Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Busy Week, A Few More Links

Thanks to Brad at the GF Herald blog for pointing this out. It appears as if the WCHA is now locked into trying to entice Nebraska-Omaha to join the WCHA as the 12th member. One of the biggest factors? Northern Michigan has said they will not apply for WCHA Membership.

So the fate of the hockey program at Bemidji State rides on a decison by Nebraska-Omaha, who would have thought?
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This is also courtesy of the GF Herald Blog. The United States (Joe Pavelski, Ryan Suter) are set to take on Finland in the quarter finals of the World Championships Wedensay. Canada (Dany Heatley) will face Latvia in the quartars Thursday. Bernd Bruckler and his Austrian squad were eliminated in pool play.
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This one is courtesy of D-Playa at Hockey In Wisconsin. Apparently, Wisconsin commit Jordan Schmaltz, who was drafted in the 7th round by the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL Priority Selection over the weekend won't return phone calls from the local paper. The coach is quoted in the paper as saying Schmaltz would have been a top 15 pick in the draft if he had committed to the OHL. I don't believe that, and I also think it's hilarious he won't answer your calls.
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Also from Hockey In Wisconsin. Blake Geoffrion talks with the Tennesean about going pro. Like has already been talked about before, Blake re-affirms that he's playing his senior season at Wisconsin.
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Indiana evened up the Clark Cup Finals series 1-1 with a victory over Fargo 5-2 on Saturday. Wisconsin committ Gavin Hartzog was held off the scoresheet for Fargo and Goaltener recruit Brett Bennett had 23 saves on 25 shots for Indiana. Game 3 is Wednsday night in Fargo.
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For some reason, FSN wants to keep Woog and the Rug around. Link via Goons World.
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The Minnesota Wild narrow the search for the new General Manager. It sounds as if TSN and NBC color analyst Pierre McGuire has a good shot. He was interviewed by the Wild yesterday. Other candidates include Pittsburgh Penguins assistant GM Chuck Fletcher, longtime NHL GM and coach Pat Quinn, Nashville Predators assistant GM Paul Fenton and Wild acting GM Tom Lynn.