NHL Central Scouting released its final rankings for the 2012 draft on Monday. As expected, Hockey East is well represented. Eleven players committed to Hockey East schools cracked the top 100 among North American skaters, and 22 (updated to 23) total made the 210-player list. In addition, two Hockey East commits (updated to three) were ranked among the top 35 North American goalies. Below the jump is the full list of Hockey East recruits to make the list. All players are expected to be on campus next season unless otherwise noted. (more…)
Archive for April, 2012
The Minnesota State coaching job is officially open for business after the school reassigned Troy Jutting Sunday evening. At a press conference this morning, Athletic Director Kevin Buisman said people have already inquired about the position. He says they will move quickly to fill the position.
I have no reason to think otherwise. Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press, who is the man to follow in this pursuit (@puckato on Twitter), also thinks it would behoove the Mavericks to move quickly on this. And if there really is a shortlist, this thing could get done by the end of the month.
A lot has been said by fans over the years about the job done by now-former Minnesota State coach Troy Jutting.
Some have been supportive. Some have been critical. Some have been ridiculously critical. Ask Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press. Moderating his live blog on game nights has become a bigger and bigger chore for him over the years.
Calling for a coach’s job is nothing new. Since the advent of talk radio and message boards on the internet, it’s become almost customary. Heck, as a sophomore at Minnesota State, I once wrote an editorial calling for Jutting’s job. I even named guys I would replace him with.