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#101 thefiestygoat

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:29 PM

Regarding the Merrill situation, I haven't been able to find any sort of update since 11/1. All I know is that he was allowed back at practice but his suspension was moved from 12 games to indefinite.

"The initial suspension was in concrete - it was a dedicated suspension to so many games and so much time - and in further discussions, we changed that to an indefinite suspension, which means it's going to be longer," head coach Red Berenson said.

"There is no game we can point at and say he'll be back. But what we have done is we've put him back on the ice and he's practicing with the team."

Merrill was suspended Oct. 1 for violating team rules. At the time of his suspension, he was to sit out the first 12 games of the season, and would be eligible to return Nov. 18 when U-M hosted Ohio State. However, that date was never set in stone, and sources have told TheWolverine.com they expect the game suspension to last through Christmas.

"I'm looking for him to live up to everything he and I have agreed to, and when he does all that, then we can take that to the athletic director, and we'll see where we are," Berenson said.

At first I figured he wasn't playing right away due to conditioning but now I'm starting to worry he is going to miss nearly half the season and be left off the US world junior team. From a hockey development standpoint, I wish he bolted to play with Wedgewood in Plymouth. I felt like that could've been a great step for him before going pro after this year which now I think isn't a sure thing.


I have plenty of buddies who scout OHL. I'll ask one of them for their opinions of him. From what I gather his skating still needs work and his consistency could be better.

That would be awesome man, I appreciate it!

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:09 PM

I'm starting to become more and more concerned with what exactly took place that resulted in this suspension on top of the fact that he's losing a lot of playing time and thus hurting his development as well. I mean, what could he have done that "violated team rules" to get him suspended indefinitely? Especially with what Berenson said about him 'living up to what he and I agreed to' or whatever. That just doesn't sound good to me....
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:37 PM

Sunday 11/20
NCAA:
North Dakota lost to Bemidji State 1-0
Derek Rodwell (RW): E, 4 Shots

Swiss-A:
HC Lugano defeated SCL Tigers 2-1
Mauro Jörg (RW): Goal (PP), E, 2 Shots

You can see Jörg's goal in the beginning of this highlight video.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:40 AM

I'm starting to become more and more concerned with what exactly took place that resulted in this suspension on top of the fact that he's losing a lot of playing time and thus hurting his development as well. I mean, what could he have done that "violated team rules" to get him suspended indefinitely? Especially with what Berenson said about him 'living up to what he and I agreed to' or whatever. That just doesn't sound good to me....


we know three things:

A: he didn't get kicked off the team
B: he didn't leave michigan
C: he's not being charged with any sort of crime

it's worrisome, but i can't imagine it's something that can't be either overcome or overlooked at the pro level.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:50 AM

we know three things:

A: he didn't get kicked off the team
B: he didn't leave michigan
C: he's not being charged with any sort of crime

it's worrisome, but i can't imagine it's something that can't be either overcome or overlooked at the pro level.


That's why it confuses me a bit, if it's bad enough to be suspended indefinitely and the coach to be quoted sounding like a disappointed parent, but yet wasn't enough to be booted off the team, what the hell exactly happened then? Does Berenson have some hot grandkids that Merrill slept with? lol. I just think it's weird the way Berenson said Merrill needed to do the things he said, etc. I just think it's all seemed a bit of a strange situation and I can't really make heads or tails of it.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:26 PM

Tuesday 11/22
Swiss-A:
HC Lugano defeated EV Zug 5-2
Mauro Jörg (RW): E
Season: 25 GP 3 G 1 A 4 Pts -4 4 PIM 32 SOG 9.38 SH%
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:29 AM

Wednesday 11/23
OHL:
Plymouth defeated Saginaw 7-3
Scott Wedgewood (G): 30 Saves on 33 Shots
Season: 17 GP 10-4-2-1 2.92 GAA .908 SV% 2 SO 988 MIN 476 SV 48 GA

WHL:
Swift Current lost to Spokane 3-2
Reece Scarlett (D): Goal, Assist (PP), -1
Season: 24 GP 5 G 18 A 23 Pts -16 34 PIM - Last year: 72 GP 6 G 18 A 24 Pts

Some interesting links I recommend checking out:
Jared at HF has a review on the 3 Devils CHL prospects
Hockey Prospectus (Corey Pronman) Updated his Top 30 NHL Prospect List
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:57 PM

Thursday 11/24
OHL:
Sarnia lost to Barrie 4-3 in a Shoot Out
Reid Boucher (LW): -1
Season: 23 GP 14 G 8 A 22 Pts -7 4 PIM
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:05 AM

Friday 11/25
NCAA:
Michigan lost to Northeastern 4-1
Jon Merrill (D): Suspended Indefinitely
David Wohlberg (LW): E, 4 PIM (Boarding, Hooking), 2 Shots, 2 Blocks, Won 4 out of 4 faceoffs

Minnesota lost to Michigan State 4-3
Seth Helgeson (D): Goal, +1, 2 PIM (Tripping), 2 Shots, 1 Block

Wisconsin defeated Mercyhurst 7-2
Joe Faust (D): E
Patrick Daly (D): E

Colgate defeated Vermont 4-1
Corbin McPherson (D): E, 2 Shots

North Dakota defeated Colorado College 7-6
Derek Rodwell (RW): E, 2 Shots, 1 Block

Miami defeated Providence 6-2
Blake Coleman (LW): 2 Goals (1 PP), Assist, +3, 5 Shots, Won 1 of 1 faceoff

Michigan Tech lost to St. Lawrence 3-2
Blake Pietila (RW): -1, 1 Shot, Won 4 out of 5 faceoffs

OHL:
Plymouth lost to Peterborough 4-3
Scott Wedgewood (G): 27 Saves on 31 Shots

WHL:
Swift Current lost to Tri-City 5-1
Reece Scarlett (D): -2, 2 PIM (Interference)
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:09 AM

Saturday 11/26
NCAA:
Minnesota tied Michigan State 4-4
Seth Helgeson (D): -1

Wisconsin defeated Mercyhurst 5-2
Joe Faust (D): -1
Patrick Daly (D): -1

North Dakota defeated Colorado College 4-3
Derek Rodwell (LW): Goal, E, 2 Shots, 1 Block

Miami defeated Denver 4-2* Miami wins Denver Cup Classic
Blake Coleman (LW): E, 1 Shot, 2 PIM (Elbowing), Won 2 out of 2 faceoffs

Michigan Tech defeated St. Lawrence 3-1
Blake Pietila (RW): 2 Assists (1 PP), +1, 2 Shots, Lost 2 out of 2 faceoffs

OHL:
Plymouth lost to Guelph 4-1
Scott Wedgewood (G): DNP

Sarnia lost to Niagara 4-2
Reid Boucher (LW): -2

WHL:
Swift Current defeated Everett 3-1
Reece Scarlett (D): +1

Swiss-A:
HC Lugano lost to Geneve 5-1
Mauro Jörg (RW): -1, 1 Shot
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:20 PM

Sunday 11/27
NCAA:
Michigan lost to Union 6-3* Michigan 0-5-1 in last 6 games
Jon Merrill (D): Suspended Indefinitely
David Wohlberg (F): Goal, +1, 2 PIM (Slashing), 1 Shot, 1 Block, Won 4 out of 13 faceoffs

OHL:
Sarnia lost to Kitchener 4-1
Reid Boucher (LW): Goal (PP), -1

WHL:
Swift Current lost to Portland 6-2* Featured a brawl at the end with a goalie fight. See video below.
Reece Scarlett (D): -1



Swiss-A:
HC Lugano lost to HC Davos 4-0
Mauro Jörg (RW): E, 3 Shots

Edited by thefiestygoat, 28 November 2011 - 12:05 AM.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:11 PM

No games today so some notes:
Wedgewood was invited to Canada's WJHC selection camp. The incumbent starter is Mark Visentin but his spot is far from a given. The other goalies invited are Louis Domingue and Tyler Bunz. Hopefully Wedgewood has a strong camp and can get one of the two goaltender spots.

In Lou We Trust has an interview with Ohio State play-by-play man, Sam Obermyer, who offers some insight into Gedig's development over the past year and change.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 09:30 PM

nice fight
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:08 AM

Tuesday 11/29
WHL:
Swift Current lost to Seattle 4-2* Blew a 2-1 lead with 2:49 left in the 3rd. Seattle scored 2 goals within 35 seconds to take the lead.
Reece Scarlett (D): -2* On ice for all Seattle goals (PP, EV, EV, EN/PP).

Swiss-A:
HC Lugano defeated Lakers 4-2
Mauro Jörg (RW): Assist, E, 2 PIM (Slashing), 2 Shots
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:26 AM

Future Considerations released their December rankings. Here is the top 10:

1). RW Nail Yakupov, Sarnia, OHL, 5-10, 170
2). D Ryan Murray, Everett, WHL, 6-1, 195
3). C Mikhail Grigorenko, Quebec, QMJHL, 6-2, 190
4). D Matt Dumba, Red Deer, WHL, 6-0, 175
5). C Alex Galchenyuk, Sarnia, OHL, 6-1, 185
6). LW Filip Forsberg, Leksand Jr., Swe Jr., 6-1, 175
7). D Morgan Rielly, Moose Jaw, WHL, 6-0, 195
8). D Cody Ceci, Ottawa, OHL, 6-3, 210
9). C Zemgus Girgensons, Dubuque, USHL, 6-2, 185
10). D Jacob Trouba, USNTDP U18, USHL, 6-2, 185

Click the link for the top 30 and other notes.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:16 PM

Thursday 12/1
OHL:
Sarnia defeated Peterborough 5-4 with a Shoot Out
Reid Boucher (LW): +1, No goal in SO

North Dakota to change name and logo.

As of January 1, 2012, UND will no longer use either the Fighting Sioux nickname or logo.

As of that date, please only refer to our athletic teams as the University of North Dakota and please use the interlocking ND logo as the official logo of the UND Athletics Department.


Edited by thefiestygoat, 01 December 2011 - 10:18 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:50 PM

Future Considerations released their December rankings. Here is the top 10:

1). RW Nail Yakupov, Sarnia, OHL, 5-10, 170
2). D Ryan Murray, Everett, WHL, 6-1, 195
3). C Mikhail Grigorenko, Quebec, QMJHL, 6-2, 190
4). D Matt Dumba, Red Deer, WHL, 6-0, 175
5). C Alex Galchenyuk, Sarnia, OHL, 6-1, 185
6). LW Filip Forsberg, Leksand Jr., Swe Jr., 6-1, 175
7). D Morgan Rielly, Moose Jaw, WHL, 6-0, 195
8). D Cody Ceci, Ottawa, OHL, 6-3, 210
9). C Zemgus Girgensons, Dubuque, USHL, 6-2, 185
10). D Jacob Trouba, USNTDP U18, USHL, 6-2, 185

Click the link for the top 30 and other notes.


I am in a poor city to see Grigorenko, he looked disinterested against a very weak Cape Breton team. He showed flashes of brilliance and if I had to compare he would be a faster version of Berglund (STL).
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 06:38 PM

A look at the prospects coming into this weekends games. Hopefully the image host I chose works.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 02:52 AM

Friday 12/2
NCAA:
Michigan lost to Alaska 4-3* Extends winless streak to 7 games
Jon Merrill (D): Suspended Indefinitely
David Wohlberg ©: Goal, -2, 5 Shots, Won 10 of 20 faceoffs

Minnesota defeated Minnesota State 4-2
Seth Helgeson (D): Assist, +1

Ohio State defeated Lake Superior State 5-2
Curtis Gedig (D): 2 Assists (1 PP), +3, 2 Shots, 4 Blocks - 2nd Star

Colgate defeated Clarkson 4-2
Corbin McPherson (D): +2, 2 PIM (Tripping)

North Dakota defeated Alaska-Anchorage 5-2
Derek Rodwell (LW): E, 1 Shot

Miami lost to Northern Michigan 2-1
Blake Coleman (LW): +1, 2 Shots, 1 Block

Michigan Tech lost to Minnesota-Duluth 5-3
Blake Pietila (RW): -1, 2 PIM (Cross-Checking), 1 Shot, Won 3 of 6 faceoffs

OHL:
Plymouth defeated Sault Ste. Marie 4-3 in Overtime* Plymouth tied it with 33 seconds left, then won it 1:19 into OT
Scott Wedgewood (G): 32 Saves on 35 Shots

Sarnia lost to Oshawa 8-4* Oshawa scored 4 unanswered goals in the 3rd
Reid Boucher (LW): Goal, -1

Swiss-A:
HC Lugano defeated Ambri-Piotta 4-1
Mauro Jörg (RW): Did Not Play
Devils property Maxim Noreau (D) for Ambri-Piotta: E, 2 PIM (Elbowing), 2 Shots
Noreau: 27 GP 5 G 17 A 22 Pts +3 12 PIM 73 SOG 6.85 SH%

Edited by thefiestygoat, 03 December 2011 - 02:52 AM.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:22 AM

Saturday 12/3
NCAA:
Michigan defeated Alaska 1-0 in Overtime
Jon Merrill (D): Suspended Indefinitely
David Wohlberg ©: E, 2 PIM (Cross-Checking), 4 Shots, 1 Block, Won 8 of 17 faceoffs

Minnesota defeated Minnesota State 3-2
Seth Helgeson (D): E, 2 PIM (Unsportsmanlike Conduct), 3 Shots

Ohio State defeated Lake Superior State 2-1* Winning streak at 9, unbeaten streak at 11
Curtis Gedig (D): -1, 1 Shot, 1 Block

Colgate defeated St. Lawrence 6-2
Corbin McPherson (D): E, 2 Shots

North Dakota defeated Alaska-Anchorage 4-1
Derek Rodwell (LW): E, 1 Shot, 1 Block

Miami lost to Northern Michigan 5-1
Blake Coleman (LW): -2, 4 PIM (Interference, Unsportsmanlike Conduct), 2 Shots, Won 2 of 3 faceoffs

Michigan Tech lost to Minnesota-Duluth 5-3
Blake Pietila (RW): E, 2 PIM (Holding), 2 Shots, Won 4 of 8 faceoffs

OHL:
Plymouth defeated Guelph 7-5
Scott Wedgewood (G): 27 Saves on 32 Shots

WHL:
Swift Current lost to Vancouver 3-2
Reece Scarlett (D): E, 2 PIM (Roughing)

Swiss-A:
HC Lugano lost to ZSC Lions 6-3
Mauro Jörg (RW): E, 1 Shot
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