". My line bias is strictly based on my interpretation of what I've read in the scouting reports, and the hope that the guys can be made ready for the "show".

    I am very optimistic for the year, knowing full well it will be a rough start. I loved the fight in the team last year, it wasn't like the last couple of Dean years, and I expect more of that. If that comes true, I am happy.

    Rebuilding for sure, but I was surprised at the final number. I expected 10 defensemen and 16 or 17 forwards. McDonald's departure was a jolt, but recoverable. I was hoping Bremer and Miller would come, and that Bohlsen would come as well. I actually expected one other forward to leave and was pleased that he didn't. 3 Seniors, this year AND next. Hmmm.....

  • Monday, July 29, 2019 9:58 PM
    Reply # 7803044 on 7795561
    Anonymous wrote:

    Cannons and howitzers are not legal equipment.

    It's a good thing I don't play college hockey then, howitzers are legal at drop-in fortunately.  (Insert laughie emoji.)

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