Friday, September 5, 2008

More Travis Erstad . . .

  • From the Stevens Point Journal:
    [Erstad] acknowledged when push came to shove, he wanted to follow his heart and that meant staying closer to home.

    "Giving up on being a Badgers was pretty hard, but to go to school in your hometown, you can't beat that," Erstad said. "I thought about this at the end of last season and again in the middle of the summer. I decided that was what I wanted and went with it."
  • From WAOW TV:
    According to a very surprised Nichol, Erstad wants to get school started instead of playing another year of junior hockey.
  • When reporting this news, Todd Milewski speculates on the reason for Erstad's decsion:
    When he committed, Erstad said it was for either this fall or the 2009-10 season. One wonders whether not being included in this year's UW freshman class helped Erstad, a fourth-round NHL draft pick of the St. Louis Blues in 2007, change his mind.
  • Chris of WCH shares his thoughts about the Erstad situation. Anticipating that some may point to this as a symptom of over-recruiting by the Badgers, Chris heads off the argument and contends that the Badgers were holding up their end of the bargain, reminding us that when Erstad committed it was for either the 08-09 or 09-10 season.
  • By the way, we here at No Alibis No Regrets wish Travis the best of luck. We're sorry we won't see him wearing the Cardinal and White, and we wish him well in his career as a Pointer.